Chat Box FAQ
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The following is a list of questions grouped by the chat box feature they respond to. Click on the questions to jump to the answers.

Rules
What's the proper chat box etiquette?

Sounds
Why don't I hear anything when someone talks or enters the room?
Is there a way to turn off the sounds?

Emoticon recognition
Which emoticons I use will show on my doll?

Chat Box invitations
How do I invite people to come chat with me?
I don't want random people inviting me into the chat room, how can I block them?
Is it possible to just invite one person to the chat box?

Passing handheld items to someone else
I want to pass an item to someone but I don't seem to be able to, what's wrong?

Poking people
What happens when I poke someone?

Making friends
How do I become friends with someone?

Whispering
How can I send a message to someone specific?

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What's the proper chat box etiquette?
When you enter and there are silent people around you want to talk to, confirm that they are active by poking them and wait for a response, that will prevent you from talking into nothing.
When you leave, properly greet the people you had a conversation with. If you're taking a break use abbreviations like "BRB" (be right back) or "BBL" (be back later) so the others don't end up talking into nothing. Or manually set your emote to "AFK" (away from keyboard).
Leave the chat box when you're going to be AFK for longer than 10 minutes, don't take up site resources unneccesarily!

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Why don't I hear anything when someone talks or enters the room?
This feature is highly browser/operating system dependent, and may not always work. Updating your browser to the latest version may solve this, but not necessarily.

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Is there a way to turn off the sounds?
In the bottom right corner of the message submission box, there is a check box. Clicking on this will "mute" the sound.

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How do I invite people to come chat with me?
When you're in the chat box, the people inside are shown to the right of the door, and the other people who are only are shown outside the door from you. Click on the door to invite them all in. They will get a notification in their upper right.

I don't want random people inviting me into the chat room, how can I block them?
You can block invitations by hiding your online status in your settings. This way you won't be listed as being online either.

Is it possible to just invite one person to the chat box?
By just clicking on another users doll on the left side of the door, only that person will be invited to the chat box.

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I want to pass an item to someone but I don't seem to be able to, what's wrong?
There are 3 prerequisites before being able to pass an item:
  • You need to be facing the person you want to pass it to. (turn your doll using the arrows)
  • You must be holding a handheld item.
  • The other person must NOT be holding a handheld item.

You can't always see if dolls are holding something, because handheld items only show when the arm is held low, and your browser may be caching the doll images.

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What happens when I poke someone?
When someone is poked, a message will show until they've responded by talking or moving. When they take over a minute to respond an AFK (away from keyboard) symbol will appear so everyone knows they're not responsive.

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How do I become friends with someone?
On CPDD, you can only become friends with people you've "met" in the Chat Room. If you're not already friends with the person you're facing (turn your doll using the arrows), a "Befriend" button will be there. Use it to announce to them you want to be friends. If they then decide to "Befriend" you, too, you will show up in each other's friends list from there on.

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How can I send a message to someone specific?
By whispering it at them! The chat box will treat a message that starts with "@User" as a message intended only for User.

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Which emoticons I use will show on my doll?
Any, as long as they make sense. You can use either normal emoticons :D or anime style emoticons ^_^ Chat emoticons are more limited that what your doll can do though. For example, you can make only 2 arm poses using emoticons. Sometimes it may wrongfully read an emote you didn't intend in your post. If that happens, please report it so we can try to make it smarter!

Examples
Western style
xD = >_< + :D
xO = >_< + :O
XP = >_< + :P
xS = >_< + :S
:3
;-) = ^_~ + :)
:o = ^_~ + :O
:))
>:D = ò_ó + :D
>:[ = ò_ó + :[
:'( = T_T + ó_ò + :(
8)

Anime style
^_^
^o^ = ^_^ + :O
^w^ = ^_^ + :3
^3^ = ^_^ + :m
^vv^ = ^_^ + :[
^.^
u_u
-O_O-
O.O
>_<
>.<
o_O
^_~
>_> = ¬_¬
¬_¬
-_-
T_T
^_^;
^^;;
^_^v
o_O?
O.O!
=^o^=
^///^
^_^b

Last changed: August 21, 2013 by Karin
Author(s): Karin, Rose Mouse, Alina_Mau
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I'll have it check for spaces on both sides then. But now now since I'm on the wrong computer.

Oh, and if you guys have something other to add to this wiki, feel free. If anyone should be able to write a chat FAQ it's you guys. It also still needs to be made public.
Karin
i still think we should make a locked set of expressions for people to learn the way we have it right now con leave the computer to pick up expressions wrong or just not at all which leaves certain combinations completly undoable :/ that and we should make the computer pick it up when people type <3 regardless of where it is
Alina_Mau
I added a features section.

So, what will happen to this guide, will we make it public now or would you guys like to write some helpful stuff first?
Karin
Added some Q's and publicized it.
Karin
Maybe this should be linked on the chatbox page?
Rose Mouse
Good point!
Karin
There's some updates right? Like the 'mute' button and a new way to avoid inviting all online people? Maybe you could include it here.
Kimi
I shall add them. ^^
Rose Mouse
Can we use japanese emoticons on chats like these? >>/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\
Aki Izayoi
>> yes, the other one won't be recognized by the emote recognizer, but if you could post it here I think it will work in the chat box, too.
Karin