Smogon on IRC Please join us to chat on server (irc.synirc.net) and channel #Pokemon for active Pokemon discussion! #Pokemon is BW's version of #stark, with challenges (often held on a specific ladder), tournaments, cups, and pokemon-centric discussion. We welcome all users to come by to chat, chill, and relax. Rules: The standards for the channel are the following: It is IRC, so we recognize social chatter will occur. This is fine, and we even encourage a light hearted environment. All we ask is that IF pokemon discussion is currently going on, don't sabotage it with non-related discussion. As it is irc, it will inevitably be social, but we ask that you try your best to keep at as focused on Pokemon as possible. Be civil, and use your common sense. Not much to explain here...just use common sense guys. Note that #Pokemon's authority is determined by active, intelligent discussion. It isn't determined solely by either, but some slightly arbitrary and mostly subjective combination of both. Just talk in the channel, remain active, and be both civil and intelligent, and you'll find yourself moving up the ranks in no time ^_^ Here's a link for those who have no idea what IRC is, it directs you to #Pokemon Status in #Pokemon: Have you ever noticed those unique characters next to the names you see on IRC? Have you ever wondered what those characters actually mean? They are the representations of status on our IRC channels. Status is given to users who make the effort to be helpful and active in IRC. It also comes with privileges, such as being able to talk even when the chat is muted, or even being able to kick other users. A list of status in decreasing order and the symbols that represent them can be found in the #pokemon status list and #smogon status list. Status is solely based on activity and contribution to the chat. You can be as active as you want and your status in the chat can go as high as you want to take it. Just remember to speak intelligently and to keep your activity up. Anyone can gain status if they're active, remember!