Wikimedia Labs currently uses the IRC network to conduct discussions and is the main platform for help/requests. The channel is located on the Freenode network and the channel is called #wikimedia-cloud.
== Things you can do there ==
is the .-/.
It is a help channel, so you can just ask anything related to the Wikimedia Labs. The occasional off-topic about real life/events at Wikimedia is okay.
Example of what you can do in there:
# Ask for help about Wikimedia Labs.
# Request for a public IP for your project.
# Asking for access a specific project.
you can do there:
# Ask for help about .
# Request for a
# for access a specific project
== Things you cannot do there ==
Like all other IRC channels, you can talk in real time with others in the channel. Some basic rules that people should follow and adhere to:
# No spamming/advertising
# No spamming/advertising
# No shouting (i.e. Using all capital letters for every word).
# No shouting (i.e. all capital letters for every word)
People who keep causing troubles in a channel, may be temporarily removed from a channel. Kindly use a pastebin for texts longer than 3 lines.
Also, you should avoid publishing any kind of potentially personal information on the channel, as it is publicly logged and viewable by all. If absolutely needed, feel free to send a private message to your recipient.
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In case you need to suppress any information from channel log, please contact logs maintainers listed here: [[meta:WM-Bot#Support|maintainers]]
== Getting into the channel ==
Anyone can just enter the channel, usually through any IRC client or via Freenode's [http://webchat.freenode.net webchat]. Simply just <tt>/join #wikimedia-cloud</tt> when you are connected to Freenode.
== External links ==
* [http://bots.wmflabs.org/~wm-bot/logs/%23wikimedia-cloud/ Public logs of the channel]
The occasional off-topic discussion about real life and events at Wikimedia is permitted in moderate quantities.
Additionally, there are certain rules we strictly enforce to create a healthy discussion environment:
No shouting (i.e. using all capital letters for every word)
No pasting code snippets longer than 2-3 lines (use a pastebin for that)
People who are persistently disruptive may be temporarily or permanently banned from the channel.
You should also avoid publishing any kind of potentially personal information on the channel as it is publicly logged and viewable by all. If absolutely needed, feel free to send a private message to your recipient.
Accessing the channel
The channel is open to anyone so first make sure you can connect using an IRC client.
Once connected just type /join #wikimedia-cloud and that should be it!