IRC information - w3c/wcag2ict Wiki

IRC is the communication channel used for all meeting conversations. IRC is there for us to record meeting attendance, manage the speaker queue, share links, and create minutes of in-meeting conversations, actions, and decisions.

IRC channel information

Channel for the WCAG2ICT task force: #wcag2ict

Server: irc.w3.org

Port: 6665

IRC clients

You can simply use the direct IRC link: irc.w3.org. However, IRC clients can be convenient to use. Here's a couple I've used and liked:

  • MacOS Chrome plugin: CIRC - free
  • Native Windows application: mirc - $20 licensing fee
  • Textual IRC Client (MacOS and Windows versions available): www.textualapp.com - $7.99 licensing fee

Other IRC clients are available and Mozilla published a list of popular IRC applications.

IRC commands

The following sections contain some basic IRC commands you'll find most useful during meetings.

Queue management

Command Usage
q+ Add yourself to the queue.
q+ to Text reminder of your choice Add yourself to the queue and displays the text reminder when you're acknowledged. Example: q+ to bring up this important thought I have.
q- Remove yourself from the queue.
q? List who is in the queue.
ack irc-nickname Acknowledges the person using the nickname and removes them from the queue. SHORTCUT: You can type the first few letters of the irc nickname but be sure that they are a unique sequence for the list of people attending.

Other useful commands

Command Usage
present+ Meeting minutes will list you as present.
/me Text you want to show up in IRC This text shows in IRC chat, but does not get added to the meeting minutes.
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