Since I was home sick today, I seized the opportunity to set up a live chat room on my server. After a few failed attempts, I announce we have a working chat room! Things are still a bit primitive but I don’t think anything complicated is needed right now.
This chat client is based on the old IRC dynamic. Since most of you probably have no clue what I’m talking about, there are only three things you will probably use frequently:
Ideally the client should ask you to type a nickname when you enter. If it doesn’t, you will be called Guest 12345 or whatever. Naturally you’ll want to present your unique self. Simply type in the text box at the bottom of the screen:
(CoolName obvious is whatever you choose. /nick is the command needed to change the name.)
If there are enough people discussing different topics, keeping track can get a bit confusing. Then you may want to create a new chat room called whatever you want. This is quite simple, just type:
Well, you get the picture. With the /join command followed by any room name, you create a new tab at the top of the client. You will be in two chat rooms at the same time. By clicking the tabs, you can see what is going on in each. Or you can leave that room by clicking the tab closed. You can be in as many chat rooms as you like.
Lastly, you can privately message a person in the chat. For example if you wanted to privately tell me how awesome I am, you would type:
/privmsg judiang You are awesome!
/privmsg is the command you need, then the nick, then the message.
Seriously, this might seem complicated but you will be a pro in 5 minutes. You are free to organize chats and discussions at any time or just drop by. This chat was mainly set up for us in Armitage World, but if you are a fan of Richard Armitage, you are welcome. Activities like trading and linking pornography, illegal media, spamming, and flooding are strictly forbidden. Racist, bigoted, sexist, homophobic and otherwise highly offensive language will not be tolerated. Lively discussion and dissent is encouraged but members are expected to treat each other in a respectful and courteous manner. Violators will be warned and then permanently banned. If you encounter problems, send me an email through the Contact tab at the top of the blog.
So c’mon in and pass the word! I need a few guinea pigs for possible troubleshooting. You can access the chat by clicking the Chat! link at the top of the right-hand column. The direct URL is www.jagrant.com/chat. You can bookmark it or put a link/widget to the link on your blog.