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Does open chat work, and if so, how?

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Survivor
Jul 21, 2008
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Does open chat work, and if so, how?
I've got a full account and I'm an adult. In the game, I can type text into the chat entry box, but it never appears in the chat history window, I don't see it in a chat bubble, and nobody else seems to see it. Other than the menu chat, all of what appears to be chat bubbles from others is just "..."

Do I have something set wrong? I read a post that says parental controls need to be on, but doesn't go into more specifics about what needs to be set to what.

Is my account messed up, or am I just not getting it?

Explorer
Aug 20, 2008
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
It's not entirely intuitive.

First, parental controls need to be off, unless you really are a parent and you're monitoring your kids. It just makes things easier.

Second, Filtered Chat needs to be set ON for your account. You see, there's no such thing as "open" chat. It's either filtered chat or menu chat.

Finally, you need to understand that menu-chat level users cannot interact with filtered-chat players. The fact that YOU are willing to see filtered chat, doesn't mean that someone in "hearing range" is willing or able to see it. If a listener is restricted to menu chat, then they will continue to see "..." whenever you type into filtered chat. To communicate with them, you'll need to use the menu chat.

You can tell who is restricted to menu chat, by the red circle with a slash next to their name. If it's there, they're menu-chat only. If not, then you can speak to them using filtered chat.

Survivor
Jul 21, 2008
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Aha. It was the filtered setting that was confusing.

You have it set up as a menu where you choose which kind of messages you want to get, whereas it appears to be an options setting: "do you want to filter chat? Yes or no?". I'm sure I'm not the only one that's messing up. It's the word "filter" that's doing it.

Filtering is normally associated with an option when using any kind of chat, not as a label for a particular kind of chat. I had further assumed that once I paid for a subscription, I would automatically be set to chat with anyone else that didn't have parental restrictions applied.

Yeah, I did at least figure out the "no chat" symbols on most players that were referring to menu chat only:-)

Thanks for the help.

Survivor
Oct 14, 2008
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
I thank you too. I made the same mistake by thinking filtered chat being off would let me type it in.

And I still couldn't find the ... in the chat!

I always thought they were annoyed.

Survivor
Jul 11, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
i know how to do it but where do you change it, i forgot...

Survivor
May 31, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Where do you get your parental code from is it your email?

Survivor
May 28, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Make sure you leave menu chat on also when you turn on the filtered chat or you will not beable to chat with them anymore.

Parental control is on the account page

Survivor
Mar 08, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
joshua9514 wrote:
Where do you get your parental code from is it your email?


Hi. If I am understanding your question correctly (see quote).. I believe your parental code is a basically password that you can create within the account options pages, which (once set up) must be typed in order for any changes to be made to the chat system options.

So it is a password sort of thing you create (as a parent) and use to limit your children's ability to access to chat.

I just looked at my account information page, and the last line under the Account Management section of the main account options page is (I think) where you go to initally set up your parental code ("Parental Controls").

I hope that helped.


Survivor
Dec 20, 2008
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
How do you get open chat?

Survivor
Oct 26, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
luke3234] how do you get open chat i try to set it up but i don't know how

Administrator
Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
The answer you seek, young Wizard, can be found on the website under Help & Support - Frequently Asked Questions
<a href="https://www.wizard101.com/game/faq" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.wizard101.com/game/faq</a>

Subscribed Accounts verified as 18+ through a valid credit card on file with Wizard101 can enable Open Chat through Account Management and Parental Controls.


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Delver
May 04, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
luke3234 wrote:
luke3234] how do you get open chat i try to set it up but i don't know how


Did you get this set up yet? If not, you need to login on Wizard 101. Then click on "My Accounts". If you are not the parent/adult on the account, you will need one of them to set this up for you.

You need to enter the parental control password. Then go to the chat options. Click on the option/options that you want to change and then turn it "on". You will see the word "enable" on the right hand column near each option. After you turn an option "on", the word "enable" goes away and the word "disable" appears.

When you are finished changing your chat options, go to the bottom of the page to finish (I think you hit "submit" but not sure what it says there).

Hope this helps.

Survivor
Dec 21, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
I am not sure about this. but i read all the comments. it said you go to "My Accounts" Well when i went there i tried filter chat and i clicked disable and checked if some things would change but i guess it did not. so i do not know ether. some say open chat is real and some say not. I dont understand.

Survivor
May 02, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
I need help getting open chat. I go to my accounts, Then I put in the parental controls password. I go to chat- true friends code ( not chat- filtered text, because it is already on.) and chat- filtered text, and I press enable on both of them. When I log back onto W101, my words still show up red instead of yellow, and when I press enter, it shows up as "...", just like regular text chat. I want the words to show up yellow and let me say them! Please help me!
:-(

Geographer
Jul 04, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
You do not need to have any parental controls made.

You do have to be a credit card subscriber.

Put in your date of birth, then update (or save changes, etc). You will not see the option for Open Chat until you do this.

Set "Chat - Filter Text" to ON
Set "Chat - Open Chat" to ON

Survivor
Jun 22, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Ok i did what you said but it isnt working i am a credit card user and i put my birth date in and its not showing open chat so what am i doing wrong?

Defender
Apr 02, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Slickriptide wrote:
Second, Filtered Chat needs to be set ON for your account. You see, there's no such thing as "open" chat. It's either filtered chat or menu chat.


You don't know what open chat is?

Open chat exists. If you look at people in the game, if they have menu chat they will have a speech bubble with a X thing through it beside their title or badge name.

For example:

Dylan ShadowTallon
(Crossed out speech bubble) Savior of the Spiral

If they have text chat, it is just a speech bubble. If they have open chat, there isn't anything beside their title.

Open Chat allows you to type whatever you want. If a word you type isn't in the dictionary, it will still come up, but only people with Open chat can see it.

So yes, Open Chat does exist. And don't tell me it doesn't cause I have Open Chat.

Dylan ShadowTallon Level 46 Diviner w/ Open Chat

Survivor
May 05, 2010
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Are you over 18? You must also be over 18 along with a credit card

Survivor
May 02, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Oh, Okay now I get it. Thank you to anyone who helped me!

Survivor
Jul 13, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
i dont uderstand i am a subsriber and i still cant get open chat after everything i do

Survivor
Sep 28, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
I don't know how to get open chat. It says my age isn't set so i don't know what to do, please help. :-(

Survivor
Jul 25, 2010
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
I have a Subscribed accouant as well, and yet when my dad put's in his password for the parentel accouant he can only do recive wizard gifts and the other why can't I use open chat? I have a subscribed membership, i just bought the subscribe thing just and hour ago and already recived my gifts but why can't my dad change open chat to enabled open chat? Plz help.

Moderator
Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
Again, only players age 18+ can have open chat.

If you want the prize, you have to build the ladder rung by rung. There are no shortcuts.
Hero
May 19, 2009
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
ProspectorZeke wrote:
Again, only players age 18+ can have open chat.


So if anyone under the age of 18 has open chat, is it a reportable offence?
because in game and on central there are dozens who openly admit to having open chat but not being of age.

Survivor
Jun 01, 2010
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Re: Does open chat work, and if so, how?
It is handy if you look right beside your name to see the bubble sign, if it has a cross on it, youll need to fix that on my accounts, no cross, then youll need to enable some stuff.


"With the power of Fire, Ice, Storm, Myth, Life, Death, and Balance, you will win. Flames apon your eyes, seal the frost, control the sea's, summon creatures by memorizing their true name, healing to victory, stealing health, and blading, with the power...A true Wizard can be."

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