- System Requirements --
- Any browser that supports and has installed the Shockwave Flash player (version 7 or later).
Note: browsers that currently support Shockwave Flash player installation, either as a loaded/embedded object or as a plug-in or add-on, include: Firefox, Gecko, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape Navigator, Opera, Safari and others.
- Nickname Registration -- to register a Nickname of your choice in the WebChat.org IRC Network:
- Login to the DAWKCo Software Chat Room using the nickname "Guest" and no password (or just leave the Nickname input blank).
Note: if you try to login using an unregistered nickname other than Guest (or if the nickname you enter is already in use) you will get a chat message similar to the following from the chat server:
If this is your nickname, please use /NICK YourNickname <password>
YourNickname is now known as Guestxxxx
In that case, the chat server has automatically changed your nickname to "guestxxxx" (where xxxx is a random number).
- Now change your nickname to the name that you want to register by sending a /nick command to the chat server as follows (do not include the place-holder characters < > in the command):
Where <nickname> is your new chosen nickname.
- Once you are logged into the chat room and are "known as" the nickname that you want to register, send the following command to the chat server to register your nickname (do not include the place-holder characters < > in the command):
/attach <password> <email address>
Where <password> is a password of your choosing (be sure to make a note of it), and <email address> is your e-mail address.
Note: your valid e-mail address is required because the chat server will send you an e-mail message containing a verification code that you must supply in a /VERIFY command in order to complete the nickname registration process.
- Log off and wait a few minutes*; then check your e-mail for a message from the chat server containing your nickname registration verification code. (*Note: it might take up to 15 minutes or more for the message to arrive.)
- After you receive your verification code by e-mail, login to the DAWKCo Software Chat Room using the "Guest" nickname (or no nickname).
- When you are logged into the chat room, send the following command (do not include the place-holder characters < > in the command):
Where <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> is the verification code you received. You should get a chat message similar to the following from the chat server:
- NOTICE from NickServ to Guestxxxx - Congratulations on the successful registration of the nickname YourNickname!
- Now (finally), you can enter the following command to use your registered nickname (do not include the place-holder characters < > in the command):
/nick <nickname> <password>
Where <nickname> is the nickname you registered, and <password> is the password that you supplied in the /attach command above. Also, from now on, you can login directly using the registered nickname and password when you enter the chat room.
User Interface Inputs & Controls
- Login -- If you have a registered nickname, type your registered nickname and associated password into the appropriate text input boxes, and then click Connect. To enter the chat room with the default "Guest" nickname, just leave the nickname and password inputs blank and click Connect.
- Your Nickname -- optional input. When you enter the chat room you will be "known as" (or identified by) your nickname to other users in the chat room. If you have a registered nickname, then type it into this text input box when you login to the chat room. If you have not registered your own nickname with the WebChat network, then leave this text input box blank and the chat server will automatically assign you a guest nickname.
- Your Password -- optional* input. *If your nickname is registered, then you must type the associated password into this text input box when you login to the chat room. If you just use a guest nickname ("Guest" or blank), then leave this text input box blank.
- Join Room -- required input. To enter the DAWKCo Software Chat Room, just leave the default value of #dawkco. To join another room, type the room (or channel) name into this text input box--be sure to prefix the room name with a hash mark (#).
- Connect -- button bar. Click the Connect button to connect to the chat server and enter the chat room (i.e., join the chat). Our chat room web page automatically connects to server irc.webmaster.com on port 6667 (i.e., irc://irc.webmaster.com:6667) and enters the channel (room) that is specified on the login page (e.g., #dawkco). Although you can change which channel/room you join, you cannot change the chat server or port connection values.
Can't Connect To The Chat Server? See the following notes:
- If your computer or network is protected by a hardware and/or software firewall, you must make sure that port 6667 is open to allow the chat protocol communication that is required by this chat room.
- If you don't use a hardware or software firewall, or your hardware and/or software firewall is already configured to allow communication on port 6667, but you are still unable to connect to the chat server, then one of the following conditions is a likely reason: the maximum number of clients supported by the chat server are already connected; there is a temporary network outage; or, the chat server is temporarily down for maintenance. In these events, please try again later.
- The WebChat IRC Network currently does not allow connection via non-secure (open) proxy servers.
- Please report any problems to our Webmaster. Thank you.
- Message (or Command) -- text input. Enter your chat message text or service/server command in the text input box located just below the chat room window. You can send messages or commands in one of two ways:
- If the cursor (or focus) is in the message/command text input box (i.e., you just typed your message or command), then you can send your message or command either by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard, or by clicking the Send button located to the right of the message/command text input box (at lower right corner of chat window frame).
