Skype speaks IRC
Did you know that Skype actually understand some of the IRC commands? I personally find the “alertsoff” command to be very useful for group chats. So while a direct contact gives me the usual pop up window, my group chats are now without alerts. This is much less disruptive. If you use Skype a lot it’s well worth looking into.
Available commands: /add [skypename] /help /topic [new topic] /me /history /leave /goadmin /get creator /get role /whois [skypename] /setrole [skypename] MASTER|HELPER|USER|LISTENER /kick [skypename] /kickban [skypename] /get guidelines /set guidelines [text] /get options [text] /set options [[+|-]flag] ... /setpassword [password] [password hint] /clearpassword /get password_hint /set password_hint [text] /set password [text] /get banlist /get allowlist /set banlist [[+|-]mask] ... /set allowlist [[+|-]mask] ... /alertson [text to match] /alertsoff /call [skypename[,skypename,...]]