I spend quite some time at the BBS called FIX. I suggest you try it out. It’s a nice/better alternative to IRC.
If you have windows you could use the inbuilt telnet client (press the start button and klick “run program” write “telnet”, but you would rather use a decent telnet-client supporting colours etc. like CRT which you can get from vandyke productions.
We try to keep our grammer and spelling correct at this BBS. Write proper english, use capital letters where they are supposes to be and so on. No IRC-languane. Read this.
FIX is also much more than a chatroom. It also has confernces and email. Check it out.Here are instructions on how to connect to FIX.
Enjoy yourself and meet me there.