Chat

If you used the chat rooms last year, log in at: http://chatnano.net/IrcUsers/register_wrimo

Are you new this year, then you need to register first.

Go to this URL: http://chatnano.net/IrcUsers/register_wrimo

  1. Fill in Nick (same as here only with no spaces)
  2. Choose your home region from the drop-down menu
  3. E-mail address
  4. Password
  5. Click Submit

Once you are registered you will ALWAYS log in at http://chatnano.net/IrcUsers/login

Put in the Nick and password you registered with.

If you prefer an actual IRC client software to the web client, you need to point your client at irc.kydance.net, port 6667, and login using the name you registered at the first URL given. If you are logging in using a client, you will need to enter your password. The command for this is /ns identify PASSWORD where you change PASSWORD to your actual password that you registered with.

Any problems with the process should be directed to chatnano.registrar@gmail.com. Please include Nick, password, region, and chat room name in the e-mail.


General user information

It is possibly to visit any active region by using the /list command to shows how many people are actually in a given room. You should feel free to look for a room that has lots of people in it and go there.
Also, when Timmy does !listall he gives the names of the rooms he is running wars in. Those rooms tend to be active.

To join a channel/room, log into the chat and then type /join #CHANNEL (change CHANNEL to the name of the room)

Our primary home on ChatNano will be #wrimoverse, feel free to come hang out at any time of day. To find the chatrooms of the various participating regions, go here.

Some general world-wide chat rooms you might find interesting:

#NaNoWriMo
#DistractionSprints
#NaNoWordSprints

If you need to learn a bunch of IRC commands, check out this web site. http://ircbeginner.com/

Chat is available 24/7 with write-ins and word wars happening at specific times. For details, check the Wrimoverse Calendar.

If there’s not much activity when you connect, or you’re mostly alone, don’t close the window. Just stick it off to the side where you can check it occasionally, and work on your writing. Someone else will show up soon, and then you’ll have someone to write with.


Codes of Conduct

ChatNaNo basically works by much the same rules as the forums do. Here a quick rundown of the important ones:

  • We are all ages. This can mean people as young as 13 being in the chat. Keep this in mind concerning your topics of conversation and behaviour.
  • No graphic materials and conversations of any kind.
  • Be friendly and welcoming to each other. People making trouble will get kicked. Even if you didn’t start it. If problems arise either take it to PM, or better yet, contact one of the MLs and let them sort it out.
  • Keep chatter to a minimum during word wars/sprint so as not to distract others.
  • When making word war titles use 5 word or less of decent size. Keep in mind some people use screen readers and your idea of funny long can be their idea of a headache.

We have a 3 strike rule. If you have to be asked to change a topic or stop a behavior for a third time you will be kicked out of the room. If you cause trouble when you return you will be kicked again. A third kick will result in a ban from participating in our chat.


Info about Timmy

When first logging on, you’ll notice that the chat has a permanent resident in the form of Timmy the chatbot. His main task is to help you run writing sprints, but that’s not all he can do. (More on that in a second.)

For those who don’t like him and rather have him gone, there is a simple solution to spare you the constant headache. Just click on his name, choose ignore and from then on you’ll no longer see any of his messages. Do keep in mind that this will prevent you from seeing the wars he’s running.

To set up a word war you need to use the following commands.

Type !startwar “time” “start” “war name”

Replace “time” and “start” into minutes and “war name” into whatever you wish to name your war. (If the name is left blank Timmy will give it a default title.)

For example: To create a war that will start in 10 minutes and will last 30 minutes, titled “Awesome Word War” you need to type the following: !startwar 30 10 Awesome Word War

If for some reason you want to stop the war you made type: !endwar “name” Again changing “name” to whatever you named it. Only the person who set up the war can end it.

Setting up wars isn’t the only thing Timmy can do. After all with a bunch of oddlings like us, we can’t possibly have a bot that’s any less prone to fits of weirdness, right? That’s why he’s programmed to respond to a bunch of other commands. But rather than tell you, it might be nice if you just tried him out instead.

If you really don’t want to wait and see, you can always read up on his commands here: https://github.com/utoxin/TimTheWordWarBot/wiki/User-Commands

That should be all the info you need to get started. If you do have any more questions, feel free to ask.

Hopefully we’ll see you on the chat soon.