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As you're probably aware, chat forum three had become increasingly difficult to access due to the major internet browsers withdrawing support for Java and Flash.

Although we changed the software we use for chat forums one and two in late 2015, we kept chat forum three chugging away as it was — mainly because we know that forum three is where our die-hard chatters tend to hang out.

We have now had to call time on chat forum three and upgrade the chat experience.

The new chat forum three works on all devices and modern browsers (no Java or Flash plugins required). It will also make a change to how guests can use the chat. You have two available options when it comes to chatting in the new chat forum three:

1: Log into Just Chat and use your Just Chat username and profile as your chat identity (if you've ever used the message boards, you already have an account).

2: Chat as a guest without logging in (you will be allocated a random guest chat name).

If you are not a registered member of Just Chat, you can register here — it's free. If you do not log in you will not be able to use a chat name and you will not be able to start private chats.

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Chat forum three is different. Change can be tough, but this change is for the best. You need to log in to use a chat name and do PMs. If you don't have an account at Just Chat, you can get one here for free.

Answers to common questions

Why did you change what wasn't broken?

Chat forum three was broken. The most popular browsers now block Java and Flash is becoming increasingly unsupported. Since the old software used by chat forum three relied on these technologies, we had to make a change to keep chat forum three alive.

Why is the new chat forum three different to chat forums one and two?

Originally we thought the software we chose for chat forums one and two would eventually be used in chat forum three, too. However, after using that software for over a year we have recognized a number of limitations and shortcomings.

We expect chat forums one and two to switch to the same software that is used by the new chat forum three in the very near future.

Ahhhh! So confused. Need help!

Here are some tips:

How to choose a chat name

Your chat name will be the same as your Just Chat username. Your Just Chat username is chosen by you when you join Just Chat. Make sure you are logged in to use your Just Chat username. Not a member? Click here to join for free.

If you do not log in before loading this page, you will be logged in as a Guest chatter and you will not be able to start private conversations.

How to change your photo

You must be logged in to change your photo. When logged in, click on Account Menu > My Profile > Change Profile Photo from the main navigation menu.

How to switch sounds on/off

Click the icon in the top right corner of the chat with the three horizontal lines:

Then click the sound option:

How to post a picture to the chat room

Click on the paperclip icon in the bottom left corner of the chat (only registered users can post images to the chat forum):

How to private chat

Hover over the speech bubble of a chatter or their chat name in the user list and click on the speech bubble to start a private chat (guest users cannot initiate a private chat):

How to ignore a chatter

Hover over the speech bubble of a chatter or their chat name in the user list and click on the small face with an x over the mouth to ignore a chatter:

How to identify staff

All staff members will have the phrase: JUST CHAT STAFF appear under their name in the main user list.

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