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=== Why use Mibbit? ===
 
=== Why use Mibbit? ===
 
* '''Security''' - Since Mibbit runs in a browser, it is restricted in what it can do to your machine. Even java applets can seriously mess up your machine, as you have to 'trust' them and give them access to everything. Mibbit on the other hand is actually running on a mibbit server. All you see in your browser is a 'view' into mibbit.
 
* '''Security''' - Since Mibbit runs in a browser, it is restricted in what it can do to your machine. Even java applets can seriously mess up your machine, as you have to 'trust' them and give them access to everything. Mibbit on the other hand is actually running on a mibbit server. All you see in your browser is a 'view' into mibbit.
* '''Ease''' - You may well not want to install a desktop client on every machine you want to access chatrooms. Setting up a desktop client can be a pain.
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* '''Ease''' - You may well not want to install a desktop client on every machine yo
* '''Portability''' - You can use mibbit from your laptop, iPhone, a cybercafe, and have access to your logs, the ability to use Pastebin without opening a new browser tab, and many more features.
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* '''Extra features''' - Some features on Mibbit are not easily implemented in desktop clients, such as image thumbnailing, typing notifications, etc.
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== Using Mibbit ==
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* [[FAQ]]
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* [[QuickStartGuide]]
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=== Using the Mibbit client ===
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==== Finding places to chat ====
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Finding interesting chat rooms can be a problem, so there's a quick and easy way to find them on Mibbit. On each of the networks we have access to, we index all the channels. To find new places to chat, just fill the input field at the top with some keyword(s), e.g., 'music trivia' and click on the 'Find channels' button. Then you'll get back a list of results, with a count of how many users are in the channel, and a description. If you click on the channel title, you can join in with the chat straight away. Easy as that!
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==== Make your own place to chat ====
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If you'd like your own chatroom, the easiest thing is to create a channel on irc.mibbit.com. Simply connect to the server, and then follow the guides [[Create Your Own Nickname]] or [[Create Your Own Channel]].
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==== Set it up just how you like it ====
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[[Category:Preferences|Preferences]]
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* [[Alias]] - You can setup aliases for your frequently used commands.
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* [[Autoconnect]] - Get Mibbit to automatically connect to your favorite servers and channels.
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* [[Special:Allpages|Index]]
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=== Using the Mibbit IRC widget on your website ===
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If you have/create your own irc channel you can also use the new [[Widget]] to embed a chatroom on your own website, allowing your visitors to easily interact, and stay on your site longer. It adds a lot to any community to be able to chat with each other. People get to know each other, and come back to your site more often. To learn more about the Mibbit widget, [[Widget|click here]].
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You can also link to Mibbit, and have some information [[pre-filled]] into the connect form. You may pass server,channel, nick over in the URL. These must be URL encoded.
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==== Mibbit modules for existing software ====
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There are also several [[Modules]] for existing software. So if you're already using a wiki/forum for your website, there may be a handy Mibbit plugin for it already.
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==== Skins ====
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If you don't like the default settings, there are some ready made [[Skins]] you can use. Alternatively you can create your own.
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=== IRC Servers ===
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All of the connections to IRC servers come from the same IP address. However, Mibbit is not, and will never be an anonymizer. Mibbit has a couple of methods it uses to notify the IRC servers of the visitors real IP address, so that the user can still be identified, and banned if needed.
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Most IRC servers have a 'session limit' which may mean that you cannot connect from mibbit. If you are unable to connect somewhere, please email us, and we will request a limit increase from them.
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All of the [[ServerList|IRC servers listed]] in the drop down are servers we have agreements with already.
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If you manage an IRC network, or your own server, please check out [[Enable_Mibbit_on_Your_IRC_Server|how to enable your own IRC server]].
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== How you can help ==
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Mibbit is in development, so if you do experience a bug, please [http://bugs.mibbit.com report it here] or in the [[Bugs]] section. Also, if there are any features you'd like to see, please add them to the [[WishList]].
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View the Mibbit Development Blog [http://blog.mibbit.com/ here].  If you'd like to see a list of the changes since July 08, visit the [[changelog]].
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If you have any general feedback, good or bad, please email us.
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To see some insight into what may be coming up take a look at [[MibbitsBrain|Mibbit's Brain]].
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About Mibbit

Mibbit is an online chat client. Mibbit supports a variety of Platforms including the main PC browsers, the wii, Nokia N800, iPhone, and probably a lot more. It does this without any plugins. Just javascript. Mibbit currently supports IRC and yahoo, with other protocols due to be supported soon. You can also use the Mibbit widget to provide real time chat on your own website.

Why use Mibbit?

  • Security - Since Mibbit runs in a browser, it is restricted in what it can do to your machine. Even java applets can seriously mess up your machine, as you have to 'trust' them and give them access to everything. Mibbit on the other hand is actually running on a mibbit server. All you see in your browser is a 'view' into mibbit.
  • Ease - You may well not want to install a desktop client on every machine yo