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Bad nickname for chat?


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I have tried several times to go to the chat, but keep getting an error. I would really like to join the chat and get to know the people who run the site and work here. I think the chat is a great idea and would like to join in. I have attached a screen shot of the error.

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Hi there,

It's odd that your having problems with the nickname, it is not registered on WyldRyde (the IRC server).

You could try and connect through an IRC Client such as mIRC - a tutorial was written here by therock247uk.
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steve* is not a allowed nickname as we have a staff member on Wyldryde well root admin who has steve as there real name.
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So how do I get a nickname to use the chat applet on the site?
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You just need to pick a nickname that doesn't include the name Steve. You can use Guest to connect and then change your nick once you have joined by typing /nick newnickhere.
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It won't let me do that. I can't change the name at all.
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You probably need to clear your cookies, or at least any for wyldryde.org
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I have tried that several times in the past as well. I emptied my cookies like 5minutes ago and tried again just now.
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The Java chat applet is handy but not the best way to connect. I would suggest you get an IRC Client like IceChat or mIRC and connect by following the instructions here.

Alternately, at the bottom of the chat applet is a box labelled "Change nick to:" which you can use to change your nick and then click the Connect button at the top.

Edited by Leurgy, 21 June 2008 - 10:08 AM.

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I figured it out and got connected using Trillian.
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/nick newnickhere
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