HOW TO USE THIS CHAT ROOM:
You will need a java-enabled browser.
Type your chosen name or nickname into the box which says YourName in it.
Click the button marked Connect.
The chat screen will change a bit. Your name will appear in the right hand column, along with the names of all those other people who are in the chat room. If no one's there then wait or come back later. Or talk to yourself.
Type what you want to say in the horizontal box at the bottom. When you hit return it will appear along with everybody else's comments in the left hand column. There's a maximum number of characters that you can use in one message, so split up long monologues.
If you want your text to be coloured, click on one of the colours on the bottom right.
If you want the chat room enlarged to full screen, click on the In Window button and then enlarge the new window that opens up with the chat room in it.
For a list of more complicated commands and options that I haven't figured out yet, click on the Help button.