"The easiest way to achieve what you want is to pick a server"
Can you tell me how to do this?
You need to open mIRC, and type /server irc.server.address
is the address of a particular 'server' (the thing that you connect to to chat on IRC). When multiple servers are linked it's called a network, and the network has an official name - some of the biggest networks include Quakenet
, and DALnet
. More networks and information can be found here
. More information on connecting to a server can be found on the How To Install
page and useful links on the More Info
page, which can be found on the navigation bar to the left.
"connect to it in mIRC"
I think I saw directions for this.
An example of connecting to Undernet would be: /server irc.undernet.org
. mIRC comes with a server list, just open the options dialog (press ALT+O
or go to Tools > Options
) and click on 'Connect' in the navigation bar to the left of that window. There's a drop down box there which lists a lot of servers.
Refer to some of the links above for more information, particularly the 'How To Install' page.
"and make a channel of your own. Just join a channel that does not exist yet and you will have @ status there."
Not sure what that means, but I might "get it" if I do the first things first.
Again the links I posted above should give you some more insight as to what a channel is and how to join it. However, to reiterate here, a channel is just a chat room, where people go into to chat to each other. Once someone joins a channel that nobody is in they gain "Op" status, which means they have certain tools to moderate the channel (i.e. kick people out, ban people, set modes, op/voice others, change the topic etc.). When someone is opped, they will get a little '@' symbol next to their nickname. So when you see someone say "Get @" it means "Get op status"
You may also want to look at the basic Commands List
which should give you an idea of how to set modes, change topics, do actions and more.
As was said previously, it's a good idea to /join #Help
(which is usually the help channel on most networks) and seek help there.
Hope this helps s'more