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Welcome! Come in and visit awhile... 

Welcome to epilepsy.com’s new Chat Room! It’s easy to use and offers a number of features.

  • The chat is only available to registered users, if you have not signed up to epilepsy.com yet, go to www.epilepsy.com/register. It only takes a minute.
  • The chat works as a popup on desktops and laptops. It’s found on the bottom right of the chat landing page under Connect. Click on the chat tab or icon to open up the main chat page.
  • Chat works on tablets and smartphones too! Click on the Connect menu tab, then choose Chat from the Connect drop down menu.
  • There are two permanent rooms –
    • EpiTalk is the main room. Use this room to share experiences, questions, or concerns about epilepsy and seizures. When you log into chat, you’ll automatically be in EpiTalk.
    • Corner Booth is here for those who want to just kick back and relax with friends, as long as people follow chat terms of service.
  • Click on the name of the room you want to talk in and you’ll automatically be there. Or you can comment in both rooms as long as the room popups are open
  • New rooms can be created temporarily for specific discussions or small groups. When the last person in the room leaves, the room will disappear.
  • Private Messaging is available. Just click on the person’s name you want to message. A new window with their name on it will popup.
  • Emoticons: Click on the smiley face and choose emoticons.
  • Text:
    • Change the color of your name by clicking on the A.
    • You can change the size of the chat text in your own browser by using the zoom feature.
  • Chat Rules and Behavior
    • People should be 13 years of age or older to use the chat.
    • Users must not generate more than one user name without express permission from the webmaster.
    • Content is created by individual users and does not represent the views or opinions of the Epilepsy Foundation.
    • Member-generated content is not prescreened and the chat is not monitored 24/7. Logs of some chat content may be periodically reviewed if problems are reported or seen.
    • Anyone signed into www.epilepsy.com may use the chat. Do not expect privacy.
    • Content that does not follow the community guidelines can be removed. Violators of the Community Guidelines may receive warnings, be kicked or banned.
    • Respect others.
    • Know and abide by the law.