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===Finding communication partners===
 
===Finding communication partners===
  
The most popular way to find where active people are is by using the gather command. The gather command lists the groups of active people (idle for less than 3 minutes), grouping those in the same room together in a handy menu, and you can quickly jump to those people by selecting the option of the gathering you want to join.
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The most popular way to find where active people are is by using the find command. However, this command is only available once you add Slej's feature to yourself. A *feature* is a set of utilities created by a programmer that a player can add or remove to add extra available commands to themselves.
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To add the feature, type
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<code>@addfeature slej</code>
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By removing the Slej from the command, you can see a list of available features to add, but unfortunately many of them are not very descriptive. Try typing help with the object number as some feature creators wrote help on their features. Slej is one of those; you can type help #4469 to see all of the other functions that you now have access to.
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The find command lists the active people (idle for less than 3 minutes), grouping those in the same room together. You may see a + after their name, this means that there are also that many idle people there. Using a number after the find command, such as <code>find 7</code>, will list people active within that number of minutes. Type <code>findall</code> to see the full list of people by location, including those who are idle.
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If you do not want to add a feature, you can instead use the @at command. This command lists rooms containing online people, with the room containing the greatest number of people at the top. Unlike the find command, it does not show how idle these people are.
  
 
===Joining people: The @join command===
 
===Joining people: The @join command===
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This command appends your name before <text> and sends it to everyone in the room. It is not used often, since the available socials support most of the common actions people would do.
 
This command appends your name before <text> and sends it to everyone in the room. It is not used often, since the available socials support most of the common actions people would do.
 
===Sharing Links===
 
 
Sharing links to everyone in the current room is simple. Just  enter the URL on its own line, and ChatMUD will display it to everyone in the room in a pretty format for easy copying.
 
  
 
===Booting people from your room===
 
===Booting people from your room===
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These commands allow you to add or remove other players as owners or admins of your channel. Admins can add or remove players from the allow list if there is one, mute or unmute players, and boot players from the channel. Owners have all the powers of admins, but can also change the channel flags and messages, add or change the channel's disclaimer, add or remove channel bots, and add or remove admins. They can also add or remove other owners if those owners were given the owner privelege after them. Only the primary owner can change the channel password if it has one or delete the channel.
 
These commands allow you to add or remove other players as owners or admins of your channel. Admins can add or remove players from the allow list if there is one, mute or unmute players, and boot players from the channel. Owners have all the powers of admins, but can also change the channel flags and messages, add or change the channel's disclaimer, add or remove channel bots, and add or remove admins. They can also add or remove other owners if those owners were given the owner privelege after them. Only the primary owner can change the channel password if it has one or delete the channel.
 
===Custom Channel Sounds===
 
 
Command: <code>%sound</code>
 
 
This command allows you to set up a custom sound for the channel to which you are currently connected. Use the sound browser to find the sound you want.
 
  
 
===Channel Bots===
 
===Channel Bots===
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===Deleting your channel: The %delete command===
 
===Deleting your channel: The %delete command===
  
Command: <code>%delete</code>
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Command: <code>%delete</code
  
 
To delete a channel you own, first connect to it, and then run the <code>%delete</code> command. You must then type the full name of the channel to confirm its deletion. This is to prevent you from accidentally deleting the wrong channel because you forgot to connect to it first.  
 
To delete a channel you own, first connect to it, and then run the <code>%delete</code> command. You must then type the full name of the channel to confirm its deletion. This is to prevent you from accidentally deleting the wrong channel because you forgot to connect to it first.  
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* *Chat: General purpose chat. Many of these messages have little intrinsic value, but may be entertaining in the short term.
 
* *Chat: General purpose chat. Many of these messages have little intrinsic value, but may be entertaining in the short term.
 
* *Polls: Simple binary polls for entertainment.
 
* *Polls: Simple binary polls for entertainment.
 
===Viewing messages on a List: the @mail command===
 
 
Syntax: <code>@mail [selector] on [list]</ode>
 
 
This command shows a list of messages on the specified mailing list, defaulting to the 15 latest ones. For example, to see the most recent 15 messages from the *ideas list, type
 
<code>@mail on *ideas</code>
 
 
Common selectors include:
 
* new: displays all messages you have not yet read.
 
* #: show the message with the given number.
 
* last:#: show the last # messages. For example <code>@mail last:8 on *ideas</code> would show the 8 most recent messages on the *ideas list..
 
*#..#: show messages in the specified range. You can also use $ for the most recent one. For example, <code>@mail 35..60 on *ideas</code> shows you messages 35 through 60 on the *ideas list. <code>@mail 267..$ on *ideas</code> shows you all items from 267 to the most recent one.
 
* from:<person>: show items from that person. For example, <code>@mail from:athlon on *ideas</code> shows  messages from Athlon.
 
 
===Reading messages from a list: The @read command===
 
 
Command: @read <#> on <list>
 
 
This one is pretty simple. You can also use message selectors in this command and it will read all of them for you.
 
 
===Adding your input: The @comment command===
 
 
Command: <code>@comment <code>#</code> on <list></code>
 
 
If you want to respond to someone's message, you can comment on it, creating something akin to a thread. Your comment can only be a single line.
 
 
===Upvoting or downvoting: @yes and @no===
 
 
Command: <code.@yes|@no <#> on <list></code>
 
 
Some lists, such as ideas, polls, and comedy, allow you to show your support or contempt for items by up- or downvoting them. Use the @yes to deliver an upvote, and @no for a downvote. When reading the message, you will be able to see how many upvotes and downvotes it has.
 
 
===Sending a new message: the @qsend command===
 
 
Command: <code>@qsend <list></code>
 
 
This command allows you to send a message to the specified mailing list. You will first be asked for the subject of the message. After typing that in, you are prompted for the message, which can be as many lines as you want. When you are finished, you can either enter . to send the message, or @edit to open the message in the local editor if you have that enabled. If you don't have local edit support enabled and you type @edit at the prompt, you are taken to the mail room, where you can do seldom-used mail sending tasks. Local editing is convenient since you can use standard editing features of your operating system.
 
 
==External services==
 
 
ChatMUD has connections to some external services. Type help services for information on how to access them.
 
 
* TeamTalk: many people on ChatMUD use the [https://bearware.dk TeamTalk] voice conferencing client to chat. ChatMUD has a TeamTalk server, hosted at chatmud.com with default ports. The teamtalk channel has a bot that broadcast when people join or leave public channels on this server.
 
* Discord: There is also a Discord server, which is seldom used unless ChatMUD is down for extended periods. You can join the server by [https://cmd.gg/discord clicking this link].
 

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