Chat.

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by The_Snail, May 8, 2013.

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  1. I know, I know, I've said this 200 times, but instead of pissing about with politicians and suchlike, is there any chance you grown ups can sort the chatroom out?

    No-one uses it anymore and it used to be popular. That's where all the best fights went on and we kept it off the main pages.

    It's dog toffee. I just went in and it was empty. Please fix it!!!!!
     
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  2. I don't have permission to view.....apparently!
     
  3. I've just poked my head around the door and it's not empty. Did one of the COs fix it?

    Like Jim?
     
  4. There never seems to be anyone except Bad Co when i go in there...

    But that could be beacuse i only log on when at work and most other people are tucked up in bed at 0300!
     
  5. You went in, everyone else went out.
     
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  6. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    I have once again grasped the thorny thistle of chat. I've ruled out anything that uses java, and anything that uses flash. Both are poorly supported, with the latter not supported at all on most mobile devices.

    I've bought something called Cometchat, which runs on Rear Party and Navy Net. Last time we looked at this though it was not good for large forums so it never made it to ARRSE. This seems to have been addressed, and they do offer a hosting service, so the rest of the site shouldn't suffer from loads of chat update requests.

    I'm waiting for the payments to clear then will get it online and we'll see how it goes. I have an alternative waiting in the wings if it doesn't perform well.
     
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  7. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    new chat online - bar at the bottom of the page if you're not on a mobile device or using IE6.

    'Who's online' on the right shows only those people you have set as friends. Setting it to show all users nearly caused a server meltdown.

    I'm not getting any sounds notifications - beeps for messages and people going on and offline. Anyone else?
     
  8. Inbound.
     
  9. The link's gone.
     
  10. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    When did the who's online thingy appear,
     
  11. Sluggy, do you think someone is trying to tell you something? Everytime you turn up everyone else leaves.
     
  12. HHH

    HHH LE

    It seems to me that since the new chat has started the site is taking an age to load the pages.
     
  13. I cant find a chat button at all anywhere ?
     
  14. Try the bottom RH corner of your screen. Mine shows a square containing 3 discs superimposed on each other. Pale grey colour, not easily seen. That's it.