Moderated Events

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Note: These examples work only with a VOLANO Chat Pro Server.

An auditorium allows you to have large events with moderators, guests, and an audience. The auditorium is divided between moderators and guests on stage and all others in the audience. Chat messages from audience members are sent only to moderators on stage who can then post selected questions or comments to the auditorium. Everyone in the auditorium sees chat messages sent from those on stage.

Stage entrance

Moderators and guests enter the auditorium through the stage entrance, denoted by applets with the stage parameter set to true. You can restrict the stage entrance to a particular part of your Web site by defining the VOLANO Chat Pro Server entrance.stage URL prefix property. Although both the stage entrance and a normal entrance are shown on this page for demonstration purposes, you will probably want to protect the stage entrance Web page with a password. The auditorium chat room is created dynamically when either a moderator or a guest enter on stage.

Moderator

A moderator is a VolanoChat applet administrator who enters on stage. You must first set the admin.password server property before you can access the server as an administrator. You must also authorize this Web page as a stage entrance by defining its URL (or the URL of a parent directory) with the entrance.stage server property.

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The applet tag for this applet is the same as the normal VolanoChat applet except for the following additional parameters:

<param name="admin" value="true" />
<param name="stage" value="true" />
<param name="group" value="Sample Moderated Event" />
<param name="topic" value="Join us in a live interview at 6:00 PM!" />

Guest

A guest is a normal VolanoChat applet user who enters on stage. You must first authorize this Web page as a stage entrance by defining its URL (or the URL of a parent directory) with the entrance.stage server property.

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The applet tag for this applet is the same as the normal VolanoChat applet except for the following additional parameters:

<param name="stage" value="true" />
<param name="group" value="Sample Moderated Event" />
<param name="topic" value="Join us in a live interview at 6:00 PM!" />

Audience entrance

All other users can enter the audience part of the auditorium for the moderated event.

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