Autonewton’s Chat Room
To use the chat program you need to be registered.
If you have already registered click here:
Rooms are referred to as “channels”. Our main room is “#general“. Click on this channel to join our main room.
This is our forum, run by a member here, where you can post pictures.
To register, all you need is an email address. Consider using an account that is not your primary one or create one to register, if you want to maintain your anonymity.
You need to click the link below to register an email account.
Click on the link, enter your email address and press, “Join”.
You will receive an email within a minute or so.
Sometimes the email might be marked as “junk” or “spam”, so please check your junk folders if you do not see the email after a few minutes have passed.
The email will contain instructions to register. You will pick your nickname and a password to use when you login.
Note that you will be asked for your first name and last name. You do NOT need to enter your real name. This site is purely anonymous and we don’t care what is your real name, however, the registration process asks for it.
To see chat room rules, type “!rules” in the text input field. (Words that begin with an exclamation mark, we call “commands”). The rules will then be printed by our “bot”.
Rules are not strictly enforced but we ask you to type the “!rules” command after you introduce yourself, after joining.
If you blatantly abuse the rules, you will get banned. But we are a tolerant lot, so you will have to try hard to be banned!
Some differences from Parachat
People who joined us from the old Edwina’s room used Parachat as the chat application. This is for the benefit of our old chatters:
First of all, the chat program is free and is hosted on slack.com. We do not need donations to pay for use of the program. Since we are using a free service, please use some common sense so we don’t lose access to this free service.
The chat program is well suited to mobile devices, like phones and tablets. It supports all iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads. It also supports Android devices.
We recommend you download the free Slack app for use on mobile devices.
- For iOS devices, you can get the free Slack app in the Apple App Store.
- For Android devices, you can get the free Slack app from the Google Play Store.
Some features and differences:
- It does not need Java or Flash and should work in all web browers. It does not need any extensions or plugins.
- When people are not logged in, they can see what was typed in the room when they return. The chat room history is never deleted! So if you say something nasty about someone, don’t be surpised if they see it.
- Slack has a “bot”. This is a program that acts like a real person. It will respond to certain things you type in the chat window.
- There is no colored text.
- You can upload a picture of yourself (or use any picture you want) to use as an avatar. Just click on your avatar and upload a picture.
- To PM (private message) with someone, just click on their name which is a link. To go back, click on #general in the left frame.
- Smilies or emoticons are available in the input text field to the right of where you enter text. It is a happy face icon.
- You can quickly enter someone’s nick name by entering the first few letters of their name and hit Tab for completion. This will preceed their nick name with the at (@) symbol, and they will get a notification they are being summoned. On phones they will hear a “ding”.
- You can be logged in as many times as you want on multiple devices.
- There is an app for PC’s and Mac’s
- There is a “call” feature. You can make “Skype-like calls” directly from within the app. It doesn’t use Skype, however and you don’t need to have Skype installed. You can talk instead of video too, by pressing the disable video icon when you call. You can get into this feature by clicking on a person’s avatar or name and selecting “Call”.