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Dofus Wiki

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
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A list of the various commands that can be used in the chat box.

<character> means the target character's name. As a general rule, anywhere you can use a character name you can also use an account name by putting an asterisk (*) in front of it. So to message Bill on the account Ted, you can either "/w Bill" or "/w *Ted".

Also note that if a character is offline, they are no different from not existing at all. You cannot even add them to your friend list by account name.

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General

  • /aping - shows average ping time in milliseconds(ms) for the last 50 packets.
  • /away - toggles "away". While away, you don't receive private messages.
  • /clear - clears chat box.
  • /enemy a <character name> - add the character to your enemy list.
  • /f a (or /f +) <character> - add the character to your friend list
  • /f d (or /f -, /f r) <character name> - remove the character from your friend list.
  • /help (or /h, /?) - shows help.
  • /ignore a <character name> - add the character to your enemy list.
  • /invisible - toggles "invisible". While invisible, you are away to everyone not on your friends list.
  • /invite <character> - invite character to your group/party.
  • /kick <character> - kick a player during the setup phase. Only during setup phase, and only by the fight starter.
  • /list (or /players) - shows players in a fight.
  • /logout (or /quit) - logs you out.
  • /mapid - shows the current room's map ID.
  • /ping - shows ping time in milliseconds(ms).
  • /release - Releases your soul if you run out of energy.
  • /selection (on/off) - Allows one to highlight and copy from chat box.
  • /spectator (or /s) - toggle "spectator mode".
  • /time - shows dofus universal time.
  • /version (or /ver, /about) - shows version info.
  • /whoami - same as /whois <your name>.
  • /whois <character> - shows info about the character.

Chat

You put the text after the command, obviously.

  • /a - speaks in Alignment chat if you are above rank 3 or have an alignment order (level 21+).
  • /b - speaks in Trade chat.
  • /g - speaks in Guild chat.
  • /i - speaks in Incarnam chat. This is the newbies/help chat.
  • /p - speaks in Group/Party chat.
  • Page Up (key) or Shift (key) + Up Arrow (key) - reply in chat.
  • /r - speaks in Recruitment chat.
  • /t - speaks in Team or Spectator chat.
  • /think - shows whatever you type in a thinking bubble (Black Text Mode Only).
  • /w (or /msg, /whisper) <character> - sends a private message to the character.
  • /me or /em or /emote or *<text>* - displays the text as an emote. (ex. MrMunchie is bored, where "is bored" is the inserted text).

Magic Words

These magic words can be used in all chat channels.

  •  %area% - Inserts your character's current region in Dofus... eg. Astrub.
  •  %guild% - Inserts your character's current guild name.
  •  %level% - Inserts your character's current level (you can also type %lv% for same thing).
  •  %life%, %hp% or %maxhp% - Inserts your character's current number of health points, or max health during a fight.
  •  %me% or %name% - Inserts your character's name into the chat window.
  •  %pos% or %loc% - Inserts your character's current coordinates in the chat window.
  •  %stats% - Inserts your character's statistics, and bonuses... eg. Str, Agi, Intel.
  •  %subarea% - Inserts your character's current location inside a region in Dofus... eg. The Cemetery. (This is useful in dungeons as it will often print out the room you are in).
  •  %xp% - Inserts your character's percentage of current level complete.

Emotes

These must be learned first, see emotes.

  • /appl
  • /bye
  • /champ
  • /cross
  • /fear
  • /hi
  • /kiss
  • /mad
  • /oups
  • /pfc1, /pfc2 and /pfc3
  • /pipo
  • /point
  • /rest
  • /sit
  • /weap

See also


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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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From GuildWiki

The chat window is where you communicate with other players by sending and receiving text messages.

The chat window is composed of three main components:

  • Channel filters: A list of checkboxes that allow text from specific chat channels to be filtered out.
  • Text display: Typically located in the bottom left area of the screen, it shows the most recent messages and events that took place around your character. See the list of channels below for the meaning of the different colors of the messages.
  • Text entry: Located immediately under the text display. The text entry line can be activated by pressing enter by default.

The chat window key is the tilde key by default (~). Pressing it or clicking on the chat bubble icon will toggle the chat window between visible or not. While not visible, recent messages from enabled chat channels will still appear but will fade out approximately 20 seconds after appearing.

The chat window will only hold a certain amount of text. When this limit is reached, old messages are removed. This may cause messages to be lost if you go AFK in a busy area. Messages that are hidden using chat filters count towards this limit.

