/mak or /mak -
Alamak Make Friends!!! This is a very popular option on Alamak to help you get aquianted
with new chatters who you might like to know.
Type /mak and you will be given a form with 3 catagories to choose. Choose your
catagories and submit the form and you will get a list of compatible chatters. They
will also get a notice as a private message if you are compatible with their interests.
As new people use /mak you will get notices if they are in your catagory of chatter
- Male looking for Female, Female looking for Male, Male looking for Any etc ...
- Looking for Mature or Young chatters
- Looking for Any Chat or Clean Chat Only
Use /mak at any time to view the list of compatible chatters also using /mak
or /mak - to disable.
Frames can be toggled on and off using the /fr command. Using frames is a better
way to chat because it autorefreshes and works faster. The
Frames Mode page
has more on the benefits of frames. No-frames is provided for
old browsers that do not support the latest HTML and for WebTV users.
/sb or /sb [text] or /sb [room]
This command will search the last 60 lines and display those that contain the supplied [text].
The [text] can contain only A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and _. If no [text] option is supplied the default
is to display all 60 lines in the scroll back buffer. You can also do a /sb [room] to display
the last 60 lines in a different room.
View Old Messages
This will show your old incomming and outgoing private messages up to 5,000 characters.
Very useful to confirm if your message was sent or if you left and want to see messages
sent while you were away (frames mode autorefreshes so you stay logged in).
The command /mold stands for Messages Old or easily remembered as Mouldy Old Messages.
Forward should be used in cases of harassment in private messages.
To report harassment, first see which Operators are online by using "/whois #".
Pick an Operator from this list and forward the messages. For example if Methos is an Operator you would type
/forward Methos and all your private messages will be forwarded to Operator Methos for
If the situation warrants, Methos will either /kick, /ban, or talk to the
person who is harassing, depending on the severity. If it is an Operator who is causing
problems, /forward the private messages to a different Operator who will then do an
/abuse and or /com report so the Operator Committee can take further action if necessary.
/auto [long reply message] and /auto and /auto -
Operators auto-reply is saved, Ops can type /pref to make sure the current /auto is
saved for next time they login.
The /auto command sets an auto-reply. When you first send a message to another user
you will get their auto-reply if you have not sent a message to them before. If you
change nick or relogin and send them a message again you will again get their auto-reply.
Use it as /auto [your long autoreply message], or just /auto by itself to see what your
current auto-reply is set as. Finally you can use /auto - to erase your auto-reply.
This is usefull for Ops who want to say they don't have color to /give or for an introduction
but Ops also have access to an /intro command. Ops auto-reply is saved in thier preferences
so when they log back in it is enabled to the last setting saved in the preferences.
When you first log into the chat, the comment area is empty. To enter a comment,
or to change the comment, type /comment [new_comment] (limited to 30 characters).
The comment shows up on a /who display.
/intro [intro message] or /intro [nick] or /intro -
The /intro command sets an intro, somewhat like an auto-reply.
Use it as /intro [your introduction]. You can then type /intro and a link will
be provided, click on a users nickname in your message buffer then the link and it will
fill in your auto-reply. Alternatively type /intro [nick] and it will send your intro
to that nick. Use /intro by itself to view your intro and /intro - to disable.
Ops intro is saved in thier preferences.
Send a File
The /send command can be used to send files to other Alamakians. It is quite simple
and works by allowing web based file upload to a blackbox directory. You can retrieve
files from the blackbox but can't see the names of files there unless someone sends it
to you. The box is flushed once a day at midnight. If the file already exists and has
been uploaded you will get a notice that it has already been recieved.
Alamak is not in any way responsible for files uploaded or recieved through Alamak, and
these files may contain viruses or material objectional or inappropriate for some users.
Sometimes in the past regulars users even sent illegal materials though the file upload.
We have now limited this problem by only allowing regular users who get authorization from
Alamak Operators and Operators themselves to upload and by flushing the blackbox frequently.
Users can send files to Alamak Operators, type /send [nick] and the Operator will get a
notice that you wish to send a file. The Operator can choose to ignore your request or
permit you to upload 1 file. You will then get a notice and link to click to begin
upload. Click on that and you get the upload form. It's pretty simple actually. After
the upload the page will auto-refresh and send a notice and link for the Operator to
download/view the file. The Operator can click on the link to download and view or
ignore the link (since files may contain viruses or objectional material.
Alamak Operators can upload and send files to any user without authorization. Just type
/send [nick] to get the upload form, once uploaded it will auto-refresh and send a link
to download/view the file to [nick].
Operators can set a picture link at any time, regualr users must get a /grant before
they can use /pic.
The /pic command is used to link your nickname to a picture of yourself.
The URL is some web address where you have a picture like
You can also upload your file using the /send command. This is usually for /sending files
to your friends but with a little cleverness can be used for /pic.
You need an Ops approval to /send the file so first /send [nick] where you send a file
to an Ops nick, then they approve the send and you send the file to that Op.
Alternatively you can get a Ops to type /allow [me] where [me] is your nickame, this will
allow you to upload.
Note new filename as recieved by our server then type
/pic http://woah.alamak.com/upload/filename.jpg if the file was called filename.jpg.
For Server SG you'll have to use /pic http://www.alamak.com/upload/filename.jpg.
The /read command allows you to read the public bulletin board. Only Ops can post messages
on this board. The board is not always available depending on current server policy.
/mail [op_nickname] [message]
The /mail command sends a chat mail (CMAIL) message to an Operator. The Operator
does not need to be on-line when you send the message.
The mail will stay in their mail box until it is read.
Operators also have access to the /mailset which allows the Operator to generically accept
chat mail from Users, Registered Users, or Ops as well as block chat mail from specific
Ops or Registered Users. Currently (Jun/2003) only users registered via the Alamak Client
are able to use chat mail.