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PostSubject: Chat relocation   2016-10-15, 22:57

From time to time I am thinking "It would be nice to have a chat on the forum". And then I am realising, that we already have the chat, but in a rather inconvenient place Razz. It would be way more utilitarian, if placed on display. I know, it might be hard to put it in most desirable places, so I want to ask you, do you can bump it and where (and do you have time to do it Wink )?

Here are my propositions:
1. Just under the list of latest topics. It worked on an old SWmod forums, but I assume it would be quite hard to insert due to a small size of the box

2. Pop-up box. Just place the "chat button" on the top of page, and after pressing, a new chatbox will appear.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-10-15, 23:04

If you mean the native Forumactif chat, it's not convenient because it has automatic log-off which really sucks.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-10-15, 23:34

Well, I can't tell anything about functionality of the current chat, because I didn't have a chance to use it Razz . But if it would be possible to implement other chat, then why not?
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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-10-16, 03:16

Sure. I enjoy the chat of http://forum.df2.ru, but I am no webmaster and have no clue if it is possible to somehow customize the existing chat for this forum engine.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-11-15, 09:53

For me, the problem of the chat on this forum is that if you keep chatting hours, you may miss replies on your favorites topics... :s
If there were an #ENROTH channel on an IRC serv somewhere I would be quite often connected on it. ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-11-16, 14:28

Just in case...if someone wants to try. ^^

#Enroth
irc.freenode.net
port: 6667

In browser's IRC applet: webchat.freenode.net/#Enroth




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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-12-16, 05:27

I made a page on this forum for this chat:
http://heroes2.forumactif.com/h3-enroth-chatroom
I guess I will put a link in the top-menu in few days. Smile
(right now I'm just going to sleep. xD)

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-12-16, 14:11

Very nice! If only we could make the chat working automatically on the main page...

The Latest Topic widget would also require a revamp, but I don't know if this is possible.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-12-16, 18:19

Orzie wrote:
Very nice! If only we could make the chat working automatically on the main page...
Not everybody wants to join the chat. ^^
And it's easy to goes on it, just open in a new tab, or with any IRC program. (even with apps for smartphone in fact)

But anyway if we are not going to use it I won't put the link in the menu. But the advantage with this chat (over the "native forum chat"), is that we can put it anywhere (I can put it on Lands of Enroth, you can even put it on the ModDB page maybe :p)

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-12-17, 03:32

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Not everybody wants to join the chat. ^^

If it's included as a small window on the main page, it's no trouble. I've seen dozens of sites which have it like that (see Shoutbox). Those who wish to enter the chat specifically just push the button and the chat opens on a wide screen.

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But the advantage with this chat (over the "native forum chat"), is that we can put it anywhere (I can put it on Lands of Enroth, you can even put it on the ModDB page maybe :p)
The native forum chat has a forced logging out without the user's will, and this is why it is absolutely useless. If your chat doesn't kick inactive users from the discussion, I'm 100% for it.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2016-12-17, 05:22

A Shoutbox is not like an IRC chat. Wink

I guess you guys don't know what is IRC chats.
Of course it doesn't kick over delay! And usually there is an auto-reconnect in case there is a disconnection, in almost any IRC program.
Most of people joining IRC channels use a light program to join their favorites channels, then it's not "browser dependant". ^^
I personally use Nettlaksince 1 year.

But IRC chats don't show the discussion that you missed.
A shoutbox is just like a topic on a forum, with just small posts and minimal design. Smile (and so, show all the discussion that you missed)

But mah, there is some famous servers such as quakenet servers, we don't have to be on freenode, if you prefer another server. ^^ (but freenode is mainly to support open source projects... If I understood well their description. xD)

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-02-20, 23:04

So, we can do 2 things about the chat. Especially because there is 2 kind of chats:

Shout box
You let a short message, and it's still visible days after. it's a kind of very small forum's topic.

Chatroom
You send a message, and only people currently connected to the chatroom can read it.


And so, the forumactif's native chat is a shoutbox, but if you want to read messages you must connect to it, and it keeps disconnecting you each several minutes.
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What would you think to have both of a chatroom and a shoutbox?
The chatroom can be easily implemented on both this forum and any other website. (H3SW? ironfist? Lands of Enroth?)
By the way I added the Chat's button on the top of the forum page, let's try during some time.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-02-20, 23:10

It would probably be good to have the chats of Forums of Enroth and Lands of Enroth linked/merged, so this will bring more dynamics to both sites. Smile

I am for any kind of chat that doesn't disconnect users each minute. I would prefer the messages visible to everyone, though. This way the people may be more willing to participate in the discussions if they feel the topic interesting, because usually many people don't seek conversation specifically.

EDIT: didn't check the #Enroth chat yet, but I surely will in future.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-05-16, 06:55

Can't we just disable default logoff function?
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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-05-16, 11:32

Not in the "forumactif" one.

But the IRC one don't have this function.
http://heroes2.forumactif.com/h3-enroth-chatroom
http://homm2.free.fr/enroth.php?p=chat&go=en

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-05-16, 12:31

Just saw your "hi" message.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-05-16, 15:41

It took you so long

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-05-21, 03:31

Yeah, I stay in the chat all day during so I don't check that much often, because usually nobody comes.

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PostSubject: Re: Chat relocation   2017-05-23, 01:20

Its time hasn't yet come, but seasons change Smile

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