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IRC and the #ti channel
If you would like to get help in a live chatroom environment, or would just like to chat and get to know others who share a similar interest, you might want to consider visiting our IRC channel. We host a channel on called #ti. Feel free to visit!

If you need help getting started with IRC, continue reading this tutorial.

There are several programs that you can download in order to run IRC, as well as web interfaces that do not require you to download any software.

If you would not like to download any software, simply use the web interface at

There are several disadvantages to using a web interface, which you may or may not care about, so it might be a good idea to download an IRC client.

Some clients include:
-mIRC (Windows)
-.IRC (Windows)
-irssi (MacOS X, Linux, BSD)
-ircle (Mac OS 7.0 through 9.2.x or Mac OS X 10.1 or newer)

Also, many non-MSIE browsers have IRC clients, including Mozilla and Opera.

Each client has a different interface, so you'll need to figure out how to set it up. This may include setting up a default "nick" as well as an "ident." Setting it up should be pretty straight forward. Just a note, the network #ti is on has a 9 character nick limit, any nick longer than this will be truncated.

Once you have an IRC client installed and running (if you are using the web interface linked to above, ignore this step), join the efnet server. Some clients will do this automatically. On a chat prompt, simply type:


and hit enter. There are many different servers, but any of them on the efnet network will have access to #ti. Once you are connected, (web interface users should start again here (after you have logged in with your nick)) type the following on the chat line and hit enter:

/join #ti

This should take you to our channel.


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