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The MGC Chatbox Evo is really easy to use

You can :
  1. Send chats : you just have to enter the text in the dedicated input field and then to validate it by pushing the return key ou by clicking on the OK button.
  2. Format the chats :
  3. once you un-collapse the chatbox formatting toolbar by clicking on the BBCode button, you have access to different formatting options for your chats. You can format a chat by selecting a part (or the totality) of it and then select one of the buttons/list. You can also add empty formatting tags by selecting nothing and clicking one of the buttons/menu thus allowing you to add the chat text afterwards between these tags.*
  4. Access to the different channels : you can have access to different channels restricted to only some usergroupds or for specifics use of the chatbox. The different channels are accessible from the buttons on the left of the chatbox.*
  5. Edit your chats (or others chats) : the edition of a chat can be done by a simple double-click on it.*
  6. Use specific commands : some commands can be accessible in the chatbox depending on the will of the administrator(s) of your forum. These commands let you execute specific actions of formatting, management, etc... You will herebelow the information on the command which are accessible to you. You must notice that you are not forced to use the command prefixes (/command_name) when you use them in the channel they are attached to (except in the general channel).*
* : Depending on the settings chosen by the administrator(s) of the forum, you might not have access to all these features.
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    How to start a formal email? (Greeting)?

    How do you write the opening address an email that is formal?I usually write "Dear X" but X is not one of my dears so how else can I start my email? I don't want to be rude by getting to the point but I don't want to sound so personal. Thanks

    Paul, the person I'm writing to is not one of my dears!

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    I always treat and email the same as a letter
    and would start with Dear

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    Use "Dear." That's formal and expected for business correspondence. It doesn't mean you are enamored of the recipient. Anything else will draw attention to itself.

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    I understand that X is not one of your dears, but that is not the way that it is meant in formal correspondence.

    If you looked in a very old etiquette book, you'd see that the norm used to be Dear Sir. That was before my time and yours, and that changed when women became more visible in the workplace in positions other than clerical. "Dear Sir" and "Gentleman" were standard.

    If the email is formal, saying, "Dear Ms. Smith" is correct and impersonal.

    You could be less formal and just say "Greetings" but it sounds as if you want to take a different tone.

    You could also write it in memo form:

    TO: X
    FROM: You
    RE: Subject

    That way, you wouldn't have to Dear anyone.

    Hope you find something that works for you.

    good luck

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    "Dear Name/Sir/Madam" is almost always used to start a letter, regardless of the nature of your relationship to the addressee. If, however, you don't know his name, then "To Whom It May Concern" would be appropriate.


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