Suggestion Box Apr 15, 2016 14:43:32 GMT -5
Post by Admin on Apr 15, 2016 14:43:32 GMT -5
I would use a chat popup if there was one. That was one of my favorite features of the old EP. I don't know how easy that is to incorporate though... might require a third party chat server.
ProBoards/FreeForums does provide some various "plugins" that I can plug-in and deploy.
I never used the EP chat... so please describe to me "what was good" about it.
In particular, help me figure out this:
- If it allowed one-on-one chat... then what is the downside of you and another member here from simply exchanging "chat" logins (from Skype, or Google Hangouts, or AIM, or Yahoo Messenger, or Facebook chat, or whatever the cool kids are using these days) and using that privately, between them?
- If it is always a group chat... then how is what you are describing different than this site's Shoutbox?
I'm just trying to understand what you are looking for. For example, I think I found a ProBoards plugin that enable chat on your site... but (if I understand it's description) you have to get a login at some third party chat site. So back to my point: if you have to do that, then why is that better than just using your existing Skype/FB chat/Google hangout?
If I found a way to put the Shoutbox on its own window, then would you just opening a "Shoutbox specific" window be sufficient? (Keep it open an "next to" your current browsing window, while you browse the site.)
If you'd like: feel free to research this by searching for "ProBoards chat plugins", and you find something that sounds good, please post here or PM me.