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The BZFlag communities use the [http://freenode.net/ freenode IRC network] for communication and collaboration. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC IRC]
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=FreeNode=
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The official BZFlag org. and its associated communities use the [http://freenode.net/ freenode IRC network] for communication and collaboration.
  
The [http://freenode.net/ freenode network] is used for all IRC communications.
 
Common channels include:
 
* #bzflag
 
* #bzchat
 
 
A web interface is provided to these channels at http://my.BZFlag.org/irc/irc.cgi
 
 
==Channels==
 
==Channels==
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===Official channels===
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BZFlag maintains 2 official channels run by the org.
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====#bzflag====
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The [irc://irc.freenode.net/bzflag #bzflag] channel is the primary development and support channel. The major developers and many long time community members are users. Discussions in the channel range from development and coding discussions to technical support and bug reports. #bzflag is a great channel to discuss new features and bugs. The channel is moderated by the project administration and development staff. '''This channel is not for help with specific servers or administration issues'''
  
===#bzflag===
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====#bzflag-chat====
The #bzflag channel is the primary development and support channel. The major developers and many long time community members are users. Discussions in the channel range from development and coding discussions to technical support and bug reports. #bzflag is a great channel to discuss new features and bugs. The channel is moderated by the project administration and development staff.
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The [irc://irc.freenode.net/bzflag-chat #bzflag-chat] channel is a more informal channel designated for player community discussions.
 
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===#bzchat===
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The #bzchat channel is a more informal channel designated for player community discussions.
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===Other channels===
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A number of players, servers, and [[leagues]] have their own channel for more focused discussion, some of these include:
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* ##bar (DUCLeague team, The Barbarians)
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* #BoomBZ (Team Channel for GU team [BoOm])
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* #bzfx (Support channel for the bzfx.net BZFlag servers)
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* #bzw (A place to discuss map making for BZFlag, including ideas and help)
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* ##bz-inc (DUCLeague team, [http://my.bzflag.org/league/index.php?link=teaminfo&id=689/ Bz-Incorporated])
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* #dub (Support channel for the dub.bzflag.org BZFlag servers)
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* ##ducleague (Support channel for [http://my.bzflag.org/league/ Ducati League (DucLeague)])
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* #guleague (Support channel for [http://gu.bzleague.com/ GamesUnited League (GULeague)])
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* #hepcat (Support channel for borrego.hepcat.org BZFlag server)
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* ##icf (Support channel for [http://gu.bzleague.com/index.php?link=teaminfo&id=112 Insane Crazy Funsters, (GULeague)])
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* #forestforce ([http://gu.bzleague.com/index.php?link=teaminfo&id=10 GULeague Team])
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* #inleague (Support channel for [http://in.bzleague.com InterNational League (INLeague)])
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* #kas (GULeague team, KAS)
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* ##norang (Support channel for [http://bzflag.norang.ca Norang.ca] BZFlag servers)
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* #pillbox (Support channel for [http://pillbox.bzleague.com/ Pillbox League (PBLeague)])
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* ##planetmofo (Support channel for [http://www.planet-mofo.com planet-mofo.com] servers)
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* #plosileague (Support channel for [http://bzfx.net/league/ Plosileague])
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* #silvercat (Support channel for [http://silvercat.bzflag.org/ Silvercat BZFlag servers])
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* ##t42 ([http://gu.bzleague.com/index.php?link=teaminfo&id=39 GULeague team])
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* ##untamed ([http://my.bzflag.org/league/index.php?link=teaminfo&id=909 DUCLeague team])
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==IRC Clients==
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===Other projects and unofficial channels===
To access the IRC network you need to use an IRC client, there are many IRC client softwares available for most operating systems.  
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A number of players, servers, and [[leagues]] have their own channel for more focused discussion. Some of these include:
  
