Using Text Chat channels
Overview of channels
A ‘channel’ is a virtual union of users where each user can see messages that are posted to the channel. One user can join many channels, but can see only one of them at a time. All users automatically join to the channel named “#general”.
The Text Chat interface manages channels using the following elements:
Channels names list at the top of the window
Displays the names of all channels a user is joined to. The channel currently on display is called the Active channel and the tab bearing its name is marked as active.
Active channel log
This appears between the channel list and the input field, and displays a log of all messages sent by users of the active channel. Depending on the chat options you choose, new messages will appear either at the bottom or top of the log window.
Permits users to see each other’s messages.
A private channel appears automatically when you send or receive a private message. It allows two users to communicate privately. It retains a log of the conversation until private channel is closed.
The currently selected channel in the channel list is the ‘active channel’. The log displays messages for the active channel and the users list displays the list of users joined to the active channel. Any message entered in the input field will go to the active channel.
You can set a channel password when you create a new public channel or change existing channel settings. If this option is active, each user will need to enter the correct password in order to join a channel.
You can set the operator password when creating new public channel or changing existing channel settings. . If this option is active, the user can acquire operator privileges by entering the correct password.
Sending messages to a channel
|To send a message to a channel:|
Joining an existing channel
|To join an existing channel:
Creating a new channel
|To create a new channel:
Exiting a channel
When the last user leaves a channel, it is destroyed automatically. Radmin will notify the last user of this.
|To exit a channel you have joined:
Changing channel settings
|To exit, view, and change channel settings:
Requesting operator privileges
All channels except the “#general” channel and private channels can have the operator password enabled.
|To acquire operator privileges on a channel:
You can switch channels by clicking the target channel name in the channels list or by pressing the <Ctrl>+<Tab> key combination to cycle through the list.