|Anarchy||Network Adminstrator||Beginning, rejoin at Feb 2010||Main IRC Adminstrator|
|Tanktop||Network Administrator||May 2009||Main Adminstrator of the TZM Site|
|Fusionhalo||Network Adminstrator||Feb 2010||Helps to admin the Irc|
|Gman||Network Adminstrator||Nov 2009||Helps to admin the Irc|
|Apollo||Global Oper||Aug 2009||Helps to operate the IRC|
|Azzy||Global Oper||Feb 2010||Helps to operate the IRC|
|Darkdancer||Global Oper||Feb 2010||Helps to operate the IRC|
|Johneb||Global Oper||March 2010||Helps to operate the IRC|
DO NOT beg for oper or admin status, we will ask you if we need someone.
If you are very experienced with IRC and want to help us, then please join for example the #help channel or the #ZM-Moderators Channel and tell us about your skills. Thank You :-) Also http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=99999&func=view&catid=60&id=235567#238709
NickServ is a nickname service bot, is used to register and protect user nicknames.
To see the help for NickServ, type:
/msg nickserv help
"/msg nickserv" COMMANDS:
- REGISTER - Register a nickname
- CONFIRM - Confirm a nickserv auth code
- RESEND - Resend a nickserv auth code
- GROUP - Join a group
- GLIST - Lists all nicknames in your group
- IDENTIFY - Identify yourself with your password
- ACCESS - Modify the list of authorized addresses
- SET - Set options, including kill protection
- DROP - Cancel the registration of a nickname
- RECOVER - Kill another user who has taken your nick
- RELEASE - Regain custody of your nick after RECOVER
- SENDPASS - Forgot your password? Try this
- GHOST - Disconnects a "ghost" IRC session using your nick
- ALIST - List channels you have access on
- INFO - Displays information about a given nickname
- LIST - List all registered nicknames that match a given pattern
- LOGOUT - Reverses the effect of the IDENTIFY command
- STATUS - Returns the owner status of the given nickname
- UPDATE - Updates your current status, i.e. it checks for new memos
For a specific help for a nickserv command, type:
/msg nickserv help COMMAND
/msg nickserv help ghost
How to Register a Nick
You can register your nick on IRC, this is needed for other IRC Service options.
Please choose the same nick like your Forum Login, to let other people know who you are.
To register your nick, type:
/msg nickserv register PASSWORD EMAIL
/msg nickserv register Vproject21 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check your emails, after you have successfully registered.
How to Identify
After your nick is registered and confirmed, you have to identify this nick. Every time when you'll login in our IRC.
To identify your nick, type:
/msg nickserv identify PASSWORD
For Example, if your password is 'Vproject21', then type:
/msg nickserv identify Vproject21
In many clients you can put this command in an advanced option folder. Watch out for the help of your IRC Client.
Changing Services Language
You can change the language of the IRC Services, uses when sending messages to you (for example, when responding to a command you send). The number should be chosen from the following list of supported languages:
- 1 - English
- 2 - Français (French)
- 3 - Deutsch (German)
- 4 - Italiano (Italian)
- 5 - Português (Portuguese)
- 6 - Español (Spanish)
- 7 - Türkçe (Turkish)
- 8 - Catala (Catalan)
- 9 - ÅëëçíéêÜ (Greek)
- 10 - Nederlands (Dutch)
- 11 - Ðóññêèé (Russian)
- 12 - Magyar (Hungarian)
- 13 - Polski (Polish)
For Example, to change the IRC Services Language to Portuguese, type:
/msg nickserv set language 5
MemoServ is a service bot, used to record and deliver messages to users who are currently offline.
To see the help for MemoServ, type:
/msg memoserv help
"/msg memoserv" COMMANDS:
- SEND - Send a memo to a nick or channel
- CANCEL - Cancel last memo you sent
- LIST - List your memos
- READ - Read a memo or memos
- DEL - Delete a memo or memos
- SET - Set options related to memos
- INFO - Displays information about your memos
- CHECK - Checks if last memo to a nick was read
For a specific help for a memoserv command, type:
/msg memoserv help COMMAND
/msg memoserv help set
ChanServ is a channel service bot, is used to protect channel operators and help run the channel. This is convenient for the operators because they do not need to have an operator on the channel all of the time to keep their status.
