There is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
channel, , on
the freenode IRC network. It
is a place to talk to other people in PLUG in real time through a text
To Get There:
- Go to www.freenode.net.
- Download, install, and run an IRC program listed
on the "Using the Network" page. (Or
install from one of your Linux distributions packages.)
- Connect to one of the servers listed on the "servers" page.
(commands start with "
/", channels typically start with "
Idling Strongly Encouraged
Some channels strongly prefer that you disconnect from IRC when you're away from your computer. We prefer that you stay around.
Advantages the #PLUG (FreeNode) Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel has over other resources:
- It will be more personal, and you're be a lot more likely to
get an answer from somebody you may have met than an annonymous face
amongst the noise.
- It's a lot less noisy.
PLUG mailing list:
- There are times when you wish to discuss a subject that's not related
to the plug mailing list enough to post it, but which would still be of
sufficient interest to the group to bring up in casual conversation
- If you have a panic question, it has a fair chance of getting answered
faster in IRC, and interactive discussion is much more smooth and quick.
Stay for a while
Once you get to the channel, stay for a bit. Many of us are in irc at all times, but not necessarily looking at that screen at all times. If you come into the channel, scream for attention for 3 minutes, then leave, it is really agravating. Leave it open for at least a half hour.
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