- If the cursor (or focus) is not in the message/command text input box, then you must click the Send button to send the message.
The /MSG chat protocol command may be used to send a chat message directly to any user, or to send a service command directly to any service that has a nickname (alias).
Usage: /msg <nickname> <command> [<parameters>]
/msg NickServ set email email@example.com
/msg AnyNickname I'll be back here in an hour... :o)
Note: when you use the /msg command, you send a private message (whisper) to the nickname specified in the command.
- Send -- button. After typing your message text (or service/server command) into the message text input box, click the Send button to send that message or command. Chat messages will be sent to the chat room, and service/server commands will be sent to the target service or server. If the cursor, or focus, is in the message text input box, you can also send the message or command by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard.
Service & Server Commands
Service and server commands enable users to access information about, and set options for, their nickname account and the chat room they are in. Service/server commands can also be used to retrieve information about other users and other chat rooms. A chat network Help system is also available for retrieving help about the service and server commands syntax and usage.
All service and server commands begin with the forward slash character (/). Service commands are sent as private messages to chat network services, and Server commands are sent as protocol commands to the chat server. Service and server commands that you send, and the possible responses returned, are not visible to any other members of the chat room. See the Service Commands and Server Commands sections below for further details. See also the Message (or Command) section above for additional information about chat messages and commands.
The Service names: ChanServ, HelpServ, MemoServ and NickServ are non-registered Nickname aliases for chat network services. Note: the place-holder characters < > and optional input indicator characters [ ] shown in the usage syntax below must not be included in any actual commands.
- /ChanServ (or /CS)
Usage: /chanserv <command> [<parameters>]
/cs info #dawkco
- /HelpServ (or /HS)
Usage: /helpserv <command> [<parameters>]
/hs umode i
- /MemoServ (or /MS)
Usage: /memoserv <command> [<parameters>]
/ms read 1
- /NickServ (or /NS)
Usage: /nickserv <command> [<parameters>]
/ns watch add #dawkco
Server Commands provide a direct manual method of setting all nickname and channel modes and properties, sending all types of messages, and executing all types of actions. Where a chat room user interface does not provide access to certain operations, server commands are required to access those features. The WebChat IRC network servers provide fairly extensive help documentation to assist with the syntax and use of server commands. The help system is accessed via the "HelpServ" (Help Server) service. Note: the place-holder characters < > and optional input indicator characters [ ] shown in the usage syntax below must not be included in any actual commands.
Server Command Usage: /<command> [<parameters>]
/MODE MyNickname +xemCJMR-pn
Help Usage: /hs <command> [<parameters>]
/hs mode p
/hs buddy add
- All Users commands:
ACCESS, ACTION, ADMIN, AKICK, ATTACH, AUTH, AVATAR, AWAY, BUDDY, CFLASH, CHANSERV, CK, CLEAR, CLONEKICK, CMODE, CS, DEOP, DETACH, DEVOICE, FIELD, FOLDER, GET, HELPSERV, HS, IDENTIFY, INFO, INVITE, ISON, JOIN, KICK, LINKS, LIST, LUSERS, MEMO, MEMOSERV, MODE, MOTD, MS, NAMES, NICK, NICKSERV, NOTICE, NS, OP, OPER, PART, PASS, PLOG, PRIVMSG, PROP, QUIT, READ, ROLL, SERVICES, SET, SETPASS, SILENCE, STREAM, TIME, TOPIC, TRACE, TRANSFER, UFIELD, UMODE, UNBAN, UNIDENTIFY, UPROP, USERHOST, VERSION, VOICE, WATCH, WHISPER, WHO, WHOIS, WHOWAS
- Operator Only commands:
AKILL, CHATOPS, CLEARAKILLS, CLOSE, CONNECT, DIE, FJOIN, FREEZE, FTRANSFER, FURL, GFLASH, GLOBOPS, GNOTICE, KILL, KLINE, LFLASH, LOCOPS, MARK, MFLASH, MKILL, MOVE, NFLASH, QLINE, RAKILL, REHASH, RESTART, SAJOIN, SAKICK, SAMODE, SAPROP, SERVSTART, SERVSTOP, SHUN, SQUIT, STATS, STREAMSTART, STREAMSTOP, THAW, UNAKILL, UNKLINE, UNQLINE, UNSHUN, UNZLINE, WALLOPS, WEBADMIN, WEBSTART, WEBSTOP, ZLINE