The #FreddysHouse IRC channel will require you to be registered and authorised with the Quakenet Q bot before you can join. A mini guide on connecting to Quakenet IRC and accessing the FreddysHouse IRC channel can be found here http://guides.freddyshouse.com/irc/mirc.php Need to register with Q? Login to Quakenet IRC and follow the instructions below A: You Type: /MSG Q HELLO *If Q Replies about Registering, follow the instructions below. If Q did not reply about registering go to part B. You Type: /msg Q HELLO your@emailaddress your@emailaddress Q Reply = -Q- Hello, "YourUserName". A new user account has been created for you, with nick "YourUserName". -Q- OK, Your login information has been sent to "Your@EmailAddress". please check your email for further instructions. Check your email and read it. To change your password type: /MSG Q NEWPASS oldpassword newpassword newpassword Q Reply: -Q- OK, password changed. B: You Type: /MSG Q HELLO **If Q Reply = -Q- Someone's already registered with that nick! -Q- If it's YOUR nick type: /msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org AUTH nick password If it's not your Nick (i.e name), change your name to something else, or like in my case "SAS" I had to change to SAS--. Only letters, numbers and "-" symbols are allowed in names. Next type: /MSG Q HELLO and if the name is not in use you'll be asked the following... ***If Q Reply = -Q- You forgot to type your email address. -Q- /MSG Q HELLO your@emailaddress your@emailaddress -Q- Basic instructions and your login information for your new account will be mailed to the email address you supply, so make sure it's valid. How to auth with Q upon joining quakenet IRC You Type: /msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org AUTH nick password Q Reply = -Q- AUTH'd successfully. Details on setting up mirc to automatically log you onto the Q bot can be found here, on the FreddysHouse MIRC guide.