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  • F.A.Q: Chat Basics

    Basic operations and functions of the chatserver

    1. How do I leave a message for people to read while in away mode?
    2. How do I get optimal results from Squelch?
    3. What does HTTP Version mean in the Advanced Options area?
    4. What is the "Whois" button for?
    5. What is the button Away do?
    6. How do I post an image in a room?
    7. How can I close the Toolbox?
    8. How can I find out who I have squelched?
    9. How do I make my posts colored again? They are white now.
    10. What is the difference between Member vs Guest on Room Entry Pages?
    11. Who are the Trustees and how can I find one?
    12. Where can I join your newsletter?
    13. How do I get a backdoor for my homepage?
    14. Where can I find color charts and basic HTML information?
    15. What does *LOL*, ;-), or *VBS* mean?
    16. Was I Booted?
    17. What is Timezone located in Config used for?
    18. Why does Config look different?
    19. What is Listen?
    20. What is Squelch?
    21. What is Verbose and why would I use it?
    22. How do I stop messages from scrolling automatically?
    23. Why doesn't anything in the toolbox work?
    24. How do I add an Avatar to my screen name?
    25. How come I'm the only one that can see my crazy font?

    1. How do I leave a message for people to read while in away mode? - Top

    Type in the message and click on Away and it will display that to whomever messages you. - Updated: December 6, 2003

    2. How do I get optimal results from Squelch? - Top

    In config there are 3 options to choose from. Use the last one on people who seem to have an ISP with a wide range of numbers. This will give you optimal results. Remember, you control your own chat and have the ability to decide with whom you communicate. Don't respond to people that you don't want to have anything to do with. That will only give them the attention they desire. - Updated: September 13, 2002

    3. What does HTTP Version mean in the Advanced Options area? - Top

    Some clients, including some versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, are reported to display slightly aberrant behavior when opening multiple pages using the somewhat more efficient transfer modes offered by HTTP/1.1.

    Use Advanced Options located on all entrances to choose HTTP/1.0 instead of HTTP/1.1 if your browser fails to display a chat window or closes its connection unexpectedly. I will force the server to use HTTP/1.0. - Updated: April 11, 2002

    4. What is the "Whois" button for? - Top

    WHOIS button is revised to show Registered Name and Moderator status. I can also be used for exposing forged posts or imposters by verifying a registered name.

    Examples:
    Registered name status: if there is a doubt that this person is using a registered name. (Forged posts)

    Moderator status: can be used to verify that they are indeed a mod

    There are other plans for the use of this button in the future. - Updated: April 11, 2002

    5. What is the button Away do? - Top

    If you need to step away from your computer for any reason, simply click on Away and the following message will be displayed to all who post you:

    "Users who direct messages at you will now be notified that you are away from your terminal."

    When you come back just click on Away again to reverse it. The following message will post on the screen:

    "You are no longer marked as away." - Updated: March 9, 2002

    6. How do I post an image in a room? - Top

    Most simple HTML tags can be used in Chatropolis. Simply add the HTML code. It should look something like this:

    <IMG SRC="http://aserver.com/nameoftheimage.jpg">

    Substitute the appropriate URL in the example above.

    You can also use the Toolbox to post a image in a room. Simply click on the Toolbox button to open it. Add in the URL of the pic http://aserver.com/nameoftheimage.jpg and click on Link. It will automatically put the correct HTML code in your Message Bar. Hit Submit and your pic will post in the room. - Updated: June 19, 2004

    7. How can I close the Toolbox? - Top

    Click on the Toolbox button to close the box. - Updated: April 7, 2002

    8. How can I find out who I have squelched? - Top

    Just select "All" on the list instead of a name and click on Squelch. It will list the names of those you have squelched. - Updated: January 30, 2002

    9. How do I make my posts colored again? They are white now. - Top

    Do not add the HTML for post colors at the entrance. Only enter the HTML for your name and av (if you use one).
    Once in the room, click on Config, Message Prefix is where you enter your HTML codes for the posts. You only need to do this once. - Updated: April 7, 2002

    10. What is the difference between Member vs Guest on Room Entry Pages? - Top

    Selecting the MEMBER radio button on the room entry pages forces Members to enter their correct login information. This is partly a diagnostic tool for support and to let users immediately know if they are entering their member information incorrectly. Remember USERNAMES/PASSWORDS are case sensitive and have no spaces. Selecting GUESTon the room entry pages allows guest access for non-members. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    11. Who are the Trustees and how can I find one? - Top

    All Staff and Contact Information is listed on the Staff Page
    To call a Trustee, simply click on the Mod button located in the bottom frame of your chat screen and send a telegraph. Please fill out enough information so they can find you. - Updated: April 7, 2002

    12. Where can I join your newsletter? - Top

    Join the Chatropolis.com
    mailing list - Updated: October 22, 2001

    13. How do I get a backdoor for my homepage? - Top

    http://www.chatropolis.com/doors/ - Updated: October 22, 2001

    14. Where can I find color charts and basic HTML information? - Top

    We have compiled a page of Tips and Tools for your convenience. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    15. What does *LOL*, ;-), or *VBS* mean? - Top

    Find all the meanings in The Chat Dictionary - Updated: October 22, 2001

    16. Was I Booted? - Top

    Only Trustees can boot you. If you are booted, there is a post on your screen in yellow indicating that. - Updated: April 7, 2002

    17. What is Timezone located in Config used for? - Top

    To see the time of the posts according to your Time Zone. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    18. Why does Config look different? - Top

    It provides the ability to filter all HTML, all avs, or all pictures posted in a room by simply selecting it from the pulldown. To view all features in a room, simply select "No Filtering". - Updated: October 22, 2001

    19. What is Listen? - Top

    Choose the name on the list and click on Listen to only see that person's posts. It is similiar to having a private chat without leaving the room. You will not see any posts from anyone but the name you selected until you select the name again and click on Listen to reverse it. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    20. What is Squelch? - Top

    It is a refined Ignore feature allowing you to completely ignore a person's posts. Simply select the name on the list and click on Squelch. You will not see any posts from that person until you un-squelch the name by selecting the name again and clicking on Squelch.. - Updated: April 7, 2002

    21. What is Verbose and why would I use it? - Top

    Verbose puts a line between posts for easier reading. It also can be used to expose forged posts in a room since they will be contained within the same lines as the original post for a user. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    22. How do I stop messages from scrolling automatically? - Top

    Simply uncheck the AutoScroll Box on the screen or disable Java Script in your browser. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    23. Why doesn't anything in the toolbox work? - Top

    You must have Java Script selected for it to work. You will find that in your Preferences, Tools, or Options located in your browser. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    24. How do I add an Avatar to my screen name? - Top

    Most simple HTML tags can be used in Chatropolis. If you would like to add an image to appear before your screen name in a chat room simply add the appropriate HTML before your screen name on the entry form. It should look something like this.

    MY SCREEN NAME <IMG SRC="http://aserver.com/myavatar.jpg">

    Of course you'll need to replace the URL with the correct information. - Updated: October 22, 2001

    25. How come I'm the only one that can see my crazy font? - Top

    If you use the font tag in the chat rooms users can only see fonts that reside locally on their system. So if you use a font that comes with the base install of Win9X such as Arial, they will most likely see it. But if you use a font that you just downloaded chances are they can't view it. - Updated: October 22, 2001

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