Note: When you are typing into the chat window, you are unable to use keyboard commands until you press enter, press escape, or click outside the chat window with the mouse. Many players use voice chat programs such as Ventrilo or Teamspeak to make communication with teammates less cumbersome.

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Chat channels

There are several channels of chat available, represented by tabs just above the text entry area. You can switch tabs by clicking on it or entering the appropriate keyboard character as the first character of the entered text line. Also, text can be sent to a specific channel by using the appropriate command. The following channels are available:

  • Local (or all)
Shared by everyone in the same district. Many players use this channel to look for party members. People also spam trade announcements, ask questions, and talk or taunt back and forth about things no one else cares about. It is poor netiquette to use the local chat for trade or for side discussions that only involve a few people.
Hotkey: !
Command: /a
Appearance: image:chat_local.jpg
  • Guild
Shared by all members of your guild.
Hotkey: @
Command: /g
Appearance: image:chat_guild.jpg
  • Team
Shared by all members of your party.
Hotkey: #
Command: /p
Appearance: image:chat_team.jpg
  • Observers
Shared by up to 100 players in Observer Mode watching the same instance of a match. This replaces team chat while observing.
Hotkey: #
Command: /p
Appearance: image:chat_observer.jpg
  • Trade
Similar to local chat, shared by everyone in the same district. It is dedicated to those who wish to sell or buy items. In large areas, so many users are offering to sell items that the trade channel just keeps scrolling almost non-stop. This has two effects. Players not interested in trade turn off their trade channel and traders too impatient with this inefficient system start using the Local chat to make their messages stand out and avoid the trade chat filter. Messages containing "WTB," "WTS" or "WTT" automatically get sent into the trade channel.
Hotkey: $
Command: /tr
Appearance: image:chat_trade.jpg
  • Alliance
Shared by all members of your alliance. Messages will have the sender's guild tag next to the sender's name.
Hotkey: %
Command: /ally
Appearance: Image:chat_alliance.jpg
  • Emotes
Also similar to local chat, shared by everyone in the same district. Only emotes performed by characters are shown; text messages cannot be directly entered. There is no hotkey or one specific command to switch to use the emote channel.
Appearance: image:chat_emote.jpg

Miscellaneous messages

There are other kinds of messages that will always be displayed in the chat window and cannot be filtered:

  • Whispers
Private messages between two people only. You may speak to any player who is not offline or set to do not disturb or offline using their friends window. Whispers to other players appear in a full green text preceded by ->. Whispers from other players display their name in blue between braces { } and then the message in white. When a whisper conversation is initiated a sound will play for the person receiving the first whisper to draw their attention to it, or if no message has been sent for long period of time.
Hotkey: " to enter a name, backspace to enter the name of the last person to send you a whisper
Command: /t or /whisper
Appearance: image:chat_whisper.jpg
  • Ally messages
Messages from allies listed in the "allies" section of the party window. Also, in missions where more than one party is present (like Vizunah Square or Alliance Battles), this will show messages from allies in other parties.
Appearance: image:chat_ally.jpg
Messages sent by GMs to everyone in the same zone. It is most often seen when Gaile Gray discusses things with players in game.
Appearance: image:chat_gm.jpg
  • Item transfer messages
These light blue messages are used to indicate when items or money are transferred from or to another entity (usually NPCs).
Appearance: Image:chat_transfer.jpg
  • System messages
System messages are events that the game wishes to inform you about but are not messages or emotes from other users. System messages can be:
Appearance: image:chat_system.jpg
  • Time Messages:
Time messages tell the player how long it's been since they opened up Guild Wars.
Appearance: image:chat_time.png
  • Frog Messages:
The Frog's messages shall appear without a headlining name (eg. Name: Hello, how are you?). Length of the messages, seem to max out like normal players.
Appearance: image:frog_chat.png

Filters

The checkboxes at the top of the chat window allow players to turn off one or more of the chat channels. Filters can be useful in hiding local chat in busy towns or trade chat when you aren't interested in trading. Channels that are unchecked won't appear in your chat window. If a channel is later unfiltered, old messages (if any) that were previously hidden will appear.

Unsupported characters

If you type a character which is not currently supported by the game, the character will appear with a red background and the following message will appear:

You have typed characters that cannot be sent to other players while using your account. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

You will be unable to send message with these characters.

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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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Community Portal
  • Active Projects
  • Featured Articles
  • Job List

Lostpedia no longer has an official chat function on IRC.


