DJL was first RIBnetter to make it onto #ribnet, followed by Ribald and Louise. We were joined by alex323 from the mixxnet staff who was very friendly, and keen to help a bunch of clueless IRC newbies.
He seemed surprised to find that we live in the real world though:
[23:12] <alex323> What's RIBnet?
[23:13] <DJL> its a website, well forum - www.rib.net/forum
[23:14] <alex323> ahh
[23:14] <alex323> is RIB a 3D gaming thing?
[23:15] <DJL> nope, RIB = Rigid Inflatable Boat. Basically a boat with tubes round it.
[23:15] <alex323> in real life?
[23:15] <DJL> yep