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Default Chat Room Creation HELP!

I am trying to create a basic chat room and am having much difficulty. Can anyone please help?

<%@ language="VBScript"%>

'if form has not been submitted it will ask you to enter a chat name
if isempty(Request.Form("OK")) then
   theMessage1 = "Enter the name you would like to go by during this chat:"
'code runs when the form is submitted
'check if chat name has been entered
 if isempty (Request.Form("chatName")) or Request.Form("chatName") = "" then
   theMessage1 = "Please enter a Chat Name."
 'connection is established
 'session variable chatname is set to name supplied by user
 Session("chatName") = Request.Form("chatName")
 'text of thread is set to an empty string
 Session("Thread") = ""

 set RSLastEntry = MyConn.Execute("select Max(ChatID) as MaxID from ChatRoom")
 'checks to see the last entry in the dbs
 'if none then it is set to 0
   if isnumeric(RSLastEntry("MaxID")) then
   Session("LastEntry") = RSLastEntry("MaxID")
   Session("LastEntry") = 0
   end if
 'user is directed to the chat page
 Response.Redirect "chat.htm"
 end if
end if


<title>Live Chat Room</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<center><span class="top"><b>Welcome to the Chat Room</b></span>
<form action="../../private/chatRoom/index.asp" method="post">
  <p class="btext">
<% Response.Write theMessage1 %><p>
<input type="text" name="chatName" size="25" maxlength="22"><p>
<input type="submit" value="OK" name="OK">

chat.htm is a frameset with two frames

body.asp --
<%@ Language=VBScript %>

'connection included to the db, retrieve any new threads
 'retrieve any new entries entered after the last entry was received

 set RSMessage = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
 MySQL = "SELECT ChatID, Message FROM ChatRoom WHERE ChatID > " & Session("LastEntry")
 RSMessage.Open MySQL, conn

'code loops through each record
 while RSMessage.Eof = false
'append new message to the current thread
 Session("Thread") = Session("Thread") & RSMessage("Message") & chr(13)
 'next time page refreshes it will not grab the old message
 Session("LastEntry") = RSMessage("ChatID")

<title>Body for the Chat Room</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="15">
<p><span class="otext"><b>Chat Window</b></span><p>
<textarea rows=13 cols=70 name="chatWindow" WRAP=VIRTUAL readonly>
<% Response.Write Session("Thread") %></textarea>

and footer.asp --
<%@ Language=VBScript %>

if isempty(Request.Form("Submit")) then
 'initial message to the user
 'listed in html part
 TheMessage1 = "Please use the form below to sign the guestbook."
 TheMessage2 = "Note that fields with *** are required."
 TheMessage3 = ""
'temporary variables to hold the data
 theName = Request.Form("theName")
 Email = Request.Form("Email")
 Location = Request.Form("Location")
 Comments = Request.Form("Comments")

'check validation of Name
  if isempty (Request.Form("theName")) or Request.Form("theName") = "" then
   TheMessage1 = "The form was not submitted."
   TheMessage2 = "Name is required!"

  'check validation of email
  elseif isempty(Request.Form("Email")) or Request.Form("Email") = "" then
   TheMessage1 = "The form was not submitted."
   TheMessage2 = "Email Address is required!"

  elseif instr(Request.Form("Email"), "@") = 0 or instr(Request.Form("Email"), ".") = 0 then
   TheMessage1 = "The form was not submitted."
   TheMessage2 = "Email address is invalid!"

 'form has been submitted
 'send info to database
 TheMessage1 = "Thanks " & theName & " for signing my book"
 TheMessage2 = "Your entry will be reviewed prior to posting."
 TheMessage3 = "<a href='guestBook.asp'>View the Guestbook</a> " & " || " & " <a href='signBook.asp'>Return Home</a>"

 'combine the message to send to my email address
 'EmailMessage = "Sign-In entry to be reviewed for posting:" & chr(13) & chr(13)
  '13 creates a new line in the message
 'EmailMessage = EmailMessage & "Name: " & theName & chr(13)
 'EmailMessage = EmailMessage & "Email Address: " & Email & chr(13)
 'EmailMessage = EmailMessage & "Location: " & Location & chr(13)
 'EmailMessage = EmailMessage & "Comments: " & Comments & chr(13)

 'set connection to email the message
 'set objMail = CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")
 'send message to my email address
 'parameter is to who, from, subject, message
 'objMail.Send "nidia_villarreal@oxy.com", Request.Form("Email"), _
 '"New Entry into the GuestBook!", cstr(EmailMessage)
 'destroy the objMail
 'set objMail = nothing

 'insert data into the database
 dim MySQL
 MySQL = "INSERT INTO SignIn (theDate, theName, Email, Location, Comments)"
 MySQL = MySQL & " VALUES ('" & Date() & "','"
 MySQL = MySQL & theName &"','"
 MySQL = MySQL & Email &"','"
 MySQl = MySQL & Location &"','"
 MySQL = MySQL & Comments &"')"


 end if
end if

<title>Sign Guest Book</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<% Response.Write TheMessage1 %><br>
<% Response.Write TheMessage2 %><p>
<% Response.Write TheMessage3 %></center>

  <% if TheMessage1 <> "Thanks " & theName & " for signing my book" then%>

<form method="post" action="signBook.asp" name="sign">
<table align="center" width="65%" border="0" bordercolor="#CC9900" cellspacing="6" cellpadding="10">
      <td width="35%">Name:***</td>
  <td><input type="text" name="theName" value="<%= theName %>" size="30" maxlength="28"></td>
  <td>E-mail Address:***</td>
  <td><input type="text" name="Email" value="<%= Email %>" size="30" maxlength="28"></td>
  <td><input type="text" name="Location" value="<%= Location %>" size="30" maxlength="28"></td>
  <td valign="top">Comments:</td>
  <td align="left"><textarea rows="4" cols="40" name="Comments" value="<%= Comments %>"></textarea></td>
  <td colspan=2><center><input type="submit" value="Submit" name="Submit"></center></td>
<% end if %>

Any help is greatly appreciated!!



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It would greatly help if you can point out the exact problem you're having.

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Maybe a stupid question but why this:

MySQL = MySQL & Comments &"')"


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