We're glad you found us. We really are! We believe you'll
find that Callahan's is a very special, friendly and
safe place. It's a place people come to relax, to
enjoy good conversation, to make new friends, sometimes to
help each other and always to have fun. All we ask is that
you respect the feelings of others.
We encourage your
comments (especially if you were looking for something
specific and did not find it here) and hope you visit us
What is Callahans?
Our Website -
Our Traditions -
Chatting and Posting
How You Can Help Us -
Also, please find the time to read:
A Few Important Words About Your Safety.
We have a favor to ask you. In order to find us, please
bookmark our off-Delphi/Prospero location
http://callahans.50megs.com website. We have links there
to our Start page, our message board, our conference page
and back to this welcome page. We also have several entry
links to various areas on our very large website.
By bookmarking the 50megs page as your entryway to us, if Delphi
Forums has technical problems, we can post a message there about
the problem, and give an estimated time for repairs. We are
even prepared to redirect you to a new location for our
community if it comes to that. Of course, if 50megs goes
down, you'll still find us at
our Delphi Start page. Maybe you
should bookmark that, too..:)
Chatting and Posting
Callahan's is a place where a spirit of acceptance and
friendship is instantly extended to all who visit. We view
new visitors as new friends and potential regular patrons.
We do have posted community standards, however, and there
are certain things that we find unacceptable. We will not,
for example, tolerate bigotry, hatred, personal attacks,
foul or abusive language, or a pattern of disruptive
behavior in our conference rooms or on our message board.
Chatting - Using our Conference Rooms
You are welcome to
join a chat room at any time - even an empty room. It
won't be empty long..:) When you get to the chat
directory page, simply click on the link to
"Callahan's Saloon" or to
any other room that is already open.
When you click on one of the room links and you will
automatically 'enter' the room. It sometimes takes
as much as a minute but usually it's much faster.
We have a list of
Commands, Emoticons and Abbreviations often used
in conference. We hope you find it useful..:)
You can refer to
Chat Calendar to determine when you may expect
to find a regularly scheduled chat room open or when
a special conference is planned. (We use the terms
'chat' and 'conference' interchangeably.)
Please review our
Chat/Conference Guidelines today..:)
Posting - Using our Message Board
Our message board (Forum) is set up in a fairly standard
way. There is one folder/topic however, called The Grab
Bag, which is accessible by 'application only.' The Grab
Bag contains posts that are or may be unsuitable for
children. This does not mean that you will find vulgar
or X-rated posts in this topic area. You will not. For
send our Message
Board manager a request (with your Delphi membername,)
stating that you are neither a child, nor easily offended.
let us know if you find anything confusing
about reading or posting on
our Message Board.
And finally, we have developed a few
Posting Guidelines over the years. Please review them.
We urge you to read all the links here and to
explore our Website. We have humor
(Off The Wall) -
original poetry -
drink recipes and tips
for hosts - current and
- and a section
about Spider Robinson, the author of
"Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" (including
of his works.)
We have been online as a Community since 1993. Read
History of Callahans on Delphi Internet for some
You can visit
our Patron's Page
Staff Page to learn a
little about our staff, tenders and patrons. We'd love
to add your name to the Patron's Page!
send us the information you want added with your
name (and an photo image if you like) and we'll make
You can also order some of our favorite Callahan's
books or a book being discussed on our message board
by using our
(Amazon) bookstore link.
There is no need to hurry, no need to read all this
right away. But do read it when you find time. You
needn't be a poet, humorist, writer, candlestick
maker or astronaut either to enjoy the place. We're
all just normal folks, more or less like you...:)
"All creatures are welcome here."
Relax and enjoy yourself -
that's part of what Callahan's is all about!
How You Can Help Us
The single most important thing you can do to help
us is to learn our traditions and help us continue
Feel free to explain our traditions to newcomers
whenever it's appropriate to do so, and to refer
them to this page. Let them see by your example,
both in our chat rooms and on our message board,
that Callahan's Saloon is a very special, safe and
How? By playing nice..:) By making newcomers feel
welcome. By avoiding coarse or vulgar language. By
being supportive of those in pain, and by sharing
joy wherever it presents itself. And most of all -
when comfortable doing so - by sharing yourself..
your own joy and pain as they visit you in your life.
It's also important to remember that we are a
community of friends and everyone has a
voice. Don't hesitate to let us know what we do right,
and what we might improve upon. We must have your
help to continuously improve.
Finally, it would also be helpful if you
visit and explore our
Web site often. We are constantly adding new content,
especially new humor to the
Off The Wall section.
If you'd like to write an article, a book review, create a
riddle or just send us a joke, we'd love to hear from you.
And more, we need your help if you find a link that
doesn't work, or a page that needs improvement. Please
take the time to let us know.