Enough already! Let's replace the chat software!!!

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Enough already! Let's replace the chat software!!!

Post by Mr Toastz » Wed Dec 12, 2001 2:31 am

Hey all!<br><br>I have requested several times over the last six months that we find different chat software for this site. Several people have complained at various times about not being able to enter the chat room. Some may not make it in at all and give up from frustration, and thus are never able to chat with us.<br><br>Well, tonight despite several attempts to log into chat, the longest I could hold a connection was 2 minutes. I was even informed that I was banned, which is just silly. And yes, I realize that the server I use is a small part of the problem, but seeing I am not the only one having issues, my point stands.<br><br>So, here's the deal. it is time to find a better option for chat software. Anyone with suggestions kindly post in this thread.<br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub70.ezboard.com/umrtoastz.show ... uage=EN>Mr Toastz</A>  <IMG HEIGHT=10 WIDTH=10 SRC="http://www.ezboard.com/ezgfx/gicons/black_ball.gif" BORDER=0> at: 12/14/01 12:06:18 am<br></i>

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Some criteria to keep in mind for new chat software

Post by Mr Toastz » Wed Dec 12, 2001 2:56 am

May I humbly suggest when looking at various chat software packages, that you keep the following guidelines in mind...<br><br>1) Everyone should be able to use it without having to install any software. <br><br>2) should work well with all major browsers<br><br>3) free or very inexpensive<br><br>4) needs to be able to support up to a dozen or more users at one time<br><br>5) Shirlbot should be compatable with the new chat software (request more than a requirement)<br><br><br>Things that might be a nice addition to what we have now, but not required-<br><br>1) emoticons<br>2) can't think of anything else at the moment<br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Some criteria to keep in mind for new chat software

Post by blue » Wed Dec 12, 2001 4:29 am

Looking <p>-----------------------------------if you cant fix your own problems of at least find a way to, then there is no need for you to own a computer.</p><i></i>
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Re: Some criteria to keep in mind for new chat software

Post by Nohr » Wed Dec 12, 2001 4:38 am

I'm looking as well. For ShirlBot to work it will need to be IRC based. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Some criteria to keep in mind for new chat software

Post by Nohr » Wed Dec 12, 2001 5:18 am

Something to try. It's a free java applet which connects to an irc server. It has smilies and text colors. ShirlBot and Trillian users will be able to connect to it just fine and chat with the Java applet users. It does have a banner ad though, but I suppose that comes with the territory. A more worrisome problem is that it's rather slow to connect, somewhere in the realm of a half minute or more. It appears they've had recent server problems of some sort, so maybe this is just temporary.<br><br>Anyway, try it out and give me feedback. And like I said, it's slow to connect (at the moment at least) so be a little patient.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://nohr.darktech.org/k6chat.htm">no ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>

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I'm cooler now, but beta chat room would not connect for me

Post by Mr Toastz » Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:15 pm

Hey!<br><br>I'm a little cooler now, but we really need to resolve this as it is a major weak point of our site<br><br>The chat room you came up with Nohr looks nice but would not connect for me. Anyone else have any luck with it?<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Yes the freechat softare hates me now

Post by Mr Toastz » Thu Dec 13, 2001 9:36 pm

I can't get in to continue our conversation<br><br>Try this link<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.freecenter.com/chat.html">ww ... <!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>The Bravenet looked kinda interesting, but I didn't explore it further. I like the fact that this site has reviews for the various chat room software packages.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Yes the freechat softare hates me now

Post by blue » Fri Dec 14, 2001 1:21 am

I also could not connect, nohr knows this, I just have to post this to rub it in a little more.<br><br> <p>-----------------------------------if you cant fix your own problems of at least find a way to, then there is no need for you to own a computer.</p><i></i>
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Re: Yes the freechat softare hates me now

Post by Nohr » Fri Dec 14, 2001 1:52 am

I've been looking for hours trying to find something that is Java based and will let IRC clients connect. Everything I've found will not let IRC clients connect, or it is very slow to connect. The ChattersOnline thing from the link in my previous post is the best I've found so far, and that's not saying a whole lot. If it connected faster it'd probably be an okay replacement.<br><br>Who else has had problems with the QuickChat software we're currently using? I don't recall numerous complaints, but I have a bad memory. The software can't be that bad if a place like Lockergnome uses it.<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.lockergnome.com/chat.html">w ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>I'm getting sorta tired of looking and finding nothing but crap. I've tried.. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by theEMP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:37 am

bumpity bump....so do folks from here still chat in irc?

BTW the java chat worked fine for me, this thread just made me think of it...

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Post by Nohr » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:03 am

People still chat daily in the K6Plus IRC channel; however, what goes on there tends to be totally unrelated to the site itself. Most of the folks you're familiar with from the forums have not set foot in chat.

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Post by theEMP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:09 am

bummer :( irc lets you get to know folks better and troubleshoot live sometimes.

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Post by Nohr » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:33 pm

Well there's still plenty of computer knowledge to be found there. Just not nearly as K6 specific as you can find here in the forum.

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Post by theEMP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:21 pm

I'll try to catch some folks in there then :D

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