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I hope this isn't too much of a stupid question. I have been into Linux for a little while now. I have heard a little about IRC. I have clicked ...
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    I hope this isn't too much of a stupid question. I have been into Linux for a little while now. I have heard a little about IRC. I have clicked on to it but it seems like evertime I go there is nobody there and I really am not even sure what it is.
    Can someone give me a brief description of what it is and what it is used for and maybe a good one to go to?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    IRC stands for internet relay chat. It is really one the oldest mediums of real-time chatting. Much like "traditional" chat rooms have "rooms", IRC has channels, where people talk about whatever the topic is. Many channels are moderated, which means that somebody is viewing everthing that goes on in that channel, and these moderators can kick you and/or ban you for unacceptable behavior.
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