Common Chatroom Commands

These commands are the most common commands used in the chat. There are 3 syntax conventions that you need to remember with Chat commands.

  1. All Chat commands begin with the forward slash, “/”. Anything else you type is considered text typed to the screen as normal conversation.
  2. All channel names begin with a pound sign, “#”.
  3. Chat is not case sensitive. So you can use either upper, lower, or mixed case letters if you wish in your commands.

Note: the use of the “#” indicates that the channel name should be substituted…i.e. #teenadvice

  • /me <action> – used to make action lines. (example: /me hugs some_person – This would display in the chat as: *OverDrive hugs some_person).
  • /nick <new_nickname> – used to change your current nickname to something else. (example: /nick something_else).
  • /away <away message> – used to tell others you are not currently at your computer when they message you or do a /whois on you. To set yourself back, type /away again. (example: /away I went to school).
  • /ignore <nickname> – used to prevent someone from talking to you and from you seeing what they say. If a person is being a nuisance, this is what you type. (example: /ignore OverDrive).
  • /quit <message> – used to quit the chat. A quit message may be added to the command, but is optional. (example: /quit or /quit see ya later!).
  • /whois <nickname> – used to get info on a nick. (example: /whois OverDrive).
  • /whowas <nickname> – used to get info on a nick that has just left IRC or a person who has just changed their nick. (example: /whowas OverDrive).
  • /join <#> – used to join a channel. (example: /join #teenadvice).
  • /part <#> – used to leave a channel (example: /part #teenadvice).
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