GeekJabber is proud to announce we now have an IRC Server!
For those who are unfamiliar with it, IRC is one of the first chat networks ever to grace the internet and is still available to this day. And I’ve decided to create our own server, both for those that are feeling nostalgic, and for those that might want to try something a little different that’s not so mainstream.
Some people may wonder why I’ve created our own server rather than just create a channel on another server. Part of this is wanting to remind people that IRC still exists and still functions, and is still popular in some circles even 35 years after it was still released. Another part of this was for the challenge of setting up an IRC server.
I also wanted to offer to give people an opportunity to come and create their own channels to talk about geeky subjects, join our own channel and hopefully introduce or reintroduce people to IRC culture. This is as much about providing a platform for geeks than it is about us! I want you to create your own channels and try and make this your own.
Standard IRC NickServ and ChanServ services are available so you can come in and register your own nicknames and even your own channels. I want people to come and do exactly that, as we want this to be a platform for geeks of all kinds to come and do their stuff.
Please note this is not going to replace our Discord server, which will continue to operate in its current form. This will be in addition to the Discord server and website.
If you want to join in on the action, head over to our IRC page which has details on how to connect and participate.