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WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject IRC, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Internet Relay Chat on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Difference between this project and Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC collaboration[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC collaboration is based on IRC, in their Freenode channel #Wikipedia-En preferably, and jurisdicts all Wikipedia articles. This project takes place on Wikipedia and jurisdicts only IRC-related articles. Neal (talk) 13:46, 6 April 2008 (UTC).

Red links[edit]

--Tothwolf (talk) 13:02, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 09:15, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

I cannot spot this on Wikipedia:WikiProject_IRC so far. Are there any plans to add this? Yarcanox (talk) 20:19, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
At some point, yes. I had planned to set it and some other things up but haven't been able to work my way through the backlog yet. Tothwolf (talk) 21:36, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

I joined[edit]

I will help you! I will update many parts in the comparison; next on my list is the latest stable version to add in the comparion / to create the templates in the existing articles! mabdul 0=* 17:35, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Glad to have the help. I hadn't advertised the WikiProject all that much and it is still very much a work in progress. It has come a long way [1] but there is still lots to do. Have you see the to do list? Tothwolf (talk) 06:18, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
yeah! I saw the list! I will look what I can do, my own list is very long o.O mabdul 0=* 12:30, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, we can wikify your to do list if it contains things we can add to the project to do list. I started the project to do list after I discovered that "mass prod" mess. Overall its not really too long, the detailed tables just make it look really long. I've not been able to work on the project to do list in a few weeks due to some AfDs and DRVs. It looks like I might have to deal with yet another DRV for two of the IRC-related user categories as well. Not fun. Tothwolf (talk) 19:17, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
I have many project I'm working on which doesn't handle irc! a search engine optimasation (my sandbox 3); one article about the web feed "rss" icon, one about the mobile acid test (similar to the acid3)... and soem more...
The comparison willl be more expanded by me similar to the comparison of wbe browsers. maybe we should remove the redlinks! and I want to expand the articles about the clients... If i have time :rolleyes: mabdul 0=* 15:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
The redlinks should probably stay for now because some of those articles will be restored and/or rewritten. It certainly takes a lot of time to fix this stuff. At least we now have a better category structure and a functional WikiProject. I am thinking of making comparison tables for IRC bots and IRC networks but those may be even more difficult than IRC clients. I'd like to add the official website links back to some of the comparison tables as well, as WP:ELYES indicates that these links are in fact acceptable per WP:EL. All links were recently removed from the Comparison of Internet Relay Chat daemons which has left those tables a mess. Without the links it isn't possible to easily find the official sites for the software and get additional information or verify/update information in the article itself. Tothwolf (talk) 21:37, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


Please add JBouncer and ZNC. It seems that znc ( does not have a page at all —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:29, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Does your WikiProject care about talk pages of redirects?[edit]

Does your project care about what happens to the talk pages of articles that have been replaced with redirects? If so, please provide your input at User:Mikaey/Request for Input/ListasBot 3. Thanks, Matt (talk) 01:56, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

found an interesting link[edit]

I add this project at Portal:Information_technology/WikiProjects. mabdul 07:34, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

I wasn't aware of that portal, good to know. I'm not sure if you noticed but I finally got the Article alerts stuff up and running. Tothwolf (talk) 07:50, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
THX, i'm watching now this page. I find this portal by accident: I wanted to remove the opera browser project(was deleted)... mabdul 08:11, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Ah, yes, I noticed the same thing with the Opera browser templates. Because someone them to MfD instead of TfD it left quite a mess. Tothwolf (talk) 17:05, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Glossary and Comparison list articles[edit]

I've finally had a chance to expand the to do list to include the Glossary and Comparison list articles section, see Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC/To Do List#Glossary and Comparison list articles. --Tothwolf (talk) 23:03, 4 July 2009 (UTC)


The IRC Network Wyldryde article needs expansion before added to the directory. Please edit HERE. Once I feel this is ready I will review the article and add it to the Wikipedia directory. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Piandcompany (talkcontribs) 20:49, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

I've found it difficult to create articles about IRC networks since most of them don't get that much media coverage and only the historical or mega-networks tend to get written about in books. There are plans to create a Comparison of Internet Relay Chat networks and Glossary of Internet Relay Chat networks which would allow for better coverage of the smaller and medium sized networks. See Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC/To Do List#Glossary and Comparison list articles --Tothwolf (talk) 16:59, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Base template[edit]

