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=== What is a JID? ===
=== What is a JID? ===
JID is the shorter term used for "Jabber ID". Your JID identifies you on the Jabber network. It is somewhat like an email address, though used for instant messaging instead.
JID is the shorter term used for "Jabber ID". Your JID identifies you on the XMPP network. It is somewhat like an email address, though used for instant messaging instead.


=== What is the "Resource" setting for in my client? ===
=== What is the "Resource" setting for in my client? ===
Unlike many other messaging networks, Jabber allows you to use the same account and log on multiple times simultaneously. For example, you might have a client at home, one at work, and one on your mobile phone. Any or all of them can be connected at any one time. The ''resource'' is to identify each of these individual clients.
Unlike many other messaging networks, XMPP allows you to use the same account and log on multiple times simultaneously. For example, you might have a client at home, one at work, and one on your mobile phone. Any or all of them can be connected at any one time. The ''resource'' is to identify each of these individual clients.


=== I forgot my password! How can I reset it? ===
=== I forgot my password! How can I reset it? ===
You need to contact the administrator of your Jabber server. Contact details can usually be found on their website, if they have one. If (and only if) your login server is ''jabber.org'' then this follow this link for information on [[Password retrieval|requesting a new password]].
You need to contact the administrator of your XMPP server. Contact details can usually be found on their website, if they have one. If (and only if) your login server is ''jabber.org'' then this follow this link for information on [[Password retrieval|requesting a new password]].


=== Does Jabber support chatrooms? ===
=== Does XMPP support chatrooms? ===
Yes! In Jabber these are known often as Multi-User Conferences, or 'MUCs' for short. Usually you will find the option to join rooms in the menu of your client. e.g. "Join chat" in Pidgin.
Yes! In XMPP these are known often as Multi-User Conferences, or 'MUCs' for short. Usually you will find the option to join rooms in the menu of your client. e.g. "Join chat" in Pidgin.


You may say hello to us in the ''jabber'' room on the ''conference.jabber.org'' server. The full address of the room would be [xmpp:jabber@conference.jabber.org?join jabber@conference.jabber.org] (link may be clickable if your browser and client [[XMPP URIs|support it]]).
You may say hello to us in the ''jabber'' room on the ''conference.jabber.org'' server. The full address of the room would be [xmpp:jabber@conference.jabber.org?join jabber@conference.jabber.org] (link may be clickable if your browser and client [[XMPP URIs|support it]]).


=== How can I create my own room on the conference server? ===
=== How can I create my own room on the conference server? ===
The answer is simpler than you might expect... simply join any non-existant room, and it will be automatically created. You will be assigned ownership. If you need any help managing your room, feel free to ask questions in the [xmpp:jabber@conference.jabber.org?join jabber room] on conference.jabber.org.
The answer is simpler than you might expect... simply join any non-existant room, and it will be automatically created. You will be assigned ownership. If you need any help managing your room, feel free to ask questions in the [xmpp:jabber@conference.jabber.org?join jabber room].


Please save us some hassle and delete rooms you are no longer using (an option in most clients). Thanks!
Please save us some hassle and delete rooms you are no longer using (an option in most clients). Thanks!
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