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Not so Live Chat!

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8 years 8 months ago #1874 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK created the topic: Not so Live Chat!
Hey all,

I've spent a lot of time getting Live Chat working as we'd like and integrating it into the forum board index page. Before I invest more time into this I'd like some indication of how many would use it as, to date, it's hardly been used.

One advantage of it would be that server admins could sit in chat and be more available rather than in Messenger. To talk to us you just need to be registered here on the forum. Chat would be realtime and any server/player issues could be addressed almost instantly.

Feedback please...

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8 years 8 months ago #1875 by S.A.F GOATKILLER?
S.A.F GOATKILLER? replied the topic: Re: Not so Live Chat!
it was used more when it was on the front page instead of clicking to enter into it.

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8 years 8 months ago #1876 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re: Not so Live Chat!

it was used more when it was on the front page instead of clicking to enter into it.


Define "used more"... do you mean you saw lots of silly posts left behind by people hours and hours before? Was there anything useful?

A few reasons why it was changed...
  • It ruined the front page
  • You never knew if the post you could see was new or old (no time stamping)
  • It had to be attached to a "dummy" forum board
  • When you entered chat the older users would disappear
  • The message area was very small
  • It was slow and hosted elsewhere
  • No user validation, so open to spam attacks
  • You had to manually change your name (even if you were logged into the forum)
  • No source code

Would be interested to hear from others... old chat or new...

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8 years 7 months ago #1974 by S.A.F GOATKILLER?
S.A.F GOATKILLER? replied the topic: Re: Not so Live Chat!
i think it was more a new toy, it was right in your face and open, now its a bit hidden, its useful thou

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8 years 6 months ago #2706 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot replied the topic: Re: Not so Live Chat!
use it like secure comms?

Like my setup, pc in front, laptop on left in chat, laptop on right for whatever distraction is flavour of the day lol.

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