IRC is a great way to get answers to questions quickly and easily. Just note
that some networks are not recommended for asking questions on, due to
the treatment of beginner question, or general unfriendliness.
+ beginner question, or general unfriendliness.
Note that one common mistake that newcomers to IRC do is to private-message
-a user that helps them (using the <code>/msg</code> command) instead of keeping
-the discussion on the channel. To reply to someone, type (or complete using
-the tab key) their nickname, add ":" or "," and say what you want to reply.
+a user that helps them (using the <code>/msg</code> command) instead of
+keeping the discussion on the channel. To reply to someone, type (or complete
+using the tab key) their nickname, add ":" or "," and say what you want to
+<h2 id="stack-exchange">The Stack Exchange Network (Stack Overflow/etc.)</h2>
+If you were unable to find a question on IRC, then
+<a href="http://stackexchange.com/">Stack Exchange</a> (also
+see <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stack_Exchange_Network">its
+wikipedia page</a>) is a network of sites for questions and answers. It
+is popular, and has a reputation (upvote/downvote) system for encouraging
+people to contribute. By registering into the network, you can post questions
+Note that you should choose a site in the Stack Exchange network where your
+question is on-topic, and then wait. The first (and still
+one of the most popular) sites in the network,
+<a href="http://stackoverflow.com/">Stack Overflow</a> is primarily intended
+for questions about programming so don't post non-programming