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Marvel Database

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Chat is the main source of communication. It is the method of communicating and speaking with other players of the game and comes in a variety of methods to do so ranging from public chat to clan chat.

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Chat Interface

The chat interface is located in the bottom left of the game window. It displays various chat and game messages in the message box and has a series of buttons to control what is displayed in the message box, namely the All, Game, Public chat, Private chat, Clan chat, Trade, Assist and Report abuse buttons.
Update: 21 May 2008: Another option is added, Quick chat. There is a small speech bubble button (File:Quick chat button.png) after the player's name.

The chat interface panel.

Left clicking a button toggles the dialogue window to show only messages related to that button. To see all messages the player must click the All button.

Right clicking a button allows the player to choose which types of messages of the button's type that are displayed in the message box. Types include:

  • On - All messages of the message type are displayed in the message box and main screen. Messages from players on your ignore list are not shown.
  • Friends - Only friends and moderators’ messages are shown in the message box and main screen.
  • Off - Only messages from Player moderators and Jagex moderators are shown in the message box.
  • Hide - All local messages are shown in the main screen, but no messages appear in the player's message box except, once again, that of a Player or Jagex Moderator. This option only appears for the Public button.

Many players use the Hide option when they go into heavy populated areas so that the sheer quantity of messages won't flood the message box, thus allowing trades to be easily seen. Clicking the Trade button has the same effect.

Note: Chat from player moderators and Jagex moderators (excluding the Quick Chat) is always shown in the main screen and message box, regardless of your chat settings. The ignore list is the only way to get around this.

Message Box

The message box is a part of the chat interface located in the bottom left of the game window above the chat interface buttons. It displays chat and game messages.

All

All is a chat interface button that displays all messages in the message box. It is the leftmost button on the chat interface. In resizable mode, this button will also toggle display of the entire chat interface.

Game

Game is a chat interface button that shows all game messages. There is a filter option that filters out any repeated game messages. It is the second button on the left on the chat interface.

Public Chat

Public chat: On

Public chat is a chat interface button that displays the current public chat mode. It is the third button on the left on the chat interface.

Left clicking the button toggles the dialogue window to only show public messages. To see all messages the player must click the All button.

Right clicking the button allows the player to choose the Public chat mode. Modes include:

  • On - All local chat is show in the main screen and chat box. Chat from players on your ignore list is not shown.
  • Friends - Only local friends and moderators’ chat is shown in the main screen and chat box.
  • Off - Only chat from player moderators and Jagex moderators is shown in the main screen and chat box.
  • Hide - All local chat is shown in the main screen, but no chat appears in the player's chat box except, once again, that of a Player or Jagex Moderator.

Many players use the Hide option when they go to heavy populated banks so the talking doesn't flood the chat box, allowing trades to be easily seen.

Anyone who is within 8 squares (including diagonal) can hear what you say. Anyone further away remains clueless.

Note: Chat from player moderators and Jagex moderators is always shown in the main screen and chat box, regardless of your chat settings.

Private Chat

Private chat button
Private chat is a chat interface button that displays the current private chat mode.

Left clicking the button toggles the dialogue window to only show private messages. To see all messages the player must click the All button.

Right clicking the button allows the player to choose the Private chat mode. Modes include:

  • On - Anyone can private message the player, except people on the player's ignore list.
  • Friends - Only the player's friends and Jagex moderators can private message the player. Other players will see the player as offline in their friends list.
  • Off - Only Jagex moderators can private message the player. All players will see the player as offline in their friends list.

This is usually used to avoid other people talking to you by switching the private chat to off.

Prior to 14 November 2001, players had four privacy controls, public chat, private chat, trade, and online status. Whether players appeared online was determined by the "online status" setting, not private chat. Be careful when turning private chat "On" because anyone who adds you, whether they're your friend or not can contact you via private messages.
When a player logs in or out, all their friends are notified.

Clan Chat

This article is about the interface option button. For information on chatting in clan channels, see Clan Chat.
The ClanChat glitch.

The Clan button is a chat interface button that displays the current clan messages mode.

Left clicking the button toggles the dialogue window to only show clan chat messages. To see all messages the player must click the All button.

Right clicking the button allows the player to choose the clan chat mode. Modes include:

  • On - All clan chat is show in the messages window. Clan chat messages from players on your ignore list is not shown.
  • Friends - Only friends and moderators’ clan chat messages are shown in the messages window.
  • Off - No clan chat messages will be shown in the messages window.

Trade

This article is about the interface option button. For information on trading with other players, see Trading Guide.

