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Before you connect:

This is an IRC network. If you are not familiar with them, this quick guide will be of great use to you. IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and is the oldest form of multi-user text based conversations (read- multiplayer notepad) still around. As such, it's a bit archaic. You need to know a few commands to get around here. I will list those commands here.


Just type these in where you would normally type your messages. The / at the front of the word tells the system that it's a command, and doesn't post it to the channel. Ready? Here we go!

Command Result
/nick <nick> This command allows you to change your name. To change your name to "foxley", you would simply type /nick foxley. You can set your nickname below as well, but if you forget, this command will set things straight.
/list Lists all the channels available on the network, including their topics, and how many people are in them. This is usually a very long list- on larger networks, executing this command takes longer then the average user takes to make breakfast.
/join <#channel> This allows you to enter a room, or channel. Simply find one you like in /list (or ask someone for recommendations), and type in /join #channelname. An abbreviated channel list is provided at the bottom of this page, however the /list command, described above, will give you a larger, more comprehensive list. Some channels are set to be hidden from the list, though, and you just have to know what they are/get an invitation to them.

Connecting:

To log in, you may choose to install a stand-alone IRC client program on your computer or simply fill out the information in either of the Login boxes below.


The first login box utilizes CGI:IRC, a fully web-based client wherein your chat communications are done through AnthroChat's web server (on port 80). It is known to be cumbersome to use in comparison with most other clients, but has the added benefit of allowing you to chat regardless of some firewall configurations that may explicitly block IRC traffic.


The second login box utilizes PJIRC, a Java based client that is akin to downloading a stand-alone client and runs from your computer without going through any software installation process. It communicates with the IRC server directly, as any other client would (on port 7000).


The third login box utilizes Kiwi IRC, a web-based client, similar to CGI:IRC, but your connections go through a third party web server


Channels:

For reference, twenty channels (out of over 100; remember to check /list) are listed below the login boxes. If you see one that suits your fancy, go ahead and type it in in the "Channel" box, and it will automatically connect you to that channel. If you would like to explore more channels, use the /join command after you are connected. You may also join multiple channels, simultaneously, this way. Have fun!


CGI:IRC Login
Nickname
Password
Channel
Server
Advanced..
CGI:IRC 0.5.10 (2011/02/07)

While these web-based chat clients will get you onto AnthroChat, you are encouraged to download and install a stand-alone client and point it at irc.anthrochat.net, port 6667, 7000, or 7667. XChat and mIRC are among the most widely used stand-alone clients.


Some channels require a registered nickname. Instructions for acquiring one are on the main page of our web site. If you already have a registered nickname, you may enter its password in the "Password" field of the login boxes. Otherwise, you may leave it blank.



PJIRC Login
Nickname
Password
Channel
Server
 





Some well-populated channels: (results may vary)
Channel Name
Members
Channel Topic
#Atrium 6 *** #Atrium is UNMODERATED *** It is the front door. You're welcome to hang out, but we highly recommend joining other channels ESPECIALLY if you are easily offended. Type /list for a list of channels in your "Status" window/tab. /join #channel to join. Asking for help will get you pranked.
#anthrochat 14 AnthroChat's official help channel | Most questions and their answers are on the main page of our web site ( http://www.anthrochat.net/ ). For all others, just ask, either here or via PM to an op. Responses may take a while.
#hackerfurs 62 now accepting clients in the hackerfurs tahoe-lafs grid. ¦ #hacktwats for the official #hackerfurs twitter feed ¦ http://unified.cf.gs:8000/listen.pls for the unofficial official HF numbers station ¦ i send you this file in order to have your advice
#lounge 62 Relax, kick back, and enjoy the nice lounge room. || Discuss topics in a friendly manner, NSFW allowed. || Feel free to check out our sibling channel #outerheaven. || Want to yiff? Take it to #RP. || Free massages of any kind, just make sure the other doesn't mind~ || "Don't fuck in the channel"
#theDen 60 http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af311/crazy-husky/Icons/iconfoxlarge.png
#furry 53 Welcome to #furry | Do everyone a favor and get a real IRC client.
#FurryCoffeeShop 49 Welcome to FCS! Chan rating is Squirreldog-PG. #Fluff and #Hell are for NSFW. #Gaming_Coding_Murring and #Affection are related chans. Rules: http://furrycoffeeshop.roxer.com/ | Now available in 4k HD - Ask a representative for details!
#novaforest 47 Safe haven for free chat/roleplay without bad staff, just don't spam | http://sites.google.com/site/ircnovaforest/ (includes rules)
#yeah 9 our scat butts are still open [22:02] <Sinvictus> Well, I'm awful.
#gayfurs 44 RULES: http://goo.gl/Mygrsd | DUMP WOOD HERE
#basement 42 #basement (18+), a fun place to hang out and do whatever. Stick around! :3 - Channel rules & info: http://goo.gl/fbgWb8 READ OR BE DESTROYED - http://i.imgur.com/f6CPPX4.jpg
#purrfection 36 Purrfection Cafe - + Channel Rules and FAQ: http://sites.google.com/site/ircpurrfection/home -¦- Home of naked maid bois, girls, herms, spilled cream, casual role-play and many things frilly and naked. -¦- Topic: Glory to Dome, praise Flareon, Domecracy will never die!
#fursuit 34 Caution: Spots.
#freedom 28 Looking for freedom to do whatever you want? Look no further! Welcome to #freedom, where there are no limits on topic, age, sexuality, or other things. Everything is okay, just don't cause drama, please.
#brofurs 26 SIGN UP FOR BOAT HOUSE http://theboathou.se | Rawr | Even ladies can be a bro! | By entering this channel you agree you are 18+ and will have sex with us
#linuxfurs 26 We welcome any users and fans of *nix operating systems! New? Just ask if you need any help! | Any technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic. Likewise, any technology which IS distinguishable from magic, is obviously not sufficiently advanced. | http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/
#^-^ 24 it's a shame kmmnderkoala is still alive.
#floridafurs
(need voice (+v) to talk)
22 Floridafurs - Message an op for voice | http://www.floridafurs.com/ |
#affection 21 Welcome to #Affection! We have couches, but be prepared to be glomped, hugged, nuzzled, cuddled and snuggled lots! Keep the chat clean - take naughty stuff to a PM, #fluff, or another channel.. | Get well soon, TempDog!
#babyfur.me 21 General Chat - BabyFur.ME - Cub Social Network - @babyfur on twitter to report abuse (RP chat in #babyfur.me-RP) - How to register your nick: type /ns register and follow prompts.
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