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{{shortcut|TG:CHAT|TG:IRC}}[[Tolkien Gateway]]'s '''official chat''' or '''IRC''' (Internet Relay Chat) is where any editor, user, or members of the public can come to chat with other like-minded folk about [[Tolkien Gateway]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], or anything they wish. The purpose of the IRC is to enable editors to discuss Tolkien Gateway as well as meet fellow Tolkien enthusiasts.  
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<center>'''''Please, notice that the chat is currently abandoned, so the links below are dead.'''''</center>
  
Sign-ups are not required nor do users need to install anything as they can access the chat via Mibbit. '''[http://widget.mibbit.com/?server=irc.tolkiengateway.net&channel=%23TolkienGateway To chat now, click here]''' or read the instructions below.
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[[Tolkien Gateway]]'s '''official chat''' or '''IRC''' (Internet Relay Chat) was an old plataform where any editor, user, or members of the public could chat with other like-minded folk about [[Tolkien Gateway]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], or anything they wish. The purpose of the IRC was to enable editors to discuss Tolkien Gateway as well as meet fellow Tolkien enthusiasts. As the active users of the wiki decreased, the chat became eventually obsolete and its platform was never updated. Currently there is no official chat, but relaunch it in a new platform [[Forum:Wiki chat|can be discussed]].
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Sign-ups were not required nor do users need to install anything as they can access the chat via Mibbit. '''[http://widget.mibbit.com/?server=irc.tolkiengateway.net&channel=%23TolkienGateway To chat now, click here]''' or read the instructions below.
 
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==Connecting==
 
==Connecting==
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===Mibbit===
 
===Mibbit===
 
:''[http://www.mibbit.com Official Mibbit website]
 
:''[http://www.mibbit.com Official Mibbit website]
The easiest way to connect to our IRC is via the online client '''Mibbit'''. Mibbit requires no installation and works on all major Internet browsers, mobiles phones, and even on the Wii's Internet Browser. Simply clicking the link and entering a desired username takes you to straight to the channel. [http://wbe04.mibbit.com/?server=irc.tolkiengateway.net&channel=%23TolkienGateway Join Tolkien Gateway's IRC via Mibbit now.]
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The easiest way to connect to our IRC was via the online client '''Mibbit'''. Mibbit required no installation and works on all major Internet browsers, mobiles phones, and even on the Wii's Internet Browser. Simply clicking the link and entering a desired username took you to straight to the channel. [http://wbe04.mibbit.com/?server=irc.tolkiengateway.net&channel=%23TolkienGateway Join Tolkien Gateway's IRC via Mibbit now.]
  
 
===ChatZilla===
 
===ChatZilla===
 
:''[http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/ Official ChatZilla website]''
 
:''[http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/ Official ChatZilla website]''
For those who use the Mozilla Firefox browser, a popular choice is the ChatZilla extension which can be used as either a tab in Firefox, or an extra window. It provides greater functionality than Mibbit and, once installed, is easily accessed via Firefox and can be configured to automatically join [irc://irc.tolkiengateway.net irc://irc.tolkiengateway.net] on opening.
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For those who use the Mozilla Firefox browser, a popular choice was the ChatZilla extension which could be used as either a tab in Firefox, or an extra window. It provided greater functionality than Mibbit and, once installed, was easily accessed via Firefox and could be configured to automatically join [irc://irc.tolkiengateway.net irc://irc.tolkiengateway.net] on opening.
  
 
:'''Recommended by:''' [[User:Mith|Mith]]
 
:'''Recommended by:''' [[User:Mith|Mith]]
 
=== X-Chat ===
 
=== X-Chat ===
 
:''[http://www.xchat.org Official X-Chat website]''
 
:''[http://www.xchat.org Official X-Chat website]''
'''X-Chat''' is an open source IRC client for Linux, Windows and Mac based operating systems. X-Chat can be scripted with plug-ins in a number of programming languages: Perl, Python, Tcl, and Ruby, which are available as external plugins and contain a binary module interface, usually for the C programming language.
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'''X-Chat''' was an open source IRC client for Linux, Windows and Mac based operating systems. X-Chat could be scripted with plug-ins in a number of programming languages: Perl, Python, Tcl, and Ruby, which were available as external plugins and contain a binary module interface, usually for the C programming language.
  
On Linux, X-Chat is available through the package managers of most distributions. On Debian-based systems, such as Ubuntu, simply type ''sudo apt-get install xchat'' in a terminal.
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On Linux, X-Chat was available through the package managers of most distributions. On Debian-based systems, such as Ubuntu, simply type ''sudo apt-get install xchat'' in a terminal.
  
On Windows, the official xchat programme is shareware and requires a fee of $20(USD) after its trial period of 30 days. However, there are a number of unofficial builds of xchat which are free for anyone to download. [http://silenceisdefeat.org/~b0at/xchat/win32/ Click here for a full list of these unofficial builds.] The most popular of these builds is [http://www.silverex.info/news/ SilvereX's build.]
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On Windows, the official xchat programme was shareware and required a fee of $20(USD) after its trial period of 30 days. However, there were a number of unofficial builds of xchat which were free for anyone to download. [http://silenceisdefeat.org/~b0at/xchat/win32/ Click here for a full list of these unofficial builds.] The most popular of these builds was [http://www.silverex.info/news/ SilvereX's build.]
  