To see the help for ChanServ, type:
/msg chanserv help
"/msg chanserv" COMMANDS:
- REGISTER - Register a channel
- IDENTIFY - Identify yourself with your password
- SET - Set channel options and information
- SOP - Modify the list of SOP users
- AOP - Modify the list of AOP users
- HOP - Maintains the HOP (HalfOP) list for a channel
- VOP - Maintains the VOP (VOicePeople) list for a channel
- ACCESS - Modify the list of privileged users
- LEVELS - Redefine the meanings of access levels
- AKICK - Maintain the AutoKick list
- DROP - Cancel the registration of a channel
- SENDPASS - Help retrieve lost passwords
- BAN - Bans a selected nick on a channel
- UNBAN - Remove all bans preventing you from entering a channel
- CLEAR - Tells ChanServ to clear certain settings on a channel
- OWNER - Gives you owner status on channel
- DEOWNER - Removes your owner status on a channel
- PROTECT - Protects a selected nick on a channel
- DEPROTECT - Deprotects a selected nick on a channel
- OP - Gives Op status to a selected nick on a channel
- DEOP - Deops a selected nick on a channel
- HALFOP - Halfops a selected nick on a channel
- DEHALFOP - Dehalfops a selected nick on a channel
- VOICE - Voices a selected nick on a channel
- DEVOICE - Devoices a selected nick on a channel
- GETKEY - Returns the key of the given channel
- INVITE - Tells ChanServ to invite you or a given nick into a channel
- KICK - Kicks a selected nick from a channel
- LIST - Lists all registered channels matching the given pattern
- LOGOUT - This command will logout the selected nickname
- TOPIC - Manipulate the topic of the specified channel
- INFO - Lists information about the named registered channel
- ENFORCE - Enforce various channel modes and set options
- APPENDTOPIC - Add text to a channels topic
For a specific help for a chanserv command, type:
/msg chanserv help COMMAND
/msg chanserv help set
Reportserv is a service for users to report problems. Pertaining to the irc in general, such as problems, or user problems and things of the sort.
To see the help for ReportServ, type:
/msg reportserv help
"/msg reportserv" COMMANDS:
- Report - Report a problem.--- must be more than 3 words.
SuggestServ is a service for users to suggest ideas to the irc admins. Pertaining to the irc in general, such as improvements, or a important topic..
To see the help for SuggestServ, type:
/msg suggestserv help
"/msg suggestserv" COMMANDS:
- suggest - Suggest an idea.--- must be more than 3 words.
What is +o or +h ?
An IRC Op (+o) or Halfop (+h) is a channel operator status. Operators can set channel modes, new topics and also set user rights, and they have the right to kick or ban users if they are breaking rules.
What is +v ?
An IRC voice (+v) is used if a channel is moderated (+m). The users with a voice can speak, while others cant. This means the users without a voice cannot send their text to the channel, and this has nothing to do with a mic. ;)
More IRC commands
A webchat is an IRC client that allows you to connect using a website, without having to install anything.
You can always use our Webchat in the communicate menu.
Mibbit Login Sites for The Zeitgeist Movement:
A picture how to make mibbit client settings:
If you are using Mac, can recommend using Colloquy. Colloquy is a mac-native IRC client, is Free Software; an open source project under the GNU General Public License version 2. You can get the latest version here.
Irssi (Linux, Mac)
If you are using GNU/Linux, I would recommend using Irssi. Irssi is a console based IRC client and is Free Software under the GPL. XChat is also a suitable graphical client. There are many other clients available which should be available in your default repositories. A list of IRC clients for GNU/Linux is available here.
If you are using GNU/Linux I recommend you install it via your native package manager. On Mac OS you will have to install Macports first, which is a basic package manager for Mac which contains ported applications, the package name is "irssi".
