It's where you can chat about the Shots. Did you really need me to explain that to you?

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Opening Times

Sorry - ShotsChat is currently closed and is only open during Shots fixtures.

As a general rule of thumb the Chat Room will be open on matchdays only from approximately 30 minutes prior to kick-off until approximately 30 minutes after the final whistle.

The Chat Room will also be open for special occasions as advertised on this page and also on the ShotsTalk forum.

The next open chat sessions will be:

Saturday March 25th 14:30 - 17:30

Macclesfield v Shots

Saturday April 1st 14:30 - 17:30

Solihull Moors v Shots

Saturday April 8th 14:30 - 17:30

Shots v Torquay United

Friday April 14th 14:30 - 17:30

Tranmere Rovers v Shots

Monday April 17th 14:30 - 17:30

Shots v Dover Athletic

Saturday April 22nd 14:30 - 17:30

North Ferriby v Shots

Saturday April 29th 12:00 - 17:30

Shots v Braintree Town

Rules of the House

Please read and adhere to the following rules. Hopefully you will not find them too restrictive - but anyone who breaks the rules will be ejected from the premises. You have been warned.

Nicknames When entering the chatroom you will be prompted to provide a nickname. The choice of nickname is up to you - but if you are a registered user of ShotsTalk then it would be a good idea to use your regular messageboard username. Similarly if you are a visitor from another club then the username from your own forum or messageboard would be a good choice along with an indication of which club you support (if this is not already obvious from your username). PLEASE DO NOT USE THE USERNAME OF OTHER SHOTSTALK USERS EVEN FOR A LAUGH - ANYONE CAUGHT DELIBERATELY BREAKING THIS RULE WILL BE BANNED PERMANENTLY.
10 second rule If you are listening to match commentary via the radio, please remember that others outside of the SCR broadcasting range may be listening to the same commentary via the internet. Typically there is a 30-45 second delay between the radio commentary and the internet commentary - so as courtesy to others, please refrain from celebrating goals etc. until after an appropriate delay to let others catch up on the commentary.
Language Automatic filters will asterisk out a few of the worst swear words - but for the most part I would like the chatroom to be self-moderating so please exercise a little self-restraint. That said - if you are easily offended by strong language then perhaps a football-related chatroom may not be the best place to spend your time! Anyone taking things too far (in my very liberal opinion) will be yellow carded.
Banter A bit of banter is all part and parcel of football - but excessive abuse and/or bullying will not be tolerated. In particular, anyone caught using racist insults will very soon be history.
Legalities Do not use this chatroom to advertise or encourage illegal activities of any nature. All logs from this chatroom are retained and I will not hesitate to report anyone abusing the facilities to the relevant authorities.
Privacy You have none. This is a public chatroom - there is no privacy. There may or may not be a facility to send other users "Private messages" - but such messages are only private to the extent that they do not show up in the main chatroom. Private messages are still logged and may be read by me when I review the activity logs.
Bans This chatroom will be moderated at all times either by myself or by other specially appointed users. Anyone breaking the Rules of the House will be banned (by nickname). If you are banned from the room either by me or by any other moderator please do not try to re-enter under a different nickname unless invited to do so. Anyone caught trying to get round a ban in this way will be permanently blocked at ip address level.
  • No travellers
  • No soiled work clothes
  • No spitting
  • No farting
  • No talk of religion/politics/Rugby Union/"reality" TV shows will be tolerated

General Help

Changing nickname You can change your displayed nickname at any time by entering command /nick newname. Note that this generates a message to the chat window so other people can see what you are doing!
Private messages To send a private message to another online user, click on their nickname in the right-hand side of the screen and select "Private message". This will open a new chat tab for a private conversation.

Admin Commands

The following commands can only be entered by designated administrators (moderators). Parameters in {curly brackets} are variables. Parameters in [square brackets] are optional.

identify Enter administrator mode - /identify {password}.
op Give another user admin rights - /op {nickname}.
deop Remove admin rights from other user - /deop {nickname}.
kick Kicks a user from the room (yellow card) - /kick "{nickname}" [ {reason} ] .
ban Kicks a user from the room and bans them from reentering (red card) - /ban "nickname" [ {reason} ].
banlist This command lists the banished users on the given channel - /banlist.
unban Unban user - /unban [{"nickname"}]. If the optional {nickname} parameter is omitted ALL banned users will be unbanned.