#everything2 is the IRC channel for this site, as the name would suggest. It's on the freenode IRC network, and everyone on the site is free to join in. Because IRC is super old school wizardry, weird and technical discussions are more common in #everything2 than in the catbox. It's also a good place to go to find out what's happening if the site is down. We also will not chase you away with burning whips and chains like #everything will, unless you do something particularly awful.
How to connect:
- Get an IRC client, like XChat (for Windows, XChat Aqua (for Mac), or mIRC.
- Connect to irc.freenode.com
- /join #everything2
Or you can use the web version! It's not as nice as a regular client, and you probably wouldn't want to leave it open all the time, but it is handy.