Should your question not be listed above, you may want to check the ``Frequently Unasked Questions'' (FUQ) list, which will be shipping real soon now, featuring replies to:
<lamer1> Are there any good FTP sites ?
<lamer2> How do I join a channel ?
<lamer3> How do I become an IRCop ?
If you have access to Usenet News, (usually through a program called rn, nn, trn or xrn), you may want to join alt.irc debates, flamings and whinings.
Table: IRC related mailing lists
You can also join various IRC related mailing lists. `` Operlist'' discusses current (and past) server code, routing, and protocol. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join. Another mailing list, email@example.com exists to discuss protocol revisions for the 3.0 release of ircd, currently in planning. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to that. There are also low-traffic mailing-lists for ircII , vmsirc and irchat clients.