Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chat Tip #1 - Avatar Order

In the wonderful world of Etsy chat, we learn to recognize familiar "faces" in the form of their avatars. And the order of those avatars tells us something too.

Here's the same chat room, seen from outside:
And seen from inside:




The difference? When viewed from outside, the avatars are arranged in order of how long the Etsian has been in the room (longest first). From within the room, avatars line up based on how long the person has been an Etsy member with that ID (again, longest first). Cool, eh?

Learn more about using chat in Chat Tip #2 - Names Auto-Complete

12 comments:

  1. Interesting. I never realized that.
    AudreyGardenLady at etsy

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  2. That is cool! I wondered why I was always near the front of the line once I got in a chat room! Neat!

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  3. Except for me!! I always go before HeathensHearth in the room, but she's been an etsy seller longer than me :)

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  4. I just thought it was random, who knew!

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  5. I had no clue about about it...pretty cool!

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  6. Woah. Learn something new everyday.

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  7. Yer so cool, jswrites. Long live the Chat team! Whoo hoo!

    heartsabustin

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  8. No wonder we always get an "avatar shuffle" when we are trying to click on someone.

    It's nice to know, thanks jswrites!

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  9. I love learning things like that! (although I have no idea why :-D)

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  10. I've been wondering if that was random or had some logic. Thanks for sharing this!

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