As you may or may not know, BowieNet is in the process of moving our site to a new server. Our new upgraded network will allow us the flexibility to improve our services, as well as get prepare for the re-launch of the site (BowieNet v.2)
In the next few days, members might experience some unusual technical difficulties. Right now, we are working on 2 main issues: Microsoft ComicChat 2.5 client and our BowieNet UK members logins.
BowieNet UK MEMBERS
Due to the network change, our UK members will experience difficulty entering the site today. We are working on this problem and hope to have it rectified by the end of the day.
Microsoft ComicChat 2.5 client
The chat program that many of our members use to connect to the BowieNet chat room is having difficulty connecting to our new chat server. Not to worry. While we get this problem fixed, you can (temporarily) connect to the chat servers via the new java chat room.
When you log into the chatroom, you have 2 choices, BowieNet Chat and Technical Support. If you need to chat to someone about a technical issue, try it out.
Several members have found that MS ComicChat is the only chat client causing difficulty. You may want to consider downloading an alternative to MS ComicChat. Here are some IRC software you might want to try: mIRC (PC's) and Ircle (Macs). We will be posting information about how to best connect ASAP.
If you are still having trouble please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our tech support crew at 1-888-STAR-999 or (1-631-218-9090 outside US).
We are currently working on solutions for both of these technical issues.
On the fun side, last night in the chatroom, our new technical support team did some really cool "development on the fly". The request was made for a larger chat window, and master tech Chip went to work and had it up and running in 5 minutes flat! Links to these new chat interfaces, plus tips on some of the cool features, like playing sound effects can be found on the Chat help page in the Discourse section.