Do you want to chat with others from r/stopdrinking?
Our main chat is:
Sometimes, usually spontaneously, we also meet at:
Wherever it be, come in, say "hi" and stay a while. Or, if you just want to lurk, that's fine too.
To get a flavor of the more silly-side of the channel take a look at our quote database.
The webchat web-based client (kiwi) will get you connected quickly with no fuss but for maximum enjoyment consider using a dedicated IRC client. There are many to choose from and this is not the best place to go into detail on all that are available but here are some popular recommendations:
Since keeping our anonymity is important to a lot of us here take note that snoonet provides some features to assist in this by hiding the IP number that one uses to connect with from other users of the system. If you don't happen to care about this that's okay and you need not do anything special. On the other hand, if you do then read on.
Snoonet will automatically garble your actual IP address or hostname when you connect. Even though your actual IP address will not be shared, it may be possible for others to determine your general location (that is, state or country), based on the garbled version.
You can go further and get a permanent "cloak" by registering your NICK (nickname) and requesting a cloak.
Registering your nick
Here is how to register a nick:
If you don't promptly receive a reply email message, check your spam folder (especially if you use gmail).
Once your nick is registered, you can request a cloak by typing EXACTLY this:
/msg hostserv take user/$account
To identify yourself (e.g. login) later, it is easiest to use the password field on your irc client or on the webchat. However, if that should happen to fail, you can identify yourself manually like so:
Your cloak will not be activated until you've identified with NickServ.
You can make sure no one uses your nick when you are not around by doing
You can see what others see about you by typing