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Chat Commands

Input starting with a slash (/) is reserved for special commands. Available commands are listed below. Let us know if you have suggestions for other useful commands.

Posting actions

/me <action>

Tell the other users what I am doing (in the third person). E.g.: /me smiles => John smiles

/time +0200

Show the current time in the indicated time zone. Default is GMT/UTC. The optional time zone parameter must be in the format +/-HHMM. Tell me more.

/flipcoin

Randomly select either heads or tails.

/rolldie

Randomly select a number between 1 and 6. A number may be added indicating a maximum outcome other than 6. E.g.: /rolldie 9 => select a number between 1 and 9.

/choose red, green, blue

Randomly select between the given parameters (e.g. red, green and blue). Minimum two parameters must be supplied, separated with commas.

/image <URL> <message>

Post an Internet Image with the given URL (internet address). The message is optional.

You need this command only if the image URL does not end with .jpg, .gif, .bmp or .png. URL's with these extensions are automatically converted into images.

Images can only be posted in Premium Rooms or by Premium Users.

/watch <URL> <ratio> <title>

Watch a video or web page inside the room while you are chatting. Only the URL parameter is required; you can optionally specify a ratio, e.g. 16:9 or 4:3, and/or set your own title. E.g. /watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0 This song is everywhere

Your visitor icon will indicate what you are watching and other visitors can click on your visitor icon (next to your name) to watch the same video/URL.

The /watch command is automatically submitted when you click on YouTube and Vimeo videos posted in the room.

User actions

/status <message>

Update your visitor status with a text of your choice. Your visitor status is a personal message that is displayed on the Visitor List, as well as when visitors mouse over your visitor icon in the visitor pane.

/away <message>

Mark me temporarily away from the chat (the Visitor List will reflect this). If you include a message (optional), your visitor status will reflect this while you are away.

/leave or /bye <message>

Leave the chat, letting other users know. If you include a message (optional), your offline visitor status will reflect this.

/message

Write a longer message for the room.

/pm <username> <message>

Personal Message. Sends a message to the chosen visitor. If the visitor name has spaces in it, put quotes around it, e.g.:
/pm "John Doe" good to see you, John

If the visitor is in the room, the message will be delivered immediately; if not, it will be shown when the visitor comes back. Until the message is delivered, it can be changed; only the last edit is kept.

/x <username> <message>

Remove all hidden text (created with the [x]...[/x] spoiler tags) in the room. To hide all text again, simple refresh the page (by pressing enter).

Admin actions

/silence <username> <message>

Makes a visitor silent, optionally with a personal message. Silenced visitors can follow the chat, but not participate.

/kick <username> <message>

Kicks a visitor temporarily out of the room, optionally with a personal message.

Since the user can simply choose another name, no ban is upheld against the user - he or she can enter again (unless the room is full).

/ban <username> <message>

Bans a user from the room permantly. If a message is entered (optional), it will be shown the next time the users tries to enter.

Only available in rooms where visitors are required to be registered with Chatzy.

/block <username> <message>NEW!

Block the IP address of a visitor, optionally with a personal message. This command will bring up a confirmation box with more options.

/allow <username>

Removes any bans (or moderator rights) from a user and adds the user to the list of accepted emails.

Only available in rooms where visitors are required to be registered with Chatzy.

/promote <username>

Promotes a user to Room Moderator.

If the user is not registered by email, this promotion will be temporary only. Moderators can only be appointed in Premium Rooms.

/close

Closes the chat for posting. Until it is reopened, only the room administrator(s) can post.

/open

Reopens the chat for posting (after the /close command has been used).

/gm <message>

Global Message. Sends an immediate message to everybody who is logged in. If no message is included, shows the last Global Message sent.

The message is shown in a popup box instead of in the main chat window. The message is only shown once and only to current visitors.

/rb <message>

Room Board. Updates the Room Board with the included message. If no message is included, shows the current Room Board for editing.

Menu shortcuts

/prefs or /p

Same as clicking "My Preferences" in the left menu.

/invite or /i

Same as clicking "Invite / Share".

/visitor or /v

Same as clicking "Visitor List".

/pm

Same as clicking "Recent PMs".

/review or /r

Same as clicking "Review Mode".

/clear or /c

Same as clicking "Clear Room".

/room

Same as clicking "Room Properties".

/alert /na /da /sa /ba

Toggles message alerts, or directly selects "No Alerts", "Alert By Dialog", "Alert By Sound", or "Alert By Blink", respectively.

/input /menu /pane

Shows or hide the multiline input field, the left menu, or the visitor pane, respectively.

/font <1-5>

Changes the font size used for room content. 1 is the smallest font and 5 is the largest. E.g.: /font 3 => select font size 3 (default).

Text formatting tags

HTML tags such as <B>...</B> are not allowed, but some of them can nevertheless be used in a slightly modified form:

[b] ... [/b]

Makes the text between the brackets Bold

[u] ... [/u]

Makes the text between the brackets Underlined

[i] ... [/i]

Makes the text between the brackets Italic

[s] ... [/s]

Makes the text between the brackets Struck through

[x] ... [/x]

Makes the text between the brackets HIDDEN (can be used for spoilers and riddles)

 
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