PeopleWithMS.com Newsletter

August 29, 2004



Thank You . . . .

PeopleWithMS wants to thank all the fine people who have been helping to make PeopleWithMS.com a successful support site.  Without your help, the effort would be for naught.  And a special thank you to:

Wheels of Hope 2004 Update

This picture is one of the latest, taken by Niagra Falls. Better part of 8600 miles behind me and 25 states completed. I only count a state once I have entered and left that state.

Delbert contacted us from Syracuse, New York to update us on his travels.  He's somewhat stuck;  by rain, and the daunting mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.  We, as well as JeffS, tried to lend a helping hand past that point, contacting friends, the local MS Society offices, and primary sponsor Berlex (Betaseron).  He's targeting arrival in Boston on August 5th for TV interviews and MS fundraising events.  Then continuing down the relatively flat East Coast.

As he says;  "Still looking to accomplish my goal of having the trike in all 48 states.  From Maine south I think I will be able to maintain the physical exertion, but weather as I'm sure you all know is a problem. I try to stay off the road during rain and that just further forces me to fall behind.

Hope all is well though I've had some physical difficulties, MS related I've had a wonderful journey so far. Meeting many of my extended family of 400,000 as well as those who have help and continue to raise monies to support research as well.

God Speed and I'll keep the rubber side down."

Delbert Richardson

www.wheelsofhope.com


Chat

Preface . . . 

"WE GO TO THESE ROOMS TO HELP THOSE THAT NEED IT AND TO FORGET OUR OWN TROUBLES.  IT IS NOT A REFERENDUM FOR POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS, OR MEDICAL DEBATE. HAVE AN OPEN MIND...WHAT WORKS FOR YOU MAY NOT FOR ANOTHER." ©copyright 2004 JLS (JEFFS)

The schedule below shows an exciting new group of chat hosts.  These are regular chatters who are volunteering a couple of hours of their time to host chat on a regular basis.  This makes a chat more successful; people knowing there is someone available to provide support at dependable, specific times.  

Note to New Visitors:  

If there is a scheduled host logged in, hang around a couple of minutes if the room isn't busy -> they're probably just grabbing a cup of coffee or reading e-mail in another window.  

You'll note that many nights have no designated host, though you can rest assured every night the joint is jumping, with many of the regular hosts floating in and out.  


Chat Hosts: 

PeopleWithMS.com needs your help ! ! ! We need more chat hosts ! ! ! Please feel free to volunteer a little of your time to host any free evening or day slot.  And bring your friends.  Have a good time.  Even once a week, two hours, could be the two hours when somebody needs help. And be available.   There are no requirements or particular qualifications to host, other than open-mindedness to people's choices of treatments.  Whatever it may be, they all need support.   If you'd like to volunteer, contact our Chat Coordinator, Muff.

However, feel free to drop by anytime, leave your window open for a bit, and somebody is sure to drop by.

Chat Schedule - August 26, 2004

Jump to a Day's Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday
Chat
Host
London
LDT
Eastern
EDT
Central
CDT
Mountain
MDT
Pacific
PDT
Judy   8 - 10 pm 3- 5 pm  2 -4 pm  1 - 3 pm  NOON - 2 pm
Crystal  10 -MIDNIGHT  5 - 7 pm  4 - 6  3 - 5  2 - 4 
           
           

Tuesday
Chat
Host
London
LDT
Eastern
EDT
Central
CDT
Mountain
MDT
Pacific
PDT
James 2 - 4 pm 9 -  11 am  8 - 10 am  7 - 9 am 6 - 8 am
Paul G3PCT  4 -6 pm    11 am - 1 pm  10  - NOON    9 - 11 am    8 - 10 am
 
          
Dreamcicle  7 - 9 pm  2 -4 pm  1 -3 pm  NOON -2 pm  11 am -1 pm
Judy  9 - 11 pm 4 - 6 pm  3 - 5 pm  2 - 4 pm  1 - 3 pm

Applebastic

11 pm - 1 am 6 - 8 pm  5 -7 pm  4 - 6 pm  3 -5 pm
             

Wednesday
Chat
Host
London
LDT
Eastern
EDT
Central
CDT
Mountain
MDT
Pacific
PDT
Muff 2 - 4 pm 9 - 11 am  8 - 10 am   7 - 9 am  6 - 8 am
Lesley Anne  4 - 6 pm    11 am - 1 pm  10 am - NOON    9 - 11 am  8 - 10  am
           
