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<h1>Note:<br><br>the US datacenter seems to be under a severe DoS attack, we are working on a solution.</h1>
 
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<h2>widgets only connect to irc.mibbit.net until the server admins update their config, see [[Enable_Mibbit_on_Your_IRC_Server]]</h2>
 
 
 
 
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== About Mibbit ==
 
== About Mibbit ==
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Mibbit is an online chat client that supports a variety of [[Platforms]] including all popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. It does this without any special browser plugins; a Javascript-enabled browser/device is all that is required. The Mibbit Widget Manager is used by many webmasters to provide a real time chat window embedded onto their websites.
Mibbit is an online chat client. Mibbit supports a variety of [[Platforms]] including the main PC browsers, the wii, Nokia N800, [http://www.apple.com/webapps/socialnetworking/mibbitircclient.html iPhone], and probably a lot more. It does this without any plugins. Just javascript.
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Mibbit currently supports IRC and Twitter, with other protocols due to be supported soon. You can also use the Mibbit widget to provide real time chat on your own website.
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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.
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* '''Security''' - Unlike Java chat applets which require not only a download of a file to your machine, but also requires 'trusted' access to your machine, Mibbit provides enhanced security and utilises the web browser's built-in security features over which you have full control.
* '''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''' - Now you can access chat rooms without the need to install a desktop client on every machine you use.
* '''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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* '''Portability''' - You can use Mibbit from your laptop, desktop or phone.
* '''Extra features''' - Some features on Mibbit are not easily implemented in desktop clients, such as image thumbnailing, typing notifications, recent chatters, ect.
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* '''Extra features''' - Some features of Mibbit are now easily implemented in desktop clients, such as image thumb nails, typing notification, recent chat history and much more.
  
 
== Using Mibbit ==
 
== Using Mibbit ==
=== Using the Mibbit client ===
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=== Using the <span class="plainlinks">[http://Chat.Mibbit.com Mibbit (main) client]</span> ===
==== 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 ====
 
==== Make your own place to chat ====
 
If you'd like your own chatroom, the easiest thing is to create a channel on irc.mibbit.net . Simply connect to the server, and then follow the guides [[Create Your Own Nickname]] or [[Create Your Own Channel]].
 
If you'd like your own chatroom, the easiest thing is to create a channel on irc.mibbit.net . Simply connect to the server, and then follow the guides [[Create Your Own Nickname]] or [[Create Your Own Channel]].
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* [[Special:Allpages|Index]]
 
* [[Special:Allpages|Index]]
  
=== Using the Mibbit IRC widget on your website ===
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=== Using the Mibbit IRC [[Widget|Widget]] on your website ===
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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If you have/create your own irc channel you can also use a [[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]].
  
 
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.
 
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.
  
==== Mibbit modules for existing software ====
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==== Mibbit [[Modules|Modules]] for existing software ====
 
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.
 
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.
  
==== Skins ====
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==== [[Skins]] ====
 
If you don't like the default settings, there are some ready made [[Skins]] you can use. Alternatively you can create your own.
 
If you don't like the default settings, there are some ready made [[Skins]] you can use. Alternatively you can create your own.
  
=== IRC Servers ===
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=== [[ServerList|IRC Servers]] ===
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
All of the [[ServerList|IRC servers listed]] in the drop down are servers we have agreements with already.
 
All of the [[ServerList|IRC servers listed]] in the drop down are servers we have agreements with already.
 
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]].
 
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]].
 
== How you can help ==
 
Mibbit is in development, so if you do experience a bug, please report it in the [[Bugs]] section. Also, if there are any features you'd like to see, please add them to the [[WishList]].
 
View the [http://blog.mibbit.com/ Mibbit Development Blog].  There is a [http://blog.mibbit.com/ blog] describing updates.
 
If you have any general feedback, good or bad, please email us.
 
 
To see some insight into what may be coming up take a look at [[MibbitsBrain|the developer's thoughts]] or check out [http://twitter.com/mibbit Mibbit's Twitter]
 

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About Mibbit

Mibbit is an online chat client that supports a variety of Platforms including all popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. It does this without any special browser plugins; a Javascript-enabled browser/device is all that is required. The Mibbit Widget Manager is used by many webmasters to provide a real time chat window embedded onto their websites.

Why use Mibbit?

  • Security - Unlike Java chat applets which require not only a download of a file to your machine, but also requires 'trusted' access to your machine, Mibbit provides enhanced security and utilises the web browser's built-in security features over which you have full control.
  • Ease - Now you can access chat rooms without the need to install a desktop client on every machine you use.
  • Portability - You can use Mibbit from your laptop, desktop or phone.
  • Extra features - Some features of Mibbit are now easily implemented in desktop clients, such as image thumb nails, typing notification, recent chat history and much more.

Using Mibbit

Using the Mibbit (main) client

Make your own place to chat

If you'd like your own chatroom, the easiest thing is to create a channel on irc.mibbit.net . Simply connect to the server, and then follow the guides Create Your Own Nickname or Create Your Own Channel.

Set it up just how you like it

  • Preferences
  • Alias - You can setup aliases for your frequently used commands.
  • Filters - You can use filters to replace text you send and/or receive.
  • Autoconnect - Get Mibbit to automatically connect to your favorite servers and channels.
  • Index

Using the Mibbit IRC Widget on your website

If you have/create your own irc channel you can also use a 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, click here.

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.

Mibbit Modules for existing software

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.

Skins

If you don't like the default settings, there are some ready made Skins you can use. Alternatively you can create your own.

IRC Servers

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. 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. All of the IRC servers listed in the drop down are servers we have agreements with already. If you manage an IRC network, or your own server, please check out how to enable your own IRC server.