This article is from the FAQ, by with numerous contributions by others.
A) #Winsock on IRC (EFFNet)
The IRC channel #Winsock was created by Keith Veseleny (IRC nick:
VC). Participants discuss the latest WinSock applications, assist
new users, and are a friendly bunch.
For those unfamiliar with IRC bots, bots are special computer
programs which look like other IRC users and can respond to requests.
Two bots on #Winsock provide help and files, 24 hours a day.
Mookbot is #Winsock's help bot (portions of this FAQ are based on the
help file first created for Mookbot). Type "/msg mookbot help" for
answers to common questions.
IgBot is #Winsock's file bot. Many of the latest WinSock
applications can be downloaded from the bot using DCC file
transfer. Type "/msg igbot files" to see a list of available files
and "/msg igbot help filetransfer" for file transfer instructions.
B) #Winsock FAQ
This is the faq that grew out of the IRC channel #Winsock. Much of
the information in this FAQ has been incorporated here, although it
does cover a few issues that this FAQ does not address.