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FreezingFire
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:42 pm    Post subject: Forum Chat Reply with quote

Recently a chat was implemented on this forum. Please treat it with care,
any people found abusing it will be dealt with necessary action.

Swearing and profanity is not allowed.

Credits:
- FreezingFire (idea & main programming)
- Skit3000 (help with getting username, also programming and improvements)
- Vic (sounds, smiley enhancements, and other nice things)

Thanks to all who helped put it together. Smile

BBCode and Smilies work with this chat.

Happy chatting Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the chat thing looks good...can i suggest that it be in a separate resizable window?

also, when it refreshes, could it scroll down to the last message entered

also, i found it very annoying scrolling down the list to catch up with what has been said, to find that i am sent to the top of the list after each refresh...this means that i have to rescroll after each refresh to find my last spot to keep on reading and to keep on reading from there to catch up...

finally, as i gathered from what others have said, for some reason the inputs are not listed in the correct order...mine ended up second from the top when it should have been a long way down...this also meant that i don't know if anyone answered my input

hope you don't mind my making these suggestions

thanks to ff and skit for what they have done so far Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serge wrote:
the chat thing looks good...can i suggest that it be in a separate resizable window?


It's a good suggestion, however, if we don't put the chat box on the
forum directly, then it is likely that people will not use it as much.

Serge wrote:
also, when it refreshes, could it scroll down to the last message entered


I will take a look at this - I could not get it to work because when I had
it so it decended, it only showed the first 20 messages instead of the last
20 messages. However I have some ideas that I will try.

Serge wrote:
also, i found it very annoying scrolling down the list to catch up with what has been said, to find that i am sent to the top of the list after each refresh...this means that i have to rescroll after each refresh to find my last spot to keep on reading and to keep on reading from there to catch up...


There's no way to fix this. Sad However, you can look at http://forum.vdsworld.com/chat for a full-screen view.

Serge wrote:
hope you don't mind my making these suggestions


No problem, suggestions are good. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ff wrote

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It's a good suggestion, however, if we don't put the chat box on the forum directly, then it is likely that people will not use it as much.


good point and fair enough...

ff wrote

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I will take a look at this - I could not get it to work because when I had
it so it decended, it only showed the first 20 messages instead of the last
20 messages. However I have some ideas that I will try.


don't worry, given that the new messages show up at the top and that after each refresh, we are taken to the top of the list to view the lastest entry, i reckon you should leave it as it is...i misunderstood the whole thing thinking that like a chat program the new entries were at the bottom

i'm enjoying it more now that i understand better how the entries work...new ones at the top

good work guys

serge

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll put a note that the newest entries are on the top to avoid confusion. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm, is it possible to only have the chat window on the main forum
page instead of all the pages?

Having it on every page now puts a task on the loading of all the pages
here and is a bit harsh for those who do not have broadband connections.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible to offer two options for this chat? Allow either to have the
chat on the pages themselves, or as seperate window?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garrett, I'll try to make up something that the chat will only show on the main forum pages. On the other forums will apear a link which will open a new window for the chat... Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I've made some minor changes to the chat script:
- The chat will display a message when a users logs in at the forum
- A sound will be played when somebody submits a message
- All smilies are supported

Happy chattin' Wink,
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent vic...i was going to suggest that a list of who was logged in at the time be displayed...but you beat me to it Very Happy

are you aware of the message i just saw on it today "Last message was 298824 hours, 53 minutes and 50 seconds ago..."?

could the popup chat box be a bit taller as the bottom of the window is roughly 1/4 up from the bottom of my input box...or is it just me who has it like that?

thanks again for all your hard work guys...it certainly seems to be a popular addition to the forum

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also every time I visit a page with the chatbox on it, I hear the log in sound. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we have this CHAT window as an option please???!!!!

Personally I find it intrusive...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FreezingFire wrote:
Also every time I visit a page with the chatbox on it, I hear the log in sound. Confused


Strange... normally it would only play that sound when the last message id that's stored in a session is different from the last message that is displayed Confused
You could have a look at it yourselve, I don't have time to it myself since I've an English test tomorrow... You can find the it in display.php.

Best regards,
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serge wrote:

are you aware of the message i just saw on it today "Last message was 298824 hours, 53 minutes and 50 seconds ago..."?


This counter doesn't work anymore since I implemented the changes I mentioned above Embarassed. It did work again yesterday evening, but now it doesn't Confused I think Skit is the only one who can fix it....

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arcray wrote:
Can we have this CHAT window as an option please???!!!!

Personally I find it intrusive...


I don't find it so intrusive but the sound needs to stop playing every time you open a page that has the chat window on it. It is a real annoyance when I am trying to browse messages on the forum and I constantly have to listen to the sound file playing. Maybe it would be the best option to just have it only as a seperate window.

My two cents,
Mark
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