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Raylazor
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PostRaylazor Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:47 am   Post subject: Addition Of A Chatbox? Reply with quote

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I occasionally dip into another unnamed community. The chatbox addition on their website allows partners of their community to quickly send and receive messages.

The question is: If we could, SHOULD we get a chatbox?

I believe it would result in much faster communication within the TerraEarth community, but it might impact the quality and quantity of regular forum posts.

Thoughts?
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Postinferiare Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:27 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Most of us are pretty quiet and mostly lurk - which of course does nothing for actual posting Mad - so I'm not sure if it would sit and get spammed by spambots, or if it would actually see use, sadly.
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PostRaylazor Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:00 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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inferiare wrote:
Most of us are pretty quiet and mostly lurk - which of course does nothing for actual posting Mad - so I'm not sure if it would sit and get spammed by spambots, or if it would actually see use, sadly.


Spambots? Does TerraEarth have a bot issue that I don't know of? In terms of the other community, I see no spam bots whatsoever, and they used to host various video-game servers.
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Postpsychokind Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:36 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I miss the spambots Sad
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Postinferiare Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:24 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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There's not a spambot problem at the moment, mainly because I have new membership on lockdown. However, if you don't have to be a member to use the chatbox, there's where the problem would come in. That "Most users online" thing at the bottom of the forums? I think those 70 users at once were anonymous spambots trying to post threads (which, you can't do with the exception of Site Questions.)

So it's a problem, just one that's controlled at the moment when it comes to user accounts.
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PostRaylazor Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:35 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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inferiare wrote:
There's not a spambot problem at the moment, mainly because I have new membership on lockdown. However, if you don't have to be a member to use the chatbox, there's where the problem would come in. That "Most users online" thing at the bottom of the forums? I think those 70 users at once were anonymous spambots trying to post threads (which, you can't do with the exception of Site Questions.)

So it's a problem, just one that's controlled at the moment when it comes to user accounts.


Oh no, definitely make the chatbox members only. Since I can post links now, here's an example for how it would look like: http://prntscr.com/5yfcmt
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Posttay120n64 Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:21 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think it would be too bad of an idea, assuming Boxxle felt like implementing it. I feel like after the redesign, he kind of decided he was done with changing the site for a good while. Then again, it HAS been like, four years since then.
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Postgw8t3st Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:58 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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We used to have a chatbox... no one ever used it.
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PosteFlare Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:56 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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gw8t3st wrote:
We used to have a chatbox... no one ever used it.

Those were the days


But, on topic, we do have a general "lurking" community, for which a chat will not really be used, as we've experienced with past incarnations of the site. Added to the timezone problem, not everybody is online at the same time.
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