How To Chat From a Mobile Device


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Jared has put together this screencast tutorial to show you how you can join our live chat room (or any chat room) using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Open up your browser and point it to mibbit.com/m. You’re going to need to enter your specific information now. Add your registered chat name (if you already have one), or pick one randomly. Enter in the server address: irc.geekshed.org. Now add in the channel name, which is: #chris. Make sure you enter the pound sign before the channel name, without a space between them. Under tab orientation, make sure that Left is selected. Enter the channel!

Once it has connected to the server, you’ll be able to hang out with all of us in the channel. Once it has loaded, you’ll be able to add in your nickname password as needed. If you need to register your name, you’ll need to do the following:

To register your nick type /msg nickserv register password email. Replace the word password with a unique password that you can remember and the word email with your email address. Once you have registered, you will need to enter your password in the password box when logging in each time. To do this, type /ns IDENTIFY password in the status screen and hit enter (remember to replace the word password with your actual password).

We don’t have many channel rules, but we do require you to follow them:

Please be courteous, and follow a few simple rules. You cannot be abusive to others, talk in caps, discuss anything illegal or defamatory, or start a “fight”. You must speak English, and not use any explicit or offensive language. Links to personal sites are not allowed (myspace/facebook/youtube) and are considered to be spam. Keep in mind that a Moderator has the last word, and please do not argue with their judgement. We do not allow torrent discussions here – period. No talk of hacking, cracking or anything of the sort.

Come hang out with us in chat sometime. There are people there twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We’re typically talking tech, yes. However, we do discuss pretty much anything and everything – as long as it falls within the rules.

A big thank you goes out to our moderation team. These people give up a lot of their time for nothing more than our thanks to help keep our community a friendly place for everyone. You guys are fantastic. I couldn’t do this without all of you.

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