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  • Christian Chat is a moderated online Christian community allowing Christians around the world to fellowship with each other in real time chat via webcam, voice, and text, with the Christian Chat app. You can also start or participate in a Bible-based discussion here in the Christian Chat Forums, where members can also share with each other their own videos, pictures, or favorite Christian music.

    If you are a Christian and need encouragement and fellowship, we're here for you! If you are not a Christian but interested in knowing more about Jesus our Lord, you're also welcome! Want to know what the Bible says, and how you can apply it to your life? Join us!

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Ugly

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Here are a few simple suggestions to make your time here on CC more enjoyable for you, as well as others.

First a link to the rules of the site, in case you missed them :
http://christianchat.com/rules.php
-No Caps: Typing in all caps is considered yelling in online etiquette, not to mention just annoying to many.
-Watch Your Thread Placement: When posting a new thread idea, ensure you are putting it in the appropriate section of the forums.
-No Zombie Threads: The top left corner of every post has a time/date. This tells you when that post was put up. When going more than one or two pages into the history of a section, check the dates to make sure you aren't bringing up an old thread.
-Use Paragraphs: Sometimes people write out long texts and forget to use breaks in their writing. This creates a 'wall of text' effect that is difficult or uncomfortable for many to read. Often this will cause your post to be passed over by many people. So if you are writing something a bit longer, give that enter button a couple taps to break up the wall.


Bear in mind, the above statement is not a list of site rules but merely suggestions to make things easier for everyone.


Reporting Posts: When reporting a user for a post, make sure you have legitimate reasons before pressing the report button. Some examples of valid reasons would be:
-Offensive language, images or links. This could include sexual, racist or any other inflamatory statements
-Blatantly anti-Christian/anti-God posts
-Personal attacks or threats
-Soliciting (as explained in the rules linked above)
-Users attempting to convert others to their religion/beliefs
-Users attempting to disprove our faith/beliefs
-Spamming a thread or the site as a whole
-Stalking behavior or pushing you for personal information
-Harassment such as following your posts just to argue or insult you

These are just some things to give you an idea on what is a true reason to report. An example of a bad reason would be having a different view or doctrine than you.


A few useful pieces of information:
-There is a forum for women only. It takes being a member for one week before a woman gains access to this area.
-There is no forum only for men.
-A five minute time limit is in effect to edit/delete your posts. After that they cannot be altered or removed by a Mod/Admin except in special cases or break the rules or personal information. The site owner has his reasons for this time frame. So before posting, check your spelling, the accuracy of your information and whatever else is important to you.
-We do have a section where you can ask for help about the site, or general Tech questions. Please post your questions there before attempting to contact a Mod/Admin/Owner personally.
http://christianchat.com/user2user-tech-support/
-There is also a section for giving suggestions on how to improve the sites function or appearance. Keep in mind these are only suggestions and may not be used, or if they are it may not be right away.
http://christianchat.com/suggestions/
-Names in pink are female. Names in blue are male.
-Names in red are Mods (chat room only).
-Mods/Admins are volunteers, there is no schedule for any of them to be on. So there may be times no one is available, so just be patient.
-If you wish to delete your account, send a Mod/Admin a PM/mail and inform them. Keep in mind there is a fee of $5 to return to the site after you have your account delete, so make sure you don't want to return.
-To change your name is a $5 fee as well. Creating new names without paying IS against the rules and can cause you to be banned.
-The paid name change creates a new account, it does not rename your present account. This means you will lose all rep, likes, PM, etc..


These are just a few tips to help you out. I'm sure there are more, but these are some of the more common. I hope you found this and the following visuals helpful. Enjoy the site.
 

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First step, ideally, is if you have a URL copy it. A URL is just the page or pictures web address. An example of a URL would be 'ChristianChat.com'. Though they can be longer.

Links - Select the blue highlighted option with the link across it. When the box comes up, paste the URL into the space provided and hit OK.
The option with the red X removes the linking aspect and leaves the site name as text only.

Pics - Select the red highlighted option of the pic. This will give you two options. One for 'From Computer' and one for 'From URL'.
-Computer - Click 'Select Files', navigate to the image you want to post and click 'Open'. On the next screen hit 'Upload File(s)'. Wait for it to upload and it will appear. If the image doesn't show, in the bottom right you can select the 'Preview Post' button and it will show you the preview.
-URL - Paste the copied URL into the space provided and hit OK. If it gives you an error message un-check 'Retrieve remote file and reference locally' and it should then work.

Videos - Click the green highlighted option of the film strip. Paste in the copied URL and hit OK. Preview to make sure you have the correct video before posting.

A few things to keep in mind.
Pics - You need to have ten spaces typed into the post, not counting the numbers in the picture attachment.
Also notice the size of the picture before posting. Large pictures will post large and may be obnoxious or overpowering to other users.

One last thing. The orange highlighted 'Restore Auto-Saved Content' is a short term help. If you log off and come back later, it will not still be there. It is to be used as a back up in the event your browser crashes, or you accidentally erase the whole thing. But if one of these events happens, you can click the button and it will restore to the Last AutoSave.
 

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From time to time we run across those people that would simply be easier to ignore. Just go to their profile and select the highlighted option in the image above.
 

Oncefallen

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Ugly, thanks for spending the time to create this.
 
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