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    Stefan
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    Hi people,

    As you may have noticed, I have to create a chat room for school, and thought I could just as well extend it to something we can use.

    This thread (which I hope RevMen doesn’t mind being in here) will be used to keep you informed of the progress.

    Current estimation of time needed until completion: 2 months.

    Features likely to get added:
    * Login only possible with username from messageboard[1]
    * List of all users currently in chat
    * Private messages possible
    * Ignore function possible
    * Bluntman’s smileys (in a list extendable by the site owner)
    * Clickable hyperlinks
    * All text in a session is kept (unless you empty the list)
    * Text can be copied to the clipboard, for logging purposes
    * Time stamps included with each message. Handy for the not-so-busy moments!
    * Audio alerts

    [1] This will be the trickiest part, but I think I have an idea that will work.

    If you have requests for features, name them here! But before you do, be aware that I have only limited time on hand (having stop-motion animation as a hobby doesn’t help there), and we want to have this thing working pretty soon. If I think a feature is feasible, it will be added to the list above.

    Stefan.

    #5017 Reply
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    Yolegoman
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    Sounds great to me.

    Keep it up. :P

    Yolegoman

    #5023 Reply
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    Bump500
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    *Cheers Wandrer2 On*

    Perhaps a feature that will limit the number of messages you can type consecutivly in a certain time frame (to help prevent spamming in the chat room)
    ex:
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!
    holy cow!

    See how annoying that is? It would be great If there was a limiter.

    #5025 Reply

    we need some sort of edit button to edit are posts right in there that would be cool, and we need a built in bsol so we can get our editing done while chatting. jk

    #5047 Reply
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    Stefan
    Member

    * No editing. Way too complicated.
    * No post limit. Way too complicated. Possible compensations: kick function (who should be able to kick? Suggestions are welcome. But I’m not yet sure if this is feasible). Ignore function is easy, that will be implemented.

    Stefan.

    #5050 Reply

    I should be able to kick every all and everyone…hehehe. Seriously though, I think (if you could do it) if everyone could vote someone out. Like they could click on their name and check a “vote box” or sumthin. And if the number of checks exceeds the 50% of people in there….away they go. But that would be pretty complicated.

    #5058 Reply
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    RevMen
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    Since you’re going to have to be a registered member of the forum to even get into the chat, a kick function might be more trouble than it’s worth. BUT, if you did want to put one in, phpBB2 stores what groups a member is in as a simple integer in the main user table, so it would be pretty simple to check whether someone was a moderator. I would think moderators in the forums would have their jurisdiction extended to the chat room.

    #5085 Reply
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    X
    Member

    i agree with SOTW
    we could have an honors system that would keep a person out of chat that had posted somthing offensive in the forums so that we could keep a nastyness out of the chat and confined to the moderated forums where he could earn back his ability to use the chat

    justa suggestion…… :twisted:

    #5155 Reply
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    Brian of Gep
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    Good ideas, Wandrer, and good luck!

    I don’t have any more features that I’d like to see,
    (Other than possibly being able to save logs as a “.txt” file, but that’d probably be more trouble than it’s worth, especially since you can just copy them to a clipboard)

    But I would like to speak out against “kick” or “ban” or limited access.
    And if someone is saying “holy cow”x64, then use the ignore button.

    I don’t know why people hesitate to use this so much…
    But you shouldn’t have a problem with it. It’s not the end of the world,
    and (hopefully), there will be an “unignore” function.

    If not, oh well… use it sparingly..

    #8822 Reply
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    Stefan
    Member

    I’m starting work on the chat now. I hope to have an initial interface done tonight. That means you can see how it looks, but it won’t work.

    “Brian of Gep” wrote: Good ideas, Wandrer, and good luck!

    I don’t have any more features that I’d like to see,
    (Other than possibly being able to save logs as a “.txt” file, but that’d probably be more trouble than it’s worth, especially since you can just copy them to a clipboard)

    Brian, it will be possible to copy the text to the clipboard. That should be enough for logging purposes. Java applets are not allowed to access your hard disk, for security reasons.

    Stefan.

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