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Prophet

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Live Chat
« on: August 19, 2010, 07:43:24 pm »

has anyone though of adding a live chat system to the forum? although pm's work all well and good but theres nothing like a decent 1 on 1 convo sometimes
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Nordsee

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Re: Live Chat
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 08:35:04 pm »

Sounds a good idea, how does one go about setting it all up?
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Prophet

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Re: Live Chat
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 07:35:08 am »

i have seen methods of setting one up using Java or a flash link into a forum entry but perhaps Admin have a method on the site where there able to set one up but just haven't done it. Admittedly there are issues with setting up live chat, such as monitoring etc but i believe a lot of the external addons have a built in monitoring system. i suppose it would have to be asked if there is such a need for a chat room, get some feedback before trying, this ones purely up to the Admins to decide on.
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Martin [Admin]

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Re: Live Chat
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 09:16:29 am »


We did toyed with the idea of a chat room but a couple of thing came up;
1. They can be a legal nightmare to administrate.
2. The software involved needs quite a bit of shoehorning and administration.
3. 'Flash' was disabled in the very early days of Mayhem.
4. I think many members could miss out on realy useful stuff if you didn't happen to be part of the 'cha' while it was happening.....

Martin   :-)
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Prophet

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Re: Live Chat
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 09:20:21 am »

All valid points Martin, but it never hurts to ask  :-))
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Re: Live Chat
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 09:47:41 am »

I am in touch with several forum members throughout the world via Skype and web cam, works fine for us.  :-))
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Martin13

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Re: Live Chat
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 10:35:30 am »

I am in touch with several forum members throughout the world via Skype and web cam, works fine for us.  :-))

Beat me to it Dicky - Skype and Web Cam - the way to go. :-))

Martin du
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