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#296752 - 10/26/06 12:36 PM Sure its been asked but...
Chen Zen Offline
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Ive often wished that the site had a instant messenger service. Myspace has one that only lets you talk to one person at a time. That would be fine. You wouldnt be able to monitor the conversations like in the forums, however, it would allow for free speaking, and arguments between virtual enemies wouldnt have to go on in public forums. Also I think it would be a great tool to facilitate intelligent conversation quickly.
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#296753 - 10/26/06 12:57 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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Good suggestion Chen! I like the idea!

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#296754 - 10/26/06 12:59 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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I'm not sure if this thread was for site suggestions, however my suggestion would be to advertise more. There is an astounding wealth of information here with some very knowledgable and helpful users on this site. Many people would be delighted to find such a gem in the typical rubble of the internet. Viva la FightingArts.com!!
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#296755 - 10/26/06 01:08 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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I might be missing the point, but isn't that what PM is for?

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#296756 - 10/26/06 01:13 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Zombie Zero]
Chen Zen Offline
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sort of. A pm is like sending a letter then waiting for response where as Instant messenger is like talking on the phone. Much more efficient.
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#296757 - 10/26/06 01:19 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
MattJ Offline
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There is no IM feature on this program that I know of.
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#296758 - 10/26/06 01:22 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: MattJ]
harlan Offline
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What's wrong with using other IM services? Personally, I don't think that IM is allowed on most work computers.

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#296759 - 10/26/06 01:29 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: MattJ]
Chen Zen Offline
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I know. I suggested one be added. lol. As far as other IM services, thats cool, but not everyone has the same ones. If the site provided one then there would be no downloading. Everyone would have the same service.
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#296760 - 10/26/06 01:32 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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I can check with Rip to see if that is feasible to add one.
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#296761 - 10/26/06 01:53 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: MattJ]
Chen Zen Offline
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Excellent. i think it would be a great addition.
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#296762 - 10/26/06 05:39 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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I too think that would be an excellent idea. Real time chat would be pretty interesting to say the least.



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#296763 - 10/26/06 06:04 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: JKogas]
Dereck Offline
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Sometimes I think it would be nice and other times not. With the forum you can think over things and reread and sometime edit what you have done to get your point across better. With a live chat fearture you cannot take back what you've said and I can see something like this getting heated. Forum vs. chat ... I'll go with Forum, however if the powers that be decide to add a chat feature I probably would give it a try at least and perhaps my opinion would change.
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#296764 - 10/26/06 09:42 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Dereck]
Chen Zen Offline
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Sometimes its good that people cant edit the things they say. Like when people make remarks that get proven wrong.
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#296765 - 10/26/06 09:51 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Dereck]
harlan Offline
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Well, if the young folks want to try it...

Personally, I might try it...but I am more interested in participating in the current forum mode...where our contributions don't dissappear. For example, one of my favorite threads was the 'Evil Buddha' one. Would that have been kept if done in IM?

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#296766 - 10/26/06 09:57 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: harlan]
Chen Zen Offline
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Do you not have conversations in private messages? I certainly due. Then some become ideas for threads later. I never mention names or anything but i will give both sides of the argument.
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#296767 - 10/27/06 12:45 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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There is a chatroom on frappr, check the link labeled "Putting FA.com on the map" sticky, somewhere on that page there is a chat, which is usualyl a room with just me in it. About time I got some company. Also, it doesn't work like IRC so I don't know how it would be moderated.

http://www.frappr.com/fightingarts
there you go.


Edited by Mr_Heretik (10/27/06 12:46 AM)

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#296768 - 10/27/06 12:49 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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the idea came up before in the admin section, I was against it, but technology is inevitable. plus, I was wrong about the 'general' section which has gone over really well.

so why not...bring on the IM ! just think...it would be IMPOSSIBLE for people to change their messages after hitting 'send'. lol

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#296769 - 10/27/06 12:54 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Mr_Heretik]
Ed_Morris Offline
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cool. ok, I just entered the first message. apparently, I'm "Guest4171". I forgot my account, so I'll create a new one I guess...

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#296770 - 10/27/06 01:19 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Ed_Morris]
Ed_Morris Offline
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ok, I'm added. here's the direct link to the chat area, so you don't have to wait for the map to load:

http://www.frappr.com/?a=singlemodule&mapid=345899&module=chat

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#296771 - 10/27/06 01:04 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Ed_Morris]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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I'm on for long amounts of time but nobody else shows up... I feel so emo.

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#296772 - 10/28/06 05:43 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Mr_Heretik]
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I say NAY, NAY, NAY I am totally against private chatting. For one, nobody will ever talk to me.

And second I like being involved in all the conversations. It's what makes this a great community. Face it we arn't trying to make love connections here... no need for the one to one intimate communication. Unless you look like Jessica Alba then I am all for it, and many of you do NOT.

