The hosts of the “What’s the Rumpus?” podcast have created an IRC channel as yet another way to interact with their listeners. What is IRC? Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a chat system on the Internet. It allows people from around the world to have conversations together, but it can also be used to have a private one-on-one conversation.”
For links to popular IRC clients, and configuration instructions, see below.
Open Rumpus Chat in your IRC client of choice. Or you can use the web client:
Once you have it installed you will need to connect to the server. Most IRC clients are capable of handling irc:// addresses, so try just clicking on the link at the top.
If that doesn’t work, you will need to configure the client. Somewhere there will be a way to Connect or Create New Server, enter the following information:
- Nick or Nickname: What you want your display name to be.
- User or Username: This has no bearing on your experience, set this to whatever you want.
- Server: irc.freenode.net
- Port: 6667
- Channel: #whatstherumpus
- Password: This is only relevant if you register your nickname (to learn how to do this ask in channel!)
If you are not prompted for a channel, after connecting you should be presented with a list of channels to join. If not you need to type “/join #whatstherumpus”. Welcome to What’s the Rumpus IRC! Have fun and obey the rules!