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OLD INFO! Check the Storm Spotter Chat tab at the top of this page for a newer guide!


Special Note: as of February 2, 2009


Please add as a buddy for continued access to the chat room.

Adding chat to your buddy list.

  • Click Buddies
  • Click Add Buddy
  • Enter this in Buddy username:
  • Click Buddies
  • Click Add Chat
  • Account be sure your XMPP acct from above shows here
  • Room: bmxspotterchat
  • Server:
  • Check to ensure that your handle is as above (e.g. brown-west_alabaster, porter-jasper, david-livingston)
  • Alias: Arbitrary. You can change this if you want to see something other than for the name (try “bmxspotterchat”).
  • Select Add
  • Group: You might see this if the chat client lets you add room links to your list. In this case, this is the buddy group it will be listed under.
  • double-click the link your buddy list to the room. You should see iembot as one of the people in the room, and, if your chat client supports it, backlogged reports from the iembot.

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