chat and chatting

  1. We seem to hardly ever use the chat room and I wonder if it because not everyone is familiar with it or the features. I don't know a lot and some of it I stumbled on to, some other members have told me about and some are still mysteries.

    Example - you can have a private chat with someone by clicking on that persons name when it appears in the side bar.

    You can change your name by adding /nick before typing in the new name.

    At present I have the chat open as a side window to see if anyone pops thier head in.
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Have never tried a chatroom... sounds complicated.. willing to try... think I'll go there and see what happens.. hold on !
  4. by   jnette
    hmmmmmm... I'm getting a grey box with a few smilies above it, but nothing else... DUH!!! I knew I wouldn't be able to figure this out.. :imbar
  5. by   LauraF, RN
    Yes you have to click yes, then you also have to click connect now. I'm in there right now.
  6. by   Angelica
    Someone gave me a shot in the behind. I wasn't sure how to respond to that!!
  7. by   Angelica
    I don't think I was doing that right. Do you have to click on a name to chat? I ask because it seems I was only talking to one person.
  8. by   LauraF, RN
    Originally posted by Angelica
    Someone gave me a shot in the behind. I wasn't sure how to respond to that!!
    I just got back from feeding the kids. Flavio gave me a shot in the behind too! What's up with that?
  9. by   Angelica
    Chat S&M, I guess
  10. by   gwenith
    I was there but I was on another window finally catching up with the bullying thread. I will reopen teh side window th teh chat room now.
  11. by   gwenith
    Leaving now but it would be good if we can get the caht up and running again. Bad bird often just posts a new thread here titled "chat" and waits for someone to join her. Probably does what I just tried - opens two windows into allnurses - the easiest way of doing that is to click on the "profile" button of a post. When the profile pops up it does it as a second screen - go to the chat tag at the top of that screen and convert that screen to chat. Then by moving the edges of your screen you can have both a thread and chat up at the same time. That way you do not get so bored waiting for soemone else to appear.

    Chat is a good way to have a very private converstation because unlike PMs that can be kept for later chat is as direct as talking on a phone and is not recorded.
  12. by   PennyLane
    I logged onto chat just a few minutes ago. No one there. I agree it doesn't seem to get much action.
  13. by   H ynnoD
    Went there for the first time.Says spicyserv.There,but wonder is that a real person and not part of the chat sevice?Said a couple of lines ,but no response.( went back and tried to private chat with spicyserv,said Hello is not the proper command,whatever that is suppose to mean?)
    Last edit by H ynnoD on Jul 12, '03
  14. by   H ynnoD
    I'm begining to think the same thing, CLM