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HCRU Chat Room

Discussion in 'The Suggestion Box' started by strawberryskittle, Aug 17, 2009.

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  1. strawberryskittle

    strawberryskittle (Small Crab)

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    I did a search on this and I see it has been brought up before but I don't think the thread ever got very far.

    I would love to see an active chat room link for this forum. I know of a forum that has a working chat and I'm pretty sure with some time to look it over and figure things out, as well as the forum owner (not sure who it is), working with me, we can have it!

    The other choice is an IRC, which I know was brought up as well, but I still think a chat app would be much easier and convenient for everything, yes?

    Do we all still want it? Who is the forum owner?

    Also... some apps cost... some don't... how much are we prepared to help pay a year for this? This is ALL hypothetical, of course...
     
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    PM Jason with your concerns
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    That is a good idea! :D I think I found this website when I was looking for hermit crab chat rooms lol! I think they had it before but nobody went. What's an IRC?
     
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    strawberryskittle (Small Crab)

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    :D I'd love to just sit in the chat all day at work! (not saying all can, but would be fun and more instant than emergency forum.

    re IRC - Internet Relay Chat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So... its a chat, basically :p
     
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    strawberryskittle (Small Crab)

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    I have contacted Jason and am still waiting on a response.

    I spent a few hours yesterday evening taking a look into IRC chat clients.

    My main concern was to find an easy-to use client as well as to set up a channel with all of the right restrictions in order to protect our little chat lounge.

    At this time, it looks like IRC might not work. I am still seriously concerned about the security and malice inherent with IRC and in order to protect us I would need to designate enough channel operators in order to keep the channel moderated at all times, and I would need to figure out if I can lock any un-registered memeber out.

    At this time, its just too time consuming. Anyone have any other ideas? I have yahoo messenger, but I don't think they have chat room capabilities yet. I know several messengers can do this as well, ie Pidgin.
     
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    Great Idea
     
  7. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Would a meebo chat room work? I think you can get it embed and maybe put in on here??
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    We would have to set it for members only and log in before participating.
    Spammers are a pain.
     
  9. strawberryskittle

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    I would suggest doing that anyway and always :)
     
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    strawberryskittle (Small Crab)

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    If you are online and see this, this is a test run. If you would like to join a meebo chat room, please just go to Meebo - Connecting AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, MySpace messengers

    You will need to log in with one of the several messengers listed there. Just one of them will do.

    From here, look at the jump link on the top right of the screen and you should see "meebo rooms"

    Click this, and in the next window, in the search box in the top left corner, search for "HCRU." It should show 1 participant. Please try to enter this. Currently it is a public room.

    Thanks!
     
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    strawberryskittle (Small Crab)

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    Great! It looks like the "HCRU" channel stays live on meebo even when no participants are in there, so we will not need to mod it.

    However, it is public, so that others can join, and just as I was typing this, a bot came in and spammed an ad. This is going to happen and I don't think I can control that with meebo, but we can just ignore that and move right along!

    Party in the hermie chat?

    PS: I've been saying to people coming in that I would like to keep any and all major crab topics still on this forum. We can use this chat for just random chit chat, but I think its important we still keep valuable content on the forum. (Not all people can use meebo everywhere, either, so they may not see the chat ever)

    Party on!
     
  12. strawberryskittle

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    Hi mods...

    I was wondering if there is a way for us to post where to find the meebo chat somewhere where it can be stickied, like the lounge maybe?
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    It sounds pretty good... Why don't we just make a chat section. But maybe we don't need it- I think of this place as the worlds biggest chat room anyway!:D LOl, it's a great Idea!
     
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    The chat room is so much fun!!! :D
     
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    But there are already social groups!!! Why do we need a chat room???
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    What about... A chat section? I'm not technical or anything so I hardly know what a chat room is but I like just posting chat back and forth on the forum or through PM.
     
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    A chat room is more immediate and in real time. The trick is in the app used to create it.
    You also need someone to monitor it.
     
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    u couls use msn meeting
     
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    i could monitor if u like
     
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