Frequently Questioned Answers
Where's the source code?
How do you pronounce 'werchan'?
oui (like the French word) rc (like the shell) hon (like the game)
What's with the logo?
Why should I use werchan over X?
- fancy - employs Markdown and HTML for post formatting with inline images, links, tables, and more
- easy to use - no registration and no difficult captcha
- community-oriented - you can help shape the future of werchan
- technically simple - easy to hack on and works in more browsers than you can name
See >>>/meta/55 for a more detailed explanation of why werchan is good.
Why doesn't werchan do/have X?
Either because no one has suggested it, or because the community has already voted against it. Try suggesting it on /meta/.
werchan doesn't work in my browser!
You're probably using Abaco. Use Mothra or complain on /meta/ and I'll try to make it work.
Why is werchan slow?
Does werchan respect my freedoms?
Yes! It is available under the public domain as well as the MIT and ISC licenses. Get the sources here.
Why aren't you preserving freedom with the GPL?
How can I contribute?
- Anyone can help by making suggestions on /meta/ and voting on changes on /poll/.
- Developers: Join us in #werchan on freenode and find out what you can help with.
- Philanthropists: Donate to fuel development and upgrade the server.
- Advertisers: E-mail gentoo at member dot fsf dot org to purchase ad space.
How can I extend werchan's frontend?
You can find existing userscripts to extend werchan's functionality on the userscripts page.
Who are you?
- kotori - Chief Executive Administrator, Chief Executive Developer
- thedoctor - Chief Executive Administrator of Feedback
- xcelq - Chief Executive Administrator of Moral Support
- that guy who was on IRC once - Chief Executive Idea Guy
Want to join the team and help out? Join us at #werchan on freenode!
How should I contact you?
E-mail urgent inquiries to gentoo at member dot fsf dot org, join the dev team at #werchan on freenode, and post anything else (complaints, suggestions, calls for help, banners...) on /meta/. We read all three.
I found something illegal on werchan!
After verifying that it is in fact illegal under Canadian law, e-mail gentoo at member dot fsf dot org and it will be dealt with within 24 hours. The file server at f.guhnoo.org is not part of werchan, but you can contact me for that as well.
I have a warrant and need to see your server logs!
I don't keep logs or removed user content, but e-mail gentoo at member dot fsf dot org if there's anything else I can help with. The file server at f.guhnoo.org is not part of werchan, but you can contact me for that as well.