Chatspace Chatroom Interface
Message Option Buttons (Bottom toolbar)
Clicking a button displays a dialog box either in the bottom of the window or in a separate window, depending on which client is running.
A description of the buttons follows:
Top Toolbar Buttons
Options-displays a separate panel that allows you to change
your chat options and your profile.
Options (Moderator/Admin function)-Allows
you to change your room welcome message, room options, the capability
to ban or remove a member from the system, change server settings,
add moderators and change passwords.
a member's profile.
- to - Person Chat (P2P Chat)-Clicking
this button after highlighting a member's name in the Member List
enables one to one conversation. This conversation is private and
cannot be seen by the rest of the participants. You can also send
a member a memo or a file.
function allows you to send a file to another member either while
they are in the chatroom or after they have logged out.
send a memo to a member, highlight the member's name and click on
this button. A memo box appears for your text.
A Member/Un-Ignore/Clear All Ignores -By
highlighting a member name then clicking on this button, you can ignore
or un-ignore a member. You can also clear all ignores that you have
button displays a list of active members This list displays the Active
members on the server. You can view a profile, or send an Email, memo
or file to a member.
Only members designated as Moderators or Administrators have these buttons on their toolbar.
the event that a member is disruptive, highlight his or her name in
the room list and click this button to remove the member from the room.
using this function you can view or delete any member bans on your system.
you need to add a moderator to a room, by highlighting the person's
name in the Member's List, and clicking on this button you can assign
the member as a moderator to the room. The reverse is true, should you
want to remove moderator status.
a strictly moderated room, members are unable to speak. To give a member
a voice or take one away, highlight his or her name and click on this
a member become disruptive, you can remove the capability for his or
her text to be seen in the room.
you want to send a member on a tour of another area, room or site, highlight
his or her name and click on this button.
this feature to remove a member from the server.
add/view/delete the bans placed on the server, click on this button.
change any of the server configurations, use this button directly access
the General Configuration page.
icon indicates whether you are logged in (green), logged off (red) or
in the process of connecting (yellow).
clicking on this button and choosing a sound from the pop-up menu, you
are able to admit that sound to the room.
you wish to send a face icon to the screen, i.e. happy, sad, angry,
click on this button.
button allows you to choose the color of your text that you would like
clicking on this button you are able to set the background color of
Chat in various rooms and Person-to-Person
chat sessions are kept separate tabs along the top of the chat area. You can
switch from one to the other by clicking the tab. When new messages arrive
on a tab that you are not currently viewing, the text on the tab will turn
red to alert you that there are new messages to see on that tab.
Tabs can be torn
off of the interface into separate windows. This function allows you
arrange the different chats so that you can see several rooms and Person-to-Person
chat sessions at the same time. To put the tab back in its normal (not torn-off)
position in the interface, click the X
in the upper right hand corner of its window.
Person-to-Person Chat (P2P)
P2P Chat is used for a longer, private
conversation taking place in a separate window along side the room chat.
To initiate a P2P Chat, either:
- Right-click the member's nickname
in the room's members list, and select the Person-to-Person
- Double-click the member's nickname.
- Highlight the person's name
and click the P2P
If a member initiates a P2P Chat with
you, a dialog box is displayed. The dialog box identifies the message and
provides four options from which to choose:
Registering your Nickname
the P2P Chat. The other member's profile can be viewed after selecting Chat.
chat is not accepted.
Member-will not accept the chat, and refuse any correspondence from
this person, either in the room or in private.
Member's Domain-choose this option if you have previously ignored
a member, the member changed nicknames to avoid the ignore, and is attempting
to send another message. This option blocks messages from this member or
from this member's Internet Service Provider (ISP).
To become a registered member of a chat
site, you should register your nickname. Registering your nickname creates
a profile for you and prevents other users from using that nickname, as the
profile is secured by a password that you choose.
