We are soon ready to launch a new chat system. It will replace our little shoutbox, which has never been of much practical use.
A few facts about the new system:
- It's based on the popular IRC protocol.
- Nickname registration, chat channel registration, and other services are available.
- Forum integration: Your forum name will be automatically reserved as your nickname.
- Host cloaking: To protect your privacy, your IP address or hostname will be "cloaked" behind a pretty mobileread.com address.
- Webchat is available. It communicates through secure layers with the chat server. Any other IRC client works too.
We are now looking for a handful of testers. The only requirement is that you are an active MobileRead member and that you are familiar with IRC.
If you are interested, please send me a quick PM.