If people don't respond immediately, be patient.
Seriously, give folks a few minutes; we do occasionally
have to leave our computers to tend to things IRL :P
Standard rules of netiquette apply. Don't spam, don't flame people,
and if I (Syera) tell you to stop doing something, stop doing it.
To leave the chat, type "/quit" into the chatbox.
Otherwise your name will linger until it times out.
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.