Crystal  10 - MIDNIGHT 5 -7 pm  4 - 6 pm  3 - 5 pm  2 - 4 pm 
Laura & ROD 1 - 3 am  8 - 10 pm   7 -9 pm  6 -8 pm 5 - 7 pm

Thursday
Chat
Host
London
LDT
Eastern
EDT
Central
CDT
Mountain
MDT
Pacific
PDT
Muff 2 - 4 pm 9 - 11 am  8 - 10 am   7 - 9 am 6 - 8 am
Paul G3PCT  4 -6 pm    11 am - 1 pm  10 am - NOON    9 - 11 am    8 - 10  am
           
GrannyBJ  MIDNIGHT - 2 am  7 - 9 pm   6 - 8 pm   5 - 7 pm 4 -6 pm
           

Friday
Chat
Host
London
LDT
Eastern
EDT
Central
CDT
Mountain
MDT
Pacific
PDT
Dreamcicle  5 - 7 pm  NOON - 2 pm    11 am - 1 pm    10 am - NOON  9 -11 am
           

Applebastic

11 pm - 1 am 6 pm - 8 pm  5 - 7 pm  4 - 6 pm  3 - 5 pm
Buddy Hosts

Susan & JackIL

 1 - 3 am    8 - 10 pm 7 - 9 pm  6 - 8 pm  5 - 7 pm 
           

Saturday
Chat
Host
London
LDT
Eastern
EDT
Central
CDT
Mountain
MDT
Pacific
PDT
           
           
           
           

Sunday
Chat
Host
London
LDT
Eastern
EDT
Central
CDT
Mountain
MDT
Pacific
PDT
           
           
           
           

The latest Chat Schedule is always available directly below the login box on the main Chat Login Page


PeopleWithMS Welcomes . . . . . 

Applebastic -  back and eager to host chats with a Canadian spin.

Crystal - an old friend from our original Angelmom's Gem chat.  Joining us as a chat host from Kansas.

Judy - MS and Maine


New Stories and Pictures

Your name, story, and photo can be right here in the spotlight, in our weekly newsletter.  Just send it along to: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com


Crystal's Corner

Crystal has volunteered to write a column for PeopleWithMS,  Her premier column provides an overview of MS, and some helpful tips for dealing with it.

"Hello, my name is Crystal and I have had M.S. now for 17 years. I have learned a lot about M.S. but always willing to learn more.. . ." (more )

 


New Link Sightings

Every week we add new link sightings which may be of interest, as reported by our visitors.  This will highlight new links you may want to investigate, before they disappear into the obscurity of some huge link listing.  If you come across any site which you think may be of interest, please e-mail us:   PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com with the site address and a brief description of what you found interesting on the site.  We'll include it in the next Newsletter.


News Sightings

 Always check out the News Page for the latest, breaking news.  


New on the Website

* * * We Need Your Help * * *

Helping Chatters Get Into Chat

People continue to have difficulties getting into Dreamchat.  Tell us in detail what you have to do to a firewall, anti-virus program, or Pop-Up blocker program in order to get in.  If you had to upgrade your Windows or Internet Explorer Service Pack, tell us from what, to what.  We will start a page devoted to all the different problems people have had, and how they have overcome them, as a resource page for new chatters.

*** One major trouble people have been running into recently is with their Internet Security & Firewall Programs.  Holding down the CONTROL key while entering seems to cure the problem.  So give it a whirl if you get stuck at the log-in page. *** 

A Bizarre Problem Discovered . . .

James discovered what may be a more widespread problem => Avatar Intolerance !  He discovered that using any of the three avatars he had been using, he could not get into chat.  But he selected a new one and was easily able to enter.  So if your avatar suddenly doesn't want to work - try to get in using another one.

DreamChat Trivia (repeated by popular demand)

  • New to Dreamchat and wondering how to make those neat little smileys and pictures in the text? Easy, here's the Cheat Sheet:

:) Smile   :* Kiss
:( Sad >-- Rose
;) Wink <love> Love
;} Wry <strobe> Strobe
:p Tongue <nuke> Nuke
:o Gasp <boom> Boom
:# Mad <star> Star
  • How do I copy and paste something?  Mark it as you usually would with the mouse.  Then use CTRL-C to copy it, and CTRL-v to paste it in the message window.

  • I'm a member.  I uploaded my avatar, and nothing happened.  What's up with that?  Even if your avatar is the specified 50 * 50 pixels, and no bigger than 15KB, there is no confirmation.  Apparently because DreamChat personnel review all permanent member's avatars to make sure they are acceptable.  (Whatever that means.)  If they are, they send back an approval in a day or so, and the next time you sign in, "poof" your new avatar appears.

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