Stuttering Home Page Chat Room

sponsored by the Key City Sertoma Club, Mankato, Minnesota

Chatrooms provide the opportunity for "real time" conversation. Chatrooms that use an exchange in writing are currently available to both Macintosh and PC users. There are also chatrooms that provide a "talk" function for PC users.

The Stuttering Home Page provided the first online chatroom for people who stutter, starting in November of 1997. Newer, and free chat software is now readily available and many chatrooms have been formed by various groups.

The most active real-time chatrooms for people who stutter are Stuttering Chat and Stuttering Support. To join either group, access the pages linked and follow the directions.

Because the original chatroom software is no longer available on my university server, an alternate Stuttering Home Page Chatroom where friends can arrange a time to meet is also available. Anyone is welcome to register and arrange times to chat with friends on their own. Before you can register in the chatroom, you must register with Yahooclubs. It is free. After you have registered with yahooclubs, you should be able to register in the chatroom. Then, to enter the "chat," hit the "chat" link in the column on the left side of the page. If a regular chat-time is arranged, I would be happy to announce it below.

Because the chatroom and the threaded discussion is provided as a service and is not continuously monitored, the creators of the Stuttering Home Page and Minnesota State University cannot be held responsible for the opinions expressed. We assume everyone will be polite. The following "rules" which are typical of many chatrooms apply.

It is typically a good idea to use email to correspond with friends and arrange a time to "meet" in a chat room. For friends in other time zones, the Time Zone Converter may be helpful.

Most chat rooms require a Java enabled browser. After you enter the front door of the chat room, you should register with your name and password (don't forget your password!!!) and then you will be able to login.

last modified March 15, 2006