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Old 04-21-2012, 01:18 PM
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How do I get in the chatroom. I have tried my password I use to log into the site but it won't allow me in :/
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Welcome to PTO! I'm glad you've found us! The chat room is just "fluff" and probably the least useful place in all of PTO for getting information or for connecting with other people. It’s fun, but it is NOT what PTO is all about.

In order to use the chat room, you must have at least 25 posts AND you need to have been a member for 2 weeks or more. Sometimes the system takes a few hours to recognize that you've become eligible for the chat room, so please be patient.

In the meanwhile, there are thousands of discussions you can participate in on the boards, which are the heart of PTO- The chat room is really just icing on the cake.

If you scroll down the Forum Index, you'll surely find a forum that is relevant to your interests and concerns.

Click on the forum title to enter the forum , then click on a thread title to read that thread.

Reply by either typing your reply into the "Quick Reply" box at the bottom of the thread or by clicking on the "Post Reply" button just above the "Quick Reply" box, then click "Post Reply" when you've finished typing.

To create a new thread, look at the top of the thread list in any forum for a button marked "New Thread", click on that and it will open a window where you can give your thread a title and type up what you want to say or ask. When you are done, click near the bottom where it says "Submit New Thread" and your thread will be posted.

If you ever have trouble finding a post you made, go to the upper right corner of the screen and click on your name. This will take you to your profile. Then choose "Statistics", in that screen, click on "Find all posts by..." and you'll get a list of all of your posts/threads.

Lastly, for now, if you ever get a message saying that your post or thread has been moved, all you have to do is click on the thread title within that message and you'll go right to the new location of your thread or post.

Hope this helps!
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I have been a member for two weeks and I have made 25 posts....please advise? Thanks
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You've been a member exactly two weeks today. The system will need to recognize that you have indeed reached the two week mark. Please give the system a day or two to recycle.....then you should be able to enter the chatroom
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Also, once you get access as per the two week/25 post thing, keep in mind what David said too! Good luck!

Chat Room Access Info (Important) - Temp access modification

We are making some temporary access modifications to the Chat Room that will hopefully only last a few days...

Shortly, you will see a pop-up window when you go to the chat room. This is an additional security measure outside our forum software that you will need to login to gain your normal chat room access. When you see the pop-up box, you will need to enter "chat" to both the login and password field.

IF you do not see a pop-up box when you try to enter our chat room and do not enter chat, you may need to make sure you don't have any type of pop-up blocker blocking PTO.

Hopefully we will have this fixed shortly so it'll be a non-issue for you.

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I waited the 24 hours and I am still not able to gain access. What do I need to do. It is not taking my user name and password
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Did you read the post above yours?
Try entering "chat" to both the login and password field.
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I tried going into 'Chat' but it would not accept my user name or password.
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I think you need to have posted a certain amount of posts to be able to log in to the chat. I am not sure but I think that is the reason. I am not sure though on the amount of posts but I am sure someone else will be able to tell you and will get back to you on it.
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Yes, Jootje is correct. In order to gain access to Chat, you must be a member for at least two weeks and have made 25 posts. It looks like you have been a member for more than enough time; you just have to get your post count up to 25 and you're good to go. (It may not happen automatically as soon as your post count is 25; the system needs time to adjust.)

The very best information and conversations are found on the regular forum boards. Chat is considered a "fluff" feature, and the chat rooms are very quiet lately anyway.
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I have moved this thread to the Discussions about PTO's Live Chat Room where it is a better fit.
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If you've been a member for awhile, use chat for user name and chat for password. But lately everytime I've gone to the chatroom no one is there
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If you've been a member for awhile, use chat for user name and chat for password. But lately everytime I've gone to the chatroom no one is there
Same here! Everytime I go in, its just me, all by my lonesome. Is this a problem that can be fixed? or is there really no one in there?
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:03 AM
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You'd have to arrange to meet someone at a particular time. Most of us don't bother with chat, but communicate on the threads or in private messages.
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Default Can you explain to me how to log in to chat?

if I would enter the chat it ask me for a name and password,
if I use my PTO forum name and password I can't get in.
can anybody explain me how it works or what I need - I am not a technical person, sorry
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you may not have access yet. not sure when you joined PTO. Although you have enough post you have to be a member for 2 weeks also
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I just tried to get into chat, as well. It asked for username and password. My PTO username and password wouldn't let me in???
I also need to know what to do to get in to chat?
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I've tried getting in as well.

I'm sure I meet all the criteria but it just doesn't work.
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I'm going to move this thread to the Chatroom Forum where it's a better fit, but if you have met the 25 posts/2 week requirement, PTO's founder, David explains it here. Good luck!
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I'm going to move this thread to the Chatroom Forum where it's a better fit, but if you have met the 25 posts/2 week requirement, PTO's founder, David explains it here. Good luck!
Thanks.... I can get in now
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Can anyone help me with joining in on the chat thing...it says you need a log in and password for it...where and how do i get that???
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I thought I just stepped into the chat. guess not. i wonder if they mean for us to log in and use password separate from the one we used getting into the site?
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I've merged a number of threads all asking the same basic question and while the basics are posted above, Please also read the threads that are sticky at the top of this forum, they contain the answers to almost all the questions that get asked regarding the chat feature.
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