Hmm perhaps a pub chat where anyone could just throw comments out, but then again there are so many people on this site, it would get out of control and noone would be able to keep up. I can see pub chats working within each individual forum, but definetly not in the main forum, way to many members are logged in their, it would be a disaster. While the other forums would only have around 250 members per forum. Hmm something to think about.
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#296773 - 10/28/06 10:35 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: TeK9]
Chen Zen Offline
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No one would talk to you? Tek, you've pm me several times and we've carried on conversation from friendly chat to technical advice. Sure it would be all that bad?
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#296774 - 10/28/06 11:25 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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Woah I just realized something. For the frappr chat if you are inactive for a long time, you're actually disconnected. Every once in a while try typing in something if nobody is around and you'll be reconnected, I thought I was alone when there were some other people in the room.

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#296775 - 10/28/06 11:43 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Mr_Heretik]
crablord Offline
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this frappr thing is really getting on my nerves. An idea guys, put the im thing up with the search active topics etc.
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#296776 - 11/01/06 05:22 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
TeK9 Offline
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I kid, I kid, everyone loves talking to me, I give people something to talk about.
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#296777 - 11/01/06 01:41 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: TeK9]
Chen Zen Offline
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Any news matt?
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#296778 - 11/01/06 03:28 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
MattJ Offline
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Still waiting to hear from above.
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#296779 - 11/02/06 09:20 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: MattJ]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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Until then I'll just complain about no users in the frappr chat, while everyone else complains about no chat for the FA users.


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#296780 - 11/03/06 07:42 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Mr_Heretik]
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Haha

I've been in there a few times, only once was another person there, had a nice chat with clmibb.

Hi Casey!
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#296781 - 11/03/06 09:27 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: JoelM]
clmibb Offline
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Hi Joel!!! hehehehehe
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#296782 - 11/14/06 01:05 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: clmibb]
Chen Zen Offline
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Any news from above matt?
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#296783 - 11/14/06 01:16 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: clmibb]
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There is something...(free) a sort of IRC thing, it can be embedded into the webpage? Perhaps better than the frappr thing?
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#296784 - 11/14/06 08:57 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: rageace]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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I was thinking of setting up an IRC channel, and have people view it in java. The good thing about IRC is you can give the mods their power. I can make an IRC channel, but:

1)Its ultimately up to MattJ and the owner, so I don't wanna start making things without them approving.

2)I'm not that good with IRC, I can make a channel, but setting up scripts for auto-kicks and censoring words would take me a bit.. same thing with making a java applet thingy so that people could enter without having to download an IRC client.

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#296785 - 11/14/06 09:53 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Mr_Heretik]
Chen Zen Offline
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Well, so far Ive told that the current version of the forum cannot support an IM system. So thats a no, at least for now.
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#296786 - 11/15/06 11:09 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
rageace Offline
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Can't it be seperate/stand alone?
Embedded into the main webpage and run off a java applet?

www.fishcrazy.co.uk .. its a wwebsite about keeping fishes that i go on but it has a chat thing like we are talking about.

Another idea(although not free) could be to have a voice server set up, you can send text messages in them and talk via voice?
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#296787 - 11/16/06 06:19 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: rageace]
Chen Zen Offline
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I must admit, I have limited knowledge of the sites actual capabilities, but i could suggest the idea anyways and see what happens.
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#296788 - 11/27/06 05:05 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: rageace]
Taison Offline
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You mean something like Ventrilo or TeamSpeak?

-Taison out
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#296789 - 01/04/07 10:10 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: MattJ]
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bump

Matt: ever hear from on high about this idea?

thanks

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#296790 - 01/04/07 10:59 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: harlan]
MattJ Offline
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It is not currently under consideration. I have been told that the current version "will not support IM."
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#296791 - 01/04/07 11:51 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: MattJ]
olga Offline
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Ah no! Somehow this forum has avoided being caught in my work's firewall. However, as soon as IM service is added, I will not be able to access this forum anymore.

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#296792 - 01/04/07 02:19 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: olga]
harlan Offline
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Olga, honestly, I think the admin's reply hints that it ain't ever goin' to really happen.

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#296793 - 01/16/07 06:47 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
shadowkahn Offline
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Quote:

I know. I suggested one be added. lol. As far as other IM services, thats cool, but not everyone has the same ones. If the site provided one then there would be no downloading. Everyone would have the same service.




If you get Trillian (the basic version is free) (google it), you can be simultaneously connected to all of the IM services with the one application. Great way to go when you know people on a bunch of different IM networks.

Keep in mind that an IM system on the forum would use a LOT of server resources - resources that may or may not be included in whatever the admins are paying right now. . .
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#296794 - 06/30/07 05:28 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: Chen Zen]
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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHAT BOX CHAT BOX CHAT BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#296795 - 10/11/07 12:33 PM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: FightingSpirit]
aikiuke Offline
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well... I know this thread has been inactive for a while, but just to press the voice chat thing again, and because I'm bored, I'll say that I think with Ventrilo, and maybe TS, you can run a server for free as long as you have 10 people or less [I think]. Of course I cant do anything anyway with dial up...

By the way is this frappr thing still working or is it just my internet?

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#296796 - 11/02/07 04:02 AM Re: Sure its been asked but... [Re: aikiuke]
Taison Offline
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Frappr is working as intended.

DAMMIT! I just got sneaked on by a rogue while answering this. . Sigh, I just hate it how my Blood Elf warlock is so squishy against rogues. This will make a horrible video.

-Taison out :cry:
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