There are various ways to connect with other WikiTide users and volunteers in real-time. One of these ways is to connect with us via Internet Relay Chat (IRC). WikiTide has an ample presence on the Libera.Chat IRC network. There, you can talk with all our volunteers and solicit help or discuss particular topics.
Many IRC channels are also relayed to our Discord server so if you're on Discord, there is no need to connect to our IRC channels to receive assistance in certain channels and vice versa.
Access[edit | edit source]
To access our IRC, you may click the little green "connect" button next to any channel below to open a web client or you can use any IRC client you wish.
Many of our IRC channels are moderated by designated IRC operators but some channels may have different operators depending on their purpose (for example, a feed channel for a wiki may have local wiki administrators as operators and not system administrators and so on). If you have any questions, please contact them.
If you are banned for any reason from our IRC channels, please contact an IRC operator or email srewikitide.org.
Cloaks[edit | edit source]
If you are a WikiTide user in good standing with an on wiki account, you may request a WikiTide IRC cloak (in the form of @WikiTide/<Username>) from an IRC Group Contact. To request one, please mention it in our main channel or send the Group Contact a private message.
If a cloak holder engages in behaviour which reflects negatively on the project and is unbecoming of a volunteer, they may have their cloak revoked without warning.
Channels[edit | edit source]
This is a general directory of IRC channels of importance. This doesn't reflect all IRC channels which exist in the
Main[edit | edit source]
- connect (logs) - general discussion related to WikiTide
- connect (logs) - channel for contacting or for requesting assistance from WikiTide Site Reliability Engineers
- connect - a public channel to inform CVT members of any vandalism or spam on a wiki.
Feeds[edit | edit source]
- connect - Feed channel for CVT monitoring bots
- connect - an IRC Recent Changes feed of all public wikis
- connect - IRC Recent Changes Feed for meta.wikitide.org
For IRC Operators, please see IRC/Ops.
Logging[edit | edit source]
Some channels are logged on wm-bot.wmcloud.org. They are listed above with links to their logs.
- Note: Using IRC without an IRC cloak will display your IP address to those currently in the channel at the time, so you are encouraged to request a libera.chat cloak and use SASL authentication to hide your IP address.
Memos[edit | edit source]
If you want to talk with an user but they aren't currently online, you can leave them a memo using MemoServ. MemoServ will DM the user informing them that they have a memo from you when they log in, along with instructions on how to read the memo.
HELP to MemoServ through DM (for example
/msg MemoServ HELP) for a list of commands. To send a memo, send
SEND <IRC username> <content of the memo> to MemoServ via DM. For example:
/msg MemoServ SEND ChanServ pls gimme op on #libera.
Bots[edit | edit source]
There are some bots that we use (some are owned by WikiTide, some are not). Before adding a bot to a channel, please ask an operator first.
- WikiTideLogBot - Logs items on Server Admin Log
- WikiTideLSBot - Relays log items issued directly from the server by the system administrator to IRC from their issuing the
logsalmsgcommand. WikiTideLogBot, in turn, logs the items to the Server Admin Log.
- WikiTideRC - feeds recent changes from all public wikis to IRC (#wikitide-feed)
- wm-bot - displays personalised commands (i.e. "good night") and others. Also provides channel logging. For details see this
- botifico - displays GitHub actions on the WikiTide Repositories
- WikiTideRelay - Relays messages between IRC and WikiTide's Discord.
- StreamBoWT - Reports recent changes from specified wikis/pages/logs to specified channels.
Stalkwords[edit | edit source]
Stalkwords are words that can be used to get the attention of an entire group of people in an emergency.
- !ops - Used to get immediate attention of channel operators in the event of an active situation requiring moderation powers on IRC.
- !sre - Used to get immediate attention of as much of SRE as possible in an emergency. Please note that this is only to be used when an issue requires that as many people as possible get on an issue. This may at some point trigger SMS notifications and be used to wake up people / alert in a very spammy way. Incidents that require this ping should affect the entire farm and a significant proportion of users. (Cache proxy down, Database failures affecting a whole cluster, 502/3s lasting more than a few minutes etc., inability to edit despite logging in/out for all users)