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(see below for details):
If you don't have an IRC
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Weekly scheduled chats Edit

The channel is open 24 hours a day, but it can be difficult to find other people in there at random times.

To convert the time above to your local time:
  1. Click here to open the World Time Server.
  2. Choose your time zone from the drop-down list in the middle of the page.
NOTE: The result from the link above gives the difference between 5:00 pm ET and your time zone today, not necessarily Monday. If either you or the United States is less than a week from going on/off daylight saving time, the result from the link above may give a result that is off by one or two hours, depending on several factors. It will be correct in all other cases.

IRC clients Edit

An IRC client is a program you can use to connect to any IRC chat channel. Popular IRC clients include:


  • mIRC (commercial) — mIRC is one of the most popular IRC clients with a lot of great features.
  • IceChat (commercial) — IceChat is a Windows IRC client written in Visual Basic. It provides some features other IRC clients do not, such as emoticons and an official support channel.
  • Trillian (commercial) — Trillian connects to multiple chat networks (including AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger). It has more features than Gaim, but only works in Windows.

Mac OSXEdit

  • Colloquy (open source) — Colloquy is a popular IRC client for Mac OS X, with a great deal of features including emoticons, tabbed chatting, and custom themes.
  • Conversation (freeware) — Conversation is a great IRC client for Mac OS X. It has excellent AppleScript support and is very user-friendly.


(See Multi-Platform)


  • Gaim (open source) — Gaim can connect to multiple chat networks (including AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger). It also works on many different operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc) although installation in some operating systems may not be straightforward.
  • ChatZilla (open source) — ChatZilla is an IRC client extension for most Mozilla-based browsers. It's free. (Mozilla App Suite, Mozilla Firefox, etc).
  • X-Chat (open source) — X-Chat is a great multiplatform IRC client, completely free for Linux, shareware for Windows but you can still download the source and compile it yourself, or get an unofficial version from here.