The ASFR Channel on IRC
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Introduction / What will I find in the ASFR Chatroom? / How do I get into the ASFR chatroom?
So you've seen some of the ASFR stuff around the web, you've hit every link on most of the pages, and your search engine results are starting to come up with same old stuff search after search after search.... and you want to know if there is more stuff out there, or would just like to spend some time talking with the people who put the stories and pages together... but how?
Some of the pages and stories offer e-mail addresses, so that's one idea... but e-mail, even on today's modern information superhighway, can still seem like a crawl... especially if you have a question that's been bothering you for a while.
Well, here's another solution. Grab your favorite IRC (Internet-Relay Chat) program, whether it be mIRC, pIRCh, or IRC II, and log into the #asfr room on SandNet! It's easy, it's fun, and it's a growing community that gets bigger by the day!
You might ask yourself, well how do I go about getting into the ASFR chat room, and for that matter, why should I? Let me fill you in on the particulars of daily life in the ASFR chat room, and then tell you how you can join us there!
WHAT WILL I FIND IN THE ASFR CHATROOM?
Okay, so you have your IRC program. Why would you want to join us in the ASFR room? Well, to start out, the ASFR chatroom has some of the most creative-minded individuals on the net, sharing thoughts and ideas with one another. Second, it's one of the best places I've seen on IRC for making new friends. The people there are very newbie-friendly, as well, and won't hesitate to make you feel welcome if you are interested in the many facets of ASFR. And there are many more reasons to join, as well:
HOW DO I GET INTO THE ASFR CHATROOM?So you've decided you'd like to get in on the fun, but you're not sure how? Rest assured, its easy! The ASFR chatroom (or channel #asfr) is located on SandNet, a small, cozy little server which is easy to get onto. Here's a few simple steps that will help get you connected right up!
Example: /server ocala.fl.us.sandnet.org 7000, not /server ocala.fl.us.sandnet.org port 7000
Here is a list of SandNet servers that you can use to connect up to join the ASFR channel. The first two, most people agree, are the most reliable, so I suggest trying those two first. However, if you try and like the other servers, feel free to use those, as well:
Okay, you've gotten an IRC program and used that program to get onto a SandNet server. What's next? Well, you're almost there. Now, you just need to enter the ASFR room, or channel, as it's called on IRC. Simply type " /join #asfr ", which translates as 'join channel asfr'. And you're in. That simple. Note that on some IRC clients, you can abbreviate even that simple command to save keystrokes: " /j #asfr ". (NOTE: pIRCh users using the command " /j " should note that pIRCh automatically adds the channel symbol, so you should just type " /j asfr ")
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