PlånetSocks now uses AOL's AIM instant messaging service for
chatting. AIM is free software that you can download at
www.aim.com. The chatroom name
we use is "PSChat" (sorry Powerslave fans).
If you don't want to download any software, you can still get on AIM with
their free Java tool
You should be able to use it on any computer unless it is blocked by some nazi
If you don't already have an AIM screen name, we suggest you choose either
your PS board username, or, if that name's already taken, PSusername. For
example, DogStalker uses PSDogStalker. You can make your AIM nick known to other
board members by updating your profile in your "User Menu."
Once you're set up, you can enter the chatroom by clicking the icon on the PS
homepage, or the PS Chatroom
link on the message board. You could also click on your AIM "People" menu
and then "Send Chat Invitation." Enter your AIM nick as the invitee and "PSChat"
as the chatroom.
There, now you're ready to chat!
The best time for finding other people in the chatroom is while one of the
shows that we cover is being aired (like Real World, Top Model, Survivor, Amazing Race), but there's
a slight chance you can find people
there at other times.
When you arrive in chat, please don't be one of those lookieloo types that pops in and out instantly just because they saw only one
person in there or because nobody is talking right away or because you're a nosy
peeping cunt, because if
you do that, everyone will rightfully curse you, and you don't want that. And
please don't get anxious over long silences—most people who chat are doing other
things (pr0n) at the same time
and aren't staring at the chatroom window non-stop.
is there and you want some company,
feel free to post in the Off-Topic board that you're in the chatroom... all
alone... thinking about the story arc of your life... and you could use a friend right now.