User's Guide

How to log into a Chat Room

 

To start chatting, input a user name of your choice, and click Connect. Your user name must be unique from other user names that are logged into the chat room. If you are required to enter a password, a pop-up window will appear where you can enter your room or user password. Some rooms may require registration.

 

How do I register a user name

 

If you would like to register a user name and password, please use the link provided on the site you are visiting to do so. Some rooms do not require registration. Please contact the webmaster of the web site that you visit for more information on their own requirements.

 

Get user information

(profile information)

 

You can view some information about any user in a room. To see this information, right-click on the user's name from within the User List, and select "See Profile". Any information available will be displayed in the main chat window.

 

To send a message

 

Chat messages posted by all users are displayed in the main chat window. To add to the conversation, type a message into the text input box located below the main chat window, and click on the Send button (or hit the Enter key on your keyboard).

 

Send a private chat message to a user

 

You can send a private chat message to any user in a room. To send a private message to a visitor, right-click on the visitor's name from within the User List, and select Private Chat.  You will see a new window display through which you may chat with that user privately, one-to-one.

 

Ignore a user

 

You can ignore any visitor in a room so that their chat text does not display in your own chat window, or to block their private chat requests. To ignore a user, right-click a user's name from within the User List, and select Ignore. Any ignored user will appear to be "grayed out" in the User List. To unignore a user, right-click a user's name from within the User List, and select Unignore.  You may ignore as many people as you wish.

 

Ignore Private Messages

 

You may choose to ignore all private message requests from under the Options menu. Or, when a private chat request is initiated, you may click on the Ignore checkbox under the Action menu to block other private message requests from that user.

 

 

b16.png Bold   

 

 

If you wish to BOLD your messages in the main chat window.

 

i16.png Italic   

 

If you wish to Italicize your messages in the main chat window.

 

select-color.png Color   

 

If you wish to change the color of your messages in the main chat window.

 

smiley.png Smile   

Keyboard Shortcut

Image

Name

:)

smile.gif

Smile

:(

angry.gif

Angry

:D

biggrin.gif

Big Grin

B)

cool.gif

Cool

:))

laugh.gif

Laugh

:O

ohmy.gif

Oh My

(:)

ninja.gif

Ninja

:L

tongue.gif

Tongue

o:o

wacko.gif

Wacko

>:)

wub.gif

Wub

::blink

blink.gif

Blink

::blush

blush.gif

Blush

::closedeys

closedeyes.gif

Closed Eyes

::excl

excl.gif

!

::glare

glare.gif

Glare

::happy

happy.gif

Happy

::huh

huh.gif

Huh

::mad

mad.gif

Mad

::mellow

mellow.gif

Mellow

::rolleyes

rolleyes.gif

Rolleyes

::sad

sad.gif

Sad

::sleep

sleep.gif

Sleep

::unsure

unsure.gif

Unsure

::beer

beer.gif

Beer

::coffee

coffee.gif

Coffee

::smoke

smoking.gif

Smoking

::eye

eye.gif

Eye

::lips

lips.gif

Lips

::rose

rose.gif

Rose

::thumbup

thumbup.gif

Thumb Up

::thumbdown

thumbdown.gif

Thumb Down

::asprin

aspirin.gif

Asprin

Add Custom Icons

Available with Enterprise & Server

 

sound.png Room Audio   

 

ParaChat is already equipped with the following sound files, depending on which service you are using:

 

