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  Usage: i message | it message

This command sends a message to all persons open to hear shouts. "It" is similar to "shout" in that regard. However, with "it" your chess server name (or "handle") is always the first word of the message. Also, the "it" message may be preceded by various symbols depending on the FICS server being used. The symbol string --> is typical. This command has two aliases: "i" and ":".

Here is an example: if your handle is HANDEL and you type "it thinks FICS is great!", users will see the following message displayed:

	--> HANDEL thinks FICS is great!

You, as the sender, will see the following:

	(##) HANDEL thinks FICS is great!

where ## is the number of users who received the message.

Special notes:

  1. Use "cshout" rather than "it" for chess-related messages.
  2. To contact just one user, use "tell".
  3. If you want to contact a specific group of users, "tell" to a channel.
  4. "It" and "shout" are similar. Be familiar with their differences.
  5. Persons who "it" too much, or in less than appropriate ways, may be placed on the shout_quota list. Users on this list may only "shout" a certain number of times per minute. To see whether you are on the shout_quota list, or when you are permitted to "it" again, type "it" alone without a message. Excessive abuse can lead to heavier restrictions.
  6. You can decide whether or not to hear an "it" from other users; setting the "shout" variable to 0 (zero) filters these from being sent to you.

See also: alias, channel, cshout, intro 2, shout, shout abuse, tell, variables

Klaus Knopper <>