As of 21:09pm (GMT) on 31/12/2012 - The DonationCoder Chat function is having some major problems. This is due to unexplained netsplitsw
on the IRC server we use.
For the time being, you may find it almost impossible to connect, and if you do, you may get disconnected periodically.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Once this has cleared, somebody will update this post to tell you