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MusicBrainz uses two [[Wikipedia:Internet Relay Chat|IRC]] channels for real-time chat and discussions.
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 provides a [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=musicbrainz,metabrainz web-based client].
 
   
 
== Usage ==
Please note that all users of the IRC channels are expected to follow the [[meb:code-of-conduct|Code of Conduct]].
 
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If you're new to all of this IRC stuff and want to ask a question not related to technical code stuff, or just say hi, [https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.libera.chat/?#musicbrainz click here to join the #musicbrainz channel via your browser]. Because of issues with spammers nickname registration is required ([https://libera.chat/guides/registration see guide]) before you can view or join the discussion.
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All users of the IRC channels are expected to follow the [[meb:code-of-conduct|Code of Conduct]] as well as the [https://libera.chat/guidelines general guidelines of the Libera.Chat network].
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If you are not familiar with how IRC works, it can seem a bit odd at first. Some rules of thumb that will make you (and everyone else) have a better time:
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# "Don't ask to ask; just ask." Don't ask for permission to ask a question or ask if anyone's around with expertise in the area you want to ask about. Just ask your question. See "[http://sol.gfxile.net/dontask.html Don't ask to ask, just ask]" for a slightly more in-depth discussion.
 
# Don't ask and then quit. IRC is [[wikipedia:Asynchronous communication|asynchronous]] and the people who may have the answer might not be around just this second. Stick around and someone will get back to you later. If you have to leave, you can check [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/ the chatlogs] to see if someone replied to you after you left (but often people won't reply to someone who's already left).
   
 
If you plan to come to the chat repeatedly, you may also want to protect your identity in the form of your nick. Libera.Chat has a [https://libera.chat/guides/registration guide on registering your nickname] you can follow for this. If you just want to ask a quick question, it's probably not worth it to bother with this.
{{Note|Due to an [https://freenode.net/news/spambot-attack on-going spam attack on the IRC network we use] we temporarily require people to [https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration register on the network] to be able to talk in our channels. Please follow [https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration the guide on how to register] and feel free to [[meb:contact|contact us]] if you're having issues or questions regarding this.}}
 
   
 
==Channels==
 
==Channels==
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=== #musicbrainz ===
 
=== #musicbrainz ===
   
This is the '''MusicBrainz community and support channel'''.
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This is the MusicBrainz community and support channel.
* [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=musicbrainz #musicbrainz] on the freenode web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
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* [https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.libera.chat/?#musicbrainz #musicbrainz] on the Kiwi IRC web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
* [ircs://chat.freenode.net/musicbrainz #musicbrainz] on chat.freenode.net. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.
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* [ircs://irc.libera.chat/musicbrainz #musicbrainz] on irc.libera.chat. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.
   
Among the 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|MusicBrainz 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]].
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Among the regulars in this channel are quite a few of the [[meb:team|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|MusicBrainz 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]].
   
* [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/brainzbot/musicbrainz/ Chat log]
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* [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/musicbrainz/ Chat log]
   
 
=== #metabrainz ===
 
=== #metabrainz ===
   
This is the the '''development and general MetaBrainz channel'''.
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This is the the development and general MetaBrainz channel.
* [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=metabrainz #metabrainz] on the freenode web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
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* [https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.libera.chat/?#metabrainz #metabrainz] on the Kiwi IRC web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
* [ircs://chat.freenode.net/metabrainz #metabrainz] on chat.freenode.net. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.
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* [ircs://irc.libera.chat/metabrainz #metabrainz] on irc.libera.chat. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.
   
Apart from MusicBrainz development, this channel also hosts general [https://metabrainz.org/ MetaBrainz] talk, incl. discussion about all the other *Brainz projects: [https://bookbrainz.org/ BookBrainz], [https://critiquebrainz.org/ CritiqueBrainz], [[AcousticBrainz]], [https://listenbrainz.org/ ListenBrainz], [https://messybrainz.org/ MessyBrainz], and the [[Cover Art Archive]]. There is a weekly [[Development Chat|dev chat]] held in this channel. A reminder is normally sent out to the [[Developers Mailing List|developers mailing list]] Sunday night/Monday morning.
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Apart from MusicBrainz development, this channel also hosts general [https://metabrainz.org/ MetaBrainz] talk, incl. discussion about all the other *Brainz projects: [https://bookbrainz.org/ BookBrainz], [https://critiquebrainz.org/ CritiqueBrainz], [[AcousticBrainz]], [https://listenbrainz.org/ ListenBrainz], [https://messybrainz.org/ MessyBrainz], and the [[Cover Art Archive]].
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There is a weekly [[MetaBrainz_Meeting|MetaBrainz meeting]] held in this channel.
   
* [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/brainzbot/metabrainz/ Chat log]
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* [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/ Chat log]
   
=== Non-English channels ===
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=== #bookbrainz ===
   
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This is the BookBrainz community and support channel.
There are also channels in other languages than English:
 
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* [https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.libera.chat/?#bookbrainz #bookbrainz] on the Kiwi IRC web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
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* [ircs://irc.libera.chat/bookbrainz #bookbrainz] on irc.libera.chat. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.
   
