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[[Image:Alert.png]] All users of the IRC channel are expected to follow the [[Code Of Conduct]]
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MusicBrainz uses two IRC channels for real-time chat and discussions. For more information about IRC in general, see the [[Wikipedia:Internet Relay Chat|Wikipedia article]]. If you don't have an [[Wikipedia:Internet_Relay_Chat#Clients|IRC client]] (such as [[Wikipedia::MIRC|mIRC]] or [[Wikipedia:Colloquy_(IRC_client)|Colloquy]]), Freenode provide a [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=musicbrainz web-based client].
  
'''Server:''' irc.freenode.net
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Please note that all users of the IRC channel are expected to follow the [[Code Of Conduct]].
  
'''Channel:''' #musicbrainz
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==Channels==
  
If you have an IRC client that supports the irc:// protocol you can click [irc://irc.freenode.net/musicbrainz here] to join the channel.
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The main channel is [irc://irc.freenode.net/musicbrainz #musicbrainz] on irc.freenode.net
  
Many of the [[MusicBrainzBio|MusicBrainz developers]], as well as other users who want to chat with them, can be found on IRC; references to IRC on the Wiki generally refer to this channel. As in many communities the chatters in the channel have developed their own [[MusicBrainz Slang]]. Also, you may want to take a look through [[IRC Regulars]] to find out who's who on IRC.
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Among the [[IRC Regulars|regulars]] in this channel are quite a few of the [[MusicBrainz_Bio|developers]] as well as some of the [[Auto-Editor|auto-editors]] and other active MusicBrainz users. Anything related to MusicBrainz, including [[MusicBrainz_Picard|Picard]] and other [[Products|products]], is welcome here. References to IRC in MusicBrainz generally refer to this channel. As in many communities, the regulars in the channel have their own [[MusicBrainz Slang|slang]].
  
There is a weekly dev chat held every Monday in the '''#musicbrainz-devel''' channel that takes about an hour. It usually starts at 8pm UK, 9pm mainland Europe, 3pm EST or noon PST. An invitation is usually sent out to the [[Developers Mailing List]] Sunday night/Monday morning.
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* [http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/musicbrainz/today Today's chat log]
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* [http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/musicbrainz/yesterday Yesterday's chat log]
  
Internet Relay Chat, IRC for short, is a type of instant messaging network; you will need an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IRC_clients IRC client] to participate, but even without one, you can browse the [http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org IRC logs] (there is only an extremely crude chronological index by days, but you can also look at [http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/today.cgi today's log] and [http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/yesterday.cgi yesterday's log]). For more specific information visit the wikipedia article on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat Internet Relay Chat].
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The development channel is [irc://irc.freenode.net/musicbrainz-devel #musicbrainz-devel] on irc.freenode.net
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There is a weekly dev chat held every Monday in this channel. It usually starts at 8pm UK, 9pm mainland Europe, 3pm EST or noon PST and lasts about an hour. A reminder is normally sent out to the [[Developers Mailing List|developers mailing list]] Sunday night/Monday morning.
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At other times, this channel is normally used for discussions between the developers, particularly when the main channel is busy.
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* [http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/musicbrainz-devel/today Today's chat log]
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* [http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/musicbrainz-devel/yesterday Yesterday's chat log]
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==MBChatLogger==
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MBChatLogger is a bot which logs all conversion in the MusicBrainz IRC channels. You can see all of the chat log archives at http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/.
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===Commands===
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* <code>MBChatLogger: off</code> - this turns logging off until MBChatLogger is told to begin logging again
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* <code>MBChatLogger: on</code> - this turns logging on after MBChatLogger has been told to stop logging
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MBChatLogger also responds to a small handful of random phrases but you'll just have to check out #musicbrainz to find out what those phrases are.
  
 
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Revision as of 07:53, 22 February 2010

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MusicBrainz uses two IRC channels for real-time chat and discussions. For more information about IRC in general, see the Wikipedia article. If you don't have an IRC client (such as mIRC or Colloquy), Freenode provide a web-based client.

Please note that all users of the IRC channel are expected to follow the Code Of Conduct.

Channels

The main channel is #musicbrainz on irc.freenode.net

Among the regulars in this channel are quite a few of the developers as well as some of the auto-editors and other active MusicBrainz users. Anything related to MusicBrainz, including Picard and other products, is welcome here. References to IRC in MusicBrainz generally refer to this channel. As in many communities, the regulars in the channel have their own slang.

The development channel is #musicbrainz-devel on irc.freenode.net

There is a weekly dev chat held every Monday in this channel. It usually starts at 8pm UK, 9pm mainland Europe, 3pm EST or noon PST and lasts about an hour. A reminder is normally sent out to the developers mailing list Sunday night/Monday morning.

At other times, this channel is normally used for discussions between the developers, particularly when the main channel is busy.

MBChatLogger

MBChatLogger is a bot which logs all conversion in the MusicBrainz IRC channels. You can see all of the chat log archives at http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/.

Commands

  • MBChatLogger: off - this turns logging off until MBChatLogger is told to begin logging again
  • MBChatLogger: on - this turns logging on after MBChatLogger has been told to stop logging

MBChatLogger also responds to a small handful of random phrases but you'll just have to check out #musicbrainz to find out what those phrases are.