One more month to go………
Please join us in chat for the start of Hurricane Season on June 1, 2011
ACCESSING THE CHAT ROOM:
To enter the chat room with Java, click on this link:http://www.esper.net/pjirc/storm2k.html
If you are having problems, please update Java. This may resolve problems some people are having, especially in FireFox.
VIA THE WEB: www. mibbit.com
To enter through mibbit, click on this link: http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23Storm2k&s ... .esper.net
VIA IRC CLIENTS:
If you connect through an IRC client, you'll need to select the EsperNet server (irc.esper.net) and for the channel (room):
/join #Storm2k Main weather chat room
/join #Storm2k_ot Off Topic chat room
It is a good idea to set your IRC client program to automatically join the current Storm2k channels (rooms) , go ahead and enter that way if you'd like.
Please refer to the documentation for help on setup for individual irc client programs.
IRC Client programs:
WINDOWS: mIRC, Pirch, Trillian, Pidgin, KVrc and XChat
MAC: Colloquy, XChat, Trillian, Snak, Ircle and Adium
LINUX; Quassel, Kopete, iris, XChat, Konversation, Pidgin, and the traditional ircII
WEB BROWERS (or operating system agnostic "apps"):
FIREFOX: Mibbit and Chatzilla extensions
OPERA: Built-in chat client
GOOGLE CHROME: Mibbit extension
iOS: Colloquy and Rooms
ANDRIOD: Andchat and AndroIRC
After you enter the room you will get an automatic nickname. Please change your nick to your board nickname. To change it, type: /nick <your name> when you enter the room.
For example: /nick southerngale
Failure to change your nick will result in you being kicked from the room by the mods or the bots.
IRC chat commands: http://www.esper.net/help.php
During most of the year, the lines between on-topic and off-topic blur in #storm2k. HOWEVER, during major weather events (snowstorms, tornado outbreaks, and of course hurricanes), on-topic rules are enforced. During these times, please go to #storm2k_ot, for things like,
1. checking your local weather
2. checking the weather of the area of the major weather event to monitor changes in conditions
3. all other off-topic matters
Occasionally, we will bring in Triviabot for entertainment while we are waiting for next Weather Statement from NHC.
All the Chat rules are this thread: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=48732
. It is an open thread, so please post any issues there.
Please contact a mod through PM in chat , Southerngale on the board or below in comments, if you have any questions. Please note that Kipper, and any screen name that start with s2k_ is a bot and cannot answer any questions.
ETA: there is a Storm2k.org group
on Facebook. It is a closed group. This is to keep out the spammers. If you wish to join, send your name (as it is on Facebook) to me in a PM and I will find a way to add you to the group.