How to deal with Trolls

"Troll" is internet slang for someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the intention of inciting an angry or emotional responses or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

While streaming is typically a rewarding and positive experience you may encounter at least one Troll.

How to connect to Ustream Chats with mIRC

How to Install and Connect to Ustream IRC with mIRC IRC Client

  1. Download mIRC. After the download is complete install the program.
  2. Run mIRC
  3. The program allows users to run it for a 30 day evaluation period and then requires the purchase of a license for further use.

How to connect to Ustream Chats with xChat

  1. Download XChat or the free GPL version of XChat
  2. Open XChat and select three nick names you would like to be known as.

How to connect to Ustream Chats with Linkinus

  1. Download Linkinus and install the software on your Mac.
  2. Select "New Network" and enter "" for the server.
  3. Enter your Ustream password in the Password field next to the hostname for Ustream.

How to connect to Ustream Chats with Colloquy

  1. Download Colloquy and install the software on your Mac.
  2. Once installed, launch Colloquy from your Applications folder and it should look like this: Colloquy after launch

Moderating a Ustream Chat


Ustream Chats

Ustream offers two ways for broadcasters to connect to their viewers: Ustream Chat and Social Stream.

Ustream Chats offer instant communication between all viewers and even private messaging. Broadcasters and their assigned moderators have many more options available to them which can help maintain much more control than Social Stream.

Help, emergency! When and when not to use the 911 command on Ustream.

There is an emergency chat command that you may use in case you should need emergency assistance from a Ustream Chat Admin or Moderator.

When should I use the !911 command?

You may use the !911 command for any situation that a channel moderator cannot handle. Below are some examples:

How to setup an IRC client to connect and login to Ustream

While IRC Clients are not officially supported by Ustream or, you maybe able to configure one to connect to Ustream's Chats.

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