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What IRC client do you use?


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Poll: Which IRC client do you use? (25 member(s) have cast votes)

Which client?

  1. Pidgin (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  2. MIRC (8 votes [32.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.00%

  3. HyrdaIRC (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  4. Ice chat (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. The website's client (You have not downloaded one) (4 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  6. Chatzilla (6 votes [24.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  7. Other (1 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  8. X-Chat (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Brad

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 13:05

Just a topic to gain some insight on a good client for people to use, to help them out in picking one.

If you would, list some pros and/or cons about your client.

I use Pidgin.
Pros:
  • I can configure it to auto identify my nick
  • It assigns each person in the conversation a colour, to help keep track
  • Custom smilies
  • If your name is mentioned in conversation, it makes a sound and higlights that line
  • Opens the chat in a window


Cons:
  • I cannot configure it to do the commands I want when entering the room
  • Does not support formatting such as italic or bold, but I can view them

Edited by Brad, 02 August 2009 - 13:26.

You almost did, didn't you?

#2 Bob

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 13:15

I use Pidgin as well, here are a couple more pros:

- Has many plugins available, so a lot of room for customisation (for example: spell checker, guifications (adds notifications in the bottom right-hand corner similar to MSN) and many more)
- Tabs, easy to keep track of multiple channels
- Supports other protocols (e.g. MSN, ICQ, etc.)

additional cons:
- When you right click a name, you have a limited amount of options, speaking from an ops point of view, would be nice to have options to de/voice, etc.
- Although has plugins, still quite limited


Another good client to try is Trillian Astra, has some neat features of it's own, and looks very stylish.
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#3 CJ

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 13:19

I used mIRC before, but know I'm using ChatZilla

Pros:
  • I can configure it to auto identify my nick
  • Custom smilies
  • If you get a message on Private chat, or you nick is mentioned in the chat, the window highlights on the taskbar
  • Integrated in Firefox, and configured to handle all IRC links
  • Can be configured to enter a list of specific commands when connecting to a server
  • Tabbed browsing for multiple channels
  • Great list of commands when you right click a nick (especially for ops)
  • Is affected by Firefox Spell Checker


Cons:
  • Does not support formatting such as italic or bold, and cannot view them as well
  • I cannot configure it to do the commands I want when entering the room
  • No plugins

Edited by Commander Carl, 02 August 2009 - 13:19.

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I bet I could program an internet


#4 Destiny

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 13:24

mIRC. Simplicity works for me. All text, no smilies and such. Tabs. Highlights.
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#5 CodeCat

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 13:25

mIRC and X-Chat are probably the most complete clients out there, and are specifically geared towards more advanced use. Both support plugins and scripting.
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#6 BeefJeRKy

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 08:18

I discovered Pidgin when I got Ubuntu and I like it because its simple and has tabs etc...
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#7 Ascendancy

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:36

I use HydraIRC here, it just seems to work (though, admittedly I'm not in the FS IRC channel, but I do use it for Red Alert: A Path Beyond's IRC channel hosted by MP-Gaming).
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#8 Libains

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:54

Chatzilla - it works across both Mac and Windows platforms thanks to it's integration into Firefox, and it gets the job done.
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#9 SorataZ

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 14:58

Nettalk for me, simple and effective.

#10 Hottwire

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 19:16

I am using mIRC 6.35 with INVISION 3.1.1 (June 09)

Basically this is the standard mIRC with lots of useful addons, scripts and tools built in and a really nicer default interface.
I added lots more of my own scripts to it and its so useful to have.

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Standard with channel right click menu

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Please note that some scripts are added on by me, and will not be included in the standard invision

However when i use my MAC I use Colloquy :P
and for Linux i tend to use irssi

Edited by Hottwire, 31 March 2010 - 19:23.

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#11 Warbz

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 20:36

^eye rape.

I use mIRC. Just 'cos.

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#12 Bob

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 20:39

and yet you're never in our channel. >_>
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#13 Warbz

    IRC is just a multiplayer notepad.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 20:40

You're not missing much. :P
Would but I can never find Acidchat in the server list and I cba to find a work around or something.
Only really use it to find COD4 mixes and for the Multiplay iSeries IRC.

Edited by W!, 31 March 2010 - 20:41.


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#14 Hottwire

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 23:34

See if you had invision then you can just add acidchat (spicylemons) to your autoconnect :sly:

oh and how is it eye rape? lol

Edited by Hottwire, 31 March 2010 - 23:35.

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#15 ΓΛPTΘΓ

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 00:06

Thou use MIRC to contact our fellow holy knights.
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