Welcome to Wetfish!

Hello adventurer! Welcome to our little corner of the 'net. Wetfish is a virtual 3rd place. It's not your home, not your job — it's like a coffee shop or library, a place to hang out and meet new people. We are a diverse group of people from all over the world united by a shared interest in open source technology and dank memes.

We believe that the Internet has great power to bring people together as well as divide them. Wetfish strives to bring people together in small groups to form lasting connections. We encourage our members to meet up in real life and occasionally we throw parties!

Our Demographics
  • Queer af
  • Tech nerds
  • That goth girl you're too intimidated to talk to
  • Farmers
  • People with old-internet nostalgia

Wanna give it a try?

Join our community!

Wetfish offers a range of communication platforms including text, voice, and video chats. Our IRC server is by far the most active platform that we host. We also host a Matrix server which is bridged to our IRC network, so it doesn't matter which platform you choose - they both go to the same place! If none of that made sense to you, don't worry, just click on the links below.

TODO: It would be cool to have a slider to control the reader's desired technical proficiency. Starting with noob up to l33t hax0r

Wetfish Web Chat (Text chat)
Pros Cons
  • Works great on computers
  • No account registration required
  • No software download required
  • Not designed for phones!!
  • No scrollback / history of past messages
  • Text-based chat only

Wetfish Matrix Server (Text, voice, and video chat)
Pros Cons
  • Works great on phones as well as computers
  • No software download required
  • Includes scrollback / history of past messages
  • Allows you to upload photos
  • Supports text, voice, & video calls
  • End-to-end encrypted private messages
  • Has desktop and mobile apps if you want
  • Requires account registration
  • ASCII art does not render properly

Wetfish IRC Network (Text chat)
Pros Cons
  • IRC is the classic chat protocol from 1988
  • No account registration required
  • Amazing ASCII art
  • Major hacker cred
  • Software download required
  • If you don't use a bouncer people are going to get mad at you
  • Recommended for turbonerds only

Wetfish Mumble Server (Voice chat)
Pros Cons
  • Mumble is a low-latency voice chat for gaming
  • Push-to-talk voice channels
  • Software download required
  • Not as many users as IRC

Wetfish Forums
Pros Cons
  • Customize your own fish avatar
  • Earn fake internet money for posting dumb memes
  • Account registration required

Wetfish Wiki
Pros Cons
  • Make pages for whatever you want
  • No account registration required
  • Images embedded from other sites automatically get saved on our servers
  • You're literally already using it!
  • Confusing markup language

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