Portal:AOL-Files/Articles/Creating Blocked Chat Rooms
(Originally by AOL-Files staff member Rob)
When you try to create some private room names, such as 'hack', you get a message "We are sorry. You are not permitted to make a chat with that name." To get past this problem all you need to do is clone the room. To do this all you need to do is add "%a0" between the characters of the room name. aol://2719:2-2-hack becomes aol://2719:2-2-h%a0ack, or aol://2719:2-2-ha%a0ck, creating either 'h ack' or 'ha ck'.
You can use this method to enter different chat rooms with the same name, example: You enter 'ixa' and see 20 people scrolling, so you use the above method to enter 'i xa' and see there's nobody there. You can invite all your ixa buddies to your ixa clone and leave the scrollers behind in the real ixa.