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Microsoft KB Archive/175065

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Frequently Asked Questions About Using Chat on MSN

Last reviewed: October 15, 1997
Article ID: Q175065

The information in this article applies to:

  • The Microsoft Network, versions 1.3, 2.0, 2.5

SUMMARY

This article lists frequently asked questions about using Chat on MSN, The Microsoft Network.

MORE INFORMATION

1. Q. What can I do if someone is causing a problem in a chat session?

   A. If you see inappropriate behavior in a chat room, please submit a
      report using the Report Disruptive Incidents form located at:

         http://memberservices.msn.com/community/staysafe/default.htm

2. Q. How do I send a message in Chat?

   A. To send a message in Chat, type your message in the Compose box, and
      then click Send.

NOTE: If the host designates you as a spectator rather than a participant, you cannot send messages in Chat.

3. Q. Why do some chat rooms have comic figures?

   A. One of the chat programs used on MSN is Microsoft Comic Chat. This
      program has the option of choosing graphics mode (comic figures) or
      text mode.

NOTE: The graphics mode is more suitable for chat rooms with relatively few participants. The text-only mode is more effective in highly populated chat rooms.

4. Q. How do I contact a chat host?

   A. To contact a chat host, use the following steps:

      1. In the chat room, you see an icon identifying the host in the
         member list.

      2. Send an e-mail message to the name listed next to the host icon.

NOTE: If there is no host icon, the chat room does not have a host.

5. Q. What is MSN doing to keep Chat Central safe and comfortable?

   A. One feature of Chat on MSN is that a member can create, host, and
      name their own chat room. MSN has instituted a policy regarding the
      names and the topics of member-created chat rooms. All chat rooms
      that use offensive words in the name or the topic of the room are
      marked as hidden. A hidden chat room does not appear on the MSN chat
      room list or in search results. Also, any chat room names that start
      with a symbol are hidden. All MSN-created chats begin with an * and
      are listed together at the top of the chat room list.
Keywords          : msnchat kbfaq
Version           : WINDOWS:1.3,2.0,2.5
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbref kbinfo

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Last reviewed: October 15, 1997
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