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The RC Chat Room
« on: June 23, 2014, 10:23:45 PM »
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We have two Chat Rooms! You must be a member to use this feature. You may enter either Chat Room by clicking  on the button at the top of the page.


A few things to note about Chat #1 (New Chat):
  • The board's global "Ignore" list does not carry over into the chat, so you'll need to Ignore users each session.
  • If someone there is BREAKING THE RULES (not merely annoying you!), a) send a Personal Message to a Global Moderator or an Admin with the offending text, and they can come in and "kick" or "ban" the user. If the person is merely ANNOYING you, use the IGNORE feature: To ignore messages submitted by a particular chatter, click on his/her name from the online list, click Ignore, and then DO NOT speak to or about them in public again! Messages from ignored chatters are still visible in history.
    You may also use the board's Calendar feature (in the horizontal Main Menu) and the Shoutbox (visible on the Home Page) to coordinate scheduled chats.
  • NOTE: If you are having trouble entering chat, we discovered an incompatibility between our chat software and our forum software that causes people who have been temp-banned to be unable to enter the chat even after the ban expires or is otherwise lifted. Remind @Addie or me (the admins) that we need to remove the ban record altogether so you can enter chat again.

Some may prefer to use Chat Room #2 (Old Chat) because there you can pull multiple users into a single private room. The following applies to Old Chat:
  • You may "pull" another MEMBER into a new ROOM by typing (minus the quotes): "/invite MEMBER ROOM".
  • Many IRC commands work; reach a list of basic commands by typing (minus the quotes): "/help". See more HERE.
  • You may PM (private message) another user by clicking on their name in the user pane and selecting "Private Message".
  • Sometimes the Chat Room refuses to load such that you see a mostly black screen without the Users Pane or their messages. The cause of this is that your session in the main forum has timed out. To correct this, exit the chat, logout from the main forum, login again to the main forum, and enter the chat room again. This should correct the problem.
  • When you leave by closing the chat window, there will be some lag before your "body" disappears, which can disorient your friends. You can prevent this by clicking the "Disconnect" Disconnect button in the lower lefthand corner.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 06:08:43 PM by RayPistonprowl »

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Re: The RC Chat Room
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 02:19:52 AM »
The info below applies to Chat Room #2 (Old Chat) only:


The names of chatters in "The Lobby" now appear in the Header of the site so it appears on each page. It does not automatically refresh, but if you're browsing the forum then you're changing pages often enough to see changes in who's in/out. You can always refresh your page by clicking F5 on PC, CMD+R on Mac.

If you ever accidentally close the default "The Lobby" tab, you can re-enter by typing (minus the quotes): "/join The Lobby". Since only the chatters in "The Lobby" are tallied up on the front page, you and a partner can technically hide from the tally by leaving "The Lobby" and /join-ing a new room by typing (minus the quotes): "/join NEW ROOM". Just replace NEW ROOM with the name of your choice.

I'm hoping the visibility of chatters' names will improve the use of the Chat Room.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Chat Room, reply in the relevant thread under Technical Stuff.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 08:47:13 PM by Addie »

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Re: The RC Chat Room
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 11:32:09 AM »
The info below applies to Chat Room #2 (Old Chat) only:

Carlosdevil noted this quirk:

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Some members have been complaining that when they go into chat, their online user box is empty. I've noticed that directly to the left of the Bold icon below the chatroom there is a "Hide Online User Box" icon. I would suggest clicking this to see if maybe you accidentally clicked it and turned off your online user box. If this doesn't work, closing your browser, re-opening it and then signing back in to RC and then going back into chat seems to resolve it.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 08:47:37 PM by Addie »

 

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