File Menu Send Menu Options Menu Web Menu Communities Menu Help Menu PowWow User Screen Name Minimizes window to taskbar. Closes PowWow. Maximize Advertisements Search Join a Community Registration Becky ice_angel Beth N. Lake Family List Work List Athena Recent Log-In Area Huntsman Community Friends List Add a Buddy Personal Communicator Web Menu Moderator Watch List User List Guides Scrollbar Answering Machine Status Bar Mini Browser Tabs Resigistration Bar Menu Bar Advertisements Buddy Window Mini Web Browser Answering Machine Send Instant Message Send Voice Message Request Voice Chat Send File Send URL Request Personal Chat Add to Community Watchlist Request to be a Buddy Connection Information View Picture View Homepage View Profile Select Drop Private Hear Reset All Moderator's Options Send Instant Message Send Voice Message Request Voice Chat Send File Send URL Request Personal Chat Online Visibilty Always on Top Personal Communicator Preferences Accounts Join Exit All Host Your Own Online Guide Tribal Voice Home Page White Pages PowWow News Chat Dictionary Free E-mail Cool Free Stuff Sound Schemes More Sounds PowWow Support Page PowWow FAQs Page Help File About System Information Technical Support Group Chat Bulletin Board Guest Book Games Auto-Connect at Startup Add to Address Administrate Blocking Book Exit Community Online Status Away Do Not Disturb Status Invisible Offline

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Navigator
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Example of right-clicking a name...

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PowWow 

WatchList WatchList, keeping track of chosen users.
Buddy Request Request is sent to ask to be a Buddy.
Select Select, seeing only this user's posts, others see you.
Drop Drop, you will not see or hear the user's posts.
Private Private, your posts are readable only by the user.
Hear Hear, hearing only the user.
Hear Reset All, clears checks to default.



Screen Name
This is the name that everyone will see for you on the screen, and you can change this very easily by going to options / configuration / preferences / user info, and edit the information at top. Click OK. Exit the community and re-enter to post the change in screen name.

 Minimize Minimize
Every window including PowWow has a mimimize button in the upper-right corner that you can click to reduce the window to the taskbar.

 Maximize-Restore Maximize-Restore
Every window including PowWow has a maximize/restore button in the upper-right corner that you can click to either expand the window to full screen width and heigth, or click again and reduce to your user defined size.

 Close Close
Every window including PowWow has an "X" Close button in the upper-right corner that you can click to close the window and quit the program.

File Menu
File Menu
The first menu is the File Menu which shows you very few different options compared to say, Microsoft Word's File Menu. This will either close your PowWow or set you to on line or off line status - like an on / off toggle. See also: Online Visibility. If you are in offline status then all messages sent to you will end up in your email account.

Send Menu
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Send Menu

Options Menu
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Options Menu

Accounts Accounts for making a new account, delete and old one, or change accounts or nicks.
Always on Top Always on Top for keeping the Navigator always visible in the foreground of your monitor.

Visibility Visibility
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Visibility

Online Status Online Status
This is the default Buddy List visibility option. It indicates to people who have you on their Buddy Lists that you are online and available.
Away Status Away Status
Select this visibility option to let people who have you on their Buddy Lists know that you are online but not currently available. This option also turns on your Answering Machine if it is not already active. Any messages you receive while you are away will go to your Answering Machine.
Do Not Disturb Status Do Not Disturb Status
Select this visibility option to let people who have you on their Buddy Lists know that you are online but busy and would prefer not to be disturbed. This option also turns on your Answering Machine if it is not already active. Any chat requests you receive will go to your Answering Machine.
Invisible Status Invisible Status
When you select this visibility option, your name will not appear on any Buddy Lists, although you will be able to see people on your Buddy List.
Offline Status Offline Status
When you select this visibility option, your name will not appear on any Buddy Lists, although you will be able to see people on your Buddy List.

Web Menu
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Web Menu

Communities Menu
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Communities Menu

Add Current Connection Exit All
This will "hang up" all communities you are currently logged into."

Help Menu
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Help Menu

Advertisements
Advertisements
Tribal has built the interface to have advertisements for various products, goods, and services. I am seriously considering advertising with Tribal - I think it would be a gas to run one for say 6 months...

Search
 Search
This is a cool little portal/search engine with many of the best of the best. It will search for the subject you type in the Find text entry box on whichever search engine your choose and display the results in your browser.

Registration Bar
This area tells you if you are configured and online in PowWow, MSNMS, and AIM. if the icons are black or red that means you still need to configure and buddy etc. If they are green that is what you want - it means online and configured.

Friends List
This is where you access your buddies. The list will show different icons for the various services and online-status of every buddy.

 Athena Athena
Notice the yellow icon, this means her online status is "Away". This usually means away-from-keyboard.

 Beth N. Beth N.
The green of the icon indicates Online - or available for chat, and is a MSNMS icon.

 Lake stars
This is the (online) buddy icon for PowWow.

 Ice Angel Ice Angel
See that it is the same MSNMS icon but grey which means that Ice Angel is offline.

Family List
Another category of buddying, having this extra area to put your friends in different lists becomes important when you have hundreds of buddies. Click Add and then choose a category before you add the buddy.

 ~Becky :) ~Becky :)
This is the online AIM icon, when the buddy is offline they do not have a grey icon.

Work List
This is a category of buddies just for work, which is a really good idea because not all people will be using PowWow the same way. I have been asked if you can be rid of one or more of these categories and I dont think you can. Maybe in future PowWows.

 Huntsman®----- Huntsman®-----
This icon is for Do Not Disturb. Messages will still be sent but it is proper netiquette to respect the privacy of your buddies especially if they are displaying the do not disturb status.

New Users Help
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New Users Help

Add Current Connection Exit Community
This will "hang up" the community you are currently logged into."

 Recent Logins Recent Logins
Notice the red "+" plus signs on the shoulder of the icon - this means a recent login to the community.

 Watch List Watch List
This icon is for user's that you want to keep track of in a community. To put someone on your watch list right click the name and select Add to Community Watch List. This brings them to the top of the users list.

 PowWow Users User List
This is the PowWow user icon which every user of PowWow gets by default.

Mini Web Browser Tabs!
This mini browser tabs area is perhaps the most exciting news to come out of Tribal since the beginning. Imagine the same feature expanded upon by the Programmer's at Tribal over the next few years. As far as I am concerned this feature is THE turning point of PowWow and the direction of the future. There are a few categories and items to investigate here, but it really shows potential.

Status Bar
Double click the status bar and see a log of actions in the order in which they occured. Sometimes I use this just to find out which buddy just logged on.

Scroll Bar
The scrollbar moves or "scrolls" the list up and down, with 150 users in a room or so the list can become quite long.

Mark Masters PowWow