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 +== Smoothie IRC Channel
  
 +IRC, or "Internet Relay Chat", is a nice way to chat directly with other community members, and get answers faster than using forums or mailing lists.
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 +Before you use Smoothie's IRC channel, please read the following advice : 
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 +{{page>help-guidelines}}
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 +<callout type="success" icon="true" title=" IRC-specific recommendations">
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 +* Do not ask if you can ask for help, or ask if anyone is around, just ask your question. 
 +* Stay around until somebody answers, some times are more active than others, if you stick around somebody will maybe answer you an hour from now.
 +* Be polite : Remember you are talking to volunteers who could be having a beer with their friends but are here helping you instead.
 +* Be precise : The more information you give, and the more clearly you give it, the better others will be able to help you.
 +* If somebody tells you to read the documentation, they are not being mean to you, they are just pointing out that your question is answered in the documentation, and that it is more fair for you to read your answer there, than for them to help you when that time could be instead spent helping somebody whose question is not answered in the documentation.
 +* Don't repeat : People can read your question even long after you have asked it, repeating it will only cause others to be annoyed.
 +* Stay on the channel and help others, that's how we build a friendly community in which it is easy to get help.
 +* If your question was not answered in the documentation, add it to the documentation : the documentation is a wiki anyone can edit, please help us make it more complete.
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 +</callout>
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 +== Connecting
 +
 +Smoothie's room is on the [[https://libera.chat/|Libera IRC]] server, the channel is : <kbd>#smoothieware</kbd> (moved there from its historical home at Freenode after [[https://hackaday.com/2021/05/22/irc-will-never-die/|trouble]])
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 +If you don't have an IRC client, you can use the web-based one [[https://libera.chat/guides/clients|here]]
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 +Please note you can also get help on more general 3D printing topics in the <kbd>#reprap</kbd> channel, on the same server.
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 +For Smoothie development discussion, you can also join the <kbd>#smoothiedev</kbd> channel.
 +
 +=== Web Client
 +
 +If you do not wish to install a desktop IRC client, you can alternatively use a web-based IRC client.
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 +There are several you can find online, what is important is that you connect to the <key>irc.libera.chat</key> server, with the port <key>6697</key>, and enter the channel <key>#smoothieware</key> 
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 +Here is a direct link that should allow you to enter this configuration using the [[https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.libera.chat:+6697/#reprap|KiwiIRC web-based client, right from your browser]] or [[https://web.libera.chat/#reprap|Libera's own WebChat]].