Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What's new (and old!) in the world of IMC.Current Site News
IMC would like to congratulate the following room for their promotion:
06-03-2008Please see this message board post for information about our recent service outage!
04-27-2008Please welcome our two newest public rooms, Vegas in Shadow and Age of Steam!
08-13-07Please welcome our newest public room, Empire City!
06-30-07IMPORTANT! We've upgraded to the new 6.0 version of IMC's code, which includes a number of changes to the login process. Passwords are now case-sensitive, meaning they need to be typed exactly as you originally supplied them.
04-09-07We've now added a subscription option to the donation system (see above). With it, you can donate $5 a month to IMC automatically!
04-08-07We have a lot of closures and new rooms to announce today. Alt Battlestar Galactica, The Green Falcon, Multiverse, and FeyEarth have all regrettably closed. However, please join me in welcoming Dimension Gate to the Science Fiction Hallway, Empire City to the Comic Hallway, and Vegas In Shadow to the Supernatural Hallway.
01-13-07Regrettably, Marvel Cinescape has closed its doors, but another comic-based room has arisen: Convergence!
11-06-06Regrettably, Mischief Managed has closed its doors, but a new WoD room, Seaside, has gone public!
09-25-06Please welcome the newest SPRs to the site, Feyearth in the Fantasy Hallway, and In Exilium in the Sci Fi hallway
09-08-06IMC is seven years old this month! Thanks to everyone for staying with us for so long, and the best is still yet to come!
08-20-06Among the updates pushed in this week: All users now have 1 megabyte of local image storage! Donors and hosts have 10 megabytes!
07-16-06Two new PRs have arrived! One is Theos City (actually a previous IMC room come back to life), and the other is WoD: Seaside, an East Coast WoD setting. Good luck to them both!
06-12-06Sadly, Stargate is to be shut down for the duration of the summer; Dawn looks to re-open the room again in the fall, possibly in a reworked form.
05-21-06IMC is now on its 5.0 codebase, which includes a new and completely rewritten edition of Streaming. We strongly encourage people on recent browsers to try it. Read all about it here!
04-23-06IMC is now running on the 4.0 revision of its codebase! We've upgraded to ASP.NET 2.0 and will be able to create new (and far better) features a lot faster than before. The whole site should also enjoy a boost in stability and performance.
03-04-06We're sorry to report that Tarim's Tavern has also dropped back to unsupported status, due to the host having connectivity issues. The crew in the room are going to do their best to bring things back in a few months. Syndara has also been retired, regrettably; we'd like to see them again sometime soon if we can.
03-03-06We're sad to announce the closure of Star Wars: The Andara Chronicles and the demotion of The Multiverse to Supported PR. We hope we can see them both again as public rooms in the future. We're also saddened to report the closure of PR pShift.
02-14-06We've switched to our new server, and all seems to be running well! We'll be keeping an eye on things as we go, though.
01-02-06Some changes: Star Wars: Requiem is now a Featured Private room using the PR name starwars. And Omega Rising has, sadly, closed its doors after a long and very enjoyable run.
12-01-05Sadly, Utopia Orbiting has closed its doors. We wish the players well in the future, and hope that someday it will return to the roster. Also, Tarim's Tavern (in Tavern-Style Gaming) has just been bumped up to Supported PR status!
11-28-05Two new public rooms have just been added to the mix: the WoD-based Twilight Cities and a Harry Potter-verse room, Mischief Managed! Unfortunately, the supported PR Lotus is being closed down due to lack of activity, but we wish the hosts and the chatters from that room the very best in the future.
10-07-05The Big Round Spinning Thing They Made A Room About -- I mean, Stargate: SGC -- is now public! Thanks to everyone who supported the room and made this all possible!
10-01-05We've revised the look of the site slightly, especially the in-room presentation! This is a prelude to many future changes, all of which we hope will make the site more accessible, powerful and fun to use. Note that you may need to log out and back in again because of the changes.
09-19-05IMC has been up and running for six years! Thanks to everyone -- chatters, staff and sysops alike -- who made this possible!
09-07-2005Sadly, World of Darkness: Sin City (formerly Brentford) has closed its doors. We wish the staff and chatters from that room the best of luck in all their future RP endeavors.
09-03-05We've got some new SPR's to welcome today. Power Rangers makes it return to the site in the Television hallway, and Mischief Managed joins the Fantasy Hallway.
