Helper Workshops: The Chat Client
How To Use Ustream's Flash Chat
A workshop to help you run and, Understand Ustream's Flash Chat better.
By JimmyMac (June 2008)
Chatroom Controls, Modes, and Information
A. Moderateing Chat
One of the basic things Ustream has set up is chat
moderation. What chat moderate does is makes the chat
so only registered nicknames can talk in the chatroom. If
you want this feature off there are two ways of doing this.
You can ether turn it off Temporarily or you can turn it off
Permanent. To turn Moderate off Temporarily Type !moderateoff , To change it back so only registered
nicknames can talk type !moderateon. To Permanentally
turn chat moderateing off please follow this. On any
ustream page while logged in go to "My Shows" Then
Click the "Advance" tab, look for "Require viewers to register to chat?" make sure the clickable "No" button is
selected, Then click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the
B. Chat Censor
Ustream Flash Chat allows you to keep a Censor on your
chat. This gives your visitors a cleaner environment to
chat in. By default, words like curse words will be
<censored> out. To turn the censor off
type !censoroff and, !censoron if you want to turn the censor back on.
C. Setting A Chatroom Topic
A Chatroom Topic is Text that you set as a topic that will
appear at the top of your Chatroom no matter how much
people talk. To set a Chatroom Topic,
Type !topic ThenTheTopicYouWant
(Example !topic Politics )
D. Need Help With Ustream Chat?
If you need help with anything Ustream related Type
!help or /join #help ,in Your chat, You will then be
redirected to Ustreams help chat where there will always
be someone there to help you out.
a. Getting Spammed or Flooded and You Can't Control Your Chat???
If you are getting Spammed, Flooded, and you can't
control your chat type !911 in your chat, This will alert Ustream Helpers, to come to your chat and
b. How To Join Any Ustream Chatroom On Just
One Flash Chat
Did you know you can Join any Chatroom that is on the ustream server on just one Flash Chat? If you type /join #ChatNameGoesHere You will be directed to that chat. (Example: /join #help ). Don't
worry when you Join another chat, The chat you
type this in and the new chat your joining will
appear in Tabs above the chat so you can easly
navigate threw all your chatrooms.
c. What Is The Ustream-Bot???
The Ustream-Bot is a Bot ustream has made that
will help you run your chat better. For all the !Commands the Ustream-Bot
has to be in your chat in order for the commands to work.
d. Why Isn't The Ustream-Bot In My Chat???
In order for the Ustream-Bot to be in your Chatroom
you have to have at least 3 people or more.
2. Controlling People In Your Chat, Private Messaging
People and Signs Beside Peoples Nicknames
A. Op'ing People
Ustream Chat allows you to let users help you by
moderating your chat, When you Op a user, Make Sure
you trust this person because they will have powers to
Kick/Ban people from your chat, Make other op's, And
Set modes in your chat. To make somebody Op there
are two ways of doing this. You can ether make them
Temporarily Op, or Permanent Op. To make someone
Temporarily Op, Find there name in the User's list on the
right side of chat, Right click there name and select
"Make Op". To take there Op status away, Right Click
there username in chat and select the "DeOp" button.
To make someone Permanent Op Go To any ustream
web page while logged in and click "My Shows", Then
click the "Advance Tab" then look for "Persistent chat
moderators". Under that should be a search box, Type in
the nickname of the user you want to make a Permanent
op, Ustream will then search all the nicks that are close to
the nick you enter, After it has searched all nicknames
click the nickname you want to make Permanent op.
Then Click the "Save Changes" Button at the bottom of
the Page. Now every time that user joins the chat they will
become a Op.
B. DeOp'ing People
To DeOp people right click there name and Click "DeOp".
To DeOp someone on your Permanent Op list, On any
ustream web page while logged in, Go to "My Shows"
click the "Advance" Tab in under "Persistent chat
moderators" Remove the Nickname you don't want on
Auto Op anymore.
C. Private Messageing People
You can Private Message people on ustream Flash chat
by Double Clicking there Nickname in the Chat User List
and then a Room will pop up in your Flash Chat where
Only you and the person you selected will be able to talk
in private. To go back to the Chat Room Click the Tap
at the top of the chat with your chat name on
D. Signs Next To Peoples Nicks
In Chat people have a sign next to there name most of
the time. Signs mean different things. Here's a list of all
the Signs and what they mean.
& IRCop or Ustream-Bot
@ Chatroom Op ( Can Kick/Ban or set Chat Modes)
% Half Op (Has Most of the Powers a Op Has)
+ Voiced (Nick Has Been Registered at Ustream)
No Sign means there not on a registered Nick
E. How To Change Your Nick Name
If you want to change your Nickname while in a
chatroom type /nick NewNickGoesHere
(Example: /nick bob123 )
a. Someone has Op status and I Didn't Give it
If someone has Op status and you did not give it to
them, ether one of your op's gave them the statues
or that person is a IRCop.
b. Someone Claims To Be A Helper at Ustream
If you want to see all the Helpers at Ustream go to
the ustream Help chat (#help )and whoever has &,
@, or % is a Ustream Helper, They will help you
with whatever you need.
c. What Is A IRCop???
A IRCop is a Op on every chat on Ustream. You
can trust these people, IRCop's are well picked by ustream staff. A IRCop can op there self so dont be
alarmed if somone has Op status in your chat and
you didn't give them the status. IRCops usally have
a & sign next to there name if there not