For quite a while the SSRG had an IRC channel on voice's Random Sonic Net IRC server, it then became the defacto official channel. Then MarkeyJester created a channel on Badnik.net last August. But, as of today, voice has decided to close down his IRC server due to inactivity. The closure has paved the way for channel on Badnik.net to become the defacto official channel, and it should be noted that the badnik channel was more active than the RSN channel. The current way to access the chatroom comes in two forms, the Web Client way and the IRC Client way, both have their pluses and negatives. IRC Clients, these are probably going to be the preferred way to join in on the real-time discussions taking place on the IRC channel. For pluses to this, you can go to multiple networks, IE: BadnikNET or Sonic-CulT's networks, you can customise your client so that it works best for you, you can also download and install scripts in your IRC client to do anything. The downside is this is something that has to be downloaded and installed on your computer. For a list of clients see the end of this post. So recapping, Web Clients for work/school or computers you don't want to install a IRC client on, IRC Clients for everything else. Server Information Address: irc.rustedlogic.net Channel: #ssrg Ports: 5190, 6660-6669, 8067 SSL Port: 6697 Rules (Copy-pasta'd from ScarredSun's IRC Retro rules (will remove if requested), but seeing has both channels are on Badnik, then the SSRG channel will have users abide by the same rules. 1. Don't be a dick. IRC is used as a means for the community to chill out and have fun, and when you come into the channel with a chip on your shoulder, you spoil the experience for everyone. Don't start fights with people over petty things and be a jackass simply because you have the capacity to. You don't have to talk to or like everyone (that's what /ignore is for), but you don't have to screw it up for everyone else. "Being a dick" also covers things like linking to shock images, being confrontational with the staff or flooding/bullshitting because the chat is dead. You know what dickish behavior is. Just don't do it. 2. No linespanning, ASCII dumping, or bigtext. When there's a flood of text it's hard to talk. You may paste conversations or article snippets into the chat, but try to keep it to around 8-10 lines max. 3. DCC SEND exploit = Instant ban. 4. Be nice to bots. Do not abuse DocScratch. If you want to bring a bot of your own onto the network, please contact Scarred Sun or xkeeper first. 5. Save the drama for your mama. We tend to not react well to people whining. If you're banned, you're banned—don't bitch about it. If you get kicked/killed/banned/whatever for doing something, take the hint, and, uh, don't do it. 6. If you link to NWS content, please note that by saying NWS. 7. Don't piss off the ops. Unless you want to get banned, anyway. IRC Clients Windows mIRC X-Chat ChatZilla Linux BitchX - Command Line Interface only! X-Chat ChatZilla OS X Colloquy X-Chat Aqua ChatZilla If for some reason you can't connect to the server for whatever reason (such as being zlined), contact Xkeeper about it and send him an email. Don't come complaining to us, we can't help you here.