Trade is a chat interface button that displays the current trade messages mode. It is located on the bottom of the screen along with All, Game, Public chat, Private chat, Clan chat, Assist and Report abuse buttons.

Left clicking the button toggles the dialogue window to only show trade messages. To see all messages the player must click the All button.

Right clicking the button allows the player to choose the trade mode. Modes include:

  • On - Anyone can request a trade or challenge (e.g. duel) the player, except people on the player's ignore list.
  • Friends - Only the player's friends can request a trade or challenge the player.
  • Off - No-one can request a trade or challenge the player.

This is usually used to avoid being bombarded with trade or challenge requests.

In RuneScape Classic, trade and challenge were separate options.

Assist

This article is about the interface option button. For information on assisting other players, see Assist System.
The Assist System allows assisting players to unshare individual skills.

Assist is a chat interface button that displays the current assist messages mode. It is located on the bottom of the screen along with All, Game, Public chat, Private chat, Clan chat, Trade and Report abuse buttons.

Left clicking the button toggles the dialogue window to only show assist messages. To see all messages the player must click the All button.

Right clicking the button allows the player to choose the assist mode. Modes include:

  • On - Anyone can request assistance from the player, except people on the player's Ignore List.
  • Friends - Only the player's friends can request assistance from the player.
  • Off - No-one can request assistance from the player.

Reporting Abuse

Report Abuse
The Report Abuse button is below the chat interface.

The Report abuse screen is used to report rule breakers in the game to Customer Support. To access this window the player clicks on the 'Report Abuse' button under the message box in the lower right hand corner of the chat interface. The reported player can potentially be punished, ranging from 0.1 black marks to a permanent ban.

Step 1
Page 2 of the new Reporting interface.

To report someone breaking the Rules of RuneScape, players must type in the name of the offender in the gap in the middle of the window. Then continue to page two, where you see 3 categories, which are split into fourteen different criteria. Please see Rules of RuneScape for more information.

Once the rule that has been broken has been selected, the report abuse window will close and the message "Thank-you, your abuse report has been received" is displayed in the message box.

The sent report includes a log of all chat, trades and other actions performed by the reporting player and the player being reported. Currently, at least sixty seconds must elapse between reports from the same player.

Opening this screen is one step in the tutorial Learning the Ropes.

Guidelines

  • A report should only be sent if someone is definitely breaking the rules. If the report abuse form is misused by reporting for the sake of it, the reporter can be banned for misuse of Customer Support.
  • A player can only be reported if they have spoken or traded within the last 60 seconds. This is to prevent someone from accidentally misspelling a rule-breakers name and getting banned for false reporting.

Chat Filter

Mod Mark H [MMH] responds on the RuneScape Forums regarding the censor update (13 January 2009).

The chat filter is the censor in the RuneScape chat system that is in effect in both the RuneScape game and the RuneScape forums. The chat filter automatically blocks any words that Jagex deems inappropriate or potentially harmful, including but not limited to:

  • Any swear words or offensive names, hate words, and certain other words that could be inflammatory;
  • Parts of URLs ("http://", "www", "com", etc.), and names of popular search engines (e.g., Yahoo!)), since advertising websites is in violation of RuneScape rules
  • The word "Google" was removed from the chat filter on 09/26/09
  • [1]
  • Words that can be used to ask for personal details (such as "email"); "address" and "phone" were censored until a relaxation of the censor in 2009. This was due in part to a large number of players misspelling Phoenix (misspelled Phoneix) and having it come up as "*****ix". There also seems to be a glitch with the chat filter, as it allows you to type both 'ass, and 'bastard uncensored. The filter also allows you to say some of the older swear-words, such as sod and git.
  • Key commands which can be used for scamming (Alt F4, which closes the window)

Jagex has said that the filter is in place "to maintain a good playing environment for all players." The filter automatically replaces any inappropriate words with asterisks. For example, if a player typed the word "password" into the chatbox and pressed Enter, it would come out as "********" (the word "password" is censored in order to prevent password scamming).

Abusers of the filter can be reported to Jagex via the Report Abuse button. Players cannot be reported for filtered messages; in such cases Jagex claims no rule was broken as the chat filter did its job[2]. Over the history of the filter, players have devised ever more creative ways, including use of a modified version of leet, to slip by the filter. This deliberate avoidance of the censorship mechanism is considered a serious violation of the Rules of RuneScape[3]. However, Jagex's attempts to anticipate all these variations have resulted in more and more combinations of letters being censored, and it is not uncommon for the filter to censor inoffensive words accidentally. For example is that if a players tries to say "Hello, gf", it will result in "Hello****". The internet slang word "pwn" was censored, as the "pw" in the word is a common abbreviation for the word password.

