Internet Relay Chat
This article deals with Internet Relay Chat as it relates to NationStates. For more general information, see the Wikipedia article on this subject.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of instant communication over the Internet, popularly used by many members of the NationStates community. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication in discussion groups called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication.
Most NationStates discussion is on the EsperNet IRC network (irc.esper.net, port: 6667). There are many channels, but the most common are:
- #nationstates - general NationStates chat
- #nationstates_2 - NS2 discussion
- #nationstates_general - NationStates chat, specifically for General forum posters
- #nationstates_politics - RL political discussion
- #nationstates_technical - the IRC equivalent of the Technical forum
- #nssport - OOC discussion and chat about NationStates sports, particularly the World Cup series, and other things that cross the minds of sport-geeks.
- #themodcave - a place to make request for NationStates Moderator intervention, idling is prohibited
- #unitednations - discussion of all things UN
- #nswiki - discussions of this very place
- #draftroom - general chat for NSDraftroom Members
Note that if you use Tor for privacy, that all Tor servers are Klined on all Esper.net servers.