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Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:46 pm
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Demeter says...



Hi!

The YWS chat room is a fun place to visit, but sometimes it can stir up questions, especially if you're not a frequent visitor. If there's something you want to ask about the chat, check the list below and see if you can find the answer. If not, just post your question in this thread!

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What are the chat rules?
Click!

I typed in all caps/chatspeak. Why are people telling me off?
As it says in the chat rules, both are frowned upon on YWS. (However, some of the most common abbreviations, like "brb" and "lol" are accepted.) If you type properly, people will like you a lot better.

How do I mute the Chat sounds?
See the little megaphone symbol in the bottom right hand corner under the main chat? Just click that! To mute the private chat bar sounds, click the gear icon next to "Who's Online" and tick "Disable sound notifications".

Why are certain usernames have stars next to them?
That person is a chat moderator! They are either a Junior Moderator, a Global Moderator, Administration, Nate, or just a regular member that has been chosen by staff to be a chat moderator. Always obey the Chat Mods.

Why is there a separate "Chatrooms" section though we already have the main chat?
Here, you can create a new chatroom if you want to talk to several people at the same time without the busy main chat to distract. You can invite other users in the room you create.

How to private message (PM) someone?
There are two options to do this on chat! You can either click a person's name on the side bar, which will create a chatroom just for you two. You can also click "Who's Online" in the bottom right hand corner and click a person's name - this functions very much like the chat on Facebook! You can use the latter private chat on any page on YWS - you don't need to be in the chatroom for this. Neat!

Why can't I PM anyone?
Are you logged in YWS? You have to be logged in on the site to be able to use the PM chat.

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Rosey Unicorn says...



and scheming to take over the world.


Scheming to take over the world can also be done in main Chat, so long as you give everybody present their share. ;)

Awesome list Demi! :D
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Evi says...



What does it mean when someone logs in and out the chat many times in a row?
This is a chat glitch, and not the fault of the user in question. It's usually stopped by a chat mod who bans the glitchy user for a brief moment, and then


D: And then what?! Don't leave me hanging!

;) But very informative. Perhaps you should mentioned what counts as chat-speak, since we've had members wonder why "brb" is allowed but "l8r" isn't. Thanks Dems!
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xD Evi, I didn't even notice I didn't finish the sentence! Thanks!
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Gladius says...



Yus! This will be soooo useful when a newbie enters chat. xD I can't count the number of times these questions have come up. Now I shall just refer them to this! :D

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AhmedAlafifi says...



HEY! Well this is my only post at the moment because my dumb computer tells me the site is restricted for me... Any Help? I'm currently using a proxy..

Demeter Awesome JOB! Helpful for beginners! XD
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Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:10 am
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Where did the chat go? I can't find it anywhere, please help?
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Elinor Brynn says...



The links were rearranged and things were deleted, so you can no longer access chat from the drop-down menu. To access chat, scroll down and you'll see the link on the homepage, just under featured works.

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Updated!
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Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:24 pm
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SparkToFlame says...



I gots a question! When you block someone, how do they know? do they recieve a message?
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Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:56 am
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JabberHut says...



I'm pretty sure they are not notified when ignored.

Only the ignorer knows unless they decide to tell people they did. The ignorer doesn't see what the other person says, but the other person can still see what the ignorer says.
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Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:17 am
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HerBugaboo says...



But where is the chat and how do I get in there?
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Lumi says...



The link to chat is beneath the featured works section on the front page!
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HerBugaboo says...



Thank you!! :D :D
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:07 pm
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Stori says...



Right now the chat isn't loading, merely a white field with the logo and menus. What's causing the problem?