Installing a chat / shout box.

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Yen, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    Hi,

    soon we are enabling a chat / shout box.
    This was requested by a few members.
    Logged in Members with more than 5 posts will be able to chat.

    This will be a test period only to determine the right settings. (Auto pruning..etc..)

    The MDL team will decide about after the test period if a chat box will remain and if it's useful. It depends on how many members are using it.:)
     
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  2. dabits

    dabits Guest

    Great idea :w00t2: on another site+forum the regulars use it a lot, mostly for fun :p and I believe that's what a shoutbox is all about :cool:
     
  3. Yen

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    Yes it should be used to chat / to have fun..to talk about everyday matters.
    For technical questions you still should post at the forums.
    I guess we can start at Sunday...
     
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  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    No way. That would be awesome. How will you moderate it though?

    Take care ;)
     
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  5. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    obviously...
    The technical questions and answars are to help everyone....
    If we ask them by chating, how will they help other???
     
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  6. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    Great move Yen,Chat facility attracts much more members to this community..
    and thanks for this great decision.
     
  7. Yen

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    Actually I don't know. You cannot watch the box all the time. But I will activate auto pruning, so messages will become deleted after a few hours. It should be a live event....store time of each message about 5 hours only. If a moderator should notice about misuse he can ban him from the box.

    We have to see how things developing.....and if the box is useful. Also we can think about a chatbox moderator.....
    The MDL rules are also effective for the box, but we probably have to add some more....
     
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  8. SAMURAi

    SAMURAi MDL Novice

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    great idea mr.yen my unseen god of my life hope u visited my .........
     
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  9. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    Good idea,also there should be a report funtion in the chat box,so that anyone can report the MOD if anything found unwanted,hoping for it..
     
  10. Yen

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    There is no report function. It's a 'simple' chat box. Messages get auto pruned after 5 hours.
    Test period will start in a few minutes...there is a message archive and a search function to search messages made the last 5 hours..

    @ all

    Remember that the forum rules are also valid for the box. Moderators can ban users from the box.
    Be friendly to each other :biggrin::)
     
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  11. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    #11 DARKOR04, Oct 3, 2010
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    Hi Yen! this is the coolest idea ever, but haveing problems with chatbox in Opera Browser (the problem is chatbox load well but the rest of the forum its scattered all around), this problem will remain or its just temporaly, hope this problem resolves son hehe, couse my Internet conection its slow in my area and IE takes ages to load pages and with opera pages load in a 5 to 6 seconds with my slow connection..... :(


    Yen problem solve, never mind hehe ;)
     
  12. Tyler8746

    Tyler8746 MDL Novice

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    this will be pretty godd since now i can commmunicate better with others
     
  13. Yen

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    You need 5 posts therefore. But please no spam.
     
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