The IRC networks that are listed here are classified into
different categories. - Competitors take part in irc.netsplit.de's
competition. The largest of them are displayed in the
top 100. - Mavericks are IRC networks
that don't take part in the competition. The classification of an
IRC network as maverick can have many reasons (admin's request,
strange user behaviour, just a similar protocol to IRC is used, ...).
- Applicants are IRC networks that were applied for this website, but
wasn't accepted yet. The acceptance usually takes a few weeks and is
combined with a few conditions that have to be met.