Just pointing out that the important threads will be created when the leaders get around to it. A topic like this was inevitable since no one with mods threatened to infract the shit out of someone dumb enough to create a thread.
Anyways what will likely be covered:
-Explanation of the rules for #pokemon
-Semi Official channels and the rules for each of those channels
-IRC troubleshooting for the multitude of clients that people use
-IRC basics (how to register, quick commands, hotkeys, etc.)