Chat right now using the chat room tab on the message board (make sure you are logged in first!)
The chat tab on message board
Message Boards URL: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/
Then Register/Login-to-your account, and click on the CHAT ROOM tab.
Condition of use: By accessing the chat room, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the medical disclaimer and chatroom logging statements contained within the red box towards the bottom of the chat room, and on the bottom of this page here.
What is the chat room?
The Ostomyland Chat Room is created by Invision Power whose message board software we use. This means it integrates seamlessly into our forums, and makes things easier for our members and new visitors to access. In the Ostomyland Chat Room people from all over the World can join in with impromptu off-topic chat sessions, or, they can attend our weekly ostomy support chat meetings.
When is the chat room open?
The chat room is available 24/7 and we have a weekly ostomy support meeting on Saturdays at 8pm UK time which is approximately 3pm in east coast USA. Check the clock banner at the bottom of the page to find out what the current UK time is. Please note though, that although the chat room is open 24/7 is dont not mean that people are in there 24/7. Also, sometimes people like to connect to the chat room and then go to bed, or to work etc, in which case some people may have a nickname saying that they are away from their computer. So if no one is around, or if everyone is marked away, try a different time of day, or another day totally. Please also note that “Pooh” and “Dory” are chat room robots, and as such will not talk to you.
How do I join in?
Connecting to the chat room could not be easier as it has been incorperated within our message board, meaning you can access the chat room from there with just one click and NO messy setup is required! You do need to have a member account on the forums, and be logged into it before you’ll be able to access the chat.
But, if you have your own IRC client on your computer (such as mIRC) then you can still use that by checking out the Advanced IRC Users section below.
Here’s a step by step guide to connecting to our chat room using the message board.
1. Go to our message board at http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/ – if you have an account already make sure you sign-in to it, and if you don’t have an account please register an account first and then sign-in to it. (You can tell when you are logged in because your user name appears in the top right hand side of the message board page, instead of the Sign In – Register – Help buttons.
2. Click on the Chat Room tab. You will now be taken to the chat room page, where the java chat client will load up and automatically connect to the chat server and join the chat room. Once you see a list of names on the right hand side of the client you know that you are logged in.
3. To chat to other people, click on the white input bar at the bottom of the chat room client and type your message. Hit the enter/carriage-return key on your keyboard to send the message to the room.
And that’s it. You are connected and chatting!
If you need help with the chat client please visit the Chat Room Help & FAQ forum on the message board at:
Please don’t forget! By accessing the chat room you acknowledge that you have read and understand the medical disclaimer and chat room logging statements below in the red box. Thanks!
Chat room activity is logged at all times for security purposes – we NEVER share them, and only the two senior channel operatives have access to them (myself and Kathy_From_England)., however private messages are never logged, its not possible to do so. Random quotes from the chat room may appear in our Statistics page if you are one of the top 25 most talkative users. Details of the statistics page can be found just above this red box.
See you there and happy chatting!
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