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At the University of York

Web chat, or #cs-york on

IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is a protocol with a long and glorious history stretching back into the mists of time. It’s a pretty simple system for online chatrooms, and you don’t even need a special program to connect to it, although they do exist.

  1. You don’t need a special program: see the web chat
  2. You don’t talk to individuals on a contact list, you join channels: a group of people talking about the same topic.
  3. When you start up a client you’ll have to connect to a server and channel. We use #cs-york on
  4. You can change your name with /nick new_name, and join a new channel with /join #channel_name


  1. Bots must serve a purpose other than just amusement.

Interpretation of the rules is up to the discretion of the channel operators.