It can be annoying.
The pressure being on ... to what? Hurry up and satisfy who's need? Why not a 2 minute deadline to register?
I can't think of a single instance of my online experience that has such a precedence.
Reminds me of mission Impossible communications in some spy vs. spy drama.
Self destruction being the subliminal threat, especially when immediately prior to
to type or mutate into some meaningless number
the server throws what seems like 4 1/2 million bytes of information at you!
Well, that said ... (I feel better now)
I guess the best advice to give you is to join the #help on wyldryde.
If the cause of your individual connectivity problem is of the kind
that requires modification of data at "the server side" you'd
need to eventually get their attention anyway.
This particular network is very helpful.
Join that chat room and they'll help
you to understand what to do better
than trying to advise you here.
Often it is (as the case with me) some little
misunderstanding of the "big picture" that is the fault.
Meaning that the Internet Relay Chat system in place has a long history that draws on experiences
that include some of the worst problems a worldwide network of computers can run into.
Organizers and participants have had time to come up with a complicated and lengthy
body of "protocols" that counter these problems in an ongoing development of it.
That actually is good news.
Enhancements of the basic ability to communicate with people using your keyboard
in real-time ... what we like about it ... are done using special commands.
The /whatever blah, blah, blah you've mentioned.
Once you get the bare minimum of those out of the way,
the registration of nickname & password,
you'll be free to explore some of the
other stuff ... or simply have a routine that includes a small irritation (identify) that will represent a tiny
percentage of the time spent in active conversations with other people who are computer-users.
Edited by phawgg, 05 February 2006 - 11:52 PM.