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Freenode.net hosts multiple IRC channels for Wine. You can access the chat rooms using an IRC program such as X-Chat with these settings:

Server: irc.freenode.net
Port: 6667

Which channel you should pick depends on the issue you want to discuss:

#winehq: User support and help with running Wine
#crossover: User support and help with running Crossover
#winehackers: Development and other ways of contributing to Wine
#winehq-social: Casual, off-topic chats with other community members

Those using Firefox, or any other browser that supports IRC URLs, can join a chat by clicking on:

In order to keep discussions focused and as helpful as possible, also try to research your question some before asking about it on the IRC. The Wine FAQ, AppDB, and download page are all good resources to check first.

IRC Rules and Penalties

Besides not being offensive or blatantly inconsiderate, there are a few simple rules that everyone is expected to follow on the IRC channels. In most cases, breaking a rule will be seen as an accident at first and will result in warnings. After you have used up your warnings though, you will be kicked from the channel.

If you continue to break a rule after using up your kicks, you will be banned from the channel for up to 2 hours. Any problems after this will result in an indefinite ban, which can only be overturned by appeal. If you want to contest a ban, go to #winehq-social (or the wine-devel mailing list if you've been banned from #winehq-social), and explain why you believe you were banned in the first place and why the ban should be lifted.

Rule Clarification Warnings Kicks
Do not spam. 1 2
Use a pastebin for pasting more than 1 or 2 lines. winehq.pastebin.com and pastebin.ca both work well. 0 5
Talk in the appropriate channel. If unsure, ask in #winehq which channel to join. 2 3
Only Wine and Crossover are supported in their respective channels. Sidenet, WineDoors, Cedega, IEs4Linux, etc. are not supported. 2 1
Before asking for help in #winehq, be sure you're running the latest version of Wine. If unsure, run wine --version in the command line to determine your version 3 1
Please wait your turn for help. 3 1
Do not discuss pirated software. 1 1