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Title: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Thursday 29 July 04 14:43 BST (UK)
Hello fellow RootsChatters,

Just to let you know that the new RootsChatterBox is up and running.

Once you have logged in to RootsChat, just click on the "chat" button on the menu.

We've created a few "Rooms" in there to start us off - including one for "Instant Lookups".

How we use the new RootsChatterBox is up to you.
You may find it better if we decide to log into it "on the hour", that way you are more likely to bump into another fellow RootsChatter.

For the "Instant Lookup" room, it may be a good idea to have some kind of timetable or announcement as to what day or time the lookups are going to be done for particular resouces - so keep an eye on the Calendar for "RootsChatterBox Lookup Events". :) :)

Hope you like it.  ;)

Trystan
RootsChat Admin
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Boongie Pam on Thursday 29 July 04 15:15 BST (UK)
Hi All,

I've just had a look in it's great.  Very simple to use though even for slow typers like me!

Jump in, have fun the water's erm green...

Pam
 ;D
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Kazza on Friday 30 July 04 01:52 BST (UK)
Being a fan of smilies,  I am in seventh heaven in there.  ;D ;D

Very smart and quite green.

Kazza.
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 02:10 BST (UK)
Oh! Kewl!

Shame i got there too late.....i get carried away with a graphics programme and lose track of time!

will look in tomorrow.....who's putting the kettle on?  lol
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 09:20 BST (UK)
There was half a dozen of us on it last night in the "Common Room" part of the RootsChatterBox - it was great !!
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 10:17 BST (UK)
I thought i'd just pop in to see if anyone was about and got booted out.  It said i was already in there...i reentered my password and got booted out again.

any ideas   lol
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 10:22 BST (UK)
Fitty,

When you enter the RootsChatterBox, leave by using the "back" button. If you forget to do it, then just leave it a whole minute, then it will be ok again.

Trystan
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 10:23 BST (UK)
Rainbow and Grandad James are in there right at teh moment. :)
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 10:37 BST (UK)
I'll try again at 11am

I got back in and got booted out again.   I might log off and log back in here and see if that helps.

Kewl chat programme tho' 

Fitty - well impressed :)
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Darcy on Friday 30 July 04 10:41 BST (UK)
I really enjoyed the short time I spent in the Chat Room this morning - very early here in Oz!

Hope I didn't cause too much trouble by not exiting correctly - it was my first experience of chatting online - well, that's my excuse anyway! ::)

It was great †- just like meeting old friends †;D - Thanks RootsChat - it just keeps getting better.

Aaron
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 10:46 BST (UK)
Aaron,

Thank you for your compliments  ;) We have a couple more things up our sleeves that we will be "rolling out" over the coming weeks which we hope you will all like... oh, and as ever it will all be totally free too.

Trystan
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 11:08 BST (UK)
I tried again...

I completey logged out of here for about 15 mins....logged back in and went into chat and got booted out again!

This is the msg.
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 12:07 BST (UK)
Fitty,

 ??? Try this:

Close down (not just minimise) all the windows of your browser
Have a cup of tea while leaving it a minute,
then logging back into RootsChat before going

Trystan

PS I think if you use a PopUp blocker tehn that can casue it problems not logging you out - as a little popup does the loggin out bit. Try disabling the popup blocker just to see if it makes any difference next time you get into it ok.
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 12:34 BST (UK)
It hates me!!  :P


I've gotta go out now......will try again later this evening.

Have the handcuffs ready to lock me to the room door!   lol
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 12:40 BST (UK)
Paranoia has set in!  ;D
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Patches on Friday 30 July 04 13:21 BST (UK)
Hi

Help, Its not just you it hates Fitty it don't like me much either.

I can get in and sort of get out, although when I go back to Rootschat its stuck and I have to shut internet down, but my problem is that I cant see the chat lines,  I've seen some but when the box fills up it doesnt move up so I can see new ones, and some I've sent I cant see at all, dont know if others can see them or if they just didnt work.

