KeepTalking Chat Applet Help

This document explains the KeepTaling chat applet. For other questions concerning KeepTalking, please visit the KeepTalking help system.

System requirements

You need a web browser with a java plugin to use the KeepTalking chat applet. All Java versions starting with 1.1 are supported. For optimal results, you should use the most recent Java software from Sun.

Chatbox and community applet

There are two editions of the KeepTalking chat applet, which have only minor differences. We have our chatbox, which webmasters can use on their web site and our community applet which is fully integrated in our KeepTalking community. You are currently using the chatbox.

What is the KeepTalking chatbox?

The chatbox you are using right now is a service provided by KeepTalking. Everyone can get his or her own chatbox for free. KeepTalking is not responsible for the content of the sites on which our chatbox is embedded. If you want to have access to all features of the chatbox, you can sign up for free at KeepTalking and protect your nickname with a password. As a registered member, you can also use KeepTalking mails and our boards. You can use your KeepTalking account in all KeepTalking chatboxes.

The colors in the userlist

The userlist uses different colors and icons to display additional information about users. The following table helps you to understand these informations:

Feature Meaning
Gray name Unregistered user
Black name Registered user
Cancelled name Muted user (can't talk)
Colored underline Custom color assigned
Yellow dot in front of name Temporary channel operator
Red dot in front of name Channel operator
Blue dot in front of name Channel administrator or KeepTalking administrator

Text commands in channels

You can enter special commands in the input field in chat rooms. All commands begin with a slash (/). Here is a list of the available commands. Parameters must be replaced with appropriate text (username etc.). Parameters in parentheses are optional.

Command Explanation
/me text Emote, action (displayed as "nickname text")
/think text Thoughts (displayed as "nickname .oO( text )")
/join channel (password) Join chat room channel
/jg channel (password) Join game room channel
/leave Leave current chat room
/msg user (text) Start dialogue with user
/whois user Show profile of user
/ignore user No longer show messages from user
/unignore user Show messages from user again
/away (msg) Activate away mode
/back Deactivate away mode

The following commands are available for temporary channel operators and channel operators, only:

Command Explanation
/op user Give user temporary op rights
/deop user Take away temporary op rights from user
/warn user (text) Warn user because of misconduct
/kick user Kick user out of the channel

The following commands are available for (permanent) channel operators, only:

Command Explanation
/mute user Take away the right to speak from user
/demute user Give right to speak to user
/ban user user aus dem Channel verbannen
/kickban user Kick and ban user from the channel
/deban ip Deban users with IP ip (* = deban all)
/topic text Set channel topic to text
/homepage url Set channel homepage to url
/pwd passwort Set channel password to passwort

The following commands are available for channel administrators in registered channels, only:

Command Explanation
/perm user Give user channel operator rights
/deperm user Take away channel operator rights from user

Text commands in dialogues

You can use the following commands in dialogues with other users:

Command Explanation
/me text Emote, action (displayed as "nickname text")
/think text Thoughts (displayed as "nickname .oO( text )")
/join channel (password) Join chat room channel
/jg channel (password) Join game room channel
/msg user (text) Start dialogue with user
/whois Show profile of this user
/ignore No longer show messages from this user
/unignore Show messages from this user again
/mail Open page to write a mail to this user
/addbuddy Add user to your buddy list
/delbuddy Remove user from your buddy list
/away (msg) Activate away mode
/back Deactivate away mode

Text commands in games

The following commands can be used in game windows:

Command Explanation
/me text Emote, action (displayed as "nickname text")
/think text Thoughts (displayed as "nickname .oO( text )")
/join channel (password) Join chat room channel
/jg channel (password) Join game room channel
/leave Leave current game room
/msg user (text) Start dialogue with user
/whois user Show profile of user
/ignore user No longer show messages from user
/unignore user Show messages from user again
/away (msg) Activate away mode
/back Deactivate away mode

The game leader can also use the following commands:

Befehl Erklärung
/kick user Kick user out of the game

Smileys

The KeepTalking Chatapplet can replace emotioncs with smiley images. You can toggle this feature in the menu. Here is a list of the most important smileys and their textual representations:

Text Smiley
:) :-) :)
=) =)
;) ;-) ;)
:D :-D :D
:P :-P :p :-p :P
LOL LOL
:| :-| :|
:\ :-\ :\
:( :-( :(

This is not a complete list of all smileys. Go find the others! ;)

Credits

The KeepTalking Chatapplet uses icons by FAMFAMFAM and icons based on them.