You can also compile it from source, see this page for links to up to date repositories.
To configure Irssi to auto connect to the Zeitgeist IRC channel and server, use the following config file. Place the config file in "~/irssi/config", i.e. remove the .txt extension and rename it config and move it to your home directory/irssi.
Custom Irssi config file: File:Irssiconfig.txt
Run Irssi by typing 'irssi' into your terminal after you have installed it. When it has loaded, you should have connected to the IRC channel. Type "/nick MYNICK" to change your nick from MYNICKHERE. Type "/save" to save this, and "/quit" to quit. Hold control and press n to change the active window from messages to the chat window, and type your messages to talk!
A full Irssi tutorial can be found here.
Konversation is one of the best graphical Internet Relay Chat clients. Its an Open Source application but only available for Linux so far.
Konversation works on KDE (3.2 and later) and on Gnome as well and has the following features:
- Standard IRC features
- SSL server support
- Bookmarking support
- Easy to use graphical user interface
- Multiple servers and channels in one single window
- DCC file transfer
- Multiple identities for different servers
- Text decorations and colors
- OnScreen Display for notifications
- Automatic UTF-8 detection
- Per channel encoding support
- Theme support for nick icons
- Highly configurable
Nickname Auto Identify
Press F8 in Konversation to configure the Auto Identify option for your nick.
Type in the 'service folder': nickserv
And in the 'password folder' your password for IRC.
mIRC is a proprietary IRC client for Microsoft Windows. It is better to use Free Software when possible as it guarantees the user's rights and is similar to the Zeitgeist philosophy, but this client is given as an option since it is the most popular IRC client for Windows. If you want to use Free Software, then take a look at XChat or at the other recommended IRC clients too.
- Go download MIRC. MIRC Homepage
- install the software
- run the program
- At the top left go to FILE-select server, or just press ALT+E
- Click the ADD button
- Description: Write whatever you want
- IRC Server: www.thezeitgeistmovement.com
- Port: 6677
- Group and password leave empty
- Connect to the new server
- Go to TOOLS-Channel list, or just press ALT+L
- It should say Zeitgeist.txt in the Use file. Now press Get List
- As of now, the channel is #ZeitgeistMovement
- Any gaps in the information, be responsible and either put your questions in the discussion section of this page, or update this here guide yourself. Enjoy!
Useful for real-time communication. Large amount of control-ability over chats available. Good for preventing problem users.
Autoidentify with mirc - a video 1 minute and 2 seconds long
Black text on white background hard on your eyes? Check this out :)
- Go to VIEW-Colors, or press ALT+K
- Under Scheme, choose Monochrome state, or custom
- (custom) Click on the white texts in all the boxes and change with the color pallet
- Click on the empty space in ALL the boxes, including the editbox text area and change it to black, etc.
Creating a new channel
- Go to COMMANDS-Join Channel
- Type in the new channel name. No spaces.
or do this:
To put timestamps next to each entry follow:
- TOOLS-Options, or press ALT+O
- Under IRC-Messages
- Check box timestamp events
XChat (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Xchat is an open source IRC client for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. The Versions can be downloaded here:
Using Xchat (Linux):
- Go to Settings -> Networks -> Add
- On Network Settings tab put some name there, like TZM. You can put mark on connect automatically option.
- On User and Channel settings put your nickname and on the bottom you can put channels which opens automatically. You only need to put channel name on the left side ex. #zm-translators.
- On Servers tab You need to add the server, which is www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/6677 . Note the slash and the unnormal port.
- Then press Close and go to IRC -> Connect and select the TZM channel.
Other recommended IRC clients
- HydraIRC (Windows)
- Kopete (Linux)
- Miranda IM (Windows)
- Pidgin (Linux, Mac, Windows)
- Smuxi (Linux, Windows)
More Clients you can find here.
These log files contain all the conversations that we had had on IRC since logging was set up (2009-01-24). You may read them to see what we have discussed.