Thursday, July 9, 2009

Room software update!

Our chat room looks a bit different now as Parachat has updated the software for the room. The most obvious change is that the room/user list is on the right hand side instead of the left. The send box also goes across the entire bottom of the chat window. It may take a couple days before everyone sees the changes. Overall, the room works much the same.

The menus do have one useful addition. Under the "help" menu, you can now select "trouble shooting". This brings up a box that will let you test your connection to the room. Under the "ping" tab, click "start" at the bottom, and you should get something that looks like:

Round trip in seconds: 0.923. (#1 of 10)
Round trip in seconds: 0.878. (#2 of 10)
This indicates that you're still connected to the room. So, the next time the room seems slow, you can check and see if you're really still there or not. I'm assuming that if you get disconnected, the ping will be very slow and then give you an error message.

Enjoy & let me know if you have any questions!
- Liz

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