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Our very own Chatroom.
« on: February 07, 2009, 06:32:35 PM »
This is an announcement to introduce a Chatroom that is soon to be incorporated here, and this is a preview of how it looks and some tips on how to use it.

Some features:
    1. This is for the different channels which can be thought of as "rooms".
    2. This is to change how the room is displayed to you.
    3. This will reflect your own ID and the options available to you and is collapsible.
    4. This is another member's ID and the options you have for them, it is also collapsible by clicking on it.
    5. Clicking this will tell you which channel the member is in (how to find them).
    6. This will show you the commands if you want to enter them by hand.  You need to start with a forward slash immediately followed by the command.
    7. This will show the settings for you to personalise your preferences (it only affects you).
    8. This button shows a list of current members in the chatroom





Here are a couple of other things you may want to take note of:

This one is how you can see how many, if any, people are in the chatroom, and can be found at the top of the page.



and this one shows exactly who is in the chatroom and it is found at the bottom of the mainpage.



This is a big installation and will have to be done in maintenance mode in case it breaks the site.  It will probably be here tomorrow so keep an eye on the menu bar for a new link called "chat".
« Last Edit: February 08, 2009, 04:23:01 AM by smokester »
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 06:40:54 PM »
superb idea. soz if this is one of loads of similar pm's you get in reply lol

Tony :)

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 06:50:25 PM »
so, the sit will be down tonight  :( :'(

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 06:50:44 PM »
Fantabulous :)

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 06:53:40 PM »
holy poo this is AWESOME. thank you!

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 06:54:41 PM »
There is one important issue that you should all be aware of regarding the chatroom:

At the moment this site is set up so only senior staff can see member's IP addresses, and that is more for peace of mind for some members than it is any kind of security issue (some of us are know from elsewhere..). However, if you choose to chat, all staff will be able to see your IP temporarily.  This shouldn't really matter as it is only another 3 or 4 people and most of us are friends that trust each other anyhow.

But please be aware of this issue.


CMF.  I will attempt to get it integrated about 10am GMT (Sunday) so you should be tucked up in bed then anyhoo.  It should take about 20 minutes if all goes well and it is very quiet at that time so it shouldn't interupt much.
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009, 07:19:33 PM »
Interesting

I join when it is possible.
i'm waiting for someone to start an antisocial networking site.


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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 11:24:05 PM »
wow...


I just woke up...


took a hit...


I'm WAY to baked to understand a thing...


but it sounds fantastic...


 ;D

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 02:18:49 AM »
Cool, hopes this one doesn't have all the sound effect buttons, I likes buttons and am both easily distracted and easily amused.><

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 02:42:41 AM »
ROFL

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 04:26:07 AM »
Everything went according to plan and we are now good to go.  Chat away and there is no need now to hijack threads, unless the mood takes you... :)
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 08:06:33 AM »
Tried and tested.

Thanks! :)

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 08:20:10 AM »
Works very well.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 10:26:51 AM »

Great job almighty Leader!!

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009, 03:37:46 PM »
Works great even for someone like me who had never usesd one before. Oh, yeah, it was my first

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2009, 03:19:25 AM »
love the chat

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2009, 11:48:24 AM »
Looks good!
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2009, 05:32:32 PM »
its working great, thanks Smokes.

My favorite feature is rolling multiple dice...

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2009, 09:52:51 PM »
Can be spam the poo out of it?

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2009, 03:39:39 AM »
Can be spam the poo out of it?

The chatroom is there for when people have exhausted the boards but still want to chat, and you can post-dame there until you heart's content.
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2009, 08:30:21 AM »
you mean chat counts as posts? We spent the whole day there yesterday, it was a blast...and we avoided the bombing!

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2009, 11:34:34 AM »
Chat does not count as posts.  We're not all about post count here (or shouldn't be).  Just look at my count and I've been here as long as anyone (shy of smokester and binks by a couple weeks).
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2009, 11:52:50 AM »
Chat does not count as posts.  We're not all about post count here (or shouldn't be).  Just look at my count and I've been here as long as anyone (shy of smokester and binks by a couple weeks).

Yep, your e-penis is pretty stubby, m'man...