Changes to the chat filter are generally classified as hidden updates.

2006 overhaul

On 16 May 2006, the chat filter was overhauled. Symbols, such as /, which had been completely locked out, are again permitted, and many words, such as the aforementioned "pw", can now be used. The filter was improved to allow additional symbols, such as vowels with accents as well as §, £, and °. Some non-Latin characters, such as letters in the Cyrillic alphabet, which had appeared as asterisks like a filtered word, are rendered as question marks.

This update has also caused some problems. Some words were removed from the filters in error while some are now filtered for no obvious reason. For example, in some instances, when pluralizing words, replacing the -s with -z now often results in censoring. Typing nothing but an "s" also resulted in a filter.

2009 overhaul

An update in 2009 saw a relaxation of the filter, and some words that may be considered mild swearing, or may be used to give out personal information, are no longer filtered.

Bypassing the censor (reportable)

The Chat filter is sometimes bypassed by players who add certain characters to the word that replaces another letter. They can also sometimes add some punctuation that does not hinder the appearance, but still renders the word unfiltered. If the word is derogaratory or inappropriate, it is legible for reporting.

Chat Effects

Chat effects can be used to manipulate the text that appears above a player's head when text is entered into the chat screen. Chat effects can change text colour or animate text. Chat effects are often used by players to attract attention, especially when advertising a trade. In order to see chat effects, the player must have the 'chat effects' option turned on in the options screen.

Basic chat effects

Text colour

To change the colour of text, put the desired colour followed by a colon, followed by your text. Always remember to use a colon, as the effects will not work without one. Do not put any spaces in between the colour and the colon, although spaces between the colon and the text after it are acceptable. Other symbols such as semicolons do not work.

Format: colour:Text

Example: "Green:I love this dragon armour!" will cause "I love this dragon armour!" to appear above the player's head.

A list of all chat effects which can be used to change text colour can be found in the Colours section. A list of all basic chat effects which can be used to change text colour can be found in the Basic colours section.

Text animation

To animate text, put the desired animation followed by a colon, followed by your text, as with a colour. The same rules apply.

Format: animation:Text

Example: "scroll:Runescape is the best!" will cause "Runescape is the best!" to scroll into and out of view above the player's head.

A list of all chat effects which can be used to animate text can be found in the Animations section.

Advanced chat effects

Multicoloured text

In addition to basic colours, there are several chat effects which cause text to change colours while it is displayed. In practice, these effects are used no differently than basic chat effects.

Format: effect:Text

Example: "flash1:The Runescape Wiki rules!" will cause "The Runescape Wiki rules!" to flash between yellow and red while it is displayed.

A list of all chat effects which can be used to cause text to appear in multiple colours can be found in the Multiple colours section.

Combining effects

Animations and colours can be combined for maximum emphasis. To combine colours and animations, type the colour first, followed by a colon, the animation, another colon, and finally the text. Remember to type the colour before the animation, as both effects will not work if the animation is placed before the colour.

Format: colour:animation:Text

Example: "green:wave:Do the wave!" will cause "Do the wave!" to float in a wavelike motion in green text above the player's head.

Animations that change colours also come before regular animations.

Example: "flash2:scroll:Pretty colors!" will cause "Pretty colors!" to flash between cyan and blue text while scrolling across above the players head.

Colours

All chat effects which can be used to change the colour of text are listed in the subsections below. Note that all text, no matter the colour, will have thin black shading.

Basic colours

  • Red - Red colours the entered text red.
  • Purple - Purple colours the entered text purple.
  • Green - Green colours the entered text lime. Lime is a shade of green which is brighter and lighter than regular green.
  • Cyan* - Cyan colours the entered text cyan. Cyan is a shade of light blue similar to aqua. Note that "Blue:" will not work.
  • Yellow* - If "Yellow:Text" is entered, the text will appear as if the player hadn't used a text colour, as the default text colour is yellow. The "Yellow:" will be automatically removed.
  • White* - White colours the entered text white.

* Note that background colours were added to make light-coloured text easily visible, and will not appear in-game.

