Suggestion about Chat.

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Suggestion about Chat.

Post by ibmsystems » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:30 pm

I had a suggestion about chat that i made about a year ago and thought i should bring it back up again. It is that i think that DHPOS Chat should be moved onto IRC. Mainly because with IRC there is no refreshing. and many sites now offer a little script that you paste into a standard HTML page and your done, or just point a link to there site (http://www.theresite.com/chat/dhpos) for example.

I think that this would be good as it will save a PILE of bandwidth and it also means no more SQL / php etc errors. and if for some reason this site goes down, The room will still be open to anyone who goes to the URL, Or uses an IRC Client.

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Post by Andrew » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:47 am

Considering the small number of people who visit chat, I don't consider this a major need. Chat works fine for me on firefox, even better on IE - and it doesn't require users to install a chat client or register. I doubt using IRC would increase chat visitors, 99% of the time the lack of chatters is due to the wide timezone differences.

Sure, we could get a web-based IRC chat - but that's still just as prone as the current webserver to outages and problems. Jon supplies the forum and chatroom out of his own pocket, I think it would be a bit of a slap in the face to abandon his generosity.

Besides, we'd still need an IRC server.
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