alpinejason wrote:I would just as soon never have this chat bar in the first place. There's already too much clutter on the screen. Are people really going to play "Dragon Slayer 2" or "Bloons" from this application bar? Seriously. Please disable this.
mvs wrote:It has nothing to do with Facebook right?
mvs wrote:Could it be themed differently, or even themed with the Summitpost style?
Klenke wrote:Is this what's causing SP to run reallllly realllllly sloooooooooooow? Or is the slowness due to it being Christmas Day? Or both?
Klenke wrote:Matt, do you implement these things onto SP because you think they will be cool or do they get vetted by the membership as possible improvements?
Klenke wrote:1. The chat feature (application bar) doesn't even show up on IE (Version 6.0...yeah yeah, quit rolling your eyes).
Klenke wrote:3. In Mozilla I see the hide chat toggle and this works on that page, however...
4. Everytime I go to a new page that application bar shows up again in unhidden mode. The cookie or whatever doesn't seem to be set by window or even browser but by page.
5. The chat window pops up automatically and I have to manually minimize it every time. This is HUGELY annoying.
Klenke wrote:8. Is this what's causing SP to run reallllly realllllly sloooooooooooow? Or is the slowness due to it being Christmas Day? Or both?
lcarreau wrote:But, still don't think it was a good idea. If folks want to send "video messages" to one another, why can't they do that on Facebook.
Montana Matt wrote:Yes, there are a few themes available and it's possible to do a custom theme, but I'm not much of a design/layout guy.
Tangeman wrote:Well what I find a little funky about it is the 'Friends' part. How am I friends with all these people? Or is that just all the members that are online?
Since SummitPost doesn't have a "friend system" (other than the one found on the forums), right now it's set to show all online users that are making themselves available to chat.Montana Matt wrote:Yes, there are a few themes available and it's possible to do a custom theme, but I'm not much of a design/layout guy.
So how might we do that??
Montana Matt wrote:If anyone wants to volunteer to create a custom theme, I'd be more than happy to install it provided that there are enough people in support of it. But creating a custom theme for the chat is not anything that I'm going to spend my time doing. It looks nice to me as it is right now.
Kiefer Thomas wrote:
Why stop with dragons? Why not resurect Q-bert or Pac-man?
SoCalHiker wrote:So, Matt, how many people were in support of that whole thing to start with? Or was it just something you personally found cool?
Kiefer Thomas wrote:I'm gonna have to side with the folks who think all these new apps and games are a bunch of bollocks. I'll turn 'em off, easily done, but how on earth do these red herrings provide ANY useful content towards SP?
Klenke wrote:Matt: oh, don't bother with getting earlier versions of IE to use this app on my account. I don't want it and IE 6.0 might be my only conduit for easy, unencumbered use of the site. If I have to deal with that chat window popping up ALL OF THE TIME in Mozilla, I'm going to have to go to my IE browser, as much as I dislike using Internet Exploder at home.
Klenke wrote:Have you put any usage counter technology on this new feature you've added? Like Kiefer Thomas said, how is this really useful for the intent of SP?
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