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Notes About JWChat

JWChat is the simplest one to get started with. No installation, and it works through firewalls. Don't use this at work if you will get in trouble, though. It does have issues with properly scrolling while using Chrome or Safari, though. We recommend using Internet Explorer or FireFox.

Popup blockers are a problem with JWChat. Please make sure to disable them for cschatter.com.

Getting Connected

Visit the JWChat page. Enter your username, your password, and click "Login"

Joining a Group Chat

When you login, you will automatically see a new window popup (unless your popup blocker is blocking it. Double check this please). Your information will be filled by default. Simply click "Join", and you will be taken to the main chat room. Alternately, if you wish to join a different chat room, enter the name of it in the "Room" field.

To make your own group chat room, follow all the above steps. When asked for the name of the group chat to join, enter a new name other than "cs".

Emotes and Nicknames

You can do emotes, which are statements that look like actions. This is done using /me does something, and will look like this in the room:

CSScreenName does something

You can also change your nickname while in the chat room. This is done using /nick NewNickName, and this will change your nickname that others see in the room. Note that people can always find your real screen name by looking at your user information, though.

Moderating Your Chat Room

If a need arises to kick someone out of your chat channel, you can do /kick nickname "reason for kicking", and that user will be kicked off the channel.

If it goes further, and you must ban someone from joining your channel again, you can do /ban nickname "reason for banning", and that user will be unable to join the channel again.

If you discover you need to unban someone, then you will have to use a different option, such as Pidgin.

Adding Contacts

To add contacts and friends, visit your CS Buddy List, and add them there. From there, the data will be copied from CS to CS Chat. This process normally takes 30 to 45 minutes. Once done, you will see the person appear in your contact list the next time you log on.

Note, though, that a person on your roster for CS Chat will never be removed by this process. Delete them from your CS Buddy List, and then delete them in your roster window, if you wish to do this.