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You can get a menu of options by left clicking on a player's underlined name in chat.

Players are able to chat with each other in various ways, sometimes dependent on their location. There are multiple modes of speaking, which affect how the text appears on screen. Each chat tab sends the message to a different group of people.

To chat, simply type your message into the chat input box on the bottom left corner of your room screen and click the Send button or hit enter. The message will be sent to whichever chat tab you have selected. If you send too many messages too quickly, you will get a message of: "You're being too chatty. Wait a moment and try again."

Clicking on a player's underlined name in chat will show a menu that includes block player, view their profile, invite them to be your friend, and complain about the user.

Chat Tabs

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There are two types of chat, private and group. Each chat that you are currently viewing will be shown across the top of your screen under the the larger main tabs. When a new, unviewed message has been sent in a chat, the tab will glimmer. The currently selected tab will be highlighted while the others will be darkened. Click on a tab to select it.

When you close a Group chat tab, it will not reappear for the rest of your session unless you select it from Chat Options Icon-chat options.png &rarr; Groups &rarr; <groupname>

Chat Type Tab Color Chat Input Background Message Color (To others/From others) Message Shape
Group chat in a room Blue White White/White Rounded rectangles/rectangles with concave sides for emotes
Group chat for Groups Bluish-gray Bluish Pink/Pink Rectangles
Private chat with other players Orange Orange Blue/Purple Rectangles

Login/Logout Messages

You will receive whenever a friend logs in or out. They show up in grey text on a list found at the lower right hand corner of your screen. Click on the arrow to view the log of login/logout messages.

Invitations to play multiplayer games with your friends or follow them (orange text) and friends' profile status messages changes also show up in this list (grey text). When you add a new friend or get new mail, the message appears in blue.

Chat Commands

Some commands can be run right from the chat window. Typing /help will bring up a window with the most common commands. Type /help <command> to get more information about the command or read about them in detail below.

/action

Sometimes you will find the need to trigger an action quickly, but you don't have enough time to click the avatar and click trigger action. The /action command triggers an action for your avatar, if it has any. If there are no other actions that start with a j, instead of using "jump" you can just use "j".

Usage:
/action <action> (/ac)

Results:
Chat-action.png

/afk

The /away command sets you as being away from the keyboard by auto-responding to anyone sending you a private message and changing your name to yellow. The default message of "I'm away from the keyboard." is used if you don't type one after the command.

Usage:
/afk <message>

Results:
Chat-afk.png

/away

The /away command sets you as being away from the keyboard by auto-responding to anyone sending you a private message and changing your name to yellow. The default message of "I'm away from the keyboard." is used if you don't type one after the command.

Usage:
/away <message>

Results:
Chat-afk.png

/back

The /back command removes your away (or afk) message and changes your name back to blue.

Usage:
/back

/bleepall

The /bleepall command toggles bleeping everything. Using the same command a second time unbleeps everything. Items cannot be unbleeped singly when using bleepall.

Usage:
/bleepall

/broadcast

The broadcast confirmation window.

A broadcast sends your message to everyone currently logged into Whirled, with the exception of players who have blocked you, who will not see any of your communications.

Broadcasts cost bars. Starting at five bars, the price increases if other broadcasts have recently been made. When you make a broadcast, you will get a confirmation popup with an option to add a link to your room or your party (if you are in one). The bar price of your broadcast will be displayed here. The orange button with the bar cost of your broadcast will be disabled until you affirm that your broadcast adheres to the Terms of Service. If your broadcast violates the Whirled Terms of Service, it may be reported.

NOTE: Whirled Club takes abuse of the broadcast feature very seriously, as it reaches all online players. Players who violate the Terms of Service in a broadcast my have their broadcast ability deactivated. Furthermore, players with a pattern of non-broadcast Terms of Service violations may also have their broadcast ability deactivated. If you are unable to broadcast, you have lost the privilege of being able to broadcast.

Usage:
/broadcast <message>

Results:
Broadcast.png

Official Broadcasts

Note: Official broadcasts by Whirled Club staff have a different appearance. Their broadcasts are pinkish red:
Broadcast-official.png


/clear

The /clear command clears your chat display and history for a specific tab.

Usage:
/clear

/dnd

The /dnd command (do not disturb) sets you as being away from the keyboard by auto-responding to anyone sending you a private message and changing your name to yellow or if you were set as away, /dnd will remove your away message and change your name back to blue. The default message of "I'm away from the keyboard." is used if you don't type one after the command.

Usage:
/dnd <message> /dnd

Results:
Chat-afk.png

/emote

The /emote command places your name in front of the text.

Usage:
/emote <message> (/e, /em or /me)

Results:
Chat-emote.png

Chat-avatar-emote.png

/help

The /help command displays the usage message for a chat command.

Usage:
/help <command>

/me

The /me command places your name in front of the text, just like /emote.

Usage:
/me <message>

Results:
Chat-emote.png

Chat-avatar-emote.png

/speak

The /speak command delivers a message to the room.

Usage:
/speak <message> (/sp)

Results:
Chat-speak.png

Chat-avatar-speak.png

/state

Sometimes you will find the need to trigger a state quickly, but you don't have enough time to click the avatar and click change state. You may also need to do this because an avatar has an invisible state which hides the name. The /state command changes your avatar to a different a state, if it has any. If there are no other actions that start with a d, instead of using "dance" you can just use "d".

Usage:
/state <state> (/st)

Results:
Chat-state.png

/think

The /think command shows a message in a thought bubble.

Usage:
/think <message> (/th)

Results:
Chat-think.png

Chat-avatar-think.png

Chat Options

Icon-chat options.png Click on the chat options button to the left of your chat input on the bottom of your screen.

Chat options.

A popup will appear with various options.

  • Groups - Shows a list of your Groups. Clicking on a Group's name will open a new chat tab for that Group's chat. If you have already joined a Group chat, that Group's name will be gray.
  • Show/Hide occupants - For group chat tabs (room & Group), this will show a list of players currently viewing the chat.
  • Slide/Overlay chat - Slide chat appears in its own window with a black background. Overlay chat shows the chat on the left side of your room window.
  • Hide chat history (F9) - This option is only available when overlay chat is selected.
  • Clear all chat - This option clears all the chat from all of your tabs.
  • Chat settings - Click on this and a window will pop-up with controls for text size, duration of the chat bubbles that appear by avatars, and chat filtering.

Chat preferences.png

Friends Online

Friends Online window.

Icon-friend list.png The "Friends" button is on the bottom of your window to the right of the chat tab. Clicking on this will show a popup list of friends online. Clicking on their names will allow you to privately chat with them, view their profile, or go to the room they are in.

See Also