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  Usage: shout message

Displays your message to all users who are open to hear shouts. Returns the number of users who heard your shout. "Shout" has an alias of "!".

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

        HANDEL shouts: FICS is great!

You, as the sender, will see the following:

       (##) HANDEL shouts: FICS is great!

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

Special notes:

  1. Use "cshout" rather than "shout" 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 "shout" too much, or in less than appropriate ways, may be placed on the quota list. Users on this list may only "shout" a certain number of times per minute. To see whether you are on the quota list, or when you are permitted to "shout" again, type "shout" alone without a message. Excessive abuse can lead to heavier restrictions.
  6. You can decide whether or not to hear a "shout" from other users; setting the "shout" variable to 0 (zero) filters these from being sent to you.

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

Klaus Knopper <>