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Our OpenMRS Chat on the open source Telegram Messenger is synchronized with our #OpenMRS IRC channel. Check it out for an alternate way to join our real-time chat!

#OpenMRS on irc.freenode.net

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing.

You are welcome to join the OpenMRS chat room on irc.freenode.net.

There are numerous IRC clients from which to choose or you can visit our chat room directly right here or your browser using webchat.

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How to use

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If you're new, please see http://www.irchelp.org/faq/irctutorial.html for a very helpful IRC tutorial. You can also check https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Started-with-IRC-(Internet-Relay-Chat)

Our IRC channels are available for real-time communication with other community members. It They can be an ideal way to get help with a problem you're having, discuss development ideas, or just chat and share information. (We're not always serious!)Please  Please remember: IRC is not meant to be a 24/7 helpline with immediate support. If your question is not answered right away it may be because no one is awake or no one is paying attention.

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Try addressing someone directly by putting their complete user name into your question. This might get their attention faster. You should also consider sending an e-mail to either the implementers mailing list or the developers mailing listposting a message to OpenMRS Talk.

Common IRC commands

Command to type

What it does


Code Block

/nick YourName


Sets your current nickname to YourName


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/msg NickName message


Sends message to NickName in a private chat window


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/me text


Sends text in a 3rd-person sort of way, e.g., "YourNickName starts to dance"


Code Block

/whois NickName


Shows you additional information about NickName


Code Block

/quit


Logs out of IRC

There are a lot of other commands available. Search the web for information about them.

Check OpenMRSBot IRC Bots for some customised commands.

IRC clients we like

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Browser Plugin

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Some Internet providers block the ports needed for IRC. If this is the case for you, then you can use a proxy to join the channel through a web browser. You should be able to use this page to connect.

IRC Logs

Our IRC channel is logged 24/7 in case you miss anything. The logs are updated regularly here on the Wiki and are fully searchable.

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