Is there a basic template for articles about IRC networks? Lekogm (talk) 15:20, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

For an infobox? {{Infobox IRC network}} is an infobox for IRC network articles. Other templates can be found in Category:Internet Relay Chat templates. --Tothwolf (talk) 16:52, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Popular pages[edit]

I have requested a list of popular pages for this project at [2]. -- (talk) 10:12, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Sandboxed articles[edit]

I've moved the ZNC (IRC bouncer) article to Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC/Sandbox/ZNC (IRC bouncer) in the WikiProject's sandbox. It had been undeleted for technical reasons but I had planned to request undeletion to allow for improvement or merging anyway. If anyone wishes to go ahead and work on it, feel free, I'm still working on sorting out some of the other articles and just finished adding refs to Konversation. --Tothwolf (talk) 03:57, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Pageview stats[edit]

After a recent request, I added WikiProject IRC to the list of projects to compile monthly pageview stats for. The data is the same used by but the program is different, and includes the aggregate views from all redirects to each page. The stats are at Wikipedia:WikiProject IRC/Popular pages.

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WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Created Category:Protocols related to Internet Relay Chat[edit]

to match the line in the template. Pcap ping 21:45, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

P10, clustering[edit]

P10 (protocol) was prodded, and given that the independent coverage did not support a separate article, so I've merged it to ircd. Someone knowleadgeable may want to expand the IRCd#Clustering section. Pcap ping 21:48, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

IRC clients: Check AfD list[edit]

Via Wikipedia:WikiProject_Deletion_sorting/Software I noticed that several IRC clients have been listed for possible deletion:

Also a proxy:

Most are nominated under Wikipedia:GNG; please comment on notability of these clients if you have an opinion. Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 18:36, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

IRC articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Citation templates now support more identifiers[edit]

Recent changes were made to citations templates (such as {{citation}}, {{cite journal}}, {{cite web}}...). In addition to what was previously supported (bibcode, doi, jstor, isbn, ...), templates now support arXiv, ASIN, JFM, LCCN, MR, OL, OSTI, RFC, SSRN and Zbl. Before, you needed to place |id={{arxiv|0123.4567}} (or worse |url=, now you can simply use |arxiv=0123.4567, likewise for |id={{JSTOR|0123456789}} and |url=|jstor=0123456789.

The full list of supported identifiers is given here (with dummy values):

  • {{cite journal |author=John Smith |year=2000 |title=How to Put Things into Other Things |journal=Journal of Foobar |volume=1 |issue=2 |pages=3–4 |arxiv=0123456789 |asin=0123456789 |bibcode=0123456789 |doi=0123456789 |jfm=0123456789 |jstor=0123456789 |lccn=0123456789 |isbn=0123456789 |issn=0123456789 |mr=0123456789 |oclc=0123456789 |ol=0123456789 |osti=0123456789 |rfc=0123456789 |pmc=0123456789 |pmid=0123456789 |ssrn=0123456789 |zbl=0123456789 |id={{para|id|____}} }}

Obviously not all citations needs all parameters, but this streamlines the most popular ones and gives both better metadata and better appearances when printed. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 02:59, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Project IRC channel?[edit]

Hi, is there any associated IRC channel for this project. (If I've missed it on the page sorry!) IRWolfie- (talk) 23:18, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikiproject IRC/Sources[edit]

I've added a new page to the project, WP:WikiProject IRC/Sources to show evidence for the reliability of sources used in articles about IRC. Its first entry, has been rehabilitated as a source. Even though it sure looks like a blog, it has been cited, listed or recommended in four books, as researched by Tothwolf and verified by me. --Lexein (talk) 00:45, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Does Khaled Mardam-Bey desrve his own article?[edit]

Please participate in the following merge discussion. TheCuriousGnome (talk) 06:11, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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WikiProject X is live![edit]

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active users?[edit]

Hello all,

Is anyone active in this project as I'm looking for a collaboration to improve several articles related to the subject of IRC.

FockeWulf FW 190 (talk) 03:42, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi! I'm new as well to this WikiProject. I don't think the project has any clear leadership anymore, but if your wanting to collab on and further the project let me know. Cheers! --VA6DAH (talk) 04:29, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
@VA6DAH: I'm ready to start collaborating. FockeWulf FW 190 (talk) 19:43, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

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We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
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We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject IRC, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

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