Please note the #PUA Chat Channel is not directly
affiliated with this web site. Neither is mIRC.
The #PUA chat channel is a great resource. No spammers, no trolls. Just good live chat.
The following instructions describe how to join the #PUA chat channel using a standard
IRC client, like mIRC.
- Download & install mIRC from http://www.mirc.com/.
- Run mIRC and type "/server irc.chatspike.net:6667".
you have trouble connecting to that server, other IRC servers may be available - ask in
for help in mASF's "Off Topic" board.
- To set up and register a nickname:
Pick a nickname by typing in "/nick YourNickname".
If the server tells you that nickname is already taken, choose another.
Once you have a nickname you want to keep, type "/nickserv register YourPassword YourEmail".
For regular alt.seduction.fast.*/mASF posters: Although you can choose any nickname
not already taken on the IRC network, it's probably a good idea (if possible) to choose a
username for yourself that matches the name you use on ASF so that people who are
new to ASF and then visit the chat channel will know to whom they speak, and also know
from whom they are getting advice.
Even after registering your nickname, it might still be used by others while you are
offline, although they won't be able to identify themselves for OPs or other similar
privileges. To prevent others from using your registered nickname, type "/nickserv set secure on".
- After the above nick registration step, the IRC chat system may e-mail you an
authorization message which will have further instructions on how to complete
nickname registration, if any additional steps are needed (usually not). Registration of
your chosen nickname is not required but helps to assure that other users on the system
can't register that nickname. Also, to have "OPs" (moderator status) in the #PUA
channel, it's necessary to register your nickname and identify yourself when logging into
the IRC system again (see below). Registering your nickname also comes in handy so others
can't pose as you.
- Type "/join #PUA".
- Every time you log on to IRC under your chosen nickname, type in "/nickserv identify YourPassword"
which will authenticate you for any services (such as OPs) to which
For help, in general, about IRC and also help on installing & setting up mIRC, go
I personally don't know a lot about IRC, so if you're having trouble RTFM (links
above), ask someone on #PUA for help, or do a Google or Yahoo search.