Previous chat room software

Discussion in 'Site Announcements and Administrative Issues' started by KenSmith, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. 21forme

    21forme Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to turn off the PM notifications from the bottom bar? I already get the pop-up window notification that's been there all along. Thanks
  2. iCountNTrack

    iCountNTrack Well-Known Member

    You can always hide the entire bar if you would like
  3. 21forme

    21forme Well-Known Member

    If I do and someone IMs me, will I miss that, too?
  4. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    I think I'm with you 21forme, I find the PM notification in the chat bar pointless. I'm thinking I should just disable that entirely.
  5. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    PM notifications at bottom now disabled.
  6. 21forme

    21forme Well-Known Member

    Such service and the price is right, too! :grin:
  7. metronome

    metronome Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ken,I feel the cosmos has righted itself.
    I might even order another book from you.:grin:
  8. Machinist

    Machinist Well-Known Member

    Fantasic new/old chatroom

    Hey Ken!!!!! Excellent chatroom now. Really love the option of a private chatroom. Used it last night!!!!!

  9. WRX

    WRX Well-Known Member

    The new old chat room is working great. Thank you, that's so much better.
  10. NAP

    NAP Well-Known Member

    Do you need special privilege to start a private chat room? I couldn't figure out how to do it... :(
  11. Machinist

    Machinist Well-Known Member


    Even a commoner like me can have one!!!!
    Try again...fairly easy. Although I did get lost trying to get to one the other nite..

  12. Nicholas

    Nicholas Member

    I'm with NAP on that one. I don't see that I have the option.

    By the way having the old chat room back is great. Thanks again Ken.
  13. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

    I disagree; I prefer the new chat room. At a free internet outlet, I need to reload Java and go thru other whole 9 yard procedures before I can get into the old chatroom :mad:. Ken, please bring back the new chatroom.
  14. Nicholas

    Nicholas Member

    That sounds like the fault of the free internet outlet, not the chat room software. I think a more logical solution would be for you to find some other way of accessing it.
  15. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

    Nice try, good assumption & recommendation.

    Is it the fault of a Steve Jobs' free internet outlet? It's unlikely because the new chatroom has worked there fine previously.

    Is it also the fault of Tor-Brower too? It's unlikely for the same reason. The new chatroom never requires the reload of Java in the outlet nor in the my homebase thru the Tor-brower, but the old chatroom does.

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  16. Nicholas

    Nicholas Member

    It seems you are the only one with this compatibility issue, so perhaps you should find an alternative to Tor-Browser since it blocks Java applications.

    I sympathize with your situation, but consider that after taking an opinion poll, Ken graciously spent $285 to renew a one-year license for this chat room. Unless you can convince the majority to revert back to the old one, and reimburse Ken the time and money spent, I see no logic to revert back to the old chat room because of one user's (avoidable) compatibility issue. I understand your frustration, but consider the bigger picture here.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011
  17. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Creating a new room is limited to privileged members, which generally means someone with 10 posts or more.

    Jacob, how about using a smartphone to access the chat room instead?

    After all the dust has settled, I rather like the combination of IMs and the old chat room. Even with the Java headaches.
  18. Severity8

    Severity8 Well-Known Member

    Did the android thing Thursday and other than being slow at typing it rocked lol! Thank you Ken.
  19. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

    Wow, what a coincident! This morning Father Murphy gave a great sermon in which he advised the parishioners to stop arguing or pleading pointlessly. He ended the sermon with Friedrich Nietzsche's quote:