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Engines and Engine Building
If you enter the chat and don't find anyone, stick around and
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up. If you have your speakers turned on, you will hear a sound when someone
enters. You are expected to act like an adult while using this service.Please be polite, use common sense and remember that this is a family site.
before entering BuggyChat.
If there is any inappropriate behavior, do a "WHOIS" on the user
from the command menu and email
me with the time, and the WHOIS information that you are given. This
information will be immediately reported to the person's local internet provider
who will then most likely cancel their internet account.
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years of age or be under adult supervision. Dune-Buggy.com is not responsible
for any of the content in the Chat. If you have problems, read below.
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(port 6667) and joining the #dune-buggy chat room.
Update to latest Microsoft Virtual Machine when you update IE
Set Security in IE to Default Level
This is a Java program and Java has it's share of problems depending on
the browser you use. You will need at least Netscape 4.5 or Internet Explorer
4.0 to run BuggyChat. Also make sure you update the Java modules. In
Internet Explorer these are called "Microsoft Virtual Machine" and are
in the custom options.
Internet Explorer allows users to modify its
Internet Security Setting, if you are not using the default security setting
and/or disable the support of signed applets, BuggyChat may not work properly.
If this is the case, revert the IE security to the default medium level.
The latest version of Internet Explorer can be found here.
If you encounter any errors please let me know at email@example.com.
Also tell me what type of computer you have (PC or Mac), the Name and version of
the browser you are using, what you were doing, and the exact message you got.
The most widely understood and spoken language on IRC is English. However! As
IRC is used in many different countries, English is by no means the only
language. If you want to speak some other language than English (for example
with your friends), go to a separate channel and set the topic (with /topic) to
indicate that. For example /topic Finnish only! would mean that this channel
would be reserved for Finnish discussion. On the other hand, you should check
the topic (with /list command) before you move to a channel to see if
there are any restrictions about language. On a channel not restricted by
/topic, please speak a language everybody can understand. If you want to do
otherwise, change channels and set the topic accordingly.
It's not necessary to greet everybody on a channel personally. Usually one
"Hello" or equivalent is enough. And don't expect everybody to greet
you back. On a channel with 20 people that would mean one screenful of hellos.
It's sensible not to greet, in order not to be rude to the rest of the channel.
If you must say hello, do it with a private /msg. The same applies to goodbyes.