I've turned off pop up stopper but that made things worse I think, dont really know, though cos couldnt see anything

help

patches
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Kazza on Friday 30 July 04 13:29 BST (UK)
Hi Patches,

We saw your how do you get out message,  but nothing after that,  just you,  entering and leaving,  entering and leaving.  ;D

Trystan is having some lunch,  then he is going to look into it.  It is working for some,  not for others.  :(

Kazza.
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Grandad james on Friday 30 July 04 13:45 BST (UK)
Hi,
Are any other county rooms going to be added or can we add our own ones,
I see cumberland has appeared.
Last night there was a Southerners that then dissappreared...
Was that added in fun due to the Northerners quips..?? ;)
Grandad James.
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 13:48 BST (UK)
The RootsChatterBox uses Macromedia Flash towork.
You can download the latest (and free) version of Flash at:

http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/

It might be because possibly your flash installation is out of date or some way not installed properly (but I'm not sure really).

Trystan
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 13:50 BST (UK)
Grandad James,

Yes the "Southerners" one was put in as a joke. :)

We can certainly add more rooms as we need to - any ones in particular?

If we add too many rooms too quickly we will end up with one person in each room and nobody talking to anybody though...  ::)

Trystan
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Grandad james on Friday 30 July 04 13:59 BST (UK)
Hi,
Yes I understand and will make a suggestion should it seem that there are several chatters with the same interest in the future.
I seemed as if Essex could be one to consider in view of last nights chat,although my actual interest in Essex  is limited.
As you suggest I think it will evolve over time .
I am very supportive of the whole Rootschat concept .Great resource..
 ;D
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Patches on Friday 30 July 04 14:01 BST (UK)
Hi Trystan

Have fiddled with my macro flash thingy, and been back in chat room, and it seems to work, but I was all on my own so couldnt really test it, will try again later, but things seem to have improved

Patches
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 15:02 BST (UK)
A Preview of the Stuff Discussed in the Common Room right now...

