We have a chatroom, #fiveeight on Quakenet. To get to it, either click the IRC tab in the navigation bar, or follow the following steps: 1. Get an IRC client The most popular client is mIRC, which can be found at http://www.mirc.com . Download, install, and open it. If you have a mac, google mac irc client or something. 2. Connect to QuakeNet To do this, type /server irc.quakenet.org or go to File-Select Server and select QuakeNet from the drag-down server list, then hit the yellow connect (lightning bolt) button. 3. Join the Five Eight Channel To do this, type /join #fiveeight 4 (optional). Register with the server To do this, type /msg Q hello youremail youremail . Further instructions will be provided by the server. For the old thread with a lot of golden stroker quotes, go here: http://www.fiveeightforums.com/fiveeight-irc-chatroom-t71416/index.html For the thread dedicated to the old room, #dtf.com, including all the memorable quotes from there (and some other ones dissentience posted), go here: http://www.fiveeightforums.com/5-8-com-irc-chatroom-t2011/index.html Q. How do I make it announce what I'm listening to? A. If you're using mIRC, then try AMIP: http://amip.tools-for.net/wiki/start Q. Why do some people have @s next to their name? A. They're channel operators, the IRC equivalent of mods. They have the power to kick and ban people along with some other powers. Q. What is a kick? A. A temporary boot from the channel. Most IRC clients allow you to auto-rejoin when kicked. Q. What is a ban? A. It's like a kick except you can't come back. At #fiveeight it's almost never permanent, but may last a long time. Q. I got kicked! What do I do? A. Cry about it. Q. I got banned! What do I do? A. If you feel your ban was undeserved, PM me at 5/8. If your ban was deserved, cry about it. Q. Are the rules the same as 5/8? A. No. Q. What are the rules? A. Use common sense. Q. Who is stroker? A. Who are you?