This spiffy Melange Chat Client & Server replaced the old Mudslide/Lorien
lash up back in June 99... Beleive it or not, it's much more stable than
it's superflaky predecessor.
Yes it *is* a JAVA based server and client, so if your web browser
doesn't support JAVA you may be out of luck :(
is allowed at sffn.com port 6666
but you will need to be telnetting from either a Unix based system or
an old "Mud / MUSH" type client. Windows
Telnet WILL NOT WORK! (if you have a Windows or Macintosh based
Client that DOES work let me know!
MELANGE USER GUIDE 1.10 - INDEX
LIST OF ALL USER COMMANDS
These commands are available to
every user in the chat. Some of them can only be used under certain circumstances,
eg. channel ownership, but in general every user can use every command.
All commands start with a '/' or a '.' or a ','. It also doesn't matter,
if they are typed in lower- or uppercase. The commands are borrowed from
IRC to make the usage as easy as possible (especially for users who are
already familar with the IRC commands). For backward compatibility the old
commands, which were used in the first distribution of Melange are also
supported. (In the following lists, they are written inside brackets, eg.
(.he) for help)
| Lists all users inside the chat, showing their nickname, their user
id (line) the channel they are in, and where they come from.
| To become a member of a specific group (NOTE: you can only belong to
one group at the same time) you have to use this command. grpid
is the number of the group you want to join and passwd is the
group's password. If you want to leave the group you currently belong
to, type /GROUP system. (NOTE: You don't need a password
for the system group, of course !)
| Displays a list of all commands available.
| Invite a user to your channel. To use this command, you have to be the
owner of the channel. Usually no user can join your channel if it
is locked. If you want a user to come into your channel, while it
is locked, use this command. The user specified by uid is then
allowed to join your channel, although it is private.
OR Channelname name
| This is one of the most important commands. It's used for joining, or
opening a channel. If you use the command with a Channel ID or a channelname
of an existing channel, you join/move to this channel (If the channel
you tried to join is locked, you receive an error-message, instead).
If you use this command with a Channel ID or channelname of an NON-existing
channel, you create this channel and move into it. You are then the
owner of this channel and can use commands like /TOPIC /KICK /OWN
/LOCK /INVITE etc. If you are the owner of a channel and you move
to another channel, or if you leave the chat, your channel is closed.
To avoid this, you could change the owner of your channel before.
| Kick a user out of your channel. To use this command, you have to be
the owner of the channel. The user, you kick out is not thrown out
of the chat, but thrown back to Channel 0 (MAIN).
| List all channels available. This commands displays all open channels,
their channel IDs, their owners and if they are locked. Only those
channels which belong to the SYSTEM-group or to the group you are
currently in, are shown ! This means, all channels you are allowed
to choin are displayed.
| Lock/Unlock a channel. To use this command, you have to be the owner
of the channel you are in. If you lock a channel, no other users can
change to/join your channel (If you don't invite them explicitly before).
If you use this command a second time, the channel is unlocked/open
again, and everybody can join it.
| If the unique-nickname feature is enabled, you have to use this
command to get into the chat. When you connect to the server you are
at first not able to do most things, you even can't chat with other
persons. After you found a nickname which is not already in use by
another person you can enter the chat using this /LOGIN command.
If the guestlogin feature is enabled, instead of an unique
nickname you can use the name guest to enter the chat.
(NOTE: There may be more persons with this nickname).
| Displays your name, your user id, the channel you are in, the channel
name and the group you belong to.
|/MSG or /NOTICE (.p)
| Sends a private message msg to the user specified by uid.
The user the message is sent to, has to bee in the same channels as
| If you want to change your nickname, use this command.
| Change the owner of a channel. To use this command, you have to be the
owner of the channel you are in. The user specified by uid
is then the new owner of your channel. Note, the user you want to
give the ownership to, has to be in the same channel !
| Say goodbye and leave the chat.
| If you are the owner of the channel you are currently in, you can use
this command to change the channel's group. (Note: Only groupmembers
can join channels which are not owned by the SYSTEM [default])). For
example if you type /SETGROUP 10 only those users, who belong
to group 10 can join the channel. If you want to make the channel
be open for everbody again, type /SETGROUP system. Afterwards
everybody can join this channel again (if it's not locked, of course).
| Squelch/Unsquelch a user. If you squelch a user, no messages from this
person, even if they are yelled, are displayed. If you use the command
a second time with the same user id, the user is unsquelched again,
and you can see his messages again.
| Displays current date and time of day, using "normal" time format AND
(BMT, Biel Mean Time), which is good for making dates :)
| If you create a new channel, your channel is called "Channel cid"
by default, where cid stands for the channel ID of your channel.
If you want to change your channel's name to something else, use this
command. For example /TOPIC hansi will change your channel's name
| Displays server uptime.
| Displays server's version.
| Cross channel yelling. If you use this command, all users in all channels
(even if they are locked) can see your message. Only those persons,
who squelched the user who yells, can't see the message. (But if you
use this command too often, don't forget that the chat-admin can kick
you out and/or bann your host !)
| Lists all users in your channel with their User ID (line), and if you
squelched them or not.
NOTE FOR MELANGE 1.10 or higher:
If the unique-nickname feature is enabled, you can use the user's
nickname instead of the uses's ID uid in every command
you have to select a user. This does also work if the unique-nickname
feature is disabled, but only with those nicknames which ARE unique !
If there are more users with the same nickname you have to use the uid.
Copyright © 1998,1999 by Christian
Walter. All rights reserved.
Design, Images, Contents, etc. Copyright © 1998,1999 by Christian Walter.
All rights reserved.
The Melange Chat Server is really cool! You should check it out
The Melange homepage: http://melange.terminal.at.
If you're running a Linux Server you can set one up for yourself! http://melange.terminal.at/download/clients.html.
*I* did it so anyone shoudl be able to ;)
Copyright © 1998,1999 by Christian