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chat(9)                          User Manuals                          chat(9)

DESCRIPTION
       The pubnix provides an IRC server running on localhost at port 6667 and
       a matrix server at chat.unix.lgbt to let members of the community speak
       together.  All  channels are available to use. However, we set up a few
       "standard" channels so we don't get lost in where to go.

              • #general Is the general chat.

              • #support Get help from pubnix users and admins here.

              • #meta Is where you can discuss the pubnix.

              • #botsin Beep boop. (see BOTS section)

              • #programming Programming channel.

              • #politics Not everyone in #general will be  in  the  headspace
                for a political discussion.

              • #music Link and discuss music!

              • #vc-text  Text  channel  for voice chats, should it be necces‐
                sary.

              • #igeneral General text chat which is not bridged  (see  below)
                [IRC ONLY].

              • #mgeneral  General  text  chat  which  is  not bridged [MATRIX
                ONLY].

       It's up to you to use the other channels for some  reasons.  They  will
       most likely be unmoderated. However if a mod catches you breaking rules
       in "non-standard" channels, you may get the same fate as one who breaks
       the rules in "standard" channels.

DISCORD CONNECTION
       All  channels  listed are bridged through the "be gay do computer" Dis‐
       cord server, a small server where the pubnix comes from. As of  Friday,
       the  16th  of April 2021 all new users receive an invite to the discord
       by email after signing up. If you have not gotten one, or  lost  yours,
       then feel free to ask for an invite over IRC or Matrix.

       Note  that  this  is  not "The unix.lgbt Discord", but rather a discord
       which shares large parts of the same community.  Participation  is  en‐
       tirely  optional.  If  you  do not wish for your messages to be sent to
       discord, you may join a channel other than those listed  above.  #igen‐
       eral is currently the most used non-bridged channel.

MATRIX CONNECTION
       All  channels  listed are also bridged through the "be gay do computer"
       Discord server but also through the IRC channels. The Matrix server  is
       still  a WIP and may be unstable as we use the Dendrite server (synapse
       pain).

       Like the Discord server, participation is entirely  optional  and  con‐
       tains an unbridged channel under the name of #mgeneral.

RULES
       Don't be a dick
         Hate  and  discrimination  of  any  form  such as homophobia, racism,
       transphobia, (trans)misogyny, ableism, etc. will not be tolerated. This
       is a safe space.

       Do not spam
         Obviously. We do not want spammers here.

       No unapproved bots outside of "non-standard" channels and #botsin
         To  run IRC bots in channels such as #general, you must have approval
       from the moderation team.

       If you break one of these simple rules, the council  will  then  decide
       your fate.

       These  rules  concerns Matrix and IRC. Discord rules are defined in the
       Discord server.

BOTS
       You can freely host bots in the IRC server. However "standard" channels
       that are not #botsin requires approval from the moderation team.

       Same rules applies to bots. (see RULES section).

CONNECTING USING IRSSI
       Type  irssi in your shell then type /connect localhost. You must now be
       inside the IRC. type /join #channelname to join a channel.

CONNECTING USING BIRCH
       Type birch into your shell. It will automatically connect to the pubnix
       irc.  By  default birch joins the #general channel on startup. In order
       to join another channel type /join #channelname.

CONNECTING USING WEECHAT
       Type weechat in your shell then type /server add pubnix localhost:6667.
       After doing so you are able to connect to the pubnix by typing /connect
       pubnix. After joining you'll be able to join channels by  typing  /join
       #channel.

       To  the  left  you  will  see a list of buffers, you may switch between
       these using alt+[0-9], alt-uparrow and alt-downarrow or typing  /buffer
       N,  where  N  is the buffer to switch to. In order to see the output of
       commands such as /help you will want to be in the first buffer.

       WeeChat is largely extensible and supports many things  such  as  auto‐
       joining  channels,  servers,  changing  keybinds, plugins and more. For
       more info regarding WeeChat refer to https://weechat.org/files/doc/sta‐
       ble/weechat_user.en.html.

CONNECTING FROM OUTSIDE THE PUBNIX
       To be able to connect to the irc from outside the pubnix you can set up
       an ssh bridge with ssh -L 6667:localhost:6667 unix.lgbt. While this ssh
       session  is  open you'll be able to to connect to localhost on your ma‐
       chine to connect to the unix.lgbt irc.

SEE ALSO
       forum(9)

Pubnix                            March 2021                           chat(9)