--- In GroupManagersForum@yahoogroups.com, "Rollerjim"
> Question #1 If there are no moderator tools, how do I kick
> out the jerks, drunks, or especially nutcases who would
> intentionally try to ruin the chat with no "kick" tool?
Good question. I don't think even the non-groups chat rooms
have a kick feature. Although if I remember from my chat
days, the ignore feature works very well and it used to be
if the whole room ignored a person, that person would be
booted from the room.
However, ignore works just fine for blocking out the idle
banter of the idiots that run rampant in chat, if you get
one of them, just recommend to your members to utilize the
ignore feature. That's one of the things in chat that has
ALWAYS worked flawlessly.
> Question #2 Her main criteria for a chatroom is that the
> chatscript CAN'T be saved or copied. What gets said in the
> chatroom has to stay in the chatroom. I've been looking for
> a free chatroom to install on her website, but every one
> I've seen, the chatscript can be copied except Yahoo's.
> Anybody know of one with that criteria other than Yahoo if
> I have to go that route?
Have you tried Bravenet? (http://www.bravenet.com) You have
to sign up to register for a free chat room, but it's a good
alternative to those who cannot access Yahoo! chat or for a
'members only' type thing.
There's no fancy bells or whistles, everyone has the same
color and fonts in chat, but there is an ignore feature. I
don't know if there is a 'kick' feature, but the ignore does
work the same way Yahoo's does.
I looked into seeing if you could log the chats on bravenet
and I didn't see anything, but I may have overlooked it.
If you want to test out a bravenet chat room, you can use the
one I have set up for LadyFounders. It can be accessed through
our website at http://www.geocities.com/lady_founders (click on
the Alternate Chat Room link on the homepage)
We've had that room for awhile, but rarely use it. I just keep
it around for just in case type stuff. Anyway, feel free to
use it at any time.
> Question #3 Unless I do it by special invitation only, the
> attendence will be HUGE. Is there a limit to the number of
> chatters in a Yahoo chat?
I've seen conflicting reports. Some say 100 people is the limit,
some say it's much less, like 35-40. Usually when I access chat
rooms via Yahoo! Messenger, if a room has 35-40 people it says
the room is full and I have to try a different room.
Hope this helps.
[Moderator's Note: Posted at 3:53am, approved at 3:55am]