08-07-05We'd like to Congratulate our newest bunch of SPRs and FPRs. SPR NintendoSSB located in the Comics, Animation and Video Games hallway, as well as FPRs Checkmate and Twilight Cities located in the Fantasy and Dark Fantasy Hallways respectively.
07-08-05Congratulations to The Green Falcon, our newest SPR. And sadly, Lupani has closed it's doors. We hope they can join us again soon.
06-22-05We regret to announce that Alternate Power Rangers has closed its doors, and we thank the host GigaTW for putting in the effort to keep it alive.
05-29-05WoD: Paradise Island is now known as Black Isles. Their room theme material and doorway page will be changing over the next few days to accomodate this change. Links to the room itself should not need to be changed.
05-25-05We regret to announce that Apocalypse Gate has closed its doors. However, the public room Age of Mythos is picking up where that one left off, with many of the same host, staff, and players.
05-16-05Congratulations on Star Wars: Requiem going public!
05-12-05We're now accepting submissions for the next issue of the 'Zine! See this thread for details.
04-18-05Another room goes public! Welcome Legacy to the roster of science fiction rooms!
04-14-05Please welcome some new Featured and Supported PRs to IMC: pShift, and Stargate: SGC. We've also promoted Age of Mythos to Public Status, so give them a big hand!
04-10-05Issue #29 of the Zine is live!
03-19-05After much work and feedback, the new look for rooms is finally live! Thanks once again to everyone who supplied testing and critical comments. You can report bugs or suggestions here.
03-13-05Wod: Brentford is now Wod: Sin City! The room's setting has changed to Las Vegas, but the game remains World of Darkness!
02-13-05Everyone join us in welcoming the newest SPR, pShift!
01-02-05Happy 2005, everyone!
12-19-04Congratulations to Dragondale and The Multiverse for returning to public status!
10-27-04The populace of Marvel Cinescape have spoken, and elected Rebecca as their new host! Congratulations to her, and we wish the room the very brightest and most active of futures.
10-07-04Marvel Cinescape is holding an in-room election to choose a new Room Host. Best of luck to all the candidates! (Please see this thread for more information about the removal of the previous host.)
09-23-04Sadly, Roshmere: Weaver and Wyrd has closed its doors. We hope to see them sometime again in the future.
09-13-04Dragondale City has been reduced from public room to SPR, but we anticipate seeing it again as public in the future. Join them in PR dragondale and see what spells they're cooking up!
09-11-04Sadly, Gunmetal Chronicles: Half-Life has chosen to close its doors. We wish both the populace of the room and its hosts the very best and would hope they can return sometime in the future.
09-10-04Checkmate has gone public! Congratulations to the players of the game of people!
09-09-04Syndara has been moved to SPR. We hope we'll be seeing it again as a full public room in the future.
08-29-04Congratulations to Star Wars: The Andara Chronicles for going public! May the Force be with them all!
04-14-04We have more great news! Checkmate is now IMC's newest Supported Room! It can be found in the Fantasy category.
04-02-04Congratulations to Star Wars: The Andara Chronicles for becoming IMC's newest Supported Room! It can be found in the Science Fiction chat hub.
03-12-04We'd like to welcome rebecca onto the Site Staff in the Conflict Mediation department. Please be nice while she gets used to the buttons and all...
03-06-04The wheel turns... Reflections of Avalon and Multiverse are being returned to FPR status. With luck we'll see them as public rooms again before long!
02-24-04The ratings on IMC have changed! Please visit the Ratings Page for more information.
02-15-04We'd like to welcome Oni Vagrant on as a new Site Staffer in the Rooms Department. Poor soul...
02-08-04The Muse has departed the ranks of IMC's SysOps. We wish her well in her future endeavors and thank her for her long service to our community. Jenn B. will be the Acting Head of the Rooms Department pending a new appointment to the position.
02-05-04We're pleased to announce that due to a most excellent performance as a FPR, Omega Rising is now a Public Room. Woo!
01-22-04Please welcome the new FPR Omega Rising! This room can be found on the Comics, Video Games, and Animation hallway.
11-16-03Please congratulate Lifestream for their move to Public!
11-10-03We're sorry to report that Underground has closed its doors. We hope they will return someday.
10-16-03Please welcome back SPR Lifestream!
