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Postby Harisenbon » Thu 10.09.2008 9:55 pm

I was lamenting in the chat today about how with the old flash-chat there were regularly 20 or so people chatting any almost any time of day, but as of late there seem to be only 6 or so people ever in the room, and most of them just sit in idle...

Perhaps it's the inability to easily log onto the chat (requires downloading software), as well as the fact that the chat icon at the top right doesn't show how many people are in the chatroom, that keeps more people from joining in?

I found a completely Ajax based (no Java or flash) Jabber Client on the web http://blog.jwchat.org/jwchat/
Perhaps we could use something like this to get more people into the chat?

These long days with nothing to do at work are just killing me. ;)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby richvh » Thu 10.09.2008 10:01 pm

That used to be set up on the old site. (It also tended to drop connections more often than other clients.)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 10.09.2008 10:48 pm

richvh wrote:That used to be set up on the old site. (It also tended to drop connections more often than other clients.)


I thought I had heard the name somewhere before.

Also, going to the chat page, I noticed that the flash chat is still available, but no one uses it.
They have an XMPP library available for flash. Maybe we should just make our own client (bwahahaha)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby becki_kanou » Thu 10.09.2008 11:09 pm

I agree! I would love to chat, but the current chat program doesn't interact well with my Mac. So I end up not chatting. I wish I had the computer know-how to suggest an alternative, but unfortunately...
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 10.09.2008 11:24 pm

becki_kanou wrote:I agree! I would love to chat, but the current chat program doesn't interact well with my Mac. So I end up not chatting. I wish I had the computer know-how to suggest an alternative, but unfortunately...


Doesn't ichat natively do Jabber?
http://www.google.com/support/talk/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=24076

Check this out, and just replace all the google info with the chat.japanesepage.com info.

I don't have ichat, but that should work
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby becki_kanou » Thu 10.09.2008 11:30 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
becki_kanou wrote:I agree! I would love to chat, but the current chat program doesn't interact well with my Mac. So I end up not chatting. I wish I had the computer know-how to suggest an alternative, but unfortunately...


Doesn't ichat natively do Jabber?
http://www.google.com/support/talk/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=24076

Check this out, and just replace all the google info with the chat.japanesepage.com info.

I don't have ichat, but that should work


Really? I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby phreadom » Fri 10.10.2008 2:18 pm

Hold on everyone!! :P

I'm holding off on implementing it until after the new site launch, but I do have in the works something to remedy this whole problem. :)

I'll be updating the Jabber server to provide some of the features that old members might remember, as well as web based chat room access etc. It'll just be easier to do it after the move than to try to set it up in parallel with the existing Jabber setup and then try to move it etc.

Hopefully very very soon. :)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby sushi4ever » Fri 10.10.2008 7:42 pm

Oh yay!

I'm really looking forward to it, since I decided to join in on the chatting fun as well :wink:
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby clay » Wed 11.19.2008 11:38 am

Phreadom is spending quality time with his family this week, but I believe the web based chat app is top priority once he gets back. 8)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby phreadom » Sun 11.23.2008 3:58 pm

Back home now, but unfortunately very sick. :( (I thought it wasn't too bad of a cold yesterday, but today it's gotten much worse.)

I'm getting back up to speed though. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery. :)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby Infidel » Sun 11.23.2008 4:18 pm

Get well soon :)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby clay » Sun 11.23.2008 5:39 pm

お大事に。
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 11.23.2008 9:45 pm

Get well soon! Lots of orange juice and chicken soup!
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby phreadom » Mon 11.24.2008 1:01 am

Thanks everyone. I'll have to beg my girlfriend to pick me up plenty of chicken noodle soup... that sounds really good right now. I've been drinking plenty of orange juice, and did have chicken for dinner... but that's not the same as chicken noodle soup. ;)

Well, off to bed to get my rest.

(I'll have to ask her for another box of tissues too... I've gone through almost an entire box today!)
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Re: Browser Based Chat

Postby katafei » Sun 01.04.2009 3:07 pm

Okay, You've had plenty of time to recuperate....so, get off your butt and...


:twisted: just kidding :mrgreen:
(I hope you are feeling better again)

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