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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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    What is your biggest pet peeve regarding the news networks?

    I have two.

    1. They won't get off a story, even when it's been reported to death and EVERYONE is sick of hearing about it. (How many days have they been reporting about the molesing father from Austria?)

    2. They are so stinking mellow dramatic, and it seems like they'll say anything to make a realatively un-interesting story sound like the end of the world - have to make EVERYTHING sound terrible. (They ought as well have headlines like "Oh dear God, we are going into a recession and everyone is going to die!" or possible "The war in Iraq isn't over yet and everyone hates the war and we're all going to die!" - you get the point. They are just too mellow dramatic.

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    Except for your spelling of "melodramatic," I have to agree with you. Lots of stories, especially on the other side of the world, go unmentioned in US news while the big showy pieces get done to death.
    I was also thinking about how much lower the casualty rate is in Iraq than it was in Vietnam, and about how gun violence in schools is so much lower than it was fifteen years ago. You'd get the opposite impression of either from a casual look at the news.
    The misimpressions they leave by their methods are making, not reporting, news. I feel especially strongly that the nuts that are shooting up places are motivated as much by media attention as any other warped idea.

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    My biggest pet peeve regarding the news networks? Two words. FOX NEWS.


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