Sandwich.net is a private server, unlike public servers which try to attract new members to chatrooms those on sandwich.net are set up for private groups. Please do not go into another chatroom on the server without invitation. If anyone frequenting #suikosource is found doing so and harassing members of such chatrooms they will be banned from sandwich.net entirely.
Firstly the chat is an extention of the social aspect of the site, it is not mandated to discuss Suikoden at all points.
However, if asked nicely, members in the chatroom will in general answer any questions you might have on the games to the best of their ability. Demanding information gets nowhere.
If you wish to have a private chat with another member in the chatroom please create a private room for doing so or resort to an instant mesenger program.
As with the boards please be civil to other people in the chatroom. The channel operators are there to promote smooth running of the chatrooms and to punish anyone who steps out of line.
If at any time there is not a channel operator in the channel when a personal attack occurs or you wish to report an incident of a channel operator abusing their power please send the relevant portion of a log to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark the subject clearly with CHAT.
To set up autologging on mIRC go to the options section and under the IRC menu select logging. Change the Automatically Log box to Channels or Both and click OK. You may need to exit mIRC for autologging to start. The logs can then be found in the mIRC folder on your computer under logs.
For other IRC clients please refer to the help files for details on how to set up autologging.
The websites for both of these clients have excellent tutorials about how to get connected to a server and several other IRC-related issues.
It should be noted that as a Java based operation the connection will not be as stable as a client, and that closing the window will end your chat session.