COMMODE is essentially a REMARK script which prefixes the USER's name to whatever the user types. It is used for chatting with other users, but requires that each TERMINAL be LINKED together. A regular chat is held each Saturday at 5:30PM until 7:00PM Pacific Time. (See the World Clock section for the meeting time in your time zone.) To join, run SYSTAT to see who is running COMMOD and use SEND to request a link.
Setting up COMMODE
Commands within COMMODE
In COMMODE it is easy to have a conversation run over itself - id est people talking over each other. When this happens, you can yield to another user by pressing <ESC>. This will print a GA or Go Ahead. It is also best to end your side of the conversation with a GA or a double <RET>. This will signal to others that you are done speaking.
Weekly COMMODE chat local time by time zone.
(Add a line for your zone if it's not already in the table.)
|Time zone||Local COMMODE time||Location(s)|
|UTC-8 (PST)||Saturday 17:30-19:00||Seattle|
|UTC-7 (MST)||Saturday 18:30-20:00||Denver|
|UTC-6 (CST)||Saturday 19:30-21:00||Chicago|
|UTC-5 (EST)||Saturday 20:30-22:00||Boston|
|UTC (GMT)||Sunday 01:30-03:00||London|
|UTC+1 (CET)||Sunday 02:30-04:00||Berlin, Paris, Warsaw|
|UTC+8||Sunday 09:30-11:00||Shanghai, Singapore|
|UTC+9||Sunday 10:30-12:00||Osaka, Tokyo|