Will the chatbox be returning?

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Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by retrolinkx » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:51 pm

I didn't use it much, but it'd be nice to pop in once in a while and have a chat with whoever is there. I get there are other things on the mind of Administrators at this moment, but I am just wondering. I'd like to see it back if possible.
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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by ShadriaFan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:10 pm

Same. Chatbox was fun while I used it. :surprise:
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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Chao Professor » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:16 pm

I miss it. I didn't use it all the time, but it was an easy way to make friends with other users :herosway:
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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Enzo03 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:03 pm

As inactive as the forum is we may as well use a persistent shoutbox on the forum index page instead. It could work for leaving a quick one-line message now and then or also maybe as a chat.
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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Mooncow » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:31 pm

for the last 6 months or so of 2015 the chatbox was always empty, so when I re-did the forums recently I didn't bother to add it. Funnily enought as Enzo suggested I did have a prototype shoutbox on the forum but it had a few bugs so I got rid of it. I may re-introduce something later this year when I expect popularity to pick up!
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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Sable » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:14 am

Honestly chat/shoutboxes are kind of outdated in terms of online chatting - I haven't actually seen a forum with one in ages. What I think would work better is having an official Skype group for more reliable and persistent communication, with appointed moderators and a rule list. We actually have had a CI group chat with ~20 participants on Skype for well over a year and it's VERY active at pretty much all times of the day, always has been.

The more recent versions of Skype actually allow you to create join-able chat links, so it could still be embedded on the front page of the forum. The only thing we'd be missing is "current users" integration.

A Discord server would probably work well too, possibly better.
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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Crash32 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:53 pm

I think it's the reverse. Who uses Skype nowadays?

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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Sable » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:33 pm

Crash32 wrote:I think it's the reverse. Who uses Skype nowadays?
Sable wrote:We actually have had a CI group chat with ~20 participants on Skype for well over a year and it's VERY active at pretty much all times of the day, always has been.
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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by eblu » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:16 pm

In case you guys aren't aware GOAT set up a Discord already.

I'm a lazy mobile user so just check out the usergroups forum

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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Goat » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:24 pm

Yes, and to avoid another chatzy incident you'll find that our chat has rule set in place that demand user identification back to CI, complies with CI rules, and Discord itself has a number tag identification system.

Needless to say, we wont have another April Fools mistake.

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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Crash32 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:27 pm

Yeah but it doesn't count if it's full of losers B)

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Re: Will the chatbox be returning?

Post by Goat » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:44 pm

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I agree, that's why I didn't invite TeamGerma

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