Welcome to the world of IRC
..but I think you took a wrong turn! This is a message board for people who need help with mIRC or discuss IRC/mIRC issues, or report bugs/suggest features for mIRC. This isn't actually IRC, this is a forum.
IRC is "Real time" so, 95% of the time, when you send a message, someone else will see it pretty much instantly and they can reply back. On these boards however, it could be several minutes, hours or even days before anyone replies to you.
For information on getting mIRC setup and connecting to an IRC network and channel to start chatting see the How To Install
page and the More Info
page for some links. Once in mIRC, type /ircintro
and if you need help, apart from posting here, you can always type /help
, go to the #Help or #mIRC channel on the network you use (type /join #Help,#mIRC) or use the Search
feature on these forums as many questions have been asked and answered before.