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How to create an IRC backchannel?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named uma.gifMicah Sifry sent an email asking if I could create an IRC channel for this conference. Good idea, except I don't know how to do it. I've always depended on Kevin Marks to create them for my conferences.  Permalink to this paragraph

But it can't be that hard, right? Let's see if we can figure it out. If you have a clue, please post a comment herePermalink to this paragraph

Okay, here's a clue from the mirc faq: "A channel is automatically created as soon as the first person joins it. If you join a channel and you find your name as the only one there, you just created that channel. Channels on IRC are dynamic in the sense that anyone can create a new channel, and a channel disappears when the last person leaves it." Permalink to this paragraph

Okay, so I logged onto a channel whose name I made up. Permalink to this paragraph

It's called netjny at irc.freenode.net.  Permalink to this paragraph

Come join me and let's see if we can chat.  Permalink to this paragraph

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