In order to encourage users to hold conversations in channels rather than
with "shouts" the server has a shout quota. A shout quota limits the
frequency of a user's shouts (including "it"-type shouts). For normal
purposes, the standard shout quota is not a limitation.
If you type "shout" or "it" alone without any message, you will be informed
about your current shout status: either (a) you may shout now, or (b) the time
when you may next make a shout.
If what you want to do is have conversations with a lot of people, we
suggest that you use IRC -- a special internet process for conversations. See
"irc_help" for details.
See Also: channel etiquette intro_talking irc_help it shout shout_abuse
[Last modified: March 31, 1996 -- Friar]
Sun Feb 11 14:27:58 GMT Standard Time 2007