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Why you should use chat!

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avatar Exurbia
Retired Moderator
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
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You're probably thinking, "Exurbia, why are you telling me to use chat? It is pointless and there is nothing to do!" That is where you are wrong! Chat is a world full of wonders. There is many things you can do in chat, and it surely isn't boring at all. I'll just be taking you through some of the things chat is good for!

Where is chat?

Good question. If you have never visited chat before, or actually never knew it existed, you can get to it by this link: http://www.planetminecraft.com/chat/ Or, you can find it on your homebar to the far right.

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Rules and guidelines of chat:

Now, before you get into chat and get your self banned almost instantly, maybe it would be a good idea to check out the chat rules. You don't want to end up being banned by Studnicky or Vrej, do you? (These guys are ruthless, just a warning to you!) So check out the rules here, and try your best to follow them.
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What is chat good for?

Chat is good for many things. You can talk to other PMCers, advertise, make friends, and more!
  • Meeting others and making friends: There are always people in chat. Some people are regulars, and well known, while others only visit sometimes. But it doesn't matter how active you are, you can always make friends and meet new people. From my own experience, I have never in my time here on PMC seen the exact same people in chat at once. There is always different people there all from different countries.
  • Advertising and getting noticed: Chat is a great place to advertise your submissions. You can post a link to one submission every 15 minutes (that's a rule!) and get feedback or just try to get on the popular reel! You can also advertise works of yours that aren't PMC related, like maybe some art you did, or a Youtube video you made. Just be sure not to spam your link! You can also become noticed in chat if you advertise. I have actually discovered some awesome builders and skinners just from clicking advertisements in chat.
  • Getting feedback: You can also get feedback on your work in chat. People there are very friendly, and won't kill you if you post something that isn't the best! Just ask for feedback, and maybe someone can help you improve!
  • Advertising your server: So, your server doesn't have many members? Have no fear! The Server Hall is here! The server hall is a specific channel/room just for advertising your server! Warning: If you advertise your server in any other chat channel/room, you will be kicked! And that is no fun. :c
  • Roleplaying/wasting time: Yeah that's right. You can role play in chat! Have some fun, mess around! (Just be sure to follow the rules! >:c) You can also go into chat to waste time. Seriously.
  • Getting kicked/banned: Yep. You can also do that in chat. It's not that fun though.

So, those are just the main things you can do in the chat room, there are many many more things you can also do, if you just visit it some time!

Chat channels/rooms:
There are five (six if you are a moderator) chat channels/rooms you can chat in.
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Lobby: The lobby is for any general discussion. Go there to advertise, meet people, and have fun. DO NOT ADVERTISE YOUR SERVER IN THE LOBBY.

Server hall: The server hall is for server discussion/advertising. You can post your server IP here, recruit staff, ask server related questions, and anything else that is server related.

Skinning: Skinning is mainly used when chat is really busy. People go in there to discuss skins and such. You do not need to go there if you want to advertise your skin, you can stay in the lobby. People just use it when the lobby is really busy, and want to talk abut skins somewhere quieter.

Modding: Modding is pretty similar to skinning. People go there to discuss/advertise mods when the lobby is too busy. Again, if you want to advertise your mod, you don't have to go there. You can stay in the lobby.

Secret!: That is the moderator chat. Normal members cannot access it. So do not worry about it.

My channel: My channel is your personal channel where you can see whisper to/from you. You can also invite other users to your channel if you wish to have a private conversation with more than one person.

Chat buttons:
You can find these buttons up in the top right hand corner of your chat window.
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Style: Style is the theme you can have in chat. It changes the color of things. There are 3 themes to choose from: PlanetMC which is the default, Radium which is a grey theme (the one I use) and you have Black which is a black theme.

Information button: The information button (far left) just leads you to the forum post about chat. There you can find commands and information about chat.

Settings button: The settings button (next to information and is a wrench and screwdriver) is where you can change your settings. You can change the sounds in chat, volume, and more. This is here to make your chat more of what you'd like.

User/Online list: The online list (the one next to settings and has two people) just shows the users online. You can right click people unsernames and perform actions, like whisper, view profile, ignore, and more.

Autoscroll button: The autoscroll button (next to online list and looks like two triangles) just toggles the autoscroll in chat. Autoscroll is when it automatically scrolls down to new messages. You can turn it off to look at previous messages without it bringing you all the way back down to the bottom when someone posts a new message.

Logs: The logs are for moderators only. No need to worry about them. :)

Getting noticed by moderators!
Yep, that's right. You can get noticed by moderators in chat. Good and bad ways. But, you would preferably like to be noticed in a good way, because then you won't end up banned! The Team is always looking out for potential mods, to moderate the masses of posts in chat, or maybe you could also be recruited as a forum/site mod. If you regularly visit chat, help others, not cause trouble, follow the rules, and be an overall friendly person, you may become mod some day!

