IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is an internet protocol that allows multiple users to connect to a server and chat. Each IRC "server" can be connected to by a person, then someone joins a "channel" with the particular subject they are interested in.
The ArchiveTeam uses IRC as it's one-stop shop for coordinating official and unofficial AT projects.
You can log the channels where you are using your client, generally. But if you want a 24/7 bot logging your channel, you can use a script like this (change the server and channel variables).
ArchiveTeam on IRC
Below are a list of the IRC channels the ArchiveTeam uses to control all it's projects, in no particular order. All these channels are on the EFNet network.
|Channel name||Channel hashtag||Channel description||Status|
|In use channels|
|Archive Team||#archiveteam||The main channel of the ArchiveTeam, mainly used for news and such.|
|AT Chat||#atchat||A few random people talking about a few, random, offtopic things.|
|ArchiveMeme||#archivememe||An unofficial fan channel started by BlueMax. http://memegenerator.net/ArchiveTeam|
|Currently active projects|
|BashUp||#bashup||The ArchiveTeam Quote Backup Project, dedicated to backing up quote databases (such as Bash.org) and similar websites (similar to FMyLife or MyLifeIsAverage).||Active|
|Forever Alone||#foreveralone||The Friendster backup project.||Active|
|Google Grape||#googlegrape||Main channel for coordinating the Google Video project.||Semi-Active|
|BOINC Google||#boincgoogle||Sub-channel for the Google Video project, for details about running the distributed-download software||Semi-Active|
|Currently idle or complete projects|
|FlickrFckr||#flickrfckr||The Flickr backup project of the Archive Team. Not needed just yet, but it's a Yahoo owned service, so we're always prepped.||Idle|
|WikiTeam||#wikiteam||The Wiki backup project. Any wiki can be backed up here.||Idle|
|ProdigalSon||#prodigalson||The backup project for pages.prodigy.net.||Idle|
|ArchiveBox||#archivebox||The project started by jch to provide a virtual machine that can download ArchiveTeam projects with predetermined scripts and tools.||Idle|
|GetMUD||#getmud||The multi-user-dungeon backup project of the Archive Team. Currently no progress as of yet.||Idle|
|URLTeam||#urlteam||The URL shortener backup project of the ArchiveTeam. To quote: "URL shortening = fucking bad idea"||Idle|
|Space Invaders||#spaceinvaders||The Windows Live Spaces backup project.||Idle|