Multiple colours

  • Flash1 - Flash1 causes the text to flash rapidly between red and yellow eight times.
  • Flash2 - Flash2 causes the text to flash rapidly between cyan with black shading and blue with black shading eight times.
  • Flash3 - Flash3 causes the text to flash rapidly between regular green with black shading and a shade of light, pale green with black shading eight times.
  • Glow1 - Glow1 causes the text colour to fade slowly from red to orange to yellow to green to cyan.
  • Glow2 - Glow2 causes the text colour to fade slowly from red to pink to purple to blue to purple to pink to red.
  • Glow3 - Glow3 causes the text colour to fade slowly from white to light green to green to light green to white to cyan.

Note that seven colours are listed in the description of the Glow2 effect, while only six colours are listed in the description of the Glow3 effect, and only five colours are listed in the description of the Glow1 effect. This is because Glow2 causes text to fade from red to blue to red again, between which it passes through pink and purple twice each. Glow3 causes text to fade from white to green to white to cyan, while between white and green it passes through light green twice. Glow1 causes text to fade from red to yellow to green to cyan, while between red and green it passes through orange. None of these effects causes the text to appear for a longer period of time than another. Glow2 and Glow3 only have more colours listed than Glow1 because they pass through more commonly recognized colours more times while fading. Glow1 is unique in that it has five different colours listed in its description, while Glow2 and Glow3 only have four. Glow1 causes text to appear in the most individual colours of any chat effect.

Animations

  • Wave - Wave moves the text in a wave motion as if the wave is coming from the left.
  • Wave2 - Wave2 moves the text in a wave motion as if the wave is coming from the left also, but unlike Wave, Wave2 moves the text slightly more horizontally, as opposed to more vertically like wave.
  • Scroll - Scroll moves the text from right to left across the screen. No matter how much text is typed, the text will appear for the same amount of time, so if more text is typed, the text will move faster. Is often used for advertising for "shops", or for telling a list of items the player is selling.
  • Slide - Slide slides the text downwards from out-of-sight to appear in the normal position in which text appears. It is also used a lot for advertising.
  • Shake - Shake moves the text for a second in a wave motion, then stops and flattens out and stands as normal for a second.
  • Scramble -  Scramble causes text to scramble together. This effect is produced by using Em Dashes. (see below)

Em Dash

By inserting a number of Em dashes between letters in chat animations, a distorted animation will appear. This is because the space created by the dash is not displayed, yet the animation plays as if it were there. To insert an em dash on Windows computers, ensure that Numlock is turned on, then hold alt and type "0151" on the number pad (the 3x3 pad on the right side of the keyboard, not the row of numbers above the letters). For Macintosh computers, use the command Shift+Option+Hyphen No additional character will appear if done correctly, however it will still affect the outcome. NOTE: This is NOT possible to do in the Mobilising Armies font, as the Em dash will actually be displayed. As of the update of 3 December 2009, the Em dash is actually displayed in the ORIGINAL RuneScape font, making it useless for manipulating/distorting text animations.

Common mistakes

While using chat effects, it is important to remember not to make any of these common mistakes:

  • Not using a colon.
  • Placing the animation before the colour when using colours and animations in combination.
  • Using "Blue:" (there is no "Blue:", only "Cyan:", although the Flash2 effect does cause the text to flash between cyan and regular blue).
  • Placing spaces between effects and colons.
  • Using "Flash:" or "Glow:" alone without specific numbers.
  • Using "Wave1:" (there is no "Wave1:", only "Wave:" and "Wave2:").
  • Using "Wave3:", "Flash4:", and "Glow4:" (these effects do not exist, as there are only two Wave effects, three Flash effects, and three Glow effects).
  • Misspelling colours or animations.

RuneScape Classic

In RuneScape Classic, you are able to change the text colours by using an @ sign before and after three letters of a word. Coloured text was available in private chat.

  • @dre@ = Dark red
  • @cya@ = Cyan
  • @mag@ = Magenta
  • @red@ = Red
  • @bla@ = Black
  • @gre@ = Green
  • @whi@ = White
  • @ora@ = Peach
  • @blu@ = Blue
  • @yel@ = Yellow
  • @ran@ = Random (runs through all the colours quickly and randomly)

Glow and flash colours are not available. Text movement is also not available.

