NATIONAL SCOUTING ONLINE WEEK
Simon Pearce (scouts-l@SCOUTNET.DEMON.CO.UK)
Sun, 24 Sep 1995 10:42:00 +0000
National Scouting Online Week 16th-22nd October, 1995
Welcome to the UK's first National Scouting Online Week! A global event
aimed at promoting Scouting online. The is the final information
document giving all the details needed for this event.
SENDING E-MAILS FOR NSOW
If you want to send e-mails around the world then this is how I suggest
you go about it. Get the children to write their messages down on paper;
make sure they include their name, age and Section - this will help us
try and match pen pals for them.
Then you must transfer these into an ASCII document (using DOS EDIT for
example) and send them to ScoutNet UK by one of the following methods:
You can e-mail them to email@example.com
or you can upload them direct to ScoutNet UK.
As a last resort (for those without access to a modem) you can fax them
to ScoutNet UK on the same number ((01704) 834832).
We will then make every effort to distribute these message to another
Pack/Troop who will then hopefully write back!
JOTI IRC SESSIONS
Over the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) weekend of 21st/22nd October, we
will be joining in with the Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI). During this
weekend, there will be four "live chat" sessions held on the Internet
Relay Chat (IRC) section of the Internet.
To take part in this, you must have a full, live Internet account such
as Demon, CIX etc. I am not aware that CompuServe offer IRC as yet. You
will then need a piece of IRC software. I highly recommend mIRC v1.42 as
this is shareware and is very comprehensive, yet easy to use with an
excellent online Windows help. You can download this from ScoutNet UK,
or speak to anyone in the #mirc channel on IRC who will tell you where
on the Internet you can download a copy.
Other IRC software includes WSIRC which is limited but easy to use. You
can download this from Demon's FTP site.
You will need to connect to one of the more popular servers for the best
connection, these could be:
(only accepts .ac.uk domains)
DO NOT USE UNDERNET!
Then, simply use the /join command to join the #scouting channel, eg:
YOUR NICKNAME AND PEOPLE TO LOOK OUT FOR
We suggest you end your nickname with your country - eg Simon Pearce
from ScoutNet UK is Akela_UK - this helps people see where you are from
and saves the boring question "Where is everyone from" every time someone
new logs on! This worked well at the World Jamboree IRC sessions.
People to look out for include @scoutbot (the automatic keeper of
#scouting), @etienne and @Akela_UK. The @ signifies these are channel
operators and will be able to help you if you get stuck!
WHEN TO COME
Despite a number of recent variations in the IRC times (!), these are
now as follows:
Saturday 21st October Sunday 22nd October
1200GMT (1300BST) 1000GMT
1600GMT (1700BST) 1600GMT
There are no BST times on Sunday as in the UK, the clocks go back an
hour on Sunday morning.
WHAT DO I DO IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you still have any questions, you can contact Simon Pearce at
Tel (01704) 834956
Fax (01704) 834832
A message from SIMON PEARCE, System Operator, ScoutNet UK
Disguised as firstname.lastname@example.org
Find me in uk.rec.scouting or even rec.scouting
IRC --> #scouting - @Akela_UK
Voice +44 (0)1704 834956 Fax +44 (0)1704 834832
ScoutNet UK - THE Scouting BBS
+44 (0)1704 834832
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