Basic How-To Of IRC
- Read the rules page. It will go a long ways to helping you get along with other chatters.
- Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
- Then check out some of these How-To articles:
Things Not To Do
Here are some things not to do. Lest you be tempted to try these, keep in mind that they have all been done before, they weren't funny the first time, they weren't funny the hundreth time, and they won't be funny when you try them.
Also, keep in mind that most of these things are normal part of chat, and are only discouraged in excess. Don't over use the tools. It is Annoying. And people won't talk to you if you are Annoying. You may even be /kicked for being too Annoying.
This is not an exhaustive list. Please just use common sense and common courtesy.
Do Not Abuse
- Asking asl?
- Randomly PMing people
- AOLese, Yahoolingo, 1337
- Demanding attention
- Unwanted flirting
If someone specifically asks you to stop doing something, respect their space and stop doing it. Examples