A chat like irc on Ipodtouchfans

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by potroast32, Jun 30, 2008.

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Do you like the idea?

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  1. potroast32

    potroast32 Banned

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    I think there should be a part of iptf where you can log on, and chat with friends about random things(like an online AIM or MSN but for iptf people). How is this different than off-topic chat, we don' have to look at useless posts forever like on irc as more messages are sent older ones go off the page. I think that there are plenty of important Off-Topic discussions that should be in thread form so that people can see it for more than 10 seconds. This is why a constant chat should be in addition to Off-Topic threads, it will separate the people that just want to talk and the people that want to talk about important things besides iPods. An irc channel could work but i think it would be better if it stayed on the site not going to an irc site.

    Does anyone else think this is a good idea, anyone know what a chat client like this is called?

    EDIT: I don't mean replacing the forum aspect of iptf I think a chat client would be a great addition
  2. jpga13

    jpga13 Banned

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    IRC works fine and I think that's another headache bgizzle doesn't need.
  3. malibusurfer93

    malibusurfer93 Banned

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    thanks for the info mr moderator
  4. deleted account 92

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    I wouldn't mind if we had a chat thing but if we didn't I wouldn't really care.
  5. awal

    awal Well-Known Member

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    I think the IRC's good enough.
  6. thesmidge

    thesmidge New Member

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    Yeah why not just use the IRC? It really is not that difficult to set up...
  7. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    That would be a shoutbox, and Bgizzle has said that he doesn't want to make one due to abuse by members, and a large load on the server.
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    Do those xat chat boxes cause a server load because those act exactly like the irc?
  9. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Retired Moderator

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    As mentioned by many, IRC is fine for the purpose. Furthermore, as mentioned by Danls92, iPTF does NOT need a shoutbox which constantly gets abused by people, and adds ridiculous stress to the server. There is nothing to discuss here, as such, the thread is closed.
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