ChatRoom FAQ & Rules

Live News Chat uses Slack as its chat platform, replacing our IRC server. When listening to things people liked about our previous communication method, it was obvious that Slack a good choice because it’s:

  • Open and free
  • Friendly interface
  • Easy conversation
  • Apps for Android and iPhone, Windows and Mac
  • Easy sharing of media
  • Great emojis and other fun features

Joining Live News Chat on Slack

Joining is easy! CLICK HERE TO JOIN.


I need help with Slack!

For starters, Slack’s Help Center is really great. Once you’ve joined, there is a #help channel to help members of the LNC community.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of Slack:


The default notification settings for Slack send you everything. You’re going to want to switch to the recommended settings, which are for mentions and direct messages. You can also tweak these settings further, like setting specific “highlight” words and email preferences.

Native Desktop and Mobile Apps

Slack has a great, fully-featured web app, native Mac and Windows apps, and iOS and Android apps. Preferences, conversations, and what you’ve read are synced across devices. Push notifications on the go are pretty cool, too.

Chatroom Rules

Live News Chat – IRC Network Chat Room Rules

No Personal or sexist insults to other chatters

No Threats No Racism or hate speech

No Spamming No Complaining about the service or Mods

NO LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES INCLUDING WAREZ, TV STREAMS or SIMILAR. ONLY related NEWS links from reputable sources are allowed on the blog and IRC chat rooms.

If a MOD or ADMIN finds your chat is disruptive or abusive to the other chatters or if you use multiple IP’s or account names you will be banned. You will be warned once, but you can be instantly banned by any MOD or ADMIN should you violate any of the rules (see how to get unbanned below).

Please try to keep the chat in English. Don’t be disrespectful to other users and try to engage in a positive discussion.

If you are having problems with a user use /ignore username and report him to a Mod. If you are here just to TROLL, you will be banned in short order. (see trolling definition).

Getting Unbanned

If you have a problem with a Mod or believe you were banned by mistake, please send an email to security(at)livenewschat(dot)eu explaining what happened and include your username used in the chat. Once you are banned, you MUST be unbanned under your original name/email. Attempting to join the chat with another name once you are banned is prohibited. Joining the chat under another name will result in an IP ban on the servers and you will lose all access to the LNC site.

If you have a question in the chat, just ask a Mod or email us. Be Cool and have fun. Thanks for visiting & getting your news from LNC!