Chat Room FAQs
Q: Why was I kicked out of the room? All I said was does anyone want to chat with a hot girl/boy.
A: Big Chat is not a dating service nor is it a pickup site, if you are looking to pick up an online date, please look somewhere else. We simply will not provide you the means to get yourself killed by some pervert.
Q: I was banned from Big Chat, I didn’t know the word I said was not allowed or I did not mean to say what I said?
A: A bad time to read the rules is after you have broken them, Yes you did mean to say what you said, or you would not have said it. You are now banned live with it.
Q: I was just banned from Big Chat for doing something wrong, how long am I banned for? When can I come back?
A: You are banned until the ban expires, it could be days, weeks, months, never. Understand that you have already identified yourself as the type of person we do NOT want in our chat rooms, why should we be in a hurry to take a ban off for you breaking our rules?
Q: How do I become an FH or FA?
A: You must be 18, have a good knowledge of how Chat works, and be willing to give at least 6 hours of your time a week.
Q: How do I register my Nickname?
A: That information can be found on the Services help page
Q: Why does Big Chat not allow some words that are allowed by other places?
A: Easy answer: We are not those other places nor do we attempt to be.
Longer Answer: We have placed the most common used swear words on our restricted list, we stick to this standard and do not in any way sway from it. At any given time Big Chat key=’name’] could have a visitor that is offended by the use of profanity, profanity is not required to communicate there for we do not think there is a place on chat for it.
Q: Can I get a list of what words are not allowed?
A: Umm NO, if you think it is offensive, play it safe and just don’t use that word.
Q: What is a channel?
A: A channel is a chat room in Big Chat where there are other people. Channels are indicated by the # symbol in front of the name. ( #chat )
Q: What is an FA ?
A: FA stands for Family Administrator. Use ( /msg FAhelp ) if you have a problem on Big Chat.
Q: What is an op?
A: An op is a person who is charge of a channel. They can be recognized by the @ next to their name.
Q: How do I become an op?
A: You can join a new channel and you will receive operator status.
Q: How do I find someone on Big Chat?
A: Use the command /whois nickname to find someone.
Q: What is NickServ?
A: NickServ is the nickname registration service on Big Chat (/msg NickServ HELP).
Q: What is ChanServ
A: ChanServ is the channel registration service on Big Chat (/msg ChanServ HELP).
Q: What’s a chat client?
A: A chat client is the program that you use to chat with. The main ones are mIRC, pIRCh, and IRCle (for Mac). None are welcome at Big Chat.