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January 9, 2005
9:42 pm
Martin Christy
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I've been looking at chat clients to give us a live chat facility. Found one that can integrate with the forum and I have a test version runnning. You can try it out at:

[url="http://www.seventypercent.com/chat/open.asp"]Chat test[/url]

Please give it a go and let me know what you think. For the moment you can choose your own user name, but when it's fully live it will load up with your forum user name and you'll have to be logged in to the forum to use it.

I don't think chat should replace the forum threads, because it's good that all the info we put here is available for everyone, but it will be a good community feature, and good for instant chit chat. As ever, feedback welcome.

Martin Christy
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January 9, 2005
9:44 pm
Martin Christy
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Forgot to say, the link is to a redirect page and you will need to have popups enabled for this site to use it. Please enter your forum user name at the login page for now.

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January 10, 2005
3:23 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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Well, it works. I tried it, and it looks like the room logs all the posts in much the same manner a forum does. I saw that Martin "fell asleep" quite a bit, as did I, and when this happened to me I had to close the window and re-renter the room via the link provided above. Is there an easier way to re-enter or to avoid falling asleep altogther? We should all give approximate times of when we'll be in the room to facilitate actual real-time conversations.

January 10, 2005
11:31 am
alex_h
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seems to work. i only checked in for a minute...

January 10, 2005
12:33 pm
Martin Christy
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You can hit "log out" if you fall asleep, then you can log back in.

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January 11, 2005
1:16 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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Yeah, that works...I just tried it not too long ago.

January 11, 2005
7:48 pm
Lone Ly
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Great idea with chat options on the forum. Makes sense to me that forum user name and chat user name is similar. I haven't managed to try it out because of the setup on my computer.

Btw, I would very much like to make a minor change in my user name, just add in a space between Lone and Ly. Is it too much to ask for, Martin?

"Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can." (Unknown)

"Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can." (Unknown)
January 11, 2005
8:34 pm
Martin Christy
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Name change done, let me know if anything breaks!

What's the problem with your setup that stops you using chat? Is it the pop-up? You can try this direct link instead (it will just have all the browser toolbars, etc.): http://www.seventypercent.com/chat. This chat program doesn't use any java or anything, just web stuff, so it should run like any web page.

Martin Christy
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January 11, 2005
11:00 pm
Martin Christy
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Ok, thanks for your help, but I've taken this one down for now. It was causing hundreds of server errors for some reason. Could spend the time trying to fix it, but this was a free one and I'm looking at some paid for software instead. Not sure which yet, but will be similar to this chat but I'm looking for more features anyway, including forum login, moderation, etc. Any ideas welcome.

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January 12, 2005
8:05 am
Lone Ly
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I have this special toolbar stopping pop-ups - that's why I think. I didn't even bother to try when I read about the pop-ups ;-)

Name seems working fine.

"Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can." (Unknown)

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January 29, 2005
9:40 pm
Martin Christy
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Ok, it's back - actually a new programme though. I thnk ths will the final one (very similar to the last, just I had to pay for it .....). Will colour in soon, and also make it so you don't have to log in, it will just use your forum details.

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January 29, 2005
10:12 pm
Martin Christy
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Try this out people, I think this is the one. I think I will make it live very soon.

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January 30, 2005
4:53 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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I tried clicking the link you first posted (way above at the top), and it took me to a room that said "loading." I guess it didn't work, so I clicked out.

January 30, 2005
6:33 am
Masur
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It worked for me.

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January 30, 2005
12:48 pm
Martin Christy
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I'll be there at 3pm GMT if anyone wants to try to have a real chat.

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January 30, 2005
7:42 pm
Choco
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Ahhh..I just missed u at 3 pm ! :(

January 31, 2005
6:33 pm
Hans-Peter Rot
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Yeah, I didn't see the actual "Chat" tab at the top of the page. However, I still see the "loading..." message, but Martin said he saw me in the room.

February 1, 2005
10:15 am
alex_h
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mine seems to work...

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