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For those of you who are intimidated by the command line-y nature of IRC (Try doing it from the command prompt sometime) I have made a nice simple way of connecting. Just input a nickname (PLEASE ENTER YOUR KINJA USERNAME) and hit connect. Boom. You’re in. Or read the guide below for an even better experience~


If your name changes to Guest##### then try again with a different nick. If this happens it means someone has registered that nickname.




Also the channel is not constantly active. If no one is talking, then say something.


If you’d like to connect with a client and not have to come here every time you want to drop by and say hello, then please read the following guide!

First let me give you some free clients to use.

First is HexChat which works for Windows, Linux, and Mac (Support for Mac is still new).


Next is nagware mIRC. It comes with a 30 day trial period, but you can continue to use it past then.

For Mac, check out http://limechat.net/mac/

There is also a nice Android app I’ve found called AndChat.

(Need iPhone client)

OK now that you’ve gotten a client let’s set it up to connect. When you first open your client it should ask you for the server you’d like to join. That will be irc.irchighway.net. The channel is #tay. If it asks for a port to connect to (it probably won’t) go with port 6667. You may want to view the guide for your client for more specifics.


A quick guide to some common commands.

/nick (newnickname) - No spaces allowed. Changes your nickname

If you want to reserve your nick there’s a few quick steps you’ll need to take. Click here if you’re interested.


/quit (message) - disconnect from IRC

The rules of the chat are pretty standard and you will be reminded of them when you log on. Rules: Nothing illegal, no porn, mark NSFW links, don’t be a jerk, No Spamming.


Come on in and join the parTAY everyDAY!

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