THE BASIC CBOX
Ah yes, the Cbox.. Many people have come to love (and rely on) this feature of our site.
What's the Cbox? Well - the Cbox is a live chat of sorts, always able to be refreshed. It allows you to talk quickly to any user online at the time, without flooding the forums or the like. If you scroll down to the bottom of any page on this site - you will see the Cbox there - no doubt with people talking in it.
Now, you may be wondering the basics of how to use the Cbox, right?
The first thing you will do, is notice all the text - those are people talking..Protecting your Username
Down below the main bulk of text, you will see a space to type in "Name".. go ahead and type in your Username there. Or, if you have yet to sign up with the site, please just type in a name that is appropriate. Please, please please... If you actually have an account at this site - make your Cbox name the same as your username here... it prevents all sorts of confusion!
Once you've typed in your name - at the far bottom-right or the Cbox, there is a link that says "Profile" - go ahead and click on that to password protect your name. Why password protect your name? Well - this is a sure-fire way to prevent people from pretending to be you. Surely some of you remember when we had problems with "pretenders".. well, now those problems will all go away - if, of course, you password protect your name.Wait... What's that Url or Email space?!
Often times, you'll see somebody's name in blue up where they're talking.. if you click on their name - it'll open up a link in a new window.. often to a picture, or their profile here on HxR. We love this feature. :3
If you're having problems linking something (like your character's profile) to your cbox name, it's probably because the url is too long. Don't worry! With this
simple and easy to use site - you can make your url's short enough to work in the cbox with ease. :3Don't Forget the Rules!
Oh yes.. there are rules for the use of the Cbox, like there are rules for every aspect of the site. All of these rules, are of course for your protection and safety - please read them
before you get too much further.Now What?
So.. you've made yourself a profile, protected your name.. perhaps you've even linked your name so that it will take people back to nice places, right? Well - go ahead and type messages, and talk with friends and strangers! :O Oh, I forgot to tell you how to actually send messages, right? Well.. the last field to type in is the "message" field.. Go ahead and type up your message (up to 500 characters) - and then press the "Go" button. Ta-da! Your message will appear in the Cbox for all to see now!