What is #blug?
As many as 30 of our members can be found on the OFTC IRC Network in
#blug. Come in and have a chat.
Northern Ireland now has it's own OFTC server, care of Andrew Mulholland. irc.belfastlinux.org now points to
Want to see who's chatting the most?
Check out the statistics page (kindly
provided by Andrew Mulholland).
To make everyone's IRC experience that little bit richer, try and follow these
- Please don't run /away scripts.
Please don't advertise "Now playing ...", or any form of automated message
that will cause annoyance; #blug is a channel for humans to chat in.
Please do not bring bots into #blug unless prior agreement has been reached
about their presence. cpufreak and dw are likely candidates to talk about
this with, however it will be the channel regulars that make the final
Please do not paste large amounts of text to the channel. Once again, #blug
is a channel for humans to communicate in, and it's likely that more than
one conversation is happening at any one time.
If you want to paste 5+ lines, join #flood.
Please avoid using #blug as a target for CTCP commands, especially VERSION
If you are kicked or banned from #blug, it is because the general consensus
thinks you shouldn't be in the channel. Do not try to thwart any bans
placed, as it will only cause irritation to the operators, and you getting
Try keeping automation in your IRC client to a minimal. This is targetted
especially at auto-rejoin on kick.
Do not keep clones in the channel. The only time a clone might be
needed in an IRC channel is if the IRC network is prone to splits, or you
are trying to thwart a ban.
In the case of the IRC network being at fault, please join #OFTC and air
your complaints there. Please note that we originally chose OFTC
because of the high reliability of the network, and the well-organised
Around the beginning of 2002, a few members of the group (Russell, Sean,
Pete, and David) spontaneously joined #blug for no particular reason. They
talked for a bit, then fell silent. This quietness (known on IRC as 'idling')
was only broken with the occasional
Is anyone here?, or
The real explosion happened around the beginning of May 2002, when a new group
member (Nicky King) posted a question to the list asking if
the group had an IRC channel.
Someone replied and within a matter of hours, we had a good 20-strong IRC
channel. That's it really.