The RumorMonger Display
The RumorMonger window has three parts--the 'message' area, the
'status' area, and the 'add rumor' area. The 'message' area is where the
rumors are listed and the selected one is displayed. The 'status' area
shows how many rumors have been exchanged and the status of
communication with other RumorMongers. The 'add rumor' area is where
you can create new rumors.
Creating a New Rumor
To add a rumor, select 'Create Rumor' from the 'Actions' menu. In the
dialog that appears, the user can enter the text of the rumor, as well
as an expiration date. Enter your rumor, and choose an expiration date.
Click on 'Send Message'. The rumor creation dialog should disappear.
The main window should appear with your newly entered rumor in the
unread list box on the left.
First click on a rumor in the list box on the right. The full text of
the rumor will be shown in the lower part of the window.
The left-hand list box holds unread rumors. When you click on the
rumor name in that list box, it will move to the right-hand list box
(since it now has been read). Its text should now be shown in the
lower part of the window.
Last modified on 20 Jul 1998 by AO
Copyright © 2016 Andrew Oliver