This is going out via email too!
Ever since the creation of Mystic Wicks lots of members have bugged me off and on about a chat room. Most of you know my feelings about chat rooms and that for
learning they are really not the best medium to implement, thats why we went with a forum type atmosphere.
Well, after quite a bit of consideration...and after Semele getting on my case for some time I have decided to open up a chat room. Now, I couldnt use the
resources on my server for any kind of java chat. So, instead I spent a few dollars to secure a channel on irc. If you know what irc is and how to use it then you
can come and join the channel on efnet. The channels name is #mysticwicks. But first, read on a little bit.
About rules. Mystic Wicks is a family oriented place for learning and discussion. We always try to keep thing fairly clean and mannered. Realize that a chat room
is a completely different animal and as such, it will be treated differently. The atmosphere of discussions in the chat room will be a little more relaxed. All
that we ask is this:
1. No flaming. Dont insult each other.
2. No cybersex in the channel. (You know what Im saying here)
Thats it. If you know how to get on irc. Then jump on EFNET and head to #mysticwicks. Its for fun.
Now, for all of you who have no idea what is going on. I am going to attempt to help here.
First, if you are using windows I would suggest you go here:
Download the program called mIRC and read some of the documents. They are there for a reason.
If you go here:
You will see some links to other IRC programs. Feel free to try them!
Installing the program should be very easy. After the installation you will want to open the program and connect to the irc network. There are many different irc
networks and most programs seem to default to dalnet or undernet. You will want to change this to EFNET! Then you will want to choose a server, usually the program
will list quite a few. Pick one and connect! When you are connected you will want to join the mysticwicks channel. The programs for connecting to irc usually have
a little command line where you can enter commands. Type: /join #mysticwicks and you will enter the channel. Then you can chat.
If you have any problems then please head to Mystic Wicks (http://www.mysticwicks.com) and go to the 'problems' forum and post about it there. We will work with
you to get you connected.
Thats all folks. I hope that this chat room becomes a cool hangout and a fun place for everyone. We just want to make everyone happy!
Enjoy! See you in the Community, oh and the chat room!
mol and Semele