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Poll: Do you want a live chatroom in the forum?

PostPosted: June 28th, 2014, 6:53 pm
by eurobrat
Would anyone have an interest in a live chat feature, group style? I think it would be a cool thing to have and could talk to members in realtime when bored. Facebook is not cutting it I think some kind of Java chat applet or something like IRC would be cool.

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Cast your vote above!

Re: HA live chatroom

PostPosted: June 30th, 2014, 7:02 pm
by Jester
eurobrat wrote:Would anyone have an interest in a live chat feature, group style? I think it would be a cool thing to have and could talk to members in realtime when bored. Facebook is not cutting it I think some kind of Java chat applet or something like IRC would be cool.


Great idea!

Re: HA live chatroom

PostPosted: July 3rd, 2014, 3:16 pm
by eurobrat
Jester wrote:
eurobrat wrote:Would anyone have an interest in a live chat feature, group style? I think it would be a cool thing to have and could talk to members in realtime when bored. Facebook is not cutting it I think some kind of Java chat applet or something like IRC would be cool.


Great idea!


Exactly, I imagine myself done with the day and go and grab a cold beer and talk to you guys. Also would be cool if the chatroom had tome kind of picture share feature.

If only we can get Winston to stop being lazy and get his shit together :lol:

PostPosted: July 3rd, 2014, 7:27 pm
by Billy
Yeah I would like it too. He should stop thinking abut gay stuff like Bruce Lee and do the job :)

Re: HA live chatroom

PostPosted: July 3rd, 2014, 11:56 pm
by fschmidt
eurobrat wrote:Exactly, I imagine myself done with the day and go and grab a cold beer and talk to you guys. Also would be cool if the chatroom had tome kind of picture share feature.

If only we can get Winston to stop being lazy and get his shit together :lol:

If you post a link to a chatroom, I can pin your post to the top of the forum.

PostPosted: July 9th, 2014, 10:37 am
by Winston
Eurobrat,
What would be the advantage of benefit of having a live chat window?
Wouldn't it slow the forum down?
I remember OrientExpat had one but it slowed the forum down or caused it to reload a lot.
Can you post those links again to the scripts you found about installing a live chat?

I'm going to turn this thread into a poll, if you don't mind, so we can have a vote.

PostPosted: July 9th, 2014, 10:41 am
by Winston
Ok I've turned this thread into a poll. Please cast your vote above!

PostPosted: July 13th, 2014, 10:00 am
by eurobrat
Ok I like this applet is nice and clean.

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... 0&t=543865

PostPosted: July 13th, 2014, 10:29 am
by Winston
Eurobrat,
Here are the links you posted for the chatroom before:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... 0&t=543865
http://www.123flashchat.com/phpbb3-install-mod
http://www.rumbletalk.com/phpbb-chat-plugin.php
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... w_version/

Which one of those is best? Which one would not slow down the page load time or cause the page to keep refreshing?

PostPosted: July 13th, 2014, 10:33 am
by eurobrat
This free one is best, https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... 0&t=543865

It uses AJAX which is solid technology. I don't like flash, which one of them uses and theres a monthly fee.

PostPosted: July 13th, 2014, 11:28 am
by Jester
eurobrat wrote:
If only we can get Winston to stop being lazy and get his shit together :lol:




Billy wrote:
Yeah I would like it too. He should stop thinking abut gay stuff like Bruce Lee and do the job :)




So with the new chatroom... we could pick on Winston.... daily...

:idea: 8) :idea:

PostPosted: July 13th, 2014, 11:30 am
by eurobrat
Jester wrote:
eurobrat wrote:If only we can get Winston to stop being lazy and get his shit together :lol:

Billy wrote:Yeah I would like it too. He should stop thinking abut gay stuff like Bruce Lee and do the job :)


So with the new chatroom... we could pick on Winston.... daily...


Every minute :lol:

I'm really looking forward to a live chat feature, it's a separate thing then making posts. Since a few of us stay in contact via skype, facebook or email. I think this is a good solution to communication on the forum.

PostPosted: July 13th, 2014, 11:42 am
by Winston
Eurobrat,
You never answered my question. What's the benefit or advantage of having a live chat box?

PostPosted: July 13th, 2014, 11:48 am
by eurobrat
Winston wrote:Eurobrat,
You never answered my question. What's the benefit or advantage of having a live chat box?


Forum members can connect easily within the forum. Instead right now I'm using facebook chat, skype and email and even whats app with all the members.

It will provide an easy place to go to when we just want to chat in realtime. The forum will remain the same for discussions, but maybe if i'm like bored at 5pm and feel like chatting with the members, I know I could find them on the chat.

I think this will also show were even more connected as a community and attract new members to the forum.

I see it as a nice feature for the community.

PostPosted: July 20th, 2014, 7:21 am
by Winston
Ok I found some scripts for live chatrooms for the current version of the forum. I'll pick the best one and install it now and see how it works. Hopefully, it will just show a link where you can choose to open the chatroom if you click on it, that will not slow down the forum. I'll keep you all updated.