Sonic Retro has an IRC channel! In #retro, you can talk about pretty much anything with fellow forum members—Sonic, what you had for dinner last night, and what's generally on your mind. For the most part, it's pretty lax, and a lot more upbeat and laid back than the forum itself. There's a few guidelines to keep in mind, but as long as you do, there's not much you have to worry about. Server Details: Server: irc.badnik.net Channel: #retro CGI:IRC Client: Here. Port List: 5190, 6660-6669, 8067 SSL Port: 6697 (please note that our SSL certificate is NOT signed, so you may need to alter your client settings appropriately.) If you don't have an IRC client, we recommend this free version of X-Chat. If you can't use an IRC client and CGI:IRC doesn't work for you, you can use Mibbit and select "BadnikNET [WebIRC]" from the drop-down server list. The Rules: 1. Don't be a dick. IRC is used as a means for the community to chill out and have fun, and when you come into the channel with a chip on your shoulder, you spoil the experience for everyone. Don't start fights with people over petty things and be a jackass simply because you have the capacity to. You don't have to talk to or like everyone (that's what /ignore is for), but you don't have to screw it up for everyone else. "Being a dick" also covers things like linking to shock images, being confrontational with the staff or flooding/bullshitting because the chat is dead. You know what dickish behavior is. Just don't do it. 2. No linespanning, ASCII dumping, or bigtext. When there's a flood of text it's hard to talk. You may paste conversations or article snippets into the chat, but try to keep it to around 5 lines max. 3. DCC SEND exploit = Instant ban. 4. Be nice to bots. Do not abuse Tina, Sheena or Motobug. If you want to bring a bot of your own onto the network, please contact Scarred Sun first. 5. Save the drama for your mama. We tend to not react well to people whining. If you're banned, you're banned—don't bitch about it. If you get kicked/killed/banned/whatever for doing something, take the hint, and, uh, don't do it. 6. If you link to NWS content, please note that by saying NWS. 7. Don't piss off the ops. Unless you want to get banned, anyway. We encourage as many members as possible to check out the IRC channel. Come on in, and keep it classy with the rest of the Retro crew!