Trivia

The white text glitch.
  • There is a glitch in which text turns white while a player is writing a message to a friend. The specific cause is unknown, but this tends to occur on an account's first login, after the Tutorial is finished without logout.
  • There is another glitch in which text can be seen even though a player has their public chat turned off. This may happen very quickly right as they log in and another player says something near or at the exact same moment.
  • On 13 January 2009, a few censored words became uncensored.
  • In RuneScape Classic, the chat filter would replace the blocked word with the word "Cabbage". An example would be, "You are a cabbage." This was changed since it confused a lot of players.
  • On 14 November, 2001, Jagex implemented a controversial filter in which players could use only a limited dictionary. After much protests, this was removed. Jagex is not the only company to have used this system; Disney's Virtual Magic Kingdom had a similar chat filter.
  • When the new Report abuse system came out, players who selected to add reported players to their ignore list will still be there, the next time they log in. This has now been fixed.
  • The chat filter blocks the "L" in the word "finly," a common abbreviation of "Finally." It appears as "fin*y"
  • In censored swear words, if using ALT codes to create a capital version, for example, G*Y, the censor adds a * where there is no letter. In this case, G*Y would be censored as GA*Y
  • On 08 July 2009, Jagex changed the in-game font with the release of Mobilising Armies. This was to stop making inappropriate symbols such as the merging of 'QPW'. Many players disagreed with the change and Jagex reverted the font the next day, except for the letter W, which remained changed.
  • On 03 December 2009, Jagex changed the in-game font once again to 'The Mobilising Armies Font'. Again, the players disagreed with the change and were especially annoyed with the 0s looking like 8s. Jagex has not fixed this update, and only briefly lied about it at the end of a newspost. and changed the 0s to 'the old/new/old zeroes'. It does not have a line through it like the early days of RuneScape 2. After that, the zeroes looked very similar to the letter O. The line through the 0 was in part to prevent people naming characters names that were difficult to report. As of now, it is like that again.
  • The public chat list has room for 80 characters.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Advertising websites. Rules of RuneScape. Jagex Ltd. Archived from the original on 2009-09-09. Retrieved on 2009-09-09. “You are not allowed to actively advertise in any of our games or forums. This includes advertising any website or product, and no web addresses are allowed.”
  2. ^ Reporting Abuse. RuneScape Customer Support. Jagex Ltd. Archived from the original on 2009-09-09. Retrieved on 2009-09-09. “If the chat filter has starred-out one or more words, you do not need to report the player that used the starred-out language.”
  3. ^ Inappropriate language or behaviour. Rules of RuneScape. Jagex Ltd (2009-05-12). Archived from the original on 2009-09-09. Retrieved on 2009-09-09. “You must not use any language that could be considered offensive, racist, obscene or otherwise inappropriate. This includes swearing. ... What about mis-spelling an offensive word to disguise it? Is that okay? No, please don't do this. In fact, mis-spelling an offensive word or using symbols to replace letters to avoid the chat filter is considered even worse.”

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Wookieepedia:IRC article)

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Not at this level of technology, perhaps, but close.

Wookieepedia's IRC channel (chat room) is where the Wookieepedia meetings (Mofferences) are held. Between these, the channel serves as a place for general chit-chat about Wookieepedia, as well as a method of quickly notifying admins about vandalism in progress or asking questions.

Contents

Topics

In general, #wookieepedia IRC is intended for chatting about #wookieepedia. It's not a role-playing channel, and it's not exactly a general-purpose Star Wars discussion channel. Wookieepedia is the topic.

Off-topic discussion is generally allowed with the consent of the administrators, except in the case of official functions such as Mofferences. The rules below will help clarify this.

Rules

The rules for #wookieepedia IRC are simple:

  1. Don't be a dick. You will never be asked to be "nice," and personal attacks are unpreventable on IRC. But as a guideline, don't go out of your way to irritate others. Vicious abuse is grounds for sanctions.
  2. No whining. Users who ask for something from another IRC user and are refused it should not stoop to complaining, which is grounds for sanctions. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.
  3. Real-world politics and/or religion may only be discussed with unanimous consent. If someone doesn't want to talk about them, drop the subject.
  4. Wookieepedia IRC's official language: English. We don't care if it's British or American, as long as it's not "L33t" or "TXT." Abbreviations are fine, but keep it within reason.
  5. No spamming. The meaning should be obvious. Don't say the same thing six times because no one is responding to you. Don't keep yammering on about a subject nobody cares about.
  6. No role-playing. By and large, regulars in #wookieepedia find roleplaying in IRC to be annoying and dumb. You are not a Jedi, or an Imperial commander, or a Sith, or a Mandalorian. If you act like you are, you will be kicked.
  7. Ops=admins. In general, the people with @ symbols (or however your client denotes ops) are Wookieepedia administrators. If they're around, then there is an official presence to consult and there are people enforcing the rules. There are exceptions, as not all administrators feel the need to "wear a badge" in IRC, and some ops may not be admins, but system processes or helpful bots.

