First of all you're gonna need to go here:
There you're going to pick your nickname, I recommend the same nickname you use on the forums so we know who you are.
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After you click connect you will see a bunch of text and a text input at the bottom. This is where you can type your commands and messages. First, you're gonna need to register using these instructions:
If you don't wanna read through that, basically you will have to type this in:
/msg nickserv register <password> <email>
Notice the blackslash (/) in front of there. You are sending a message to nickserv, Freenode's registration and authentication bot and telling them that you wanna register your nickname with them using your selected password and to send you the confirmation email to your email address.
Example, after I've logged in as FBis251 I can do
/msg nickserv register mypassword firstname.lastname@example.org
You will then get an email address giving you instructions on how to verify your account, something along the lines of this:
In order to complete your registration, you must send the following
command on IRC:
/msg NickServ VERIFY REGISTER FBis251 asdf351zxcv8
You then need to type in THAT command to verify your account
Now it'll say that you're verified, which means you can now change your password to something you can actually remember. Run this command:
/MSG NickServ SET PASSWORD mynewpassword
Now you're done with the account setup! You can now join our channel by typing in
You can now chat with us
Notice that now when you want to join the channel you will need to be verified. Since you have already created your account, next time you go to http://webchat.freenode.net/
You can check the "auth to services" checkbox and put your username and password in there. If you don't do that every time you won't be able to join our channel until you do.