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Growstuff uses IRC for real-time chat among its project participants. Everyone is welcome! Conversation is mostly on the subject of the Growstuff project, but friendly chit-chat also happens.

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How to connect

Server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #growstuff

Anyone can connect to IRC using IRC client software (various options are available for all OSes) or by using a http://webchat.freenode.net/ ... all you have to do is choose a nickname (any short name to identify yourself, such as your Twitter handle or similar) and connect to the #growstuff channel.

Bots

We have some bots in the channel. These look like people, but are actually software.

Espalier

Espalier is the github notification bot. It uses github's hooks to notify the channel whenever a change is made to the Growstuff/growstuff repository.

(Why espalier? Because of the branching.)

Tansy

Tansy is an infobot. She runs on flooterbuck software, which is quite ancient but which does the job.

You can use the following commands:

X is Y
Tansy will remember anything you say that fits this pattern
X?
Tansy will answer with "X is Y"
something++ or something--
adds or removes karma from whatever -- this is used to express approval/disapproval of that thing
karma something
tells you the current cumulative karma of that thing

There are more, but you'll probably pick them up pretty easily if you watch her in the channel


Weekly gatherings

We used to hold weekly gatherings on IRC every Wednesday, but stopped at the end of 2013. Below are some transcripts of them.

Transcripts

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