 
==List of Channels==
 
==List of Channels==
'''N.B.''' Channels do not have to be "officially" created: if there is no one in a channel it ceases to exist, whilst joining a channel which has no-one already in it creates it. The lists below reflect the "officially" recognised and used channels, but at any point others may exist as IRC users see fit.
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'''N.B.''' Channels did not have to be "officially" created: if there was no one in a channel it ceased to exist, whilst joining a channel which had no-one already in it created it. The lists below reflect the "officially" recognised and used channels, but at any point others could exist as IRC users saw fit.
 
===Active===
 
===Active===
 
* '''#TolkienGateway''' - Lobby for the network and official channel of the wiki
 
* '''#TolkienGateway''' - Lobby for the network and official channel of the wiki
* '''#Wiki''' - The channel where [[Tolkien Gateway:Meetings]] are held
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* '''#Wiki''' - The channel where [[Tolkien Gateway:Meetings]] were held
 
===Former===
 
===Former===
 
* '''#AP''' - Official channel for ArdaPost.com.
 
* '''#AP''' - Official channel for ArdaPost.com.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Tolkien Gateway:Meetings]], which are held in the <code>#wiki</code> channel of the chat.
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* [[Tolkien Gateway:Meetings]], which were held in the <code>#wiki</code> channel of the chat.
  
 
[[Category:Tolkien Gateway|{{PAGENAME}}]]
 
[[Category:Tolkien Gateway|{{PAGENAME}}]]

Latest revision as of 10:43, 22 October 2021

Please, notice that the chat is currently abandoned, so the links below are dead.
Shortcuts:
TG:CHAT
TG:IRC

Tolkien Gateway's official chat or IRC (Internet Relay Chat) was an old plataform where any editor, user, or members of the public could chat with other like-minded folk about Tolkien Gateway, J.R.R. Tolkien, or anything they wish. The purpose of the IRC was to enable editors to discuss Tolkien Gateway as well as meet fellow Tolkien enthusiasts. As the active users of the wiki decreased, the chat became eventually obsolete and its platform was never updated. Currently there is no official chat, but relaunch it in a new platform can be discussed.

Sign-ups were not required nor do users need to install anything as they can access the chat via Mibbit. To chat now, click here or read the instructions below.

[edit] Connecting

IRC: irc://irc.tolkiengateway.net
Port: 6667

[edit] Mibbit

Official Mibbit website

The easiest way to connect to our IRC was via the online client Mibbit. Mibbit required no installation and works on all major Internet browsers, mobiles phones, and even on the Wii's Internet Browser. Simply clicking the link and entering a desired username took you to straight to the channel. Join Tolkien Gateway's IRC via Mibbit now.

[edit] ChatZilla

Official ChatZilla website

For those who use the Mozilla Firefox browser, a popular choice was the ChatZilla extension which could be used as either a tab in Firefox, or an extra window. It provided greater functionality than Mibbit and, once installed, was easily accessed via Firefox and could be configured to automatically join irc://irc.tolkiengateway.net on opening.

Recommended by: Mith

[edit] X-Chat

Official X-Chat website

X-Chat was an open source IRC client for Linux, Windows and Mac based operating systems. X-Chat could be scripted with plug-ins in a number of programming languages: Perl, Python, Tcl, and Ruby, which were available as external plugins and contain a binary module interface, usually for the C programming language.

On Linux, X-Chat was available through the package managers of most distributions. On Debian-based systems, such as Ubuntu, simply type sudo apt-get install xchat in a terminal.

On Windows, the official xchat programme was shareware and required a fee of $20(USD) after its trial period of 30 days. However, there were a number of unofficial builds of xchat which were free for anyone to download. Click here for a full list of these unofficial builds. The most popular of these builds was SilvereX's build.

[edit] List of Channels

N.B. Channels did not have to be "officially" created: if there was no one in a channel it ceased to exist, whilst joining a channel which had no-one already in it created it. The lists below reflect the "officially" recognised and used channels, but at any point others could exist as IRC users saw fit.

[edit] Active

  • #TolkienGateway - Lobby for the network and official channel of the wiki
  • #Wiki - The channel where Tolkien Gateway:Meetings were held

[edit] Former

  • #AP - Official channel for ArdaPost.com.
  • #Civ4 - for discussion on Civilization IV
  • #EoI - Official channel for ElvesofImladris.com
  • #GeneralTrivia - General trivia channel
  • #HangHobbit - Tolkien hangman game
  • #Imladris - Official channel for Imladris.dk
  • #IRPG - Idle RPG game
  • #Kontu - Official channel for Kontu.info (Finnish channel)
  • #Lore - Advanced discussions of Tolkien's legendarium
  • #LotRMMORPG - Official channel for LotRMMORPG.com
  • #LotroSource - Official channel for LotroSource.com
  • #MinasTirith - Unofficial channel for MinasTirith.com
  • #Rosie - Rosie's personal channel
  • #SA - Official channel for SA-Guild.com
  • #SSF - Official channel for SideshowCollectors.com
  • #TolkienAudio - Tolkien audio/music streams
  • #Trivia - Tolkien trivia channel
  • #tshgame - Official channel for tshgame.com
  • #Westeros - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
  • #WotR - Official channel for WaroftheRing.net

[edit] See also