Introduction to Ychat

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A typical Ychat session.

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Ychat

Ychat is an AJAX-based instant messaging and group chat application available to registered users for conversation and real-time role-play.

Ychat Mobile

Ychat Mobile is a stripped-down version of Ychat for devices with small screens. It can be accessed through Ychan Mobile (http://ychan.mobi) by clicking on the more features (>) menu and logging in then clicking on the Ychat icon.

Features

  • Multiple channels
  • Private messaging
  • Private channels
  • Ignore asshole users
  • Online user list with context menus
  • Graphical emoticons
  • BBCode formatting
  • Sound theme
  • IRC-style commands
  • Multiple languages supported
  • Support for unicode (UTF-8) and non-unicode text
  • Highly cross-browser compatible

Using Ychat

Control Buttons

Control Buttons

Ychat has five control buttons, clicking the first three will show or hide their respective menu on the right side of the screen:

  • Help - Text command reference.
  • Settings - Change a myriad of settings like enabling or disabling emoticons and BBCode formatting.
  • Online Users - Show the Online Users menu.
  • Sound - Turn on or off the sound theme.
  • Autoscroll - Scroll with the text flow or let it overflow.
User Menu

Online Users

Your User Menu

The user menu has 8 options and is opened by clicking your own name in the Online Users list. The options are:

  • Logout - Log out of Ychat.
  • List Online Users - Show who is in a given channel.
  • List Ignored Users - Show a list of users you have ignored.
  • List Available Channels - Show a list of channels you may join.
  • Describe Action - See Text Commands below for details.
  • Roll Dice - See Text Commands below for details.
  • Change Username - See Text Commands below for details.
  • Enter Private Room - See Text Commands below for details.


Another User's Menu

Other Users' Menus

Clicking on another user's name opens a menu with these options:

  • Send private message - Send a private message (also referred to as a whisper) to the target user.
  • Show user profile - Show the user's Yiffy International profile.
  • Show characters - Show the user's role play character summary page.
  • Send private action - Send an action as a private message to this user.
  • Open private channel - Open a private channel with the selected user.
  • Close private channel - Exit from a private channel with the user.
  • Invite - Invite a user to another channel.
  • Uninvite - Cancel an invitation.
  • Ignore/Accept - Ignore or accept text from this user.
  • Display channel - Displays the channel the user is currently in.

Text Commands

These commands can be used in the text box to perform useful functions:

FunctionCommand
Set away status/afk
Set sleep status/sleep
Remove away status/back
Join a channel/join Channelname
Create a private room/join
Invite someone (e.g. to a private room)/invite Username
Revoke invitation/uninvite Username
Logout from Chat/quit
Private message/msg Username Text
Open a private channel/query Username
Close a private channel/query
Describe action/me Text or /action Text
Describe action in private message/describe Username Text
Ignore/accept messages from user/ignore Username
List ignored users/ignore
Display user channel/whereis Username
List online users/who [Channelname]
List available channels/list
Roll dice/roll [number]d[sides]
Change username/nick Username
Show my IP address/myip
Set Away status/afk
Set Sleep status/sleep
Add Male symbol to Nick/male
Add Female symbol to Nick/female
Solicit a Role Play/rpme
Remove status indicator/back
Get fluffy/fluff
Kill yourself/wrists
Puke a rainbow/rainbow
Take a big dump/dump
Ring the Karmalarm/karma
Give someone a kiss/kiss [user]
Give someone a gold star/star [user]
Spin the bottle/spin
Truth or Dare/tod (random) or /tod [user]
Check when a user was last active/seen [user]
Google for a query/google [query]
Get the current weather conditions of a place/weather [postal/zip code|airport code|City, State|City, Country]
Challenge someone to Rock Paper Scissors/challenge (random) or /challenge [user]
Play Rock Paper Scissors/rps [rock|paper|scissors]
Show game statistics/stats (you) or /stats [user]

Emoticons

Emoticons

Ychat supports a large number of playful graphical emoticons. Simply click on the icon for your desired emotion and the corresponding text emoticon will appear in your text box. Graphical emoticons can be enababled or disabled in the Preferences pane, simply click the Preferences control button.

Formatting

Formatting Buttons

The formatting buttons facilitate the speedy insertion of BBcode formatting tags, used to alter the appearance of your text or even embed a small image.

Style Menu

Styles

Ychat has many different visual styles to pick and choose from, unrelated to the main site's visual themes. Simply click the drop-down menu at the top of the page and select a skin to change Ychat's appearance.

Language Menu

Languages

Ychat's internals support several languages and all languages are welcome for use in conversation. Some of the languages Ychat supports are:

  • عربي Arabic
  • Български Bulgarian
  • Português (Brasil) Brazilian Portuguese
  • Deutsch German
  • Ελληνικα Greek
  • Español Spanish
  • Suomi Finnish
  • Français French
  • עברית Hebrew
  • Italiano Italian
  • Nederlands Dutch
  • Norsk Norwegian
  • Polski Polish
  • România Romanian
  • Русский Russian
  • Slovenčina Slovakian
  • Srpski Surbian
  • Svenska Sweedish
  • Türkçe Turkish
  • Українська Ukrainian
  • 中文 (简体) Chinese

Video Chat

Please see main article: Video Chat

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