Irssi is perhaps the most popular irc client in the Linux world. However the default settings of Irssi are way too simple and complicated to new users. If you like the features of Irssi but need something that is more newbie-friendly, Weechat should be the first option for you to consider.
I was just wondering; Is it possible to run Irssi as a service? Or any other IRC-client for that matter.
I'm part of this tracker which has an idlerpg on IRC. Based on how long you are idle, you get credits.
Coming from irssi, I'm used to being able to copy and paste messages from the message view of my terminal (PuTTY) running irssi with relative ease without having hard wraps on the text. This works when irssi is run directly, or when irssi is run in a screen session with the current window set to the size of the terminal (i.e. Ctrl-a, :fit).