Monday Night IRC Chat
Page last updated on 4/3/23
Seattle Robotics Society members can be found online at all hours on any day of the week, in the #SeattleRobotics channel on irc.libra.chat. This is an informal chat session and is a great place to come ask live questions of SRS members, seek help for technical problems, or just chat about robotics.
Each week, SRS members host a “Monday Night Chat” in this channel. The channel tends to be the most active around this time, with lots of people online chatting. The ‘official’ time is 7 – 9 p.m. Pacific Time PT, but there are people from many time zones, so discussions often take place outside this time frame.
There is a maintained list of common clients on the Libera site:
If you have problems, post a message on the SeattleRobotics@groups.io discussion group.
Connecting to IRC Libra Chat
Here’s the basic information that you’ll need to tell your IRC client:
Username: (choose something you like, see the section below for info on registering your nickname)
Password: (enter this if you’ve registered a nickname, otherwise leave it blank)
Advanced settings, which your client will probably set by default:
Port: 6697 (TLS Encoded)
Joining #SeattleRobotics chat
Use your client’s command for joining a chat and specify #SeattleRobotics when prompted for the channel. If you are prompted for a password, leave it blank.
Registering a nickname
It is a good idea to register a nickname that you like to use. See Libera’s Knowledge-base page on “Nickname Registration”for details on how to do this.
The reason for the move away from Freenode and the Crown Prince of Korea. https://fosspost.org/freenode-
Interactive Email with Groups.io
The SeattleRobotics group was created on Groups.io to replace the Yahoo group after that system was shut down. Please join this list and continue to contribute. Information and guidelines for this group are listed below.
We have a few rules that are summarized below.
- Contribute anything technical that you feel is appropriate for the group.
- Share cool websites or other interesting information with the group.
- Help others find resources and information related to their questions and on robotics.
- Conduct other club business as needed.
- Don’t do flames, personal attacks, or otherwise act poorly. Poor conduct is NOT allowed on our list.
- Don’t post pure commercials. These are NOT allowed.
- Don’t post spam or very nearly spam-like postings.