09-04-03IMC celebrates its fourth year of service this week! Thank you to everyone who makes it possible, and an especially big thank you to the chatters who make it all worthwhile!
08-04-03The link for SPR DC_Evolution has changed to http://evolution.warp1.net/DC/; Rooms apologizes for the delay!
06-29-03We are sorry to announce that Buffy The Vampire Slayer has closed it's doors. We hope to one day see it return.
06-05-03Please welcome new SPR The Matrix!
05-21-03We're pleased to announce that Utopia Orbiting has gone public!
04-20-03IMC chatter Michael Drees (chatter 3193) died on April 8 of this year. We wish his family the best, and are sad to see one of our own populace gone.
04-14-03Rumors circulating to the effect that IMC and ER are merging are false. Any communications that would lead you to believe this rumor are misleading (at best).
03-30-03Salem Center has changed its name to Marvel Cinescape.
03-29-03Sadly, we bid farewell to Thirteenth Stone and Copper Island, who have closed their doors. Good luck in your other room endeavors!
03-13-03Some room changes for you all-- First of all, please congratulate Dragonball Rebellion for their return to Public Room status!
02-27-03Alas, Piet will no longer be editing the Zine. Fortunately, he's picked a splendid replacement -- Radar, who will be taking over after the next Zine hits the stands!
02-09-03Sometimes a room just does really, really well-- congrats to Power Rangers on achieving Public status!
01-27-03Please welcome new SPR Lotus!
01-26-03Please welcome new SPRs Utopia Orbiting, The Board-Laid-Bare, and Power Rangers!
01-23-03Highlander, Nexus, Dragonball Rebellion, BattleDome, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer can now be found as Featured Private Rooms. Lifestream and Star Wars have closed their doors for the time being; we hope to see them return soon!
01-13-03We are sorry to announce that Commonwealth has closed it's doors. We hope to one day see it reopen them!
01-04-03We have a few room changes to announce to y'all:
12-29-02Room Reviews have been completed; look for room changes in the near future.
12-18-02In case we forgot to mention before, IMC is now offering image hosting for donors and room hosts/co-hosts. If you have donated in the past, or are a room host or cohost, go to http://im-chat.com/users/imgsrvr/ -- the image-hosting control panel in USERS. You can upload a maximum of 2MB of images, each being no more than 50K.
11-19-02We've moved! Our new temporary URL is http://126.96.36.199 while we wait for DNS to catch up to us.
11-06-02Huzzah! The latest issue of The Guide to the Non-Existent Universe is up! This issue includes an in-person con report by The Gline and Pieter.
10-16-02Sadly, Camelot has closed its doors. However, please welcome new SPR KaotiX!
10-02-02We regret to announce that Sass is leaving her position as Site Staff due to real-life concerns. She will be missed, but will still be an active player on the site.
08-28-02Issue 21 of Guide to the NonExistent Universe is now live!
08-17-02You can now find New Haven listed with the FPRs in the Comics, Video Games, and Animation hallway.
08-09-02We would like to welcome our newest SPR, Half-Life. It can be found in the Science Fiction hallway.
08-08-02IMC's administration regrets that we have had to pull Tachibana High School from our list of supported private rooms due to aggravating circumstances. We apologize to it's patrons and hope to see a replacement room applied soon.
08-08-02Magic and Muggles has changed it's room rating from 12-rated to 14-rated. Also, we've opened a new BBS folder for discussions of all IMC Shop-related merchandise and topics.
08-06-02In our IMC Site Shop, we're now offering three models of IMC PC for the simple user, the power user, and the high-end gamer/hobbyist. All profits from the sales of these machines go back into supporting IMC, and you don't even need to be an IMC user to buy one.
08-01-02The IMC Shop is open for business! Public rooms can now offer related items and goods!
07-30-02For the time being you can find Darkover listed with the SPR's in the Fantasy hallway
07-27-02Darkover, ER and Imperfect Universe have closed their doors. We are sorry to see them go and apologize for any confusion.
07-26-02Please welcome the new SPR Salem_Center!
07-25-02As of 7/26, the Muse is on LoA until 8/9; Scher is in charge of the Rooms Department during that time. All Rooms matters are still to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
07-22-02We are happy to welcome the new public rooms, Underground and Project Nemesis. You can now find X-Files listed with the Supported Private Rooms.
07-17-02You can now find The Storm listed with the Featured Private Rooms.
