PinStack Chat room FAQ
What IRC commands are available?
There are several command-line options that users and moderators can use for advanced functionality. These options do not exist in the interface, but they are available to you by typing them directly into the message input box. These commands are "IRC-like" since they begin with the backslash.
Command & Description
/away Sets user as away. Typing this command again sets user as "here".
/here Sets user as here. This reverses the "away" and "busy" states.
/busy Sets user as busy. Typing this command again sets user as "here".
/clear Clears the chat screen. This only affects your screen, not the screen of other users.
/me <action> Issues an IRC-like "action" to the chat. "/me" will be changed to your user name, and the text in <action> will appear as a system message. For example: "/me is thinking" would translate to "Joe is thinking".
/join <room> Switches the user to <room>. For example: "/join The Lounge"
/part Logout of the chat.
/quit Logout of the chat.
/logout Logout of the chat.
/invite <user> Invites "user" to the room that you are currently in.
/ignore <user> Ignore "user".
How do I send a private message to PIN Stackers?
There are two ways to send a private message. You can either find the user's name in the room manager and click on the name, or you can type "/username:" in the chat input box, followed by your message. The recipient will be alerted of the private message, regardless of the room that they are in. If you send a private message by clicking on a user's name in the room list, then a small private message window will be opened, which you can keep open indefinitely. This is useful is you want to send multiple private messages to one person, or if you want to engage in several private chats simultaneously.
How do I use Pinstack smilies?
You may send a smilie in one of two ways: select the smilie from the list of available smilies, or type the smilie code into the chat input area. For example, is the code to display the blushing-face smilie.
How do I logout of the PinStack chat?
The best way to logout is to click on the "Log Out " in the upper right corner of the screen. However, if you simply close your web browser, then you will also be logged out after a period of time. The system will "time-out" after some interval. Thus, users who close their web browsers to logout will still be visible to logged-in users for a short period of time. However, clicking on "Log Out " immediately logs you out of the system.