Mr Jeffin Johnson
hey a thot came to mind. Live chat is a good thing. But what if someone wants' to go private in a different room. It was like that on Positive thoughts .com where I started in the christian forums. I think we might need that so when the population comes they can segregate the chats instead of a jumbled mess and waiting for reply's and seeing everybody's response.
i know what a shoutbox is
but if you think about it, it CAN be a chat if 2 people are on it at the same time and chatting
This one's a free and basic chat software. When we have enough funds for a good one, I'll definitely consider that.
There are quite a few free ones around although I guess it could take a fair bit of time to find one that is suitable.
I've just been playing around with Ajax Chat which apparently integrates with a few message board systems and doesn't look to difficult to customize to fit in with others. I've not tried this but I believe it also can with some added bits use Flash to get the the data rather than constantly having to poll the server as HTML does and I'd guess may be lighter as well as being more responsive (although it seems to be responsive enough without Flash - but I'm not sure how many hits the web server gets...)
Anyway. I've temporarily put a copy of this one on my home web server. If anyone wants a look, first they need to "register" (something I've quickly cobbled to add a user name and password to the system - don't use any real passwords) at http://www.folkinfo.org/ajaxchat/register.php
Once that's done, one can login at http://www.folkinfo.org/ajaxchat/?logout=true
A shoutbox is kinda a way just to say hey or to make a statement..live chat usually has private "rooms" as people can chat in private or a group chatroom.I actually didn't know the difference between a shout box and a chat until now. All this time, I thought shout box was like a really simplified version of chat.
I've not tried this but I believe it also can with some added bits use Flash to get the the data rather than constantly having to poll the server as HTML does and I'd guess may be lighter as well as being more responsive (although it seems to be responsive enough without Flash - but I'm not sure how many hits the web server gets...)
You'll find add-ons for xenforo at xenforo.com. If they don't have one, what I do is send the developers a message asking them to consider xf. In most cases they would be interested especially if they already integrate with other forum packages like vbulletin, invision etc.
I think I'm at a full stop at trying to get a free chat to integrate with xenforo. When I started looking and playing, I assumed their 3 day trial was a download I could play around with but they only offer an online demo and I don't fancy my chances at achieving anything with that.