IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Built In Forum Chat - Feedback
Psy
post May 7 2010, 12:53 PM
Post #1


You'll Never Walk Alone
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 359
Joined: 1-August 04
From: Newcastle, England
Member No.: 1
XBL Gamertag: Psyware
PSN Name: Psycopsy
Xfire Identity: Psyware



I've just had an email from a guy at Comet Chat, a company who make a facebook chat style add on for IPB which I presume allows you to chat with people who are online on the forum in real time. It's only $50 so I'm thinking of getting it, but I was just wondering if you guys thought it was something worth using. It could also be put on the main website too I think.

Check out their website http://www.cometchat.com/ and let me know if you think it's something worth having.


--------------------
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
PabloHoneyOle
post May 7 2010, 03:15 PM
Post #2


Boss
Group Icon

Group: Gold Member
Posts: 1,285
Joined: 6-May 08
Member No.: 40,397



It wouldn't be bad.

Might decrease some of the meaningless banter that our forums have become and then kill the forums.
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
demon
post May 7 2010, 03:44 PM
Post #3


Capo
*********

Group: Members
Posts: 1,084
Joined: 29-August 08
From: underworld
Member No.: 42,672



I think that a chatbox will draw away attention from the forum and I believe the forum is slow enough as it is now. I hate to sound this negative but I think it would not be worth it even if the guy payed you $50 to install it.
Most people have Yahoo or MSN anyway.


--------------------
The new GTA 5 website. GTA 5 forums.
QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 31 2010, 06:37 AM) *

That's for you ^
Use it in your sig or avatar because you are very special.

QUOTE (TF)
for being a little bitch
Edited by TF.
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DuPz0r
post May 7 2010, 09:11 PM
Post #4


Still Standing
Group Icon

Group: Gold Member
Posts: 1,433
Joined: 3-August 04
From: London, England
Member No.: 439
PSN Name: BushkaUK



I don't tend to use chat much, i prefer looking at threads. Call me old fashioned, but I agree it wont get used as much as the forum.


--------------------
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
TreeFitty
post May 7 2010, 10:11 PM
Post #5


[ShitKickers] Posse
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 3,576
Joined: 4-April 07
From: NJ ~ NYC
Member No.: 35,531
PSN Name: therealtreefitty



I don't see it being very useful either. We have PM's and no one uses the chat we already have. It gets old.


--------------------
gta 5

People say I'm crazy for running into burning buildings. I say I'm crazy because I do it for free.
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Psy
post May 8 2010, 03:07 AM
Post #6


You'll Never Walk Alone
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 359
Joined: 1-August 04
From: Newcastle, England
Member No.: 1
XBL Gamertag: Psyware
PSN Name: Psycopsy
Xfire Identity: Psyware



Ithink this one would be different though. It's a bar along the bottom of the screen, which features games and a live chat room with everyone on the site... I use facebook chat when I could send people messages or wall posts, so I could see it being used, but I agree with not paying that much for it. Maybe we could trial a free alternative or something.


--------------------
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Marney1
post May 8 2010, 03:14 AM
Post #7


Godfather
Group Icon

Group: Gold Member
Posts: 3,416
Joined: 18-February 09
Member No.: 48,547



I'm using something very similar but it only allows 1-on-1 chat with another member although you can open several windows - one for each member you're talking to - and it's always being used. Does this one allow several members to chat 'together' rather than 1-on-1?

This post has been edited by Marney1: May 8 2010, 03:15 AM
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Darth Sexy
post May 8 2010, 03:23 AM
Post #8


The Thunder Down Under
Group Icon

Group: Gold Member
Posts: 410
Joined: 4-December 04
From: Storming through red clouds and Holocaust winds
Member No.: 6,214



If it allows members to chat together, while still on the forum I think it'd be pretty cool. 1 on 1 probably wouldn't be so useful.


