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Channels[edit]

These are the most relevant channels (on irc.freenode.net) for those interested in GLAM projects:

Channel Description
#wikimedia-glam connect This channel is for discussing and coordinating on GLAM projects.
#wikimedia-outreach connect A channel for Wikimedia outreach activities, including GLAM, Wikimedia staff often coordinate their outreach work here.

Bots[edit]

There are several bots that are sometimes available in the ambassador channels. The bots have several handy functions.

MrFishBot/snitch[edit]

These bots should notify users in the channel of any changes made to the GLAM discussion page and is maintained by Bsadowski1 (IRC nick: Brian_S).

Helpmebot[edit]

Helpmebot is the general help bot developed for the help channel, and is maintained by Stwalkerster.

Commands[edit]

See also List of Internet Relay Chat commands.

Getting started[edit]

  • Register your nick:
    /msg nickserv register <the password you want> <your email>

Basic IRC commands[edit]

  • Private message (PM) someone:
    /msg <nickname> <your message>
  • Talk about yourself in third person:
    /me <your message>
  • Change your nickname:
    /nick <new nickname>
  • Check your new memos:
    /msg memoserv read new
  • Type someone's nickname quickly: begin typing their name, then press tab to autocomplete it

Commands for channel operators and owners[edit]

  • Add a new ambassador:
/msg ChanServ access #wikimedia-glam add <IRC handle> ambassador 
(grants voice and other channel flags)
  • Grant permission flags:
/msg ChanServ flags #wikimedia-glam <IRC handle> +[or -]<flags you want to give>
  • Change the rights for the "ambassador" template:
/msg ChanServ template #wikimedia-glam ambassador +<flags you want to give them>
  • Make someone an op:
/msg CanServ op #wikimedia-glam <IRC handle>
  • Change the entry message delivered by ChanServ (must be an op to do this):
/msg ChanServ set #wikimedia-glam entrymsg <text of the new entry message>  
Setting "NONE" as the message will remove it.
  • Relevant flags:
    • +v : voice
    • +V : auto-voice upon entering channel
    • +o : channel operator
    • +t : right to change the channel topic
    • +i : right to invite people to the channel