If you must use Windows and you want to use X-Chat, you could use

You’d have to be quite serious about your preference to go to that length :yikes:

or if you use trillian…

If you like xchat, try this:

Don’t forget to register your nickname by using this command.
/msg nickserv register <your-password>

Is the java chat (and the nonnebots site) broken? It says I’m forbidden.

Yes, the java applet is broken for now. Apparently the host for the Nonnebots site had an issue with the server the site is hosted on. They’re working on getting everything straightened out. Not sure when it will be back up, but if it’s not up by tomorrow, I’ll set up the applet on another server.