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Menu (top left corner) > Options > Hide Joins/Parts/Quits. You can also try some desktop IRC client.


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The "Auth to Services" option lets you log in when you have registered with Freenode's NickServ, which reserves your nickname and provides other privileges. This SuperUser post has a guide for signing up with NickServ with webchat if you haven't done so before.


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You haven't said which IRC client you're using, so I'll be using Freenode's Kiwi chat as an example. Most IRC clients will have tabs for each channel you're in and each private messaging conversation you have with a user. They will also generally have a Status channel. This channel gives information about the server and your connection to said server. To ...


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Kiwi IRC dev here—the network tabs not closing when you issue a /quit is a known bug right now and should be fixed soon. It will most likely in the next release in the upcoming week, which includes closing networks via the UI also.


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Your command is bad. If you want to identify to NickServ, the command is /msg nickserv identify (password), registering is /msg nickserv register (password) (email) "Joe" is not a valid command :)


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Commands usually have a slash in front and channels a hash in front. If you are connected to IRC, then to join a channel you would type: /join #super-fancy-channel


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