To register your nickname (which creates
a profile), click your nickname in the list of nicknames that appears to the
right of the chat area, then click the Member
Profile button along the top of the interface. This option allows you
to choose a password. Some sites require you to fill out a registration form.
Other sites assign a password for you and email it to you. You must fill out
such forms completely and provide a valid email address.
Several items of information are usually
provided when you register your nickname to create a profile:
Viewing a Member's Profile
of the member. Spaces are not allowed in the nickname and it may not begin
with a number.
Name-member's real name. (Optional)
address of the member. If provided, members on the Java Client can click
this email address from a Profile list to trigger their browser to treat
this like a mailto:
URL. If this information is not provided, you will not be able to receive
email from the chat site if, for example, you forget your password. (Optional)
for a member's home page (or company home page, or any other URL). If provided,
members on the Java Client can click this URL from a Profile list to trigger
their browser to treat this like a hyper-link. (Optional)
information the member wants displayed about himself to any member that
looks at his profile. This information can be a message, a list of interests,
a favorite quote, or any other relevant text. (Optional)
To view a member's profile:
- Select a nickname
in the list of nicknames (member list) that appears to the right of the
- Click the Member
Profile button along the top of the interface.
This option allows you to view and
edit the various components of your
profile, including password, email address, and avatar.
- Right click in the
member list and select Member
- If no member is selected,
you are prompted the enter a member's nickname.
If a member's profile is not
marked as private, you can view:
You can also see if the member is an
administrator or operator, both of whom have supervisory rights in the ChatSpace
information entered about the member.
Page-the member's home page or the page from which they access ChatSpace.
member's email address.
the member was registered for the ChatSpace community.
On-the most recent time the member accessed the community.
Login-the first time the member logged in to the community.
Login-the most recent time the member logged into the community.
this button to send a memo to the member in the displayed profile.
Only administrators can change other
members parameters, such as nicknames and passwords. As previously mentioned,
you can change your own parameters, except for operator or administrator rights.
Only and administrator can make that change. See the Administrator's Guide
for more information.
Changing your Password
While editing your profile, use the Change
Password button to change your password.
Changing your Avatar
Avatars are small graphics that represent
you. An avatar appears in the member list next to your nickname, and in the
messages you post. To set or change your avatar, click the Change
Avatar button in your profile.
If a member is not currently online,
you can send him or her an email (if they have an email address in their profile).
To send an email:
- Click the Members
- Find the member in
the list to whom you wish to send email.
- Click the Email
icon (if present) in the list row for that member.
- This option opens
your email program.
If no email icon is displayed for that member, then that member has not provided
an email address in his profile and you cannot send email to him.
- Enter your message
and send the email as you normally would.
You can send files to a member, while
that member is signed on or off.
Files cannot be sent from behind a proxy/firewall.
To send a file:
This option opens a window that allows
you to choose the file you wish to send to the member.
In the event that a member is signed
off, you can send the member an email (as described above) and attach the
file to the email.
- Click the member's
nickname in the Members List to the right of the chatting area.
- Click the Send
You can send a memo to a member while that member is signed on or off.
To do this
The message will be waiting for the member,
who will be alerted as soon as he or she signs on to the system.
- Click the Members
- Find the member you
wish to send email to in the list.
- Click on the Memo
icon (if present) in the list row for that member.
- In the pop up window,
enter your message.
- Click OK.
When you sign on, the system tells you
if you have any new memos to read. While you are signed on, the system notifies
you when new memos have arrived. If you wish to check (or re-read) any memos
that may have been sent:
A field is displayed that shows who sent
the memo, the date and status of the memo. You can are able to read, reply
- Click the Chat
- Click the Memo
Chatroom Software Guide
Connecting to the Chat |
Chat Interface |
Chatroom Modes |
Chatroom Registration |
Chatroom Options |
Moderator Commands |
Buddy List |
Dealing with trouble makers & Chatroom Control