Grandad james   yes thats right I am still looking around as well,I dont think we can break it though:D
Clincher   I'm in Essex. How about anyone else
krisesjoint   south oz
Clincher   shouldn't you be in bed???
krisesjoint   not yet
krisesjoint   10 to 10 here
Clincher   Hi Stod
Grandad james   Im in Lincolnshire ,research interests in South East counties. You can view profiles in another window by clicking on th little box with the + in it next to names .
stod   g'day all
Clincher   I thougth there was12 diff between UK and Oz -wrong again
patches   Hi I'm here, lets see what happens
krisesjoint   r u experienced here grandad
stod   11.25 on east coast of Oz
patches   Yippee, I can see my message
Grandad james   If you get any problems it could well be a pop up blocker so that has to be set to allow popups from this site.
krisesjoint   sorry i meant 10 to 11 slips.....guess it depends where
Grandad james   No not really experienced but had a great hour last night and flying by the seat of my pants
krisesjoint   lol
patches   Just fiddled with my macro flash thingy so should be working ok, will see what happens when get to bottom of page
Clincher   it's plain sailing for me so far.
krisesjoint   yep i havent had a prob
Grandad james   OOOH thats sounds a bit dodgy :grin:
krisesjoint   dont like all the noises though will have to turn speakers off
Clincher   I just tried Instant lookup- but there's nowt there
Grandad james   They are other chat rooms I havent yet found anyone in one.
krisesjoint   yeah doesnt look like any of those things r workin yet
stod   my first time on guys. How do I get into thiss instant look-up ?
Clincher   Grandad: which counties is SE?
Grandad james   You can turn sound off just for this site by the drop down menu after clicking sound
krisesjoint   ohh right i just figured out how to get in em....lol....ddeeeerrrrr
Grandad james   Mainly Surrey Kent and Sussex and that minefield called London
Clincher   Right Essex, Suffolk and London for me
krisesjoint   suffolk cornwall mainly here
Clincher   krises: that's an unusual combo
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 15:02 BST (UK)
Grandad james   I have just had a look at the profiles and will hopefully over time we will develope a knowlege of who is who.
stod   I don't understand any of this ?????Too hard I think.
krisesjoint   lol.....one my mums side one my kids i guess...lol...i could go up north to Durham too on dads side
krisesjoint   they r boring though....lol
Clincher   I've just found out what you found out 5 mins ago krises
Grandad james   I see WARREN has appearred on th other list of chatrooms .
krisesjoint   hoe to get in em...lol
Clincher   still none there in Inst look-up
Grandad james   Certainly need to increse typing speeds to keep up or get my grandson to teach me some of the text shortcuts.
Clincher   I've been doing serious family tree stuff for last 2 years. Waht about you lot?
Clincher   don't worry Grandad: sp. errors don't really mater here
Clincher   c wot i mean?
krisesjoint   :D quite bizzar isnt it.....how does somebodys name get down the bottom of the rooms like that
Clincher   wot as in rabbit?
Clincher   it's gone
krisesjoint   now its gone im confused
Clincher   Hi Kazza
Grandad james   About four years for me and a One Name Study, also wifes lot have New York USA and NSW AUS convicts and 99th regiment . Very interestinghers . mine very run of the meal workers.
Clincher   salt of the eart G
Kazza   hi all
Clincher   Look out guvnors 'ere
krisesjoint   hi there
Kazza   hi patches
patches   So am I again, lets see wot happens this time
Clincher   he didn't hang about did he
Kazza   you seem alright for now
patches   It seems to work ok to start with until I get a full page then it goes horribly wrong
Kazza   is it stil doing that?
Clincher   we'll see what happens soon then
Grandad james   Hi Kazza you look much better in light blie
Grandad james   Sorry BLUE
Kazza   yes I hate pink
Clincher   I don't want to be nosy G but what is your one-name study. Don't tell me if u dont want to
Kazza   :roll:
krisesjoint   too hard 2 read
patches   got kicked out again
patches   It dont like me
Clincher   in and out like a fiddlers elbow patches
Grandad james   This is really going to throw out my chores list. I really must do some shopping See you all later .
Kazza   we like you patches :grin:
Kazza   bye G
patches   Only wish I could enjoy going in and out
Clincher   bye G
krisesjoint   bye
Clincher   chores...wht are they
Kazza   8s what I should be doing on the boards
krisesjoint   boring...lol
Kazza   deleting and moving an' stuff
Clincher   that must get very frustrating at times
krisesjoint   :D ohh well u must b doin a good job then
Clincher   when people don't use them right
krisesjoint   4 sure
Clincher   it's just you and me k
Kazza   it can do, but I have more patience than most :roll:
Kazza   what happened there?
Kazza   hghghg
krisesjoint   yes i c....cute little smileys..8)
Clincher   I've just looked up your profile. I'm male in essex
krisesjoint   right
krisesjoint   profiles r boring we need to get more on em
Kazza   sorry everything went wierd for a while
Clincher   where did that Arabic looking stuff come from?
patches   Hi, I'm back again
Clincher   hi patches.
krisesjoint   how long 4...lol:)
patches   Didnt get the arabic it just froze
Kazza   arabic from me, i accidentally signed in twice
Clincher   I think it's best to be prudent in profiles
patches   here for about 3 mins going soon again
Kazza   i agree
Kazza   poor patches
Clincher   you meust be sneaking in here from work patches
patches   oh no getting to bottom of screen
Clincher   miles away yet
krisesjoint   bye...lol
patches   no work, it just dont like me and keeps kicking me out
Clincher   so long
Kazza   bye k
patches   ooh its moving up
Clincher   bye k
Kazza   I am gonna go moderate now. ;)
Clincher   we won't let 'em kick you out patches
krisesjoint   lol.....i havent gone was just sayin bye to patches
patches   its working, must be a male thing and only works when it feels like it
Clincher   OK Kazza
Kazza   patches are you fixed?
krisesjoint   ohh good
patches   I think i am, for now anyway
Clincher   that's enudf of that sexist talk
Kazza   bye all :rolleyes:
patches   oops, sorry, but I getting a bit frustrated with this chat thingy
Clincher   if it doesn't work right for you it's not surprising but stay cool
patches   I guess its one of those things that I'll have to be patient with
Clincher   I helped someone out in Oz last week
patches   like men
Clincher   what did i say!!!
patches   oops sorry
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 16:24 BST (UK)
Arrrrrgh! i still can't get in and seeing all that chat is making me jealous!


it still hates me  lol
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: jaq on Friday 30 July 04 16:29 BST (UK)
yep was great fun last night, altho i still got to suss out how to change things..what does that button do  :-\  ??? etc
nice one, Trystan, and great to chat live [and yes being the last one to leave at 2 or 3 o/c this morning i turned out the lights  ;D

jaq
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: anne on Friday 30 July 04 18:32 BST (UK)
I dont know if its just me,but i cant seem to get into the chat room.I am getting a little window saying flash mutie media 7 is running too slowley and will freeze your computer,do you wish to continue,i clicked yes and i just got something flashing on and off.Am i doing something wrong.Anne. ???
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 18:37 BST (UK)
I,m not very techy but it sounds to me like your processor is'nt fast enough to cope with the flash7.

Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: anne on Friday 30 July 04 18:55 BST (UK)
Thanks Fitty,but i dont know much about computers so dont know what a processor is{only food processor}HA HA but thankyou you anyway Fitty.Anne. ;)
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Friday 30 July 04 19:23 BST (UK)
It,s the same thing really.....lol The faster the processor the speedier the puter sorts out all the data........or something like that!   

Fitty
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Friday 30 July 04 22:51 BST (UK)
hehehehe Don't worry too much if your processor is too slow for the new RootsChatterBox - we may well end up changing it within a few weeks to something a bit more relaxed- we're still tinkering with it - but it does work very well for people with newer computers.

Trystan
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: RootsChat on Friday 30 July 04 23:42 BST (UK)

Hello Jaq,

I am glad you remembered to turn out the lights  ;)

Sarah
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: anne on Saturday 31 July 04 20:23 BST (UK)
Thankyou Fitty,i think i have got it.I have a computer thats like me past its sell by date,i am getting a brand spanking new one in a couple of weeks,trouble is i hope i dont get something i dont really need,i mean nothing too technical just the basics will do me,i will have to trust the salesman.Anyway Fitty thankyou again.Anne. ;)
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: PaulineJ on Saturday 31 July 04 21:13 BST (UK)

Ooh err, I don't like the sound of the chatterbox only being available to newer 'puters. I'm at big bruvver's so it works great; At home the thing's at least six years old- I'm not holding out much hope as it struggles even to load the big census files.

Pauline
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Saturday 31 July 04 22:52 BST (UK)
Pauline,

I'ts not a requirement to have a super-dooper-new-computer to use the RootsChatterBox, but the chances are a newer computer will have the latest browser loaded on it. The trick really (even with an old computer) is to use "Windows Update" to keep everything up to date, or visit the Microsoft site www.microsoft.com and check for any updates for one's computer.

The computer that I do most of my day-to-day work on is about four years old, (bought at a computer fair for £80. I bought it as a test machine, but because it is very small it's really handy for me.) I don't run Microsoft Windows, (I run SUSE Linux www.SUsE.de/en ) and the ChatterBox works great on this old machine.

Sarah on the other hand has a brand-new really fast computer, that uses Windows XP. The ChatterBox works fine with that too.

Trystan
Title: the new chat room
Post by: nora T on Sunday 01 August 04 16:24 BST (UK)
HELP i tried the new chat room, and it,s all dark and black, and i was all on my own, and did,nt† know what to do ,HELP nora T[c ??? ??? :'( :'(
Title: Re: the new chat room
Post by: GRACELAND on Sunday 01 August 04 16:36 BST (UK)
YES i ve been there and no ones around i end up talkin to my self and tryin out the smiles !!!
              YES Nora its Dark and scarey  ;D
                                            ;D
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: RootsChat on Sunday 01 August 04 18:45 BST (UK)
If no-one is in the Chat room, why not invite someone by instant message† :)

It is great fun we had one RootsChatter from the other side of the world who got up early especially to chat to us uk Chatters.

It really is not so scary

RootsChat
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Sunday 01 August 04 18:53 BST (UK)
it still hates me!   lol
Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: trystan on Sunday 01 August 04 19:20 BST (UK)
Fitty,
If you go to the Help menu of Internet Explorer, and Click "About..." - what version number does it say? ???
Trystan

Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Sunday 01 August 04 22:17 BST (UK)
i,m running version 6  with XP  I'll do a update and see what happens.

Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Patches on Sunday 01 August 04 22:40 BST (UK)
Hi

Just to say I ran Windows Update and things have improved a bit, I did manage to have a bit of a chat tonight.

My problem is that sometimes I send my message but it doesnt appear and neither does anyone elses, like its just got stuck. By the time I log all the way out of the internet and back in I've lost the thread of the conversation.

Patches

Title: Re: *** New RootsChatterBox Opened! ***
Post by: Fitty on Sunday 01 August 04 22:45 BST (UK)
it is very laggy!   but.........................

I AM CHATTING!!!!!!!!!

Wheeeeeeeeee!