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Here's an idea... create an infobox template for channel pages. It could have fields for server, admin (or founder(s)), channel premise, rating (as in PG-13, XXX, etc), website... that sort of thing. And maybe a link to direct-connect to the channel, using an IRC:// browser link. Like [1]. KaloFoxfire 01:45, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

IRC clients[edit]

I don't think information about specific IRC clients is appropriate for a WikiFur article. -- Sine 06:08, 14 May 2007 (UTC) --I agree Electricfox

irc channel pages[edit]

I was attempting to create a page for the #mifur channel, but # is a special character. What should the page name be?


I'm not seeing the need for this to be an article on WikiFur. Perhaps a line or two at Category:Chat networks. -- Sine 01:49, 7 September 2013 (EDT)

Counterpoint. Missed the day of furry BBSes, but when I got involved in internet furry fandom, and even thought I caught the tail end of it, IRC play a tremendous role of communication between furs of that time, along the furry newsgroups. Furnet channels, specially #furry, would host 100s of user connections, which help coordinate furry convention data, art exchanges, furry gossip, and just fandom information being exchanged in real time.
The BBSes died, The newsgroups atrophied, and furry IRC use declined after the advent of the Burned furs debacle, and the split of Anthrochat from Furnet, but a recent visit to both servers still show quite a substantial use of the service, strangely enough, and many furry related groups and websites still have a presence there.
More or less the Livejournal/Facebook/Twitter of that time period. The only problem I see in this article is that it doesn't present enough dat and it's impact on furry. - Spirou 18:26, 10 September 2013 (EDT)