Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is the chat protocol of choice for the official 4chan cup chat. Managers are required to submit their live managing instructions through IRC to the commissioner.
IRC is segmented into networks and channels; implyingrigged runs its own network consisting of one server, and the channel everyone usually hangs out in is #4chancup.
Connecting to the IRC
|Port||6667, 5555 or 55555|
If you have an IRC client installed already, simply follow this link to connect.
If you cannot connect, message f4rhanakodlmg or drborisg on Skype, or email, and mention your IP. You may be accidentally caught in the spam- and proxy-filter, which was introduced to make ban-evasion more difficult.
Registering your Nick
By default, nicknames on IRC are not protected, which means anyone can use a nickname if it isn't already in-use by a connected user. However, most IRC networks (including this one) provide services to register a nickname.
Type the following command to register your nickname:
/ns register [password] [e-mail]
Replace [password] and [e-mail] with your appropriate information.
Most clients will have a setting to auto-identify you with NickServ once you connect. If you don't have one or wish to do this manually, simply type
/ns identify [password]
when NickServ tells you to to log in to your NickName. Otherwise, your name will be forcefully changed after a while.
Setting a vHost
If you want to display a fancy custom hostname instead of the actual place you're connecting from, you may use the HostServ service to request one. Hosts need to consist of letters and dots just like a real hostname. To do this, type:
/msg HostServ request [Your.vHost.Here]
Where [Your.vHost.Here] is the host of your choosing, e.g. the.city.of.sp.
Your vHost needs to manually be accepted by one of the server admins (f4r, Ved or DrBorisG).
To chat with someone privately (for example the commissioner to submit your live managing instructions), type
to open a private chat with them.