Welcome to the matrix

Easy mode
  1. Use https://riot.wetfish.chat to sign up for an account
  2. Verify your email address
  3. Chat on the website!

How to join a channel
1. Look at the sidebar on the left, and you'll see two "+" buttons - the top one is to start direct message chats with other members, the other is for adding rooms
2. Click the second "+" button and select "Explore Public Rooms"
3. A room called "Join Here to Get Started" should appear. Read the description and click the "#irc_#wetfish:wetfish.chat" part of the message to join!
5. You should be in! If not, start a direct chat with @irc_rachel

How to change the nick that people see in IRC
Your display name in matrix can be different from the name that people see in IRC. This might be because the matrix server automatically adds a suffix to your name like "rachel[m]" or "rachel|m", or if there is a nickname collision and a sequential number gets appended to your name.

Hey shut up with all this nerdy shit an tell me what to do!
okay so
you go to the "Wetfish IRC Bridge Status" room in your matrix room list, that's where you can talk to the IRC bridge bot. Type !help to see all the commands you can use.

ok fuck
just type !nick username like !nick LemonRising

Nerd mode on a desktop
  1. First follow the instructions in Easy Mode to register an account
  2. Then go to the riot website and install their desktop app
  3. On the login screen, select "custom" and change your homeserver to https://matrix.wetfish.chat

Mobile app for chatting on the go
  1. You can use the official riot app Android / iOS
  2. Or you can use the RiotX mobile client (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=im.vector.riotx&hl=en_US)
  3. On the login screen, select "custom" and change your homeserver to https://matrix.wetfish.chat (!!! TODO !!! Annotated screenshots of this)


By registering on the wetfish homeserver, you will be automatically joined the #wetfish IRC channel. <-- UMMM actually Frob this doesn't seem to be working currently????

I gotchu fam. https://github.com/abishekvashok/cmatrix comes in ascii, unicode, and weeaboo flavours. You can use it as your GNU screen screensaver with this in your ~/.screenrc

blankerprg nice /home/moses/cmatrix -ab -u8 -s
idle 120 blanker

ewwww I don't use text consoles
Jamie Zawinski has you covered: https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/screenshots/ then look for 'xmatrix' and 'GLMatrix'. it's been ported to macOS, iOS, Android ("living wallpaper" or "dreaming" modes) and Linux.

I need something better than this:

Here are some reference pictures:

Here are some fish pictures:

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