To join our IRC chat, visit the following with an IRC client:
url: irc.incelwiki.com port: 6697 SSL on
Our server supports IRCv3.
Connect with graphical interface
How to connect
Launch hexchat. The network list window will now pop up.
From here click "add". A new network slot will appear and become selected. Type whatever name you want to give the incelwiki network into this slot. Then click "edit".
A new window will pop-up. Make your window look exactly like the following, except choosing your own name for "nickname" and "username":
Then click "close", so you go back to the previous window. Now make sure the incelwiki network is highlighted, then click "connect".
You'll now see a chat window asking you type in "/join #general".
If you see that, type in "/join #general", and you're in!.
Connect via command line
Type the following commands in order to get to our #general channel:
https://weechat.org/download/stable/ or install from package manager like:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install weechat --yes
Commands to connect
/server add incelwiki irc.incelwiki.com/6697 -ssl /connect incelwiki /nick enter-nickname /set irc.network.send_unknown_commands on /NS REGISTER enter-password /join #general
Download from https://irssi.org/download/ or install from package manager like:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install irssi --yes
Commands to connect
/network add incelwiki /server add -auto -net incelwiki -ssl -ssl_verify irc.incelwiki.com 6697 /connect incelwiki /nick nickname /msg NickServ REGISTER PASSWORD /join #general
For more secure communication
SSL over IRC via a private server (what we use) is much better privacy than discord, but still not particularly private. There's also no need for a super private chat service, given we are just a wiki.
But, if you want great privacy, you can download an OTR plugin for your IRC client, (IRSSI offers one eg) then /query another user also using OTR.
Why we chose IRC
- Some privacy unlike Discord
- End to end encryption (if you use an OTR plugin on your client)
- Not giving all our data away to random third parties
- Simple codebase unlike Matrix
IRC chat rules
- NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY OR CONTENT
- NO ADVOCACY/PLANNING OF VIOLENCE, RAPE, OR OTHER CRIMES
- DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE
- SHITPOSTING AND POLITICALLY INCORRECT SPEECH IS ALLOWED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SEXIST LANGUAGE
- VPNs are allowed
IPs are cloaked by default. This makes us one of the only IRC servers to do this. Your IP isn't visible to the entire room. We use Ergo IRC server software and host it on a VPS we rent. SSL connections reach the server, no "flexible SSL" nonsense here.
TERMS OF SERVICE of IRC chat
BY ACCESSING OUR IRC SERVER YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT HOLD INCELWIKI.COM OR IT'S ADMINSHIP CRIMINALLY OR CIVILLY LIABLE FOR THE CONTENT PEOPLE PUBLISH ON OUR IRC SERVER, AS ADMINSHIP CANNOT BE ONLINE ALL THE TIME TO MODERATE. YOU AGREE TO HAVE YOUR TEXT POTENTIALLY STORED IN A DATABASE ALONG WITH YOUR IP ADDRESS AND USERNAME/NICKNAME. YOU AGREE THAT DETAILS SUCH AS IP ADDRESS MAY BE HANDED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IF YOU BREAK THE LAW. YOU AGREE NOT TO BREAK THE LAW