--------------------

QUOTE(Lmoz96 @ Jul 27 2009, 08:31 PM) [snapback]1514882[/snapback]
Marney1... you know that I can literatly kill you
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Qdeathstar
post May 8 2010, 04:15 AM
Post #9


My Penis, Your ass. Lets go.
Group Icon

Group: Gold Member
Posts: 420
Joined: 2-August 04
From: Virginia Beach
Member No.: 14



I'd much rather get the forums working correctly. Its really annoying to have to post before the quotes.


...

Besides, we've had IRC java chat which is just about the same thing as this and it wasn't that great. Personally, i'd rather make a topic than use some chatterbox. Buy your mum some nices flowers instead, Psy... Mothers day is comming soon.
QUOTE (Psy @ May 7 2010, 01:53 PM) *
I've just had an email from a guy at Comet Chat, a company who make a facebook chat style add on for IPB which I presume allows you to chat with people who are online on the forum in real time. It's only $50 so I'm thinking of getting it, but I was just wondering if you guys thought it was something worth using. It could also be put on the main website too I think.

Check out their website http://www.cometchat.com/ and let me know if you think it's something worth having.


--------------------

Seether - Country Song
Download Now

QUOTE (Massacre @ Aug 26 2010, 04:28 PM) *
I've found it's impossible to be more human than human. Inhuman, however, is easy.



Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ENVi3
post May 8 2010, 05:10 AM
Post #10


Numbers Runner
Group Icon

Group: Gold Member
Posts: 262
Joined: 3-August 04
From: KCMO
Member No.: 262



i remember the IRC Chat a few years ago.
i don't think it was anything useful really. unless you wanted to hear Psycho sing karaoke, lol.

and also I agree with QD about the Full Reply not working with Firefox thing.


--------------------


Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Heartless
post May 8 2010, 05:16 AM
Post #11


The universe goes on forever and we are alone
Group Icon

Group: Gold Member
Posts: 937
Joined: 3-October 04
From: Disney World: Dahmerland!
Member No.: 2,164



It sounds better then what we have now.


--------------------



QUOTE (Qdeathstar @ Mar 13 2009, 01:45 AM) *
The reason is that when heartless says something stupid, he really means it and believes it.

“They refer to me as an uneducated barbarian. Yes, we are barbarians. We want to be barbarians, it is an honored title to us. We shall rejuvenate the world. This world is near its end.”

Die Zeiten haben sich geändert.
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
demon
post May 8 2010, 05:51 PM
Post #12


Capo
*********

Group: Members
Posts: 1,084
Joined: 29-August 08
From: underworld
Member No.: 42,672



QUOTE (Psy @ May 8 2010, 05:07 AM) *
Ithink this one would be different though. It's a bar along the bottom of the screen, which features games and a live chat room with everyone on the site... I use facebook chat when I could send people messages or wall posts, so I could see it being used, but I agree with not paying that much for it. Maybe we could trial a free alternative or something.

Is this a bar that will appear on every forum page? I don't want the pages to get heavier and slower which is inevitable if more JS is added. I hope it will be possible to disable it in the user CP.


--------------------
The new GTA 5 website. GTA 5 forums.
QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 31 2010, 06:37 AM) *

That's for you ^
Use it in your sig or avatar because you are very special.

QUOTE (TF)
for being a little bitch
Edited by TF.
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DuffMan
post May 8 2010, 08:09 PM
Post #13


I got 99 donuts cause a bitch ate one.
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 387
Joined: 1-August 04
Member No.: 3



Unless there's an option in the controls to deactivate it completely - i.e. so the bar doesn't load anymore, not just set me as offline - I'm going to say no. These things always make the page take longer to load, and scrolling becomes jerky. We have enough ways to communicate off the forums if we really need to - which I haven't for at least two or three years now, with exception of a few of the staff on MSN. I'm getting bored of websites taking social/Web 2.0 features and applying them where they aren't necessary.


--------------------
Achievements
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 1st August 2014 - 02:08 PM

GTA 5 | GTA San Andreas | Red Dead Redemption | GTA 4