Setting up IRC
IRC is very fun, but unlike AOL's Chat Rooms, you have to know some commands. Here are some basic ones:

To get into a room which you know the name of:

/JOIN #channel
example: /join #irchelp
This will join you to the #irchelp channel. If the channel you specified doesn't exist, a channel with that name will be created for you.

To leave a room:

/PART #channel

Leave a channel.
example: /part #irchelp

To Get a listing of Rooms:

/LIST [#string] [-MIN #] [-MAX #]

Lists currently available channels. You can also tell mIRC to show only channels with a minimum and a maximum number of people. If you specify a #string then mIRC will only list channels with that string in their title.
example: /list
example: /list -min 5 -max 20
example /list #love

To send an AOL-Style "Instant Message":

/QUERY nickname message

Open'swindow to this user and send them a private message.

To change your Nickname:

/NICK nickname

Changes your nickname to whatever you like.

To Leave and tell everyone why:

/QUIT [reason]

This will disconnect you from IRC and will give the optional message as the reason for your departure. example: /quit I'm going to bed!

Sabercat's Personal List of IRC Servers:

us.undernet.org:6664 (UNDERNET)
ca.undernet.org:6663 (UNDERNET)
eu.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Norman.OK.US.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
SanDiego.CA.US.Undernet.org:6668(UNDERNET)
Atlanta.GA.us.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Austin.TX.us.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Ann-arbor.mi.us.undernet.org:6666 (UNDERNET)
Chicago.IL.us.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Blacksburg.va.us.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Manhattan.KS.US.UnderNet.org:6668 (UNDERNET)
London.UK.eu.Undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Lowell.ma.us.undernet.org:6661 (UNDERNET)
Montreal.qu.ca.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Norman.OK.US.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Phoenix.AZ.us.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
StLouis.MO.US.UnderNet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Toronto.ON.ca.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
Vancouver.BC.ca.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Washington.DC.us.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
Dallas.Tx.US.Undernet.org:6662 (UNDERNET)
springfield.mo.us.undernet.org:6667 (UNDERNET)
springfield.mo.us.undernet.org:6664 (UNDERNET)
lowell.ma.us.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
okc.ok.us.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
SaltLake.UT.US.UnderNET.Org:6667(UNDERNET)
Monticello.AR.US.Undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
SanDiego.CA.US.Undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
Amsterdam.NL.EU.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
Diemen.NL.EU.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
Oslo.NO.EU.Undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
Lulea.se.eu.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
Ljubljana.Si.Eu.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
Caen.Fr.Eu.UnderNet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
auckland.nz.undernet.org:6667(UNDERNET)
irc1.cerf.net:6667 (EFNET)
irc.bridge.net:6666 (EFFNET)
irc.gate.net:6667(EFFNET)
irc2.blackened.com:6667(EFFNET)
irc.psinet.com:6667(EFFNET)
irc.neosoft.com:6667(EFFNET)
igc.dal.net:6667 (DALNET)
voyager.ca.us.DAL.net:6667(DALNET)
spider.ca.us.DAL.net:6667(DALNET)
phoenix.tx.us.DAL.net:6667(DALNET)
mystic.ky.us.dal.net:6667(DALNET)
stlouis.mo.us.dal.net:6667(DALNET)
irc.mtv.com:6667 (MTV)

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