ambulance

applause

arrow-flying

arrow

artillery

atchu1

atchu2

baboon

babygiggle

bark

barks

bear-grizzly

bear

beep

bite

boing

bomb

bong

boo-hiss

boo

break-dishes

bubble

bubbles

burp1

burp2

busy

camel

cannon

car-break

car-door

car-horn1

car-horn2

car-horn3

car-horn4

car-horn5

car-horn6

car-horn7

car-start

car-start2

cat

chainsaw

chimp

chicken

chirp

chomp

clap

clink

close

computer

cougar

cough

cow

cowbell

crash

cry

cuckoo

dialtone

do-it

dog-drink

dogwhine

dog_drinking

dolphin

door-close1

door-close2

door-open

doorbell

doorcreak

drain

electric-guitar

electric

elephant

explode

fastbusy

flush

flyby

gasp

gate

giggle-baby

giggle-kid

giggle-man

giggle-woman

gong

guinea-pig

gun-fight

hehe

hog

home-run

howl

ice

infant

ip

jackhammer

keyboard

kids-yeah

kiss

kitten

knife

knock

landing

laugh-jolly

laugh

laughing

lion

machine-gun

march

meow

monitor-beep

monkey

oil-can

open-bottle

pig

plane

police1

police2

polizia

pop

punch1

punch2

punch3

punch4

puppy

quack

reload-rack

reload

return

ring1

ring2

ring3

rooster

scratch

scream-echo

scream

screech

sealion

shotgun

silencer

slap

slurp

small-bell

snore

snore2

soda-ice

soda1

soda2

space-alien

space-music

speed

splash

splat

squeak-toy

start-your

sword1

sword2

teehee

telephone

thunder

tic-toc1

tic-toc2

tincan

tone

toot

touchtone.0

touchtone.1

touchtone.2

touchtone.3

touchtone.4

touchtone.5

touchtone.6

touchtone.7

touchtone.8

touchtone.9

touchtone.#

touchtone.*

train

truck-start

tuner

waahh

water-running

waterdrop

wave

whistle

wolf

wookie

yawn

yeehaw

yell1

yell2

zip

 

 

 

 

 

 

status20.png Online Status  

 

 

Gives you the option to display a status message next to your user name in the User List.

 

arrow16.png Float   

If you wish to resize your chat room, click on the float20.gif button. This option opens the chat room in a separate window. This separate window can be resized and moved about on your screen. Close the window or click  closearrow16.gif  button to return the window to the original Web page. The default size of the floating window is 75% of your screen. Drag a corner or edge to resize it.

 

roamglass.png Search   

 

This button is enabled in our Basic service to allow users to search the internet for any topic that might be discussed in the chat room. Using Professional and above, this button can be customized to any URL.

 

 

audonly.png Audio Only  

 

 

Private Message Window - Click to initiate a live audio/voice chat session with the other user (Displays for audio-only service)

 

Main Chat Room - Click to display and select from the AV menu options (Displays for audio-only service)

 

 

av.png Audio & Video

 

 

Private Message Window - Click to initiate a live audio/video chat session with the other user (Displays for audio/video-enabled service)

 

Main Chat Room - Click to display and select from the AV menu options (Displays for audio/video-enabled service)

 

help20.gif Help   

 

If you have any questions on how to operate your ParaChat room, click on the "Help" button and you will be directed the ParaChat help page.

 

 

log-on.png Log In   

 

log-off.png Log Out  

 

If you wish to leave a chat room, click the  logoff20.gif  button. If you wish to enter the room again, click the logon20.gif  button.

Leaving a chat room

 

If you wish to leave the chat room click on the logoff20.gif  button or close the web page.

 

Number to the right of the button bar

 

This option displays the number of users in the room.

 

lock.gif Password protected chat rooms

If you see this icon next to a room in the rooms list, you will be required to enter the room password before gaining access to this chat room.

 

Who is typing

 

Displays the user who is currently typing, but has not yet submitted their message to the room.

 

Room & Site Administrator Avatar

 

 

This Avatar will only display for Room & Site Administrators crown.gif

 

 

Avatars

default.png

default2.png

elf1.png

elf2.png

punk1.png

punk2.png

alien1.png

alien2.png

av21.png

av22.png

av23.png

av24.png

av27.png

av28.png

av29.png

av32.png

av33.png

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av30.png

av31.png

av1.png

av2.png

av3.png

av4.png

av5.png

av6.png

av7.png

av8.png

av25.png

av26.png

av9.png

av10.png

av11.png

av12.png

av13.png

av14.png

av15.png

av16.png

av17.png

av18.png

av19.png

av20.png

cat.png

dog.png

penguin.png

pig.png