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What is IRC?
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application protocol used for real time chatting. IRC was invented by Jarkko Oikarinen.

What is IRC Archive?
A collection of logs from public channels.

What's the purpose of Archive?
Many logs contain useful advice and information on subjects such as: software, hardware, technology, music, etc.
Others are just fun to read.
Some are completely trash.

I am scared that my mom would read my chat and punish me, what can I do?
On request, a nickname/name can be randomized to improve privacy.

Can I see user IPs?
IPs are private information and not logged. Also actions such as join/parts/kicks/bans are irrelevant and are not included.

How reliable is the information here?
There is no guarantee of the accuracy or reliability of any advice or information you can find here. Pretty much the same as the rest of the Internet.

What are the Font/Colors buttons for?
[superseded] Sometimes logs are easier to read if messages of the same person have the same color but different from the other messages. Just test and see which fits you best.

What is "(Action)" in so many messages?
It's the /me blabla IRC command.

When was this project started?
In 2005, but unfortunately there are many gaps: 2007-2008 and 2012-2015