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# $EPIC: describe.txt,v 1.2 2006/07/26 19:47:17 sthalik Exp $


describe <nickname|channel> <action description>


DESCRIBE lets you perform an action. It lets you describe what you're doing as though someone is watching you, rather than you telling them. You may send an action to either an individual or to an entire channel.

DESCRIBE is identical to CTCP ACTION. When sending an action to a channel, it functions identically to the ME command.

Because this makes use of CTCP (Client To Client Protocol), it is not guaranteed that the person to whom you send the description will see it properly. If the person's client does not properly handle it, you may receive an error message back. This is normal and may be safely ignored.


If your nickname is foobar, and you want to send an action to your friend whose nickname is booya:

    /describe booya is eating pizza

To send an action to channel #blah:

    /describe #blah is eating pizza

Anyone receiving an action from you will see something like this:

  • foobar is eating pizza
describe.txt · Last modified: 2006/07/28 04:10 by