Hosting Chat Communities

Create a Moderated Channel

In a moderated channel, only channel operators or speakers (those who have been granted a 'voice') can talk. Moderated channels are often used for chat events, both large and small.

To create a moderated channel:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the Channels folder for the chat community where you want to create a moderated channel.

    Chat Communities

    1. Chat_community_name
    2. Channels
  3. Right-click the Channels folder, click New, and then click Channel.
  4. In the Name box, type the name of the channel. Be sure to precede the channel name with a valid channel prefix (#, &, %#, or %&).
  5. On the Access tab, in Host, type a password. Each speaker must use the Host password to join the channel.
  6. Estimate the number of chat users that you expect to participate, and then type that number in Number of users allowed in channel.
  7. On the Modes tab, in Speaking restrictions, choose one of the following channel modes for the chat event participants:

Related Topics

Create a Registered Channel