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[REBOL] AltME REBOL3 world -- a new way to join

From: dhsunanda:gm:ail at: 2-Jun-2010 16:43

Much of the discussion within the REBOL community happens on an AltME world called REBOL3. The REBOL community welcomes anyone to join the discussions on REBOL3. But, up til now, that has not been that easy. Today, we've added a new way to request membership. It is described here: http://www.rebol.org/aga-join.r *** To summarise: Step 1: Download the client software from www.altme.com. The client is a desktop application that allows you to view and send messages to Altme worlds. Step 2: Ask on the REBOL Gateway world REBOL Gateway is an AltME world set up as a gateway to other REBOL resources. * Start the AltME client (that you just downloaded) * go to the REBOL Gateway world: - World: REBOL-gate - Username: guest - Password: guest * Post a message in the REBOL3 Join Requests group. We'll need your full name, preferred username, and a working email address (to send you a password) * Sit back and wait for a confirming email. To prevent spam, join requests are checked by real humans, so please be patient; it may take us a day or two to respond * If you are new to AltME: while you are waiting, please play with making posts in the playpen group. That'll give you a feel for how AltME works * Also, ask any questions in the Questions? group *** Some background: An AltME world is an instant messaging system whose client end runs on your computer. The REBOL3 world is hosted by REBOL Technologies, and is one of the main discussion forums for the REBOL community. About 50% of the conversations are archive publicly on the web, eg: http://www.rebol.org/aga-groups-index.r?world=r3wp The other 50% are visible to any member of the world. *** It may sound a little odd having a world from which to request joining another world. But there is some method behind the madness: -- joining is now purely an AltME process -- REBOL-gate acts not just as a gateway _to_ the REBOL community but as a spam filter so bad join requests do not clutter up the forums -- people's first experience of AltME may be more positive -- a small world, rather than a many meg download *** Any questions? Please ask here, or in the REBOL Gateway world's Questions group. See you on AltME! Sunanda.