07-13-02Please welcome the SPR Thirteenth Stone!
07-09-02Hey, you kids! Issue 20 of the 'zine is up... and it's the biggest one yet. Featuring an interview with Ed Greenwood, guest editorials, fiction, and more!
07-08-02Welcome the new SPR Prowlers: Chronicles!
06-21-02You can now enter Detached Streaming, a new variant on Streaming, through the doorways of your favorite rooms!
06-18-02New user features have gone live! Check out the new Friends List and the newly-active Hobbies and Helpables!
06-17-02More adventures in Chatroom Evolution-- Werewolf: Roshmere is now Roshmere: Weaver and Wyrd.
05-31-02Please welcome three new SPRs! Camelot, ProjectNemesis, and Syndara have joined the IMC family.
05-17-02Alas, another room has decided to close its doors-- we bid farewell to the SPR Hidden Universe.
05-15-02Please welcome IMC's newest room, the FPR Tachibana! You can find this room on the Comics, Video Games, and Animation hallway.
05-15-02A change has been made to the IMC Privacy Statement, which can be found in the info section.
05-13-02Sass is leaving her role as the head of the Rooms Department, and is also going on LOA. We wish her the very best during her time away from the keyboard! Muse was silly enough to step up in her place and will be running the Rooms Department and all it's loyal minions.
05-09-02We are sad to announce that the SPR Cathemega has been removed due to the host’s request. Hopefully when time allows, they will return to us.
04-22-02You can find X-Files, now FPR, in the PR list on the Television and Drama hallway.
04-20-02Also welcome the Underground FPR to IMC! It's based on the TV series Mutant X.
04-05-02Please welcome our newest SPR, Lupani!
04-05-02Issue 18 of the Zine is now online! Included are articles by Kit, Missa, Jeremy Snipes, Kes, and Piet (among others!)
03-31-02We have now added a provision for recovering lost account names and passwords!
03-17-02As times change, so too do rooms: Marvel What If...? is now known as Extreme Marvel.
03-04-02Alas, we must bid farewell to another public room, for Drassiniyan has closed its doors. We wish you well in future RP endeavors!
02-28-02We have added a new message board for discussing articles published in the Zine, edited and moderated by our very own Zine Editor, Radar (email@example.com)!
02-22-02The new issue of the Zine, Issue #17, is live! Included are articles from Malfis and Illusionary, poetry from Jen and Rose Marie Ashe, animation from Amichi, and fiction from Gline!
02-17-02Please welcome IMC's newest SPR, Exalted: Nexus!
02-17-02A few rooms announcements for you guys: We'd like to congratulate PokeMon GS for making the jump from SPR to FPR; we'd also like to congratulate Bushido and Dragonball Rebellion for moving to full public status!
02-15-02Congrats to Commonwealth for making the jump to FPR!
02-11-02We are in the process of changing nameservers for IMC. If you have trouble accessing, or you know someone who does, tell them to use the dotted address for the time being: 188.8.131.52
02-04-02Please welcome our newest SPR, Commonwealth, aboard. You can find them in the Science Fiction hallway.
01/07/02Please welcome the first public room of 2002, Rolands Cavern!
01/02/02The New Accounts, Handles, Room Applications and Staff Change Request forms have been reactivated, now that the holiday is over.
12/16/01The new issue (#16) of the Zine, a/k/a Your Guide to the Non-Existent Universe, is now online! This issue features articles and fiction by Dany, Angie, Sass Mun, The Muse, Gline and of course your editor Piet!
12/12/2001Adrian has stepped down from site duties to take care of real-life duties. Lizzard has also chosen to retire her gummi. We wish them the very best!
12/9/2001Please note that we will be turning off the Handles, New Accounts and Gummi Request Forms for the period from December 18 through January 2, so that our SysOps may enjoy the holiday season!
11/26/01The New Accounts, Handles, Room Applications and Staff Change Request forms have been reactivated, now that the holiday weekend is over.
11/21/01During Thanksgiving Day, New Accounts, Handles, Staff Change Requests and New Room Applications will be closed. We hope everyone has a pleasant holiday!
11/15/01SPR Hyrulian has been removed at the host's request. But we welcome two new SPRs Bullets and Brimstone and Imperfect Universe.
11/14/01Please welcome back SPR Escape_Velocity!
11/13/2001Please welcome the new SPR PokeMon GS!
