Welcome to Pig Chat
Remember, people may not
be who they claim to be on the Internet, if someone says something that doesn't
sound right, it probably isn't.
PigChat User Notes:
Although PigChat is not heavily moderated, like the rest of WARPIG.com, what is said here should be acceptable to a family audience. Behaviour not conforming to the WARPIG user guidelines found here, may result in ejection or banning from PigChat.
Setting your name:
You may change your name from WARPIG_Guest to the name of your choice by typing a new name in the lower right of the chat interface, or typing /nick yournewname.
PigChat operates on the PaintballChat.org IRC network, the first Internet Relay Chat network run by and for paintballers. If you experience a problem connecting, press the disconnect
button, wait a few seconds, then press the connect button. You may also connect to PigChat through any IRC client software by setting your server to irc.paintballchat.org and channel to #pigchat. To learn more about the PaintballChat IRC network, other channels it has available, how to start your own channels, and more about IRC in general, visit PaintballChat.org.
You may send a private message to someone
by double clicking on their name. This will open a private message
window. You may switch between the private message window and main PigChat window using navigation buttons at the bottom of the chat interface. When someone sends you a message it will also pop up in its
Dealing with Harassment:
If someone is abusive to you, or harassing,
you the fastest way to get them to stop, is to simply ignore them. You can type /ignore username to automatically block their text from your screen. This is not a directly moderated chat room and WARPIG.com is not resposibles for what other users may say to you.
Why did my nickname get changed?
If you join, and your nickname is already
in use by someone on the network, it will be automatically changed. If you use a nickname that is registered
to someone else, you may be asked for a password, and then be kicked off
from that name, and given name like Guest2345. You can change your
nickname at any time by typing /nick newnickname. Even if you have used that nickname before in PigChat - if someone else
has already registered it, you will not be able to use it. You may
use a similar name by adding a dash at the end or making simple changes
like myname, myname-, or my-name. It is important to note, that nicknames in PigChat are not connected to usernames in the WARPIG.com forums.
How do I register my nickname to protect it from being used by others?
You can register your nickname with nickserv.
Type /msg nickserv help for online help. Here are the basic steps you will need to register
Register is the nickserv command you will
use to protect your name. In Pigchat type:
/msg nickserv register password email@example.com
Where password is the password you want to use to protect your name and firstname.lastname@example.org is your e-mail address. Note you must give your full e-mail address,
not just your screen name.
The next time you use PigChat, or any other
PaintballChat.org channel, you will need to IDENTIFY yourself. You can do
this by typing:/msg nickserv IDENTIFY password
If someone else uses your name, you can kick them off, with nickserv. For more information, type:
/msg nickserv HELP