The #tor-project channel is where Tor people discuss and coordinate daily Tor work. It has fewer members than #tor and is more focused on the work at hand. You are also welcome to join this channel. To access #tor-project, your nickname (nick) must be registered and verified.
Here's how to reach #tor-project and other registered channels.
Log onto #tor. See How can I chat with Tor Project teams?
Then, click on the word "Status" at the top left of the screen.
In the window at the bottom of the page, type:
/msg nickserv REGISTER yournewpassword youremailaddress
If all goes well, you will receive a message that you are registered.
The system may register you as your nick_ instead of your nick.
If so, just go with it but remember you are user_ and not user.
Every time you log on to IRC, to identify your registered nick, type:
/msg nickserv IDENTIFY YourPassWord
Then, to complete the registration and ultimately gain access to the #tor-project channel, your nickname must be verified.
To verify your nick, open a new browser window and go to https://services.oftc.net/login.
Look for the word verify and log in there. It may appear that nothing has happened. Look at the top of the page, and there will be a column called Account.
Click on the small sentence at the bottom of the square that says: Verify account.
A tiny message will appear: "Your NickServ account has been verified."
Go back to the IRC webpage where you are logged in and type:
/msg nickserv checkverify
!NickServ- Successfully set +R on your nick.
/join #tor-project 并点击确定。
You can toggle back and forth between channels by clicking on the different channel names at the top left of the IRC window.
Here is how you can get onto IRC and start to chat with Tor contributors in real time:
NICKNAME: Anything you want, but choose the same nickname (nick) every time you use IRC to talk to people on Tor. If your nick is already being used, you will get a message from the system and you should choose another nick.
After a few seconds, you will automatically enter #tor, which is a chatroom with Tor developers, relay operators and other community members. There are some random people in #tor as well.
You can ask questions in the empty bar at the bottom of the screen. Please, don't ask to ask, just ask your question.
People may be able to answer right away, or there may be a bit of a delay (some people are listed on the channel but are away from their keyboards and record channel activities to read later).
If you want to chat with someone specific, start your comment with their nick and they will typically receive a notification that someone is trying to contact them.
OFTC often doesn't allow people to use their webchat over Tor. For this reason, and because many people end up preferring it anyway, you should also consider using an IRC client.