So now that you know all about chat, go and visit it! Have some fun, and meet new people.
Just remember: DO NOT ADVERTISE YOUR SERVER IN THE LOBBY. ONLY THE SERVER HALL.
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02/09/2013 4:24 am
Level 46 : Master Princess
Whoever01
1. Vrej got the sack and Studnicky is nice. Vrej should b yellow.
2. FORUM FTW!!!!!!!!!!
1
11/01/2012 7:05 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
The-pod
After I read this, I immediately want to go to the chat....
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10/19/2012 8:27 pm
Level 28 : Expert Ninja
_books
The or else picture killed me and I couldn't stop laughing for some reason :I

~X
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10/13/2012 2:55 am
Level 48 : Master Pirate
TTV-tiltedmatt
"Why YOU should use chat."
- because your friendly neighborhood psycopom is there :D
1
10/07/2012 10:17 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Skinner
solemnote
How'd you make it black :(

EDIT: Oh wait, nvm. :P
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10/04/2012 10:24 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Pokemon
Luis
Once you are in chat, Exurbia has full control over you....
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09/29/2012 8:28 am
Level 36 : Artisan Skinner
terreen
Why you shouldn't use chat! Unless you are well known, you get ignored :D still, good blog diamonded!
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09/29/2012 8:36 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Ahaha. xD Thanks.
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09/29/2012 8:22 am
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
rattle_snake98
Great blog, because of you my skins now have a lot more attention than before, this one is getting a diamond and favorite :D
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09/29/2012 8:23 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Yay! I'm glad to hear that!
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09/28/2012 8:40 pm
Level 42 : Master Elf
min3craftkill3r
that picture with the girl is horrible...
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09/28/2012 11:40 am
Level 20 : Expert Warrior
ImNotToasted
the secret room is not a secret anymore.
you need to use those pen looking things that deletes your memory :O
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09/28/2012 3:02 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Eh, it's not used anyways. xD
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09/28/2012 10:17 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
You told them about the secret room! ;O
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09/28/2012 3:01 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Yes. I had to! D:
(I was too lazy to Photoshop it out anyways)
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09/28/2012 5:16 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Nuuuuuuuu.
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09/29/2012 3:13 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
But... :c
(I want to see you on Skype today/tonight. I'll be staying up late, so you better get on! >:c)
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09/29/2012 1:09 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
I shall start up Skype now.
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09/28/2012 8:33 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
Exurbia, My chat is glitching i can get in Help please
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09/28/2012 3:01 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Clear your cache.
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09/28/2012 3:29 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
how? :P
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09/28/2012 3:41 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
...Just Google it.
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09/28/2012 3:51 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
xD ok
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09/28/2012 5:40 am
Level 1 : New Miner
PlasmaRage
Very nice and informative 1 diamond!
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09/28/2012 5:41 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thanks! :D
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09/28/2012 1:18 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Crafter
tf2manu994
*unsiscribe*
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09/28/2012 1:20 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
k
i dun care.
I have like, 552 more.
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09/28/2012 5:19 am
Level 80 : Elite Architect
Nefashus
You should care about your subscribers :)
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09/28/2012 5:39 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
I care about them! I just don't care how many I have... xD
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09/28/2012 5:45 am
Level 80 : Elite Architect
Nefashus
Exurbia
1
09/28/2012 5:46 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Nefashu
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09/28/2012 1:24 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Crafter
tf2manu994
I got banned every 3 secs and y u banned me
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09/28/2012 1:34 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
because.
you were spamming that link, and it was a commercial site.
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09/28/2012 1:37 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Crafter
tf2manu994
Wit u mean ""commercial""
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09/28/2012 2:02 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Neeeeeeevermiiiind.
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09/27/2012 11:21 pm
Level 24 : Expert Explorer
Pownage
u shuld use chat cuz then u can see awsum peple leik me.
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09/27/2012 11:56 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
nd mi 2
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09/27/2012 10:58 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Programmer
Reec3ty
Just to let you know, the circular dial that is red (that dynamically changes colour) is the ping indicator. When it's green, it means that messages are flowing through with no lag, yellow is incoming messages being relayed in and red means there is a stall with the process of them being delivered.

Also, #SWAG blog you got there #Exurbia4President brohoofpng
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09/27/2012 11:57 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
I know that. Just didn't see any point in explaining it.
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09/27/2012 8:33 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
This is sure to help new members to both the site and chat. The chat has served me well, I have met most of my PMC friends from it.
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10/04/2012 10:26 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Pokemon
Luis
Minecraft players can't have friends!
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09/27/2012 10:15 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
yus :D
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09/27/2012 4:35 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Toast
Xistence
you forgot to add, "you can haz meet exurbz n get bacons in chat"
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09/27/2012 6:21 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pirate
onepieceop101
I always get attack by walruses and cats when I join the chat.
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10/04/2012 10:27 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Pokemon
Luis
I get attacked by Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
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09/27/2012 6:42 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Toast
Xistence
You too?! I always get attacked by random people, for I shout obscenities at random people. Ehh, Paril needs to clean up those walruses and cats. His playtime is getting out of control. BLAME PARIL!
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09/27/2012 3:02 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
Nice
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09/27/2012 10:15 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
nice
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09/27/2012 2:49 pm
Level 40 : Master Sweetheart
LaLibelluleyez
Very nicely written Exurbia, informative, fun, and interesting! If I didn't already know about chat I'd be excited to try it out x3
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09/27/2012 10:15 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thanks Lali! :D
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09/27/2012 12:53 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pokemon
phoenix_EX
Hydrian throws a steel rod at exurbia?
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