All you have to do to start is go to http://montrose.is/chatting, and you'll be greeted with this screen:
If your screen is not wide enough, like on a mobile device, the User List can be seen using the Smiley Face in the upper left hand corner. A message will appear in the chat with the User List:
Klyton can also do other useful things like roll dice, tell you the weather, and give public messages to other users (as long as you spell their name correctly). Here's some examples of the commands:
To Roll Dice write:
klyton: roll [number of dice]d[number of sides]
klyton: weather [place name]
klyton: tell [username]: [Insert Message Here]
That about covers the basics of the web version of Montrosechat. If you wish to use the advance features, read on!
Pay attention to the technology behind the curtain! Montrosechat is backed by one of the most popular chat technologies in the world: Internet Relay Chat. This allows us to have a freer chat untouched by the large internet companies and with more features. More features, you ask? If you'd like to use the advanced chat features such as secure private messages, reserved nickname, and file transfers, then you should connect using a fully featured IRC client. Here's a handy list of suggested clients for various OS:
Textual (https://www.codeux.com/textual/) for macOS
Palaver (https://palaverapp.com/) for iOS
HoloIRC (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fusionx.lightirc) for Android
HexChat (https://hexchat.github.io/downloads.html) for Windows and Linux
If you don't want to install a client or are on the go, mibbit is a good web-based client.
The Montrose.is IRC server is available over standard IRC at irc.montrose.is on port 6667 and via SSL at ssl.montrose.is on port 6697. The chat SSL certificate is the same one used here.
If you need further help, then why not ask in the chat? We have a lot of helpful people there. If you think you've found a bug, you can report it at our official issue page: https://github.com/harrylime/montrosechat/issues.
Hope this is helpful! Happy Chatting!
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