Wikinews:Internet Relay Chat
Wikinewsies often can be found on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels #wikinews and #wikinews-en on irc://irc.freenode.net . If you don't have an IRC client (program) installed, click here. To get connected just enter a nickname and the channel of "wikinews" or click here. For more information on IRC, see meta:IRC, and Wikipedia's article on IRC. As well, List of IRC commands and IRC instructions may be helpful for people not familiar with IRC.
Just some guidelines to help you out:
- In this case of IRC you must allow people a degree of anonymity online.
- These channels are for discussion related to constructive work on the Wikinews website.
- There may be social chit-chat, but it is social chit-chat amongst people who are known on the site.
- If you abuse the channel in any way you may be kicked or banned by one of the channel operators.
- If you need urgent assistance, just type !admin@wikinews.
- #wikinews :Main, interlingual Wikinews channel
- #wikinews-en :Discussion for English Wikinews
- #cvn-wn-en :RC monitoring channel for English Wikinews
- Wikimedia's RC channel for English Wikinews. (use server irc.wikimedia.org)
- #wikinews-feeds :Channel which provides the latest news from various RSS feeds
- #wikinews-workshop :Channel for the open-doors IRC workshop
- #wikinewsie :Private channel, not open to outsiders
- #wikinews-private :Private channel, not open to outsiders
- #wikinews-tech :Discussion for Wikinews Technology
- #wikinews-interview :Interview channel for Wikinews; interlingual
- #wikinews-fr :Discussion pour Wikinews en français
- #wikinews-eo :Kanalo de esperantaj Vikinovajxoj
- #wikinews-ko :위키뉴스 토론 채널 (Korean Wikinews coordination channel)
- #wikinews-ru :Канал русских Викиновостей
- #wikinews-el :Το κανάλι των ελληνικών Βικινέων
- channel for all Wikinews admins.
- #wikimedia :Main Wikimedia Foundation discussion channel
- #wikimedia-social :Social Wikimedia channel.
- #wikimedia-ops :Discussion with Wikimedia channel operators
- #wikimania :Discussion about Wikimania
- #wikimedia-stewards :Stewards emergency help channel (If no admins are available, ask here in emergency situations)