FAQs About Yahoo! Chats

Questions about <B>Yahoo!</B> Chat?
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How do I register for Yahoo! Chat?

How do I participate in a Yahoo! chat?

Why is my question not being answered?

How do I get rid of excess chatter?

Where can I find a schedule of upcoming


events on Yahoo!?

Where can I find more information about Yahoo! Chat?

How Do I Register for Yahoo! Chat?

To register for Yahoo! Chat simply go to

http://chat.yahoo.com. If you are not automatically prompted to register, then try clicking into any chat room (Gen-X, Romance, Movies etc.), and hit the "Start Chatting" button. You should be prompted for registration information.

If you are a new user, click on the "Sign Me Up" link. If you are a regular user and do not have an established "cookie," enter your Yahoo! ID and password.

How Do I Participate in a TSC/Yahoo! Chat?

Go to


If you have multiple aliases, choose the one you want to use in this session from the drop-down box in the welcome banner.

TSC events should be highlighted in the "Select an Area to Begin Chat" section during the event's scheduled time. Select the button next to the event title and click the "Start Chatting" button.

To ask a question during a Yahoo! Chat event, make sure to type it in the gray "Ask a Question" box located in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

Make sure to type questions only in the "Ask a Question" box as typing a comment in the "Chat" box will not send your question through to the moderator.

Hitting the "Ask" button next to the gray box will send your question through to the moderator.

Why Is My Question Not Being Answered?

All Yahoo! Chat Events are moderated. This means that a moderator will read through all of the questions asked and then present them to the guest. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for guests to answer all or certain questions. Questions which contain profanity will be deleted in accordance with

Yahoo!'s standards.

How Do I See ONLY the Questions and Answers?

Yahoo! Chat events and rooms are set up so that you can see comments made by others in the same room. Here are the steps to take if you would like to avoid extraneous conversation and see only the questions and guests answers

1. Go into a TSC/Yahoo! Chat event (not just a chat room).

2. Click on the "Preferences" box.

3. Check the "Show only questions/replies when in events" box.

4. "Save" changes.

5. Voila!

Where Can I Find a Schedule of Upcoming Events?

A schedule of TSC events on Yahoo! Chat can be found in the "Community" section of TheStreet.com. A schedule of all Yahoo! Chat events can be found at

http://chat.yahoo.com /chat/events/calendar.html.

Where Can I Find More Information About Yahoo! Chat?

For complete information on how to use Yahoo! Chat, check out the Yahoo! Chat Help section at