New Feature!!! Steyr Club Chat Room

Discussion in 'Forum Issues' started by Deluxe247, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

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    This really isn't an issue, but I wanted to put it here so you all could add to it and share your thoughts. I have added a new Steyr Club Chat room for us to use. Please play around with it and we will see if this is something we want to make permanent:

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    This does not require the user to download or install anything. Keep in mind that this will not be as robust as a full IM client, but it is a start. The best part is that it is fully integrated with the site itself so it knows who you are when you open it up.

    If you find any issues or have ideas let me know...

    -D
     
  2. Syntax360

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    Very cool -D!!! Are we officially abandoning the IRC channel then?
     

  3. babj615

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    Seeing as how Deluxe suggested we "play around with it and we will see if this is something we want to make permanent",

    I would venture it safe to assume any rumors of the "IRC"s death are greatly exaggerated!!!

    ...for now...


    :| :|
     
  4. Syntax360

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    Not that it really matters - IRC has been pretty dead for months now (about the time you stopped hanging out, babj! :wall:). I really like the way the chat applet on the website saves text from other people who were in the room - that should be a great help for keeping things interesting.
     
  5. babj615

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    ...yeah, it's probably my fault....


    ...but, hey, can I call 'em, or what?

    :wink: :wink:
     
  6. Deluxe247

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    IRC is not out yet. I want to evaluate this and see if it is a suitable replacement. The reason IRC doesn't get as much action is because you have to go download an app, install and configure it. Most people just want something more convenient. If someone isn't very technical and doesn't feel comfortable getting into the IRC stuff this might make it easier and draw more participation. Only time will tell...

    -D
     
  7. Deluxe247

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    Here are the commands to access more functionality. You can also view these in the chat room by checking the "Show Help" check box at the bottom of the page:

    Code:
    Join a channel:	/join Channelname
    Create a private room (Registered users only):	/join
    Invite someone (e.g. to a private room):	/invite Username
    Revoke invitation:	/uninvite Username
    Logout from Chat:	/quit
    Private message:	/msg Username Text
    Open a private channel:	/query Username
    Close a private channel:	/query
    Describe action:	/action Text
    Describe own action:	/me Text
    Describe action in private message:	/describe Username Text
    Ignore/accept messages from user:	/ignore Username
    List ignored users:	/ignore
    List online users:	/who [Channelname]
    List available channels:	/list
    Roll dice:	/roll [number]d[sides]
    -D
     
  8. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

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    I added some more functionality to this. The link to the chat room now shows how many people are in the chat room and if you mouse over the link, it will give you a list of who is in there.

    You will also notice that if someone is in the chat room an asterisk will appear next to their user name in the "Whos online" list at the bottom of the forum.

    -D
     
  9. babj615

    babj615 Premium Member

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    This is great work you're doing Deluxe!!!!

    :clap: :notworthy: :party:
     
  10. Goryous

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    I'll be in Irc chat most afternoons/night now. Hope to see a few drop by :)