TV Chat Online Help
How do I join my-tvchat.com?
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I am using America Online or WebTV and Chat does not work
Unfortunately the AOL Web Software does not handle forms very well.
To make Chat work you need to select "reload" on your menu bar to view new
messages. To send a message, type in your message and push "chat". To view
your posted message select "reload" again. OR. go to Here and learn how to use Netscape with your
For WebTV users, sometimes the main entry set up does not work with WebTV units and you will need to use the following links.
Here are the chat room selections for AOL and WebTV users:
How do I receive messages?
Once you are in a chat room it's very simple. Whenever you want to
receive the latest in the conversation, click on the Chat/Update button. Any
new conversation will be sent to you, along with a few of the paragraphs you've
already seen (for context). The new stuff will be near the top of your
screen, with a pointer to it. If there is nothing new the server
will tell your browser that, and won't send anything. Some browsers handle
this by just leaving up the page you already had; others may redraw the
If you want to scroll back in the conversation, enter the number of messages
to scroll back in the scroll back box and then click on the Chat button.
If the person sending something gave a URL for a picture of themselves that
will be displayed to the left of their name. And if they included references
to inline gifs in their message text these will be displayed too. Any
hyperlinks they put in will be made live and indicated by a live word.
How do I Send a Message?
All you need to do to send a message is type it into the big text entry area
on the screen and then click on the CHAT/UPDATE button.
If you want some image to show up next to your name (your picture, a
photograph of your dog, etc.), then fill in the PICTURE box with an http://
address that points to the .gif you want to use. It can be on any machine in
the world that is a web server.(You cannot display pictures that are stored on your computer's hard drives or floppies!) It's polite to not use too big an image and
also to think of the sensibilities of others.
Your message can also contain inline .gifs sprinkled amongst the message
itself. To do that, just type the address of the .gif just like above, but
put it somewhere in your input text instead of the PICTURE box.
To send a live hyptertext link in your text, type in the full address of the
page you want to point to.
How do I send Private Messages ?
To send a private message (PM) you need the EXACT User handle of the
person you want to send the PM to. You enter your message in the box
underneath the "Person to get Private Message" box.
Then you hit the same chat/update button
you normally do. You may send a PM and a normal chat message at the same time.
How do I ignore someone ?
You ignore a person by clicking on the "Ignore Chatter" button. It pops
up a table of users. You select the chatter to ignore and then hit the
Chat/Update button to continue chatting. You also have the option of entering
a message or PM.