How do I send messages?
Sending messages is easy, just type in what you want to say, in the box, then click "SEND MESSAGE"!
How do I receive messages?
Once you are on the chat page it's very simple. Whenever you want to receive the latest in the conversation, click on the 'NEW MESSAGES' 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 graphic that says NEW in 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 screen anyway.
If anyone 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 an underline and a blue text color.
There are some different terms, phrases, and customs, that make chat more fun.
First you should know that =) and :) are sideways smiley faces. ;) is a wink, and :0 is surprised or something, and there are many more.. these all are called 'smileys'
Also there are some terms you should know:
BRB = Be Right Back
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
m or f = male or female
Want to learn more about side-smileys and acronyms? CLICK HERE
Your message can also contain inline .gifs/jpgs sprinkled amongst the message itself. To do that, just type in an HTML tag, to call the image.
< IMG SRC="http://www.the_url.com/the_image.jpg" >
< IMG SRC="http://www.fantasycastle.com/Chat/images/graphics/beavis.jpg" >
That would call up this
To turn Images on or off click on the Images Check Box.
Will display this image next to your name.
Example: If you selected screw this image would be displayed with your message!
< A HERF="http://www.the_url.com" > Name of link! < /A >
< A href="http://www.fantasycastle.com/Chat/index.html" > Click this for Fantasy Castle Chat! < /A >
Here is what you get. Click this for Fantasy Castle Chat!
< strong > YOUR BOLD TEXT < /strong >
Which would look like: YOUR BOLD TEXT
To start a new
LINE type the BR HTML tag.
Your text < BR > here
Which would look like: Your text
To make your text super big type the heading HTML tag.
< H2 > YOUR BIG TEXT < /H2 >
Wich would look like:
To make your text blink use HTML tag Blink
< blink > Blinking TEXT < /blink >
Which would look like:
To make change the color of your text use the font HTML Tag.
< font color=red > Red Text < /font >
Which would look like: Red Text
These HTML tags are what is used to create web pages. They are usefull in many more places, other than here. It is worth a little effort to learn them, and there are hundreds you can play with!