Rules & Guidelines Of The Chat (Read Them)
This chat is largely for discussing things about writing and roleplaying - eg, character development, worldbuilding, plotting, etc. That said, it's not the only purpose - we discuss a lot of things here.
If people don't respond immediately, be patient. We do occasionally have to leave our computers to tend to things IRL. Seriously, give people a few minutes to respond.
Don't spam*: Don't fill the chat with uber-long rants, all-caps, song lyrics, or "random" stuff. Don't flame people, and if I (Syera) tell you to stop doing something, stop doing it.
Mature/18+ topics and actions are not permitted in the #springhole.net channel. This also means no cybering/sexing, even as a "joke."
Use cautious judgement when talking about potentially-squicky topics. If it involves any kind of bodily fluids or secretions and isn't relevant to writing something correctly in fiction, you should probably keep it to yourself.
To leave the chat, type "/quit" into the chatbox. Otherwise your name will linger until it times out.
*Spamming is defined as any continuous input of text that disrupts, rather than contributes to conversation. EG, by posting song lyrics in the middle of a conversation, it becomes difficult for people to keep up with the actual conversation.
Other IRC Commands
/nick (NewNickname) - change your nickname.
/join #(NewChannel) - join/create a new IRC room - eg, to join #sh.rp, type /join #sh.rp
/me (action text) - make an action post - eg, /me spins a circle.