So, has anyone heard of IRP (Internet Relay Programming)?
Basically, the point is to provide an instruction for the next person to reply. They must follow the instruction though errors are allowed as well - if they could happen. Funny/amusing errors are also allowed, again if they fit the instructions given. If an action ends the current chain of instructions, the person who ended the chain must provide a new instruction.
EDIT: As requested, an example. This was taken form a wiki that I read sometimes, though I won't tell you where. It has loads of examples and I don't want to poison the thread by putting other peoples' stuff there. Every now and then I might use one to kick the thread off again if it seems to die or some't. In this case, MichaelRaskin_ could then have posted a new instruction, or just left it for somebody else to do. I specified the new instruction thing to try to keep the thread going.
[16:04:45] <ais523> Would someone here please change a lightbulb?
[16:13:51] <MichaelRaskin_> #Done
[16:14:07] <MichaelRaskin_> #No observable effects for you, though