The standard sanctions for dealing with violators of IRC policies are as follows:

  1. Warning. Directed at the violator by an operator.
  2. Kicking. Should only occur when policy violations, spamming, trolling, and similar transgressions are sufficiently obvious and continuous that all operators agree.
  3. Channel mute. All users are voiced except the violator, allowing said violator to grow frustrated and quit on his or her own.
  4. Kickbanning. When all else fails. Anyone with more brains than a bantha will never get to this point.

How to join

For advanced users:

irc.freenode.net
#wookieepedia


irc://irc.freenode.net/wookieepedia

For others:

You can either use the standard Wikia web client in your web browser, or install a specialized chat program called an IRC client. These are available for a variety of platforms.

Web client

  • Wikia has a CGI:IRC gateway for the #wookieepedia channel at irc.wikia.com/starwars that lets you join the chat room from a normal web page. Just put in your username and choose "#wookieepedia" (selected by default) from the drop-down list.

Windows

  • mIRC is the classic Windows IRC client. The main drawbacks of mIRC are the fact that it's not free and that the configuration options are more extensive than a lot of users are used to. (Only partial UTF-8 support - see below)
  • Trillian handles IRC. It's a little complicated to set up, but if you don't want to use the very easy CGI:IRC linked by Angela, then Trillian is a handy program to have anyway for the other things it does. (No UTF-8 support - see below)
  • Miranda IM - a multi-client, like Trillian, but rather minimalist and open source. (UTF-8 support requires patching - see below)

Linux

  • Pidgin is a multi-client that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu and several other Linux distributions.
  • Kopete is a multi-client, the KDE counterpart of Pidgin.
  • Konversation is a KDE application with interface similar to X-Chat; it is an IRC-only client.
  • irssi is an IRC-only client that uses a text-mode user interface.
  • BitchX is an IRC-only console application client.
  • EPiC is an IRC-only client for Unix systems that is descended from the ircII client, it uses a text-mode user interface.

Mac

  • Snak handles IRC rather nicely, and is one of the few Mac-only clients that still work flawlessly.
  • X-Chat Aqua is a full featured IRC client for OS X that is easy to setup and use.
  • Colloquy is an open-source IRC, SILC and ICB client for Mac OS X.

Crossplatform

  • Opera web browser has a built-in IRC client.
  • ChatZilla is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • JWChat - had some script errors in Firefox, but clicked "Stop script" and it worked fine after that.
  • X-Chat is perhaps the most well-known IRC client for Linux, included into nearly every distribution, which has recently grown in popularity on Windows as well. Note that the official Windows version (as opposed to Linux) is shareware, but unofficial free Windows builds are available, for example, here.
  • Quassel is cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core

Setup instructions

To log in, you need to configure your client. After you log in, it is rather straightforward. The parameters are:

  • Server: irc.freenode.net
  • Channel: #wookieepedia (note the correct spelling)

Your web browser may be preconfigured to open IRC links in some IRC client, so you can try clicking this link:

Most IRC clients, in particular mIRC, Miranda and X-Chat, have "Freenode" in the default network list, you only need to select it. After you are connected to the server, type /join #wookieepedia in the reply box and press Enter. If not, just add.

Custom instructions for specific clients to come.

UTF-8

The #wookieepedia channel uses the UTF-8 encoding, just like Wookieepedia proper. This should not pose a problem with English, as UTF-8 is backwards compatible with ASCII-127, but non-Latin scripts (such as Greek or Cyrillic) may be rendered improperly in UTF-8-incapable clients.

Known issues:

  • mIRC: partial UTF-8 support since version 6.2; it can display UTF-8 messages sent by others properly, but always sends messages in the system encoding. No UTF-8 support prior to 6.2.
  • Miranda: requires a patch. The archive contains a file named irc.dll, which should be extracted to Miranda's plugins directory.
  • Trillian: no UTF-8 support for IRC, although it's present for AIM/ICQ.

Mojibake

The Cyrillic string "тест" (Russian for "test") is used as an example.

Cyrillic displayed as Meaning
тест Proper UTF-8 support
òåñò Sent in an encoding different from UTF-8
тест Sent in UTF-8, received in a different encoding
 ???? The client supports UTF-8, but the font contains no Cyrillic characters

This article uses material from the "Wookieepedia:IRC" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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