IRC and how to use it! Okay, so- IRC (Internet Relay Chat) has proved to be an exceptionally useful tool in the organization of the protests. The Partyvan IRC Network offered to host the projects channels, and has dedicated a lead admin (myself) to help out with coordinating between channels, solving channel disputes and dealing with general channel issues efficiently. However, an IRC client can look complicated at first glance, but it's really quite simple. I'll explain it step-by-step. 1. First off, you'll need a client. mIRC is probably the best choice for you, as it's user-friendly and has a nice GUI. Head to http://www.mirc.com/ and click "Download mIRC". 2. Install the client. Just run the file that's downloaded and it'll walk you through installation. 3. Start mIRC. Click the icon! 4. When the program starts up, a window will pop up containing some fields. Just fill in "Full Name" and "Email Address" with some gibberish, to ensure your anonymity, and click Cancel. 5. In the field at the bottom of your screen (this'll be the field you'll use to write messages) type: /server irc.711chan.org OR /server irc.g00ns.net This'll connect you to one of our servers. Now type: /nick yournickhere Obviously, replace "yournickhere" with whatever nickname you want to use. And then type: /msg core Hi, I'm new here (or whatever you wanna say to me!) From there, I can show you to some interesting channels on the network, and direct you to your local raid channel. You'll also want to register your nickname, so no one else can take it! Type: /ns register password Obviously, again, replace "password" with whatever password you want to use. If you REALLY want to stay super-anonymous, you can make it so that no one can see what your ISP (Internet Service Provider, not your IP) is. To do this, type (please note, you'll have to have a registered nick, as the two are tied to each other): /hs request something.something (just like a normal host) E.G: For my vhost, (fbi.lol), I would have typed: /hs request fbi.lol Simple! Some interesting channels (and how to join them): /join #xenu /join #strategy /join #press /join #irl If you have ANY other issues at all please feel free to send me a message by typing /msg core Hi, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.