11/13/2001Please welcome new SPR Super Smash Brothers.
11/07/2001The Room Admin for Marvel Universe have changed the name of the room to Marvel Unleashed. They are also undergoing a homepage move and restructure, so please be patient with them. Bookmarks to the room and their message board will still work.
11/1/01Search Engine Change. We have switched search engines for handle processing. The New Search Engine is Google. Please make sure you are using this search engine when researching your handle submissions, since this is the engine we will be using to determine source.
10/28/01Please say good by to FPR Theos City at the owner and host's request. On a good note, please say hello to SPR's Dragonball Rebellion, ER and Roland's Cavern!
10/4/01The newest issue of the Zine, #15, is live!
10/4/01As America rebuilds from the terrorist attacks, our attention shifts from dealing with the crisis to ensuring that such a thing will never happen again. Accordingly, the Damage Control room and folder have been shut down.
9/13/2001We would like to thank all of you for your help in this time of crisis. Your news, your words of compassion, your fellowship and human decency -- these are the things that will allow all of us to endure.
8/22/2001Sadly, FPR Twlight: New York has been removed.
8/13/2001Sadly SPR Valendia has been removed at the host's request.
8/02/2001Congrats to ApocGate for their move from SPR to FPR. Stop by and visit them sometime!
7/19/2001The newest issue of the Zine, Issue 14, is now live! Check it out!
7/16/2001We have just added the new Assistant Staff Gummi to the system. This gummi denotes an assistant to the room staff, or a room staffer in training. If there are any problems with the system that seem to stem from this gummi, notify Genji (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately.
7/03/01Congratulations to Magic and Muggles, for being moved to full Public Room status; let all people, wizards and muggles alike, rejoice! You can find this room in the 'Fantasy' hallway.
6/14/2001SPR Escape_Velocity has been removed as a SPR upon the host's request to relocate the room to another site. We hope they find a happy home out there somewhere.
6/06/2001It is with great sadness that I announce that WOD Santa Cruz has been removed as a public room. HOWEVER, it is with great joy that I also announce that The Tef has voluntered to help revive the room! Please welcome Tef as the new host of SPR SantaCruz!
05/22/01Please Welcome two new SPR's! Transformers and Cathemega!
5/2/01We are very pleased to announce the arrival of several new rooms to IMC! Please welcome SPR's Escape Velocity, Hidden Universe, Hyrulian, Pepperhill, and Valendia. Also, in the largest jump in IMC history, we are pleased to announce that Magic and Muggles has gone from PR straight to FPR! Congratulations everyone!
04/08/01Issue #12 of the Guide to the Non-Existent Universe is now online!
03/18/01First of all, we celebrate the move of Theos_City to FPR status! And then we keep celebrating as The_Arena moves to SPR status!
03/16/01Not only does SPR Calanth move up to FPR (Featured Private Room) status, but we also get to watch as TocTik's Bar & Grill is bumped all the way up to Public Room!
03/08/01And today is a special day for the patrons of Paradise Island, because they have now moved from SPR to full Public Room status!
03/07/01Please welcome our newest SPR, Brandenberg!
03/06/01Today is cleaning day, as several defunct SPRs have been removed from the hallways. Bid goodbye to The Discworld, The Matrix, Realms of the Wheel, Velgarth, and the Wasteland. However, on the opposite end, we say hello to GO refugee TocTick's Bar and Grill!
02/20/01With the impending move of Edo Japan, we gladly welcome the new Oriental-based SPR, Rogukan!
02/13/01Welcome our new SPR, Shadow_Mountain!
02/11/01Four SPRs make the jump to Public rooms today. Say hello to Alternate DBZ Chat, Legacy, The Lifestream and Reflections of Avalon! And if you don't quite feel like RPing in our new rooms, at least take the time to check out Issue #11 of the Guide to the Non-Existent Universe!
02/01/01We say goodbye to SPR City of Angels today, but at the same time we welcome the Apocalypse Gate!
01/07/01Two updates today. First, we bid goodbye to SPR Beast Wars. Secondly, Issue #10 of the Guide to the Non-Existent Universe hits the stands! Or rather, screen.
1/04/01The first update of the new millenium! And this update consists of the removal of SPRs Middle Earth and New Chicago, as well as long-standing public room Silvermoon Forest. However, on the brighter side, Wildstorm has relaunched as our newest public room The Storm!