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There are several kinds of conversations. An instant message (commonly abbreviated IM) is a line of text chat that only you and another Resident see. Instant Message conversations can also be between multiple participants, such as a formal group or an ad hoc conference. While sending text messages, you can also simultaneously participate in a private voice call.
The Conversations window shows text chat and other related events, such as joining a voice call. Each participant is represented by their profile icon and name for easy recognition, and to the right are timestamps showing when each event took place.
At the bottom is a field where you can type in your messages and pressto send.
On the left side you'll see the name of the Resident you're chatting with and a bigger profile picture. If you're in a group conversation, you'll see a list of fellow participants, including who's moderating.
Also, if you have more than one conversation in progress, each is shown as a tab at the bottom of this window.
Scroll through the messages you entered in text chat with Ctrl + ↑ and Ctrl + ↓.
|Undocks the current conversation from the Conversations window. Its tab disappears from the bottom, the conversation appears as an independent window, and you can drag it around freely. If you want to make it dock again with your other conversations, click .
|Next to , this closes the current conversation. If there are several conversations in the Conversations window, the closed one's tab disappears. If there's only one conversation, the Conversations window closes.
|Collapses or expands the left section. Hover your cursor over the vertical divider, then drag to show less or more. This is generally useful in conversations with multiple participants, since some may have long names.
|Shows the Resident's profile in the sidebar.
| Add Friend
|Sends a friendship request to the other Resident. If they're already a friend, this is grayed out.
|Sends the other Resident a teleport request to your current location.
|Opens your inventory in the sidebar. Drag an item from your inventory to the Conversations window to give it to the other Resident.
|Opens the Pay Resident window. Select from preset amounts by clicking the L$1, L$5, L$10 or L$20 button, or type an amount to pay into the field provided.
|Calls the other Resident. Being in a private voice call disconnects you from the open voice channel so only the other Resident can hear what's being said.
| Group Profile
|Shows the group's information in the sidebar.
| Call Group
|Calls the group. Being in a private group voice call disconnects you from the open voice channel so only group participants can hear what's being said. A Group Call window similar to Voice_Call appears, where you can set the voice level for each speaker and use other options.
There are also additional options available from a context menu when you right-click a Resident's name in the list:
| Sort by Name
|Sorts the participants alphabetically by first name.
| Sort by Recent Speakers
|Sorts the participants by who spoke last, which includes both text or voice chat.
| View Profile
|Shows this Resident's profile in the sidebar.
| Add Friend
|Sends a friendship request to this Resident. Disabled if they're already your friend.
|Starts a one-to-one text conversation with this Resident, which opens in a new tab.
|Starts a one-to-one voice call with this Resident. If you're already in a group voice call, it notifies you that you're leaving it to join this one-to-one call.
|Opens a new conversation tab with this Resident and opens your inventory in the sidebar. Drag an item from your inventory to the Conversations window to give it to the other Resident.
|Opens the Pay Resident window so you can give this Resident L$.
| Block Text
|Blocks this Resident's text chat. This is more specific than adding them to your Blocked List, which also blocks them in numerous other ways.
| Block Voice
|Blocks this Resident's voice when in a group voice call.
These are only available to group moderators, shown with "(Moderator)" next to their name in the participants list. To be a moderator, you must have the Moderate Chat group ability.
| Allow text chat
|Disable this to block a participant from using group text chat.
| Mute this participant
|Block this Resident from using group voice chat. It also mutes them for everyone else. Not available if the participant doesn't have voice chat on.
| Mute everyone else
|Block everyone else but yourself and other moderators from using group voice chat.