The informal meeting place of Apertium is the Internet Relay Chat channel
On a web browser, try http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=apertium or use our CGI::IRC client, or, if you use Mozilla, Firefox, Opera or Seamonkey, you may try typing irc://irc.freenode.net/#apertium, which will start the Chatzilla client or Opera's own client).
Another favourite Linux client is xchat.
Many users have their IRC nick name listed on their users page.
If you want to share code snippets or long examples on IRC, please use our pastebin.
There's also a 28 day summary, which gives such cryptic information as:
17 Mitch-J 127 1466 19 days ago "Hmm same as spectie, which doesn't grant much flexibility" 22 Sir48 98 757 today "wir parlen todos languages :)" 25 Afal 70 628 3 days ago "and last year I was since I was in the local boys choir"
 IRC FAQ
 Can I write @name on IRC?
As on Twitter? Yes, just leave off the @. If your IRC client does not highlight the name you wrote, stay calm. The user will still be notified if you have spelt their username correctly. Most clients give username completion if you write the first characters and press TAB.
 Can I send a personal message on IRC?
Yes, but most of us prefer if you speak to us in the #apertium channel. If you have something private to talk about, you can use
/msg USERNAME some message to send a private message.