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2009, 11:56:46 AM »
Yep, your e-penis is pretty stubby, m'man...

Damn! I must of missed that post.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2009, 12:30:18 PM »
Yep, your e-penis is pretty stubby, m'man...

Good thing the real thing is better.
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2009, 01:16:11 PM »
Amateur.

True, but since you are the only one of us to be able to divide by zero and come up with a real number, I'll always be a nub in comparison.
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2009, 01:26:05 PM »
Chat does not count as posts.  We're not all about post count here (or shouldn't be).  Just look at my count and I've been here as long as anyone (shy of smokester and binks by a couple weeks).

That is interesting...so there are no threads that require a higher post count??..? That is my only reason for any concerns regarding number of posts. Other wise I couldn't care less.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2009, 01:38:12 PM »
you mean chat counts as posts? We spent the whole day there yesterday, it was a blast...and we avoided the bombing!
That is interesting...so there are no threads that require a higher post count??..? That is my only reason for any concerns regarding number of posts. Other wise I couldn't care less.

The problem is that there is a fine line between what is a valid and invalid post.  A loose but funny comment that is barely connected to the topic in hand, can be just as worthy as a technical response.  The problem is that off-topic posts can sometimes modulate the thread into a a private chat between 2 menbers and that is the reason I have installed the chatroom.  Bombing threads can be essential as some really need to stay on track - threads like the "Ugly mug" for instance - but it isn't a punitive measure we inflict on members, quite the opposite as it should make the place more consistent as in turn, enjoyable.  That doesn't mean that people should stop posting, it just means that try and stay on track in threads that are of greater interest, and don't be surprised if if a post bomb lands if you don't.

Although post counts don't matter in regards to status or popularity, there is a ranking system and for some reaching the next level has its own element of entertainment or satisfaction so I wouldn't say that they are insignificant to everybody.

I may run a "ice slide" competition soon that may have a postcount or game points reward, so look out for that :)

 
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2009, 01:43:47 PM »
Thanks Smokey, I will. I had so much fun in the chat room yesterday, I just stayed there except to answer messages.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2009, 01:48:47 PM »
Jeez and throw in some ratio to boot! Yikes!

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2009, 01:53:27 PM »
If you want some real excitement, add a karma mod.

Whee-hooo, that causes some amusement.

PS - I don't like the monkeys. (particularly the favicon).

We originally did have it enabled, but I was worried that after I invited you that I'd need to hack the code allow a longer number - and I am not saying whether I thought it would have been prefixed by a - or a +...
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 01:56:07 PM by smokester »
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2009, 07:28:40 PM »
Yep, your e-penis is pretty stubby, ma'am...

FIXED

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2009, 07:43:31 PM »
Oh pretty good AJ, your listed in the chat room but you quietly come out here and pick on me when I'm in the chat room

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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2009, 08:03:54 PM »
Technically, I'm picking on Dweez...

 ;)

But just so you won't feel left out...

*Pulls your hair and calls you nasty things... like... doodee...*

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2009, 08:29:08 PM »
ohhh...Well pretty good AJ, pull my hair and call me names then leave!

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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2009, 09:12:51 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2009, 01:21:23 AM »
The chatroom is there for when people have exhausted the boards but still want to chat, and you can post-dame there until you heart's content.

You don't have to tell me twice.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2009, 02:12:45 AM »
But Santafer you didn't stay long.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2009, 10:13:47 AM »
I think laama called it "spam-box"  :D

I really like it.  Thank you  :)
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« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2009, 02:12:37 PM »
I think laama called it "spam-box"  :D

I really like it.  Thank you  :)
True.

Thanks   :)
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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2009, 04:57:54 AM »
A spam-box?! Other than the t-shirt, hot dog, pretzel and pron vendors, I haven't seen any advertising or product pimping in the chat. lol..jk ya know

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2009, 03:30:32 AM »
Im in the chat.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2009, 09:38:28 AM »
Still? I see you're on line.

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2009, 01:07:45 PM »
Im in the chat.
No you aren't.
No you aren't.

Neither of you are.  You aren't, either of you here even....

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Re: Our very own Chatroom.
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2009, 03:16:48 PM »
I am alone in the chat.   :(
i'm waiting for someone to start an antisocial networking site.