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"new chat " needs a user manual / guide

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posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 02:30 PM
the " new chat " is certainly different - i thought it sucked at first , but it is starting to grow on me - it still as some bloody annoying crap - but some things are really neat , and greatly improved

Kudos : skeptic overlord

but - it needs a user manual / guide book

one neat thing i found by accident is that if you click a username in the text window - it is copied to the reply window

i am sure therte are other features , but at the moment - i am stabbing random things " just to see what happenes "

i just hope there is not a hidden " self destruct switch " - cos i will press it anyway

spo is there an " guide to new chat " FAQ in the pipeline ?

looks @ zed , cos he is the guru of all things explanitory .

PS : someone really needs to lengehen the user name feild in new chat . " benevolant tryrant" is really getting hacked off at being announced as " tyra " in chat .

it is funny , but it needs sorting

posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 02:34 PM
I don't think there are too many questions to be asked.

If you click the name, it does come up with in text. But it does display in your text box, so it is only a minor glitch at times. Useful at times as well.

What scared me initially was the nick change option. I thought drama was going to be rampant. But our Admin, true to character, made sure of every loop whole members could manage to uncover to cause trouble. Nick changes would of left chat in a hostile environment that nobody would dare enter.

Restrictions on the length of nicknames is certainly a problem though. I'm not sure what capabilities we would have to adjust this. It might be something we have to take on the chin.

I think this thread could be used to post any questions to the staff pertaining to the new chat function.

The function seems to be pretty straight forward, but any change comes with questions.

posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 02:40 PM
Writes the list for the Owner's Manual down.

Turn left knob three quarter tunr to tunr off time stamp.

Turn the far right knob to turn on the instant messeingers.

Turn middle knob on for font colors.

This is new chat is even harder to understand than an Owner's Manual for an SD70AC.

I could go on, but I'm not.

[edit on 11/22/2006 by gimmefootball400]

posted on Nov, 23 2006 @ 11:25 PM
The new chat works like a dream and it's easy to use. What do you need a manual for?

posted on Nov, 24 2006 @ 07:43 AM
I don’t know about the new chat, it seems to lack the robustness of the old one in some ways. The problems have with it so far are:

1)Lack of sounds to know when someone enters the room or sends a message and chat is behind another screen.

2)Inability to change name color.

3)Disappearing idle chat names.

4)Emoticons which look so similar that they cannot all be told apart

5)It sometimes freezes up and you have to refresh or log out to get it to work again.

The bit where you can make new tabs seems neat but I don’t understand how it works 100%.

Personally I think that the lack of sound is what is going to kill it, if this cannot be fixed. SO far when I go in there and there is only a few people on it not saying much (like late at night), they have no idea someone has entered and don’t say anything. If you look at the chat log late at night or early morning it looks like this:

Newguy1 enters room
Newguy1: Hello
Newguy1: Anyone here?
Newguy1 Leaves room
Newguy2 enters room
Newguy2 leaves room
So on…

All the while there are three or four people listed in the right side that have no idea that someone entered and left.

Here is this mornings chat by way of example:

defcon5› everyone idling?
24/11/2006 05:04:20 * Omega85 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 05:05:10 * defcon5 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 05:06:55 * Omega85 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 05:16:34 * Willard856 joins My room
24/11/2006 05:16:56 * Willard856 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 05:17:51 * Willard856 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 05:24:06 * Omega85 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 05:32:22 * Omega85 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 06:36:00 * JamesMcMahn joins My room
24/11/2006 06:36:15 ‹JamesMcMahn› hello
24/11/2006 06:36:51 * JamesMcMahn quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 06:38:50 * Omega85 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 06:49:57 * JamesMcMahn quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 07:26:03 * defcon5 joins My room
24/11/2006 07:26:25 ‹defcon5› everyone still at idle?
24/11/2006 07:26:30 ‹defcon5›
24/11/2006 07:27:17 ‹defcon5› i think this new chat is going to kill chat once and for all
24/11/2006 07:28:34 * defcon5 quit (timeout)
24/11/2006 07:35:42 * thematrix quit (timeout)

posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 06:17 PM
The new chat system has a number of IRC-based commands. The ones I know of that are useful are as follows.

• To send a private message to someone, in addition to the method listed above—clicking on their name in the userlist and selecting "private message"—you can also type "/privmsg username" (without quotes, and replacing with the person's username). This will open a one-on-one chat with that person.

• If there are a large number of people in chat talking about different subjects and you wish to carry on a separate conversation with another group of people, as was possible in the old chat with the multiple rooms, you can create your own room by typing "/join roomname" and then inviting others to it by either sending them a private message or telling them to join it in the main room.

Personally, I don't have a problem with the lack of audio—I just position the window off to the left of the screen and disable the timestamps (click the little icon of a clock next to your name) so that I can see motion in the room when people join and type.

posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 06:24 PM
Sound is good. We like sound.


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