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New Chat System

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The company that makes the forum software, Invision, recently announced that they were no longer going to develop their own chat system. The chat system hasn't had any real updates in quite a long time and they decided they'd be better off putting those resources into making the forums themselves better. 

As a result, we've removed the old chat room and have added in a new chat system that you'll find on the bottom right of the window when browsing the forum. Yes, it's meant to be very similar to Facebook chat since that's a system many are already familiar with.

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The new chat allows you to chat one on one with your friends

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Or join the Chat Room with other members

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If you want the chat to stay open when you browse around the forum, you can either click the "pop out" arrow on the top right so the chat opens in its own window. Or click the 'gear' for settings and enable "Keep Room Open". 

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To close a chat window either click on the title bar of the chat window, or click the chat buttons on the chat bar itself. 

If you're in the chat and want to report someone just hover over their name and you'll see the following options. Select "Report Spam/Abuse" and chat mods and admins will get a report and be able to look back at that point in the chat. You'll also see that mods/admins can "Silence" a user (a temporary timeout for up to 5 minutes), or kick the user from the chat entirely.

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That's the gist of the new system. We hope to see you guys in there and we can find ways to improve this functionality. So far, I honestly think this setup will be much better than the old entirely separate chat system. 

 

 

 



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AlissaGoesRAWR

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1 hour ago, Steven Seagull said:

I like how you put me as an example how to silence a user :lol:

#subliminalmessaging 

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52 minutes ago, Jake69 said:

Can you access this on mobile?

It doesn't seem to be working now. Will need to look into it.

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11 hours ago, Jake69 said:

Can you access this on mobile?

Unfortunately, no. The version we bought doesn't include mobile support. If enough people use it we can definitely look into it in the future.

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38 minutes ago, Sonia. said:

No chat on mobile = no chat :(

Rip chat. This seems pretty cool though 

:( I'm hoping people use the chat. If we see the incentive I don't mind paying the extra $100 or so to get mobile and other features (mainly, better support and faster service). But I didn't want to jump in and pay a lot without first testing it out and see what people thought about it.

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8 minutes ago, Andres said:

:( I'm hoping people use the chat. If we see the incentive I don't mind paying the extra $100 or so to get mobile and other features (mainly, better support and faster service). But I didn't want to jump in and pay a lot without first testing it out and see what people thought about it.

Fair enough. Hopefully chat will get active enough soon 

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On 1/8/2017 at 10:43 PM, Andres said:

:( I'm hoping people use the chat. If we see the incentive I don't mind paying the extra $100 or so to get mobile and other features (mainly, better support and faster service). But I didn't want to jump in and pay a lot without first testing it out and see what people thought about it.

Can change the layout a million of times it seems to never bring anyone in at all or people just stay on without saying a word. I wouldn't spend that $$$. :P 

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I don't know if this helps or anything but I gathered this from another one of my communities that also uses Invision.. using this link http://www.greendaycommunity.org/arrowchat/public/popout/?cid=1&ah=1 I can access the chat on iPad. The solution many people over there had for the lack of mobile chat was to first paste the link in your profile via desktop and then when on mobile, visit your profile and click the link... tada mobile chat!

Hope someone out there actually benefits from this! :happy:

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1 hour ago, CrimsonRegret said:

I don't know if this helps or anything but I gathered this from another one of my communities that also uses Invision.. using this link http://www.greendaycommunity.org/arrowchat/public/popout/?cid=1&ah=1 I can access the chat on iPad. The solution many people over there had for the lack of mobile chat was to first paste the link in your profile via desktop and then when on mobile, visit your profile and click the link... tada mobile chat!

Hope someone out there actually benefits from this! :happy:

I would love a mobile chat! @Andres ;) I'll make it worth your while

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Could use a mod that could get a conversation going in there without going into idle mode every time. (excludes Andrew I always see him trying to in there) :) 

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someBODY once told me

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On 6/24/2017 at 5:16 PM, Eric said:

Could use a mod that could get a conversation going in there without going into idle mode every time. (excludes Andrew I always see him trying to in there) :) 

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Billie Joe Armstrong

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Omg we still have chat? I don't see it anywhere (I mean on my notebook, I know it's not on mobile :P:huh:

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11 minutes ago, Jane Lannister said:

Omg we still have chat? I don't see it anywhere (I mean on my notebook, I know it's not on mobile :P:huh:

Bottom right of the page you should see this,

 

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click it and it opens the chat link

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Billie Joe Armstrong

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11 hours ago, Amanda said:

Bottom right of the page you should see this,

click it and it opens the chat link

Wow! That's dark magic. Thank you, Amanda. 

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On 2017-6-24 at 5:21 PM, ...And Justice For None said:

yeah, no offence to Billie Hoe but shes absolutely useless

 

This is mean even by my standards.

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On ‎6‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 4:21 PM, ...And Justice For None said:

yeah, no offence to Billie Hoe but shes absolutely useless

 

Just because you say 'no offence' before you say something shitty doesn't make it less shitty.

If you have a problem with a mod you can PM someone on the team and it will be discussed.

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On 6/24/2017 at 4:21 PM, ...And Justice For None said:

yeah, no offence to Billie Hoe but shes absolutely useless

 

That is quite a shitty comment to make to anyone.  Just because someone is a mod does not make such comments alright.  

See what @Khaleesi.said about how to address any issues you may have.

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AlissaGoesRAWR

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On 6/24/2017 at 4:21 PM, ...And Justice For None said:

yeah, no offence to Billie Hoe but shes absolutely useless

You know she can read this, right? How would you feel if someone said that about you?

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