For all of those who are not familiar with the chat interface. In order to join the chat room, You will need to be a registered with Smoking Meat Forums. Register here In this tutorial we will first learn to navigate through the chat interface. Then we will learn to do some customizing. Navigation Joining; To join just click the chat at the top right of your page as shown below! Image-1 You will be defaulted into the "Around the smoker" Chat room. Most members use this room. The room may become overcrowded and you may want to create or join another room. You may also want to send a private message or view a profile from chat. Here's how! Joining different rooms; To join a different room click the Grey box with the black up and down arrows to get the drop down menu to select the room you want to join. (as shown below) Image-2 Adding rooms; To add a room of your own just click the "add" button and you will get the dialog box to add a room. Then type the name you want the room to be called, Then click create In this tutorial I'm adding "glued2it's Tutorial" If you want your room to be private, You can add a password. Image-3 Now if you look at the who's on chat , You see the room you created! Image-4 Private message and public profile; If you like to send a chat PM or see a public profile, Just click the users name. Image-5 Customizing Some members like to customize the color of there text that is displayed to others. Changing text color; To change the text color, Click the white box with the small down arrow to select a color as shown below. Some colors may be difficult to read!!!!!!!!!! Image-6 When certain text color become difficult to read, You may want to change your background color. Changing background colors; This will be a 2 step process. Step 1: To change your background color, first click the options button. Image-7 Then Click the "Main background" box under the the "themes" tab to select a color. (shown below) Your color will not change immediately. you have to proceed to the next step. Image-8 Step2: In order for your colors to show up you will have to select the "effects" tab. Then you will have to adjust the "transparency" slider bar to adjust the lightness or darkness of color choice. In this tutorial I chose black Image-9 Avatar's; If you will notice the image above, You choose avatar's too. Just click the check box and you can scroll till you find the avatar of your choice. That should cover most of what you can do in chat, feel free to dig around and see what else you can do! Have fun and I'll see you in chat! Can I get a sticky?