Topic: Forum Chat Box

So, we're trying something. You might have noticed on the board index there's a minimalist chat room thingy going on. That's what we're trying.

If you're logged into the boards, you're logged into the chat, and you can...you know, chat. With other forumers. We're not sure if we're gonna like having it there or not, and even if we do, what the best way to implement it permanently will be. That's what this week is for. Bug reports, ideas, suggestions, dissensions, all of that.

There are no rules, the law of the forum is the same for the chat. (That said, I myself will be going a little lighter on the profanity in the chat box, just because it's gonna be a first impression for anybody who's visiting the forum for the first time or lurking.)

You're under no obligation to use it, and with the nature of the chatroom being "hey, if you're online, you can say something," there's also no major obligation to announce your arrival or departure. It's just a way to say hi and have minor conversations.

If you end up finding something interesting to talk about, we highly encourage you to make an Off Topic thread about it! The idea here is to be more connected with your fellow forumperson and to promote conversation, not move it over to the chat box. We just thought this might be nifty for folks who are online but don't have anything to add to the current threads. (And talk their way into creating a new one.)

March 4th, 2013: You may now use BBCode in the chat! You should be able to do all of the basic tags such as bold

[b]EXAMPLE[/b]

italics

[i]EXAMPLE[/i]

quotes

[quote=EXAMPLEName]EXAMPLE[/quote]

and URLs.

[url=example]EXAMPLE[/url]

I have adjusted the image tags so that they turn into links to keep the chatbox clean. Enjoy, and let me know if certain tags are breaking the chat or making it unusable.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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box no workee

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sad
I type, but words disappear....

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I guess it was pulled? Because I don't see it. *kicks at dirt*

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It's still up, on the bottom of the forum index.

Also, you people are terrible at writing bug reports.

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Holden wrote:

Also, you people are terrible at writing bug reports.

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Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Teague wrote:

We're not sure if we're gonna like having it there or not, and even if we do, what the best way to implement it permanently will be. That's what this week is for.

So, I guess it passed its week long test.  Right?    wink

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Yup. smile

Teague Chrystie

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Updated topic.

"Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."

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Chronic bugs:
  Duplication of messages. Every now and then, duplicates of messages will show.
  Not actually updating. - You know what this means.
  "symbols" not working. Symbols, like Æ, Ø, Å, for instance. Now, I doubt there's use for them, but, you know.

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I maintain that your javascript is still cached, because none of those should be happening (and don't for me or others).

Click this: http://downinfront.net/forum/extensions … box-pun.js

And then hit Ctrl + F5 to update it.

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Cute. You say that like I have a PC tongue


Kidding aside, didn't help on my end.

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Weird.

Edit: Bah, Apple+F5, whatever.

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I've made some improvements to the chat on the user side of things (because unemployment, yay) to make the whole thing less painful to read (at least for me). Since Teague liked the initial idea I've decided to share the user script in case anyone else would find it useful. It should work in Chrome but it has only been tested in Firefox. Sorry tongue

Here's how it looks:

http://lamer.3design.net.pl/dif_chat2.jpg

Here's what it does:

- highlights your name in the chat
- highlights all links and makes them clickable
- adds a little checkbox next to 'Chat Log' which will expand the chat to 600px (or whatever you like) when checked. Useful during longer conversations
- adds a 'Mark all as read' link to the top bar. In case punBB keeps on showing old post as unread you can deal with that from the front page.

Here's how to get it:

- install Greasemonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … asemonkey/
- click here: http://lamer.3design.net.pl/greasemonke … er.user.js

Here's how to customize it:

- open the script with notepad and change these values to whatever you like:

//set chat link color
var linkHighlight = '#e8171a';

//set username color
var userHighlight = '#3aade9';

//set 'Mark all as read' color
var markColor = '#3aade9';

//set extended chat height
var chatHeight = '600px';

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Thanks Lamer!  big_smile

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No problem  cool

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Remind me to bake those into the base code so people don't have to install addons for it.

Nifty stuff!

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I love this community.

And this is the second time Lamer has gone out of his way to write some script that made other people's lives easier. This guy. This guy right here.

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Teague Chrystie

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Chrome users:

1. install Tapermonkey: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta … fkfo?hl=en
2. click here: http://lamer.3design.net.pl/greasemonke … er.user.js

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Frankly I'm amazed you had the restraint to not actually change my name to "Serial Chatkiller".

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I might write a separate script just for that wink

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The chat script has been updated to work on the new domain.

http://lamer.3design.net.pl/greasemonke … er.user.js

Carry on.

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I've added the new chat log link into the script. It'll replace the old one automatically. Click above for the new version.

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Three months later, I've baked these into the base forum code. Thanks for the help!

"Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."

-- http://stilldrinking.org/programming-sucks