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There is an "unofficial" MetaFilter IRC channel on irc.slashnet.org, channel #mefi. If you have an IRC client that supports it, simply click this link.
There is no cabal.
We like our bots.
- douglbutt - Posts to Twitter as @douglbutt. Greatest hits.
- GIR - Resident answerbot.
- shake - Resident idiot savant Markov bot.
- 1 Download and configure an IRC client.
- 2 Connect to the server irc.slashnet.org.
- 3 Join the channel #mefi. (Type /join #mefi if there's no obvious button or dialog box for joining channels in your IRC client.)
- 4 Say hello!
- 5 ???
- 6 Profit!
There is also an "official" MetaFilter chat room at chat.metafilter.com. Log in with YourMefiUsername@chat.metafilter.com and your MetaFilter password.
On April 19th during the manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, a series of New York Post parody headlines were shared in the chatroom.
MetaFilter gaming group Mefightclub also has an IRC channel on server irc.lunarnet.org, channel #mefightclub.