You will see a series of icons at the foot of the chat window. Try these out for
yourself to learn how they are used. Also try out the private messaging facility
on the drop-down menu in the right-hand column.
Instant (private) messaging
You can send and receive person-to-person messages in chat room. Instant message
windows indicate when users are typing, and when they have closed their private message
window or have logged out. Simply select “AWAY” from the drop-down menu in the right-hand
Resizable Float & dock
The float and dock feature allows your users to 'float' the chat room in a separate,
Profanity & Text filter
Users may be restricted which might be considered profane, we will use this facility
to moderated profanity.
Visually impaired users may increase the size of text used in the Chat Window.
User ignore feature
Users may easily ignore another user by selecting 'Ignore' next to the user name.
The ignore feature blocks all public and private messages of the ignored user.
Automatic URL & eMail recognition
Web sites and eMail addresses entered in the chat room or in private messages are
automatically recognized, and display as a link that users may click on.
Transcripts of Chat Room conversations
Seaham Harbour Online do not produce transcripts of either public or private conversations.