If you aren’t familiar with IRC chat, here are a few commands that you might find useful. These commands are entered into the chat room box where you type your messages. Commands will NOT be seen by other people in the chat room as the system can tell the difference between a regular comment and a command. If you are confused by these commands, you can simply copy/paste the examples below and substitute in the appropriate information.
Change Your Nickname
/nick desired nickname
When you enter the chat, you will be given a generic name “woodfan***”. To change your nickname use this command. Keep in mind, this does not reserve your nickname permanently. For that, you need to register. Example: /nick WoodStud
Register Your Nickname
/msg nickserv register password email
Use the /nick command above to set your nickname. Then, register the nickname by using this command, associating it with your email address and requiring your password. If you are uncomfortable with copying and pasting commands, you might prefer to simply register using this web form. But it is much faster to do this using the registration command. Example: /msg nickserv register woodrocks77 email@example.com
Logging In (Identifying)
/msg nickserv identify nickname password
After you register, you might find yourself in the chat room with a generic name at some point. To log in using your registered nickname, use this command. Example: /msg nickserv identify WoodStud woodrocks77
Note: If you have already used the /nick command to set your nickname then you only need to type “/msg nickserv identify password”
/msg recipient your private message – Send a private message to a specific person.
Example: /msg Dave Where are your pants? would send a private message to Dave saying “Where are your pants?”
/me Your message referring to yourself – Make a self-statement.
Example: /me wishes Dave were wearing pants! would post a message publicly that says “WoodStud wishes Dave were wearing pants!”
Leaves the chat. You will need to use this command in the live page’s chat to login to the pop-out chat window with your registered nickname.
Click on the Pop-out Chat button to open a new resizable chat window. You will need to logout from the main live page’s chat to use your registered nickname in the pop-out window. The new chat pop-out is not linked to the live page and operates as an independent entity. Feel free to leave it open to keep in touch with other people on the live page.
If you are constantly getting kicked out of the chat room or you just can’t get things to work properly, you might consider trying a Chat Client. One of the great things about IRC chat is that you can use any number of desktop/mobile chat clients to access the chat room. Here are a couple of recommendations.
There are two pieces of information you will need to get any of these chat clients to work properly. The Network is irc.thinstack.net and the channel is #woodwhisperer.
HexChat Instructions (Thanks Joseph):
This will assume you have already registered an account with thinstack the network woodwhisperer chat is on. If not then go to www.thinstack.net and register one.
1. Select the appropriate option for you, for example if you run 64 bit windows 64 bit version of the program.
2. Install all the default options and let it run after the install is finished
3. The screen that opens is the login information. in this information you will set your nickname, network and passwords.
4. After setting your desired nickname there you click add in the networks section. name it what ever you wish I named mine woodwhisper.
5. a. click edit this will bring up a dialog box select the servers section and change the one there to chat.thinstack.net/6667
b. check the connect to selected server only
c. type in connect to favorite channels #woodwhisperer
d. then put your password you registered into NickServ Password
e. click close
6. Highlight the network you wish to connect to and click connect
7. Once you are connected a dialog will ask you if you want to joint a channel but you already set it to join the woodwhisperer channel
so uncheck show dialog at the bottom and click close
Colloquy App Instructions (thanks Andrew!):
- Open Colloquy. It should start you in the “Connections” tab (at the bottom).
- Tap the + sign in the upper left to add a new connection
- Tap the “IRC Connection” button
- You are now in the “New Connection” window. Fill in the form as follows:
- Description: TWW
- Address: irc.thinstack.net
- Push Notifications: turn on if you want them. (I leave them on.)
- Nickname: enter the name you want to use in the chatroom
- Real Name: put whatever you want here
- Connect at launch: On
- Join Rooms 1. Tap this option,
- On the next screen, tap the “Add Chat Room” button
- Chat Room: woodwhisperer
- Password: leave blacnk
- On the upper left, tap the “Join Rooms” button
- On the upper left, tap the “New Connection” button
- Allow multitasking – On
- On the upper-left, tap “Connect”. A few moments later, you should see a list of “Colloquies”. Click “woodwhisperer” and start chatting.
- Download and install the Chatzilla Firefox Add-on.
- Click Tools > Chatzilla
- When the window pops up, click on IRC in navbar, then click Join Channel.
- Put irc.thinstack.net into the Network box and click Join.
- It may take a minute or two to connect to the chat server, so be patient. After you see some text go by and the connection is confirmed, proceed.
- Click on IRC in navbar, then click Join Channel again.
- Put #woodwhisperer in the Channel box, and then click Join.
- You are now logged into the chat room and you can change your nickname if you desire using the instructions at the top of this page.
- To make sure Chatzilla opens to the WoodWhisperer channel automatically at startup, click IRC > Open This Channel At Startup.