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Among the regulars in this channel are the [[meb:team|developers]] as well as other active BookBrainz editors and community members. Anything related to BookBrainz is welcome here. References to IRC in BookBrainz generally refer to this channel.
* [ircs://chat.freenode.net/musicbrainz-de #musicbrainz-de] (german/deutsch; [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/brainzbot/musicbrainz-de/ chat log])
 
* [ircs://chat.freenode.net/musicbrainz-ja #musicbrainz-ja] (japanese/日本語) ([http://hcm.fam.cx/mbja/chatlog.cgi 今日のログ]/[https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/brainzbot/musicbrainz-ja/ chat log])
 
   
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* [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/bookbrainz/ Chat log]
== BrainzBot ==
 
   
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=== Non-English channels ===
BrainzBot is a bot which logs all conversion in the MetaBrainz IRC channels. You can see all of the chat log archives at https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/. BrainzBot will not log messages that start with "[off]", so feel free to use that if you have some sensitive messages.
 
   
 
There are also channels in other languages than English:
== Usage ==
 
   
 
* [ircs://irc.libera.chat/musicbrainz-de #musicbrainz-de] (german/deutsch; [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/musicbrainz-de/ chat log])
If you are not familiar with how IRC works, it can seem a bit odd at first. Some rules of thumbs that will make you (and everyone else) have a better time:
 
 
* [ircs://irc.libera.chat/musicbrainz-ja #musicbrainz-ja] (japanese/日本語) ([http://hcm.fam.cx/mbja/chatlog.cgi 今日のログ]/[https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/musicbrainz-ja/ chat log])
   
 
== BrainzBot ==
# "Don't ask to ask; just ask." Don't ask for permission to ask a question or ask if anyone's around with expertise in the area you want to ask about. Just ask your question. See "[http://sol.gfxile.net/dontask.html Don't ask to ask, just ask]" for a slightly more in-depth discussion.
 
# Don't ask and then quit. IRC is [[wikipedia:Asynchronous communication|asynchronous]] and the people who may have the answer might not be around just this second. Stick around and someone will get back to you later. If you have to leave, you can check [https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/| the chatlogs] to see if someone replied to you after you left (but often people won't reply to someone who's already left).
 
   
 
BrainzBot is a bot which logs all conversion in the MetaBrainz IRC channels. You can see all of the chat log archives at https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/. BrainzBot will not log messages that start with "[off]", so feel free to use that if you have some sensitive messages.
You may also want to protect your identity in the form of your nick. freenode has a [https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration guide on registering your nickname] you can follow for this.
 

Latest revision as of 20:16, 19 February 2022

MusicBrainz uses two IRC channels for real-time chat and discussions.

Usage

If you're new to all of this IRC stuff and want to ask a question not related to technical code stuff, or just say hi, click here to join the #musicbrainz channel via your browser. Because of issues with spammers nickname registration is required (see guide) before you can view or join the discussion.

All users of the IRC channels are expected to follow the Code of Conduct as well as the general guidelines of the Libera.Chat network.

If you are not familiar with how IRC works, it can seem a bit odd at first. Some rules of thumb that will make you (and everyone else) have a better time:

  1. "Don't ask to ask; just ask." Don't ask for permission to ask a question or ask if anyone's around with expertise in the area you want to ask about. Just ask your question. See "Don't ask to ask, just ask" for a slightly more in-depth discussion.
  2. Don't ask and then quit. IRC is asynchronous and the people who may have the answer might not be around just this second. Stick around and someone will get back to you later. If you have to leave, you can check the chatlogs to see if someone replied to you after you left (but often people won't reply to someone who's already left).

If you plan to come to the chat repeatedly, you may also want to protect your identity in the form of your nick. Libera.Chat has a guide on registering your nickname you can follow for this. If you just want to ask a quick question, it's probably not worth it to bother with this.

Channels

#musicbrainz

This is the MusicBrainz community and support channel.

  • #musicbrainz on the Kiwi IRC web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
  • #musicbrainz on irc.libera.chat. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.

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 MusicBrainz 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.

#metabrainz

This is the the development and general MetaBrainz channel.

  • #metabrainz on the Kiwi IRC web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
  • #metabrainz on irc.libera.chat. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.

Apart from MusicBrainz development, this channel also hosts general MetaBrainz talk, incl. discussion about all the other *Brainz projects: BookBrainz, CritiqueBrainz, AcousticBrainz, ListenBrainz, MessyBrainz, and the Cover Art Archive. There is a weekly MetaBrainz meeting held in this channel.

#bookbrainz

This is the BookBrainz community and support channel.

  • #bookbrainz on the Kiwi IRC web client. Recommended for users without an IRC client installed.
  • #bookbrainz on irc.libera.chat. Recommended for users who seek more options and have an IRC client installed.

Among the regulars in this channel are the developers as well as other active BookBrainz editors and community members. Anything related to BookBrainz is welcome here. References to IRC in BookBrainz generally refer to this channel.

Non-English channels

There are also channels in other languages than English:

BrainzBot

BrainzBot is a bot which logs all conversion in the MetaBrainz IRC channels. You can see all of the chat log archives at https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/. BrainzBot will not log messages that start with "[off]", so feel free to use that if you have some sensitive messages.