Welcome!

MegWorld is an internet community founded over 5 years ago by Jessica Tallon. We're predominantly on IRC. We also have some software projects produced by Jessica, are all open source and released as free software under the GPL Licence. We welcome anyone on the MegWorld IRC network (named MegNet). We have a strong focus on freedom of speech. We will do what we can to assist new channels or migrating channels (from other networks or other channels on MegNet) setting up a channel. We believe strongly on each user being valuable and we hope you find us a friendly and helpful if you ask for assistance. To find our more about the MegNet IRC Network please click here.

News

Dichromate retiring

09 Aug 2016, 02:00 PM UTC

Megworld's US server, dirhcomate will be retiring on Friday the 19th of August. We feel that as we're a small IRC network, there isn't a need for two servers. The DNS has already been updated to remove it from our irc.megworld.co.uk round robbin and the us.megworld.co.uk geographic domain for the IRC network has been removed.

If you're having any problems please connect to irc.megworld.co.uk/6667 and ask for help in #megworld.

Services down (and up again)

05 Jan 2014, 11:38 PM UTC

Today at 20:30 (UTC), one of our service providers performed an emergency reboot on the host machine that runs one IRCd and our services daemon. They were unavailable for around 2 hours.

Although the reboot completed successfully, a configuration error meant that the server booted with an old kernel image. It took us some time to work out what was happening.

Everything should be back up and running as normal :)

Webchat issues fixed!

23 Sep 2013, 08:15 PM UTC

Webchat users rejoice! Recent connection issues have been solved.

Server failure

13 Sep 2013, 01:06 PM UTC

Unfortunely there was a breif 20 minute outage of our main server, gilman. This problem has been fixed and the network should be back up and running. We appologise for any inconvincance caused by this.

Major server outage

05 Jul 2013, 07:07 PM UTC

Due to a massive oversight on our part, our SSL certificates expired. This led to us having to restart all four of our IRCds (reloading the certificate would kill all server to server connections and disconnect most of our users anyway). Of course, things never go to plan :P Two of our servers are running Debian Squeeze, which has a version of GnuTLS which didn't recognize the format of the new certificate. This has now been resolved.

Unfortunately our webchat is still using expired certificates, we are still trying to contact the staff member responsible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we feel the need to have valid SSL certificates warranted the disruption.

Happy IRCing,
MegNet Staff