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Frequently Asked Questions (Chat)

Why did the chatroom move from powertochange.com to thelife.com?

Powertochange.com is being appropriated to showcase the ministries under the umbrella of Power to Change, Canada. It is being phased out as a content strategy. Depending on the target audience, the best content from powertochange.com is being moved either to thelife.com or issuesiface.com. We've decided that thelife.com is best suited to host chat.

Why does chat look different now? (Why did features change? Where did the old ones go?)

The platform looks different because it is a different software. Unfortunately, no chat software had every feature on our wish list, so we chose the best available option after researching several platforms. We now have extra features we never had before, but there are a few features we've had to give up for the time being.

Can I register a username? Do I have to register?

You may log in without registration or choose to register a unique username at chatroll.com. Any password resets are handled at that site as well. Please note that their privacy policies will apply to any information you share on your registration. (Chatroll is not a part of Power to Change or The Life Project.)

I couldn’t register my nickname, and I’ve used it for years.

Registered usernames are handled through chatroll.com. Someone in another Chatroll chatroom may have registered a nickname that you’ve used on our sites. You are welcome to choose a variation.

Is the same team (and same organization) still maintaining this chat room?

Yes! We think thelife.com is a great home for chat and we hope you do too!

Why can’t I ignore a user who is causing trouble?

Ignore User is not a feature supported by the new software. No software had every feature on our wish list, so we chose the best one after researching several platforms. Our Chat Team will assist with any problems as much as possible when we are available. You may also use Trouble Report to alert the team to any difficulties experienced in the room.

I see someone in the room but they aren’t talking. Why won’t they answer me?

They may be away from their keyboard or have forgotten to log off. (It helps if chatters log off when they leave chat as a general rule, but we all know it’s very easy to forget!)

How can I help make this a welcoming and safe community for others?

Greet newcomers and include them in the conversation. Don’t pressure others to share more than they are comfortable sharing. Wherever possible, seek to listen well and to understand. Showing respect to all, even those with different opinions, helps to make this a safe place. Remember that written communication does not allow you to see the nuances of body language that you use to assertain meaning in face-to-face interactions. Therefore, chatter's words may appear more direct or abrasive than they intend. Try to assume the best.

Why does the user list sometimes list “viewers”?

Site visitors may now view the room in real time before logging in. If someone is on the page and has not yet logged into the room, those in the room will be notified by the counter’s indicator of number of “viewers.”