Questions? Problems? Wondering how to
do something? Read through this Tip's and FAQs sheet to find the answer!
The Java Chat Clients KidActors uses does not offer many selections
to the end user. All options for the chat are set when you enter
the KidActors chat communities.
The Chat Room/Conversation List
The left hand bottom of your chat screen will look
something similar to the above graphic. Public
chats, or the chat room you have automatically joined,
are displayed on the "Public Chat" line. Private
conversations you are having with people in the chat
room are displayed on the "Private Chats" line. To
alternate between chats, just click the appropriate chat
You will notice that the current selection you are on,
or typing in, is a dark blue color (in the image above,
this is the public chat "#KidActors"). Selections
which are active, but have no activity are light blue
(in the image above, this is the Private Chats with "roo"
and "Mite"). Selections in red are chats which
have activity in them which have been typed since you
last looked in that chat (in the image above, this is
the Private Chat with "Tim").
The User List
On the right of your screen shows the userlist.
Those users which have an "@" before their names are
chat administrators, moderators, and celebrities.
Users without this symbol are simply normal users.
The "X" in the upper corner of the screen will exit the
current chat screen you are in. Don't exit out of
the "#KidActors" chat, or you will need to close your
browser and log back in. Do use this "X" to end
Private Conversations with other chatters.
The Disconnect Button
By clicking the "Disconnect" button in the upper left corner of your
screen, you will be disconnected from the KidActors Chat Communities.
You can also close your browser window to disconnect from the chat.
Below the "Disconnect" button is the description line of the Public Chat
or Private Chat you are currently in.
Changing Your Nickname
In the lower right corner of your screen you can change your
nickname. Simply type the nickname you wish to use
in this space, then hit "Enter" on your keyboard.
Your nickname will then be changed.
What does @ by a
Nicknames who have an
by their name are system moderators and administrators.
Can I browse to other sites with the browser window I used
to log in to the chat?
Yes. You can even close your original browser window
without disconnecting from the chat.
Can I send files to other users with the chat program?
No. KidActors does not support file transfer within the chat program.
Can I create my own room?
KidActors does not allow people to create their own rooms. Please use the
rooms that we have supplied.
How long should it take to load the chat program?
This varies depending on your internet connection. If you have a modem,
your wait will be between 1 and 2 minutes. This long delay should only happen the
first time you login.
I'm typing, but nothing is displaying on the screen when I
press enter or click send!
You are in a moderated room. Messages you type will only be displayed to
the moderators in the room. The Moderators can then select your message to be
displayed to everyone in the room, forward it to a celebrity for them to answer and
display to the room, or privately message you. Please read
the Moderated Chat Help Guide for more
How can I private message someone?
Simply double click their name in the User List, then use the pop-up
window provided. Switch between conversations with the buttons on
the bottom of your screen.
How do I change my nickname?
Simply type /nick newnickname (for example, /nick RoxMySox), or use the
change nickname box in the lower right corner of your screen.
Registering your Nickname
KidActors no longer supports nickname registration.
Chat Commands (all commands start with a "/" forward
/nick newnick (changes your nickname)
/me action (performs an action, such as "RoxMySox will brb."
Play with this
Still have questions? Message a channel
@ moderator or
Click "Chat," in the menu bar, to
return to the main chat menu.