http://irchelp.org/ is an excellent resource for more information on general IRC.
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{|{{Prettytable}}
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|-
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| {{Hl3}} |'''Active channels'''
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| {{Hl3}} |'''Description'''
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|-
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| #BoomBZ || Team Channel for LU team [BoOm].
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| ##bzexcess || Support channel for the [http://bzexcess.com BZExcess.com servers.].
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| #bzfx || Support channel for the bzfx.net BZFlag servers.
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| ##bzpro || Support channel for the [http://bzpro.net BZPro.net servers.]
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| ##bztank || Unofficial support channel for the [http://bztank.net BZTank.net servers].
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|-
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| #bztraining || Official support channel for the [http://bztraining.org BZTraining server network] and for [http://bznetwork.googlecode.com BZNetwork].
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|-
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| ##bzw || A place to discuss map making for BZFlag, including ideas and help.
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|-
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| #dub || Support channel for the dub.bzflag.org BZFlag servers.
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|-
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| #forestforce || [http://leaguesunited.org/teams/56 Leagues United Team].
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|-
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| ##norang || Support channel for [http://bzflag.norang.ca Norang.ca] BZFlag servers.
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|-
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| ##leaguesunited || Support channel for [http://www.leaguesunited.org/ Leagues United].
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| ##planetmofo || Support channel for [http://www.planet-mofo.com planet-mofo.com] servers.
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| #powerbzedit || Support channel for [http://pbzewiki.doenemeier.de/wiki/ PowerBZEdit].
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|}
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{|{{Prettytable}}
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|-
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| {{Hl3}} |'''Inactive/defunct channels'''
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| {{Hl3}} |'''Description'''
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|-
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| ##bzflagr || Support channel for the [http://bzflagr.net BZFlagr.net servers.] - closed down
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| ##bzpod || Channel to discuss the BZFlag podcast, BZPod. ''defunct''
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| ##divi || Support channel for [http://divi.fairserve.net Divibox] and other [http://fairserve.bzflag.org Fairserve] servers. ''defunct''
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| ##ducleague || Support channel for [http://my.bzflag.org/league/ Ducati League (DucLeague)] ''defunct''
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| ##guleague || Support channel for [http://www.guleague.org/ GamesUnited League (GULeague)] ''defunct''
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|-
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| ##hepcat || Support channel for borrego.hepcat.org BZFlag server ''defunct''
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| #inleague || Support channel for [http://in.bzleague.com InterNational League (INLeague)] ''defunct''
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| ##openleague || Support channel for [http://openleague.net/ OpenLeague] ''defunct''
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| #pillbox || Support channel for [http://pillbox.bzleague.com/ Pillbox League (PBLeague)] ''defunct''
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| #plosileague || Support channel for [http://bzfx.net/league/ Plosileague] ''defunct''
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| #silvercat || Support channel for [http://silvercat.bzflag.org/ Silvercat BZFlag servers] ''defunct''
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| ##bzmatchball || Support channel for [http://bzmatchball.org/ BzMatchBall] ''defunct''
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|}
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When the Freenode Group Management System is implemented, channels with a single # will need to either register their organization with Freenode or rename to begin with ## (a "reference" channel, one that holds no legal claim to the name).
  
===Web IRC Interface===
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=stormcenter.net=
The project provides a [http://my.BZFlag.org/irc/irc.cgi web based interface] to the main IRC channels. These are intended mostly for tech support issues, and the web interface is limited in the number of channels it can access.
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An unofficial bzflag channel is run on irc.stormcenter.net
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* #bzflag (official support channel for [http://www.bztank.net BZtank] servers)
  
==External links==
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=IRC Clients=
http://my.BZFlag.org/irc/irc.cgi
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To access the IRC network you need to use an IRC client or [http://webchat.freenode.net/ Freenode's Webchat]. [http://irchelp.org/ IRChelp.org] is an excellent resource for more information on general IRC.
  
http://irchelp.org/
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=External links=
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*[http://irchelp.org/ IRC help docs]
  
 
[[Category:Development]]
 
[[Category:Development]]
 
[[Category:Support]]
 
[[Category:Support]]

Latest revision as of 18:35, 5 December 2016

FreeNode[edit]

The official BZFlag org. and its associated communities use the freenode IRC network for communication and collaboration.

Channels[edit]

Official channels[edit]

BZFlag maintains 2 official channels run by the org.

#bzflag[edit]

The #bzflag channel is the primary development and support channel. The major developers and many long time community members are users. Discussions in the channel range from development and coding discussions to technical support and bug reports. #bzflag is a great channel to discuss new features and bugs. The channel is moderated by the project administration and development staff. This channel is not for help with specific servers or administration issues

#bzflag-chat[edit]

The #bzflag-chat channel is a more informal channel designated for player community discussions.

Other projects and unofficial channels[edit]

A number of players, servers, and leagues have their own channel for more focused discussion. Some of these include:

Active channels Description
#BoomBZ Team Channel for LU team [BoOm].
##bzexcess Support channel for the BZExcess.com servers..
#bzfx Support channel for the bzfx.net BZFlag servers.
##bzpro Support channel for the BZPro.net servers.
##bztank Unofficial support channel for the BZTank.net servers.
#bztraining Official support channel for the BZTraining server network and for BZNetwork.
##bzw A place to discuss map making for BZFlag, including ideas and help.
#dub Support channel for the dub.bzflag.org BZFlag servers.
#forestforce Leagues United Team.
##norang Support channel for Norang.ca BZFlag servers.
##leaguesunited Support channel for Leagues United.
##planetmofo Support channel for planet-mofo.com servers.
#powerbzedit Support channel for PowerBZEdit.
Inactive/defunct channels Description
##bzflagr Support channel for the BZFlagr.net servers. - closed down
##bzpod Channel to discuss the BZFlag podcast, BZPod. defunct
##divi Support channel for Divibox and other Fairserve servers. defunct
##ducleague Support channel for Ducati League (DucLeague) defunct
##guleague Support channel for GamesUnited League (GULeague) defunct
##hepcat Support channel for borrego.hepcat.org BZFlag server defunct
#inleague Support channel for InterNational League (INLeague) defunct
##openleague Support channel for OpenLeague defunct
#pillbox Support channel for Pillbox League (PBLeague) defunct
#plosileague Support channel for Plosileague defunct
#silvercat Support channel for Silvercat BZFlag servers defunct
##bzmatchball Support channel for BzMatchBall defunct

When the Freenode Group Management System is implemented, channels with a single # will need to either register their organization with Freenode or rename to begin with ## (a "reference" channel, one that holds no legal claim to the name).

stormcenter.net[edit]

An unofficial bzflag channel is run on irc.stormcenter.net

  • #bzflag (official support channel for BZtank servers)

IRC Clients[edit]

To access the IRC network you need to use an IRC client or Freenode's Webchat. IRChelp.org is an excellent resource for more information on general IRC.

External links[edit]