Can't get into AW's IRC Chat room

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There is no password on the #absolutewrite channel, so that shouldn't be an issue. Are you successfully connecting to starchat? What client are you using?
 

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Hi zanzjan,

Thank you so much for replying.

I tried to enter chat, but I get the message as I wrote above, it says Admin has not given me the password to enter chat room.

About client, do you mean browser? If so then it is Safari.

:)
 

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It is this message, I get;

"Your administrator has required a password to access this forum. Please enter this password now.
Note: This requires cookies!"
 

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Can you tell me what specifically you're using, to get to where? Safari browser, but what URL, is it Mibbit, is it something else?

Ooops cross-posted with Kitty.

-Derek
 

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Hi KitCat and dpaterso,

I hope it will be alright I reply you both in same reply :)

I was just looking around this site, getting familiar with things, it is quite overwhelming here :)

I can't even figure out whether zanzjan replied my as a private message and now it is all out here. I was reading the " The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write", I've read it twice and it is btw very useful for newcomers - thank you for that.

And then somehow I ended up reading here "Forum: AW's IRC Chat
Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room"

I read some threads there, apparently it seems like some members have problems entering the chat. After that I pressed this "AW's IRC Chat" which is posted as a link above, and all that happened as I described above.

I guess, I just keep looking around the site and get to know how things works here, it is not much of much importance about the chat, I was just curious ;)

I didn't really use any URL, I just pressed the link as I saw in the threads.

Thank you to the both of you, so much.
 
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This link:

http://www.starchat.net/chat/?chan=absolutewrite

If you do not have Java installed and enabled results in a Web error (403) from Starchat's Web server; it's not an IRC Chat error, pe se.

Your best bet is likely to use an external IRC Chat client; via the Web try Mibbit.
 

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Here's what I get:

Forbidden

You do not have permission to access this document.
Web Server at starchat.net

I've been in the chat before so have no idea why I'm having trouble now.
 

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Can you try using Mibbit, http://www.mibbit.com/chat/

You should see the sign-in screen:

mibbit-signin.jpg


Select the yellow Server link and type irc.starchat.net into the Server: field.

Type your chosen nick into the Nick: field.
Note, if you have a registered nick, you would enter: nick password

Type #absolutewrite into the Channel: field.

Then select the Connect button.

Which should take you to the #AbsoluteWrite chat channel. (I just tried this -- and it worked.)

The above is taken from the FAQ about AW IRC Chat Channel (How to get there, who the operators are, etc.) thread.

-Derek
 

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