Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC

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WikiProject IRC

Hello and welcome to WikiProject IRC, a collaboration area and open group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

The idea for this project came from a suggestion for a WikiProject on the Internet Relay Chat talk page.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

Project Scope Project Scope

This project aims to organize, expand, and improve Wikipedia's coverage of Internet Relay Chat. It is expected that this project will have some overlap with other projects that cover topics such as online chat, online social networking, internet culture, etc and we look forward to collaborating with other WikiProjects on overlapping topics.

How can I contribute to Wikipedia How can I contribute to Wikipedia?

If you have never used Wikipedia, please take the time to read these articles:

Principal advice

To maintain article quality, please follow these rules:

  • Provide sources for your edits. See also the Citations helpdesk below;
  • ALWAYS make sure images you upload are under proper license Image Copyrights;
  • Restrain the number of red links;
  • Ensure external links are active/not broken;
  • AVOID emotional arguments, statements about editors of other nationalities, name calling, and anything that is not perceived as constructive, source-backed argument;

How can I contribute to this project How can I contribute to this project?

  • Join the project— add your username to the list of participants.
  • If you like, you can add a userbox for this project to your user: page, just add {{Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC/Userbox}}
  • Take a look at the "To Do" List and Article Index.
  • Create articles about appropriate (and notable) subjects relating to Internet Relay Chat if they don't already exist.
  • Tag appropriate existing articles with the {{WikiProject IRC}} template, and assess them.
  • Improve articles by adding appropriately content and references. For some ideas on priorities for improvement see the list of assessed articles by class and importance.
  • Add related articles to your watchlist and keep an eye out for any vandalism.
  • Research deleted articles for any content worth salvaging for other articles.

Templates Templates


{{WikiProject IRC}} - For article talk pages


{{Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC/Userbox}}
Gnome-computer.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject IRC.


{{Infobox IRC network}}



Use {{IRC-stub}} for stub articles related to Internet Relay Chat.

Categorizes articles into Category:Internet Relay Chat stubs

(View full Templates list including navigation templates)

Categories Categories

See Also See Also

Announcements Announcements

15:30, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Updated and redesigned WikiProject IRC

Recent Articles Recent Articles

Sandbox Sandbox

Pages currently in the sandbox

Pages in Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC/Sandbox

    Pages in Wikipedia talk:WikiProject IRC/Sandbox

      To Do List To Do List

      • Create and expand the Glossary and Comparison list articles
      • Sort out the deleted articles from the mass {{prod}} of nearly all the articles that were in the Internet Relay Chat networks category that took place from about May 29, 2008 to June 4, 2008. Extensive digging has uncovered a very short discussion related to this in the COI Archive. [1]
      • Sort out viable material from the red links that were removed from the various IRC templates.
      • Write new articles for some of the red links that were removed from the navigation templates.
      • Reevaluate "IRC" -> "Internet Relay Chat" bulk rename discussion from June 11, 2008 to June 21, 2008 as found in the CfD Archive [2]
        Rename seems to have caused more long-term problems than it solved for maintenance of both articles and categories on, and especially for interwikis, of which most all continue to use "IRC".

      (View full To Do List for article status tables and more information)

      Participants Participants

      Assessment Assessment

      The above chart is a compilation of all articles that are tagged with the {{WikiProject IRC}} template, split by quality and importance.

      These logs are automatically generated every 3 days; please don't add or edit entries by hand.

      Unexpected changes such as downgrading an article or raising it more than two assessment classes at once are shown in bold.

      This information is updated by a bot. By default the bot runs once every three days but it can be launched manually if required. (web form)

      See also:

      (View full article assessment instructions and grading scales)

      Watchlists Watchlists

      It is possible to view special pages that are watchlists for changes to articles in a category. For example, see related changes for recent changes to any article in Category:Internet Relay Chat. Note that this does not pick up changes to articles in sub-categories, so one has to view each category separately.

      Current Activity Current Activity

      External links