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Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:22 pm

Where is the chat now :?: Can't see it.

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Re: Chat

Postby Montana Matt » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:26 pm

I disabled it for the time being. It wasn't being used much and I figured it would be best to use the server resources elsewhere since we're coming into the busy season.

If there is a lot of demand for chat, we can set up a "push server" and offload chat to it...
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Re: Chat

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:45 am

Was it so necessary to disable the chat yet Montana :?: I used it. That push server would be good in my opinion
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Re: Chat

Postby Montana Matt » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:42 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:Was it so necessary to disable the chat yet Montana

No, it wasn't absolutely necessary. There were a very few people that were using it and only a handful of messages were sent every day. If there is a bit of demand, we can foot the bill to set it up on a push server.
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Re: Chat

Postby Montana Matt » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:19 pm

chaberton wrote:But if this overloads the site (and we're a few using it to communicate) I can safely use the private message.

It doesn't overload the site. But at times when the load on the site is high, it's nice to be able to use chat resources elsewhere.

That's two votes to bring back chat. Anyone else?
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Re: Chat

Postby Josh Lewis » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:26 pm

I pretty much always like new features, but glad to see Matt taking a step to lower SP resource on the server. :)

Not sure how much this would help, but if the chat was brought back, it should be on a separate page something like http://www.summitpost.org/chat . Then have a link on the bottom of SP called "Chat" so that people could find this making it less "forceful" but still usable. 8)

So Matt, does the chat require another authenication for the login? (like phpbb) The reason I ask is because I wonder if it's possible to create another database for the chat system so that it hardly effects the main SP site. I've seen chat software set up so that it doesn't log you into the chat "user" until you login to the chat section.
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Re: Chat

Postby mvs » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:14 pm

I didn't use the chat but I liked the notification system about changes to pages (the little red icon on the right). Not complainin' tho'...it's all good.
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Re: Chat

Postby Montana Matt » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:55 pm

mvs wrote:I didn't use the chat but I liked the notification system about changes to pages (the little red icon on the right).

Right. I too liked that and found it useful.
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Re: Chat

Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:13 pm

I liked both...
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Re: Chat

Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:29 pm

Montana Matt wrote:
Diego Sahagún wrote:Was it so necessary to disable the chat yet Montana

No, it wasn't absolutely necessary. There were a very few people that were using it and only a handful of messages were sent every day. If there is a bit of demand, we can foot the bill to set it up on a push server.

Would it be possible to reinstate it :?: What do we have to express our demand :?:
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Re: Chat

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:58 pm

Some changes may take place on SP soon. However there are bigger priorities at stake right now. Perhaps try asking again in a month or so.
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Re: Chat

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:28 am

Josh Lewis wrote:Some changes may take place on SP soon.

Via what nonexistent mechanism?
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Re: Chat

Postby Matt Lemke » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:33 am

mrchad9 wrote:
Josh Lewis wrote:Some changes may take place on SP soon.

Via what nonexistent mechanism?


Are you not in the loop Chad? :wink:
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