Until very recently, the Seals have only had access to one or two channels for rescue operations. This quick article is designed to tell you what channels will be on IRC, how to join them, and what they are used for!
How to Join Channels
The simplest and easiest way to join a channel is to type out a join command. Nearly universally, this command is
/join #Channel-Name. Remember to include the # at the start of the channel!
Many clients also include channel browsers for use in quickly locating channels. Check your client's docs for details!
General chat, discussion, and talking with guests and others. It is recommended you set your client to auto-join this channel.
Name gives it away, doesn't it? This is our rescue and coordination "business end" for Seal and Fisher rescues. It is recommended you set your client to auto-join this channel.
This channel is restricted for use by Trainers. Please don't bother them during drills! Our new Seals are being trained here.
This is a channel used for talking to Clients after cases, especially failed Code Blacks or other such activities. Other Seals may join here to give their feedback about the cases, howver please let Dispatchers talk to clients without interruption as a general rule.
This is a development, discussion, and testing channel for use by the Cyberseals. Have a question, need tech support, or want to just talk shop, this is your place to ask and talk outside of the regular channels. In general, though you will have access to the channel, you won't usually need to join it.
This channel is a dedicated workspace for all Code Black Rescues. Unlike Discord, clients only need to be shuttled to here if there is an already ongoing standard repair where a dedicated channel is needed. If the Code Black is the only case ongoing, it may remain in Repair Requests.
This channel, similar to Cybers, is often used for testing and development of new bots, new permissions, and changes upcoming to the IRC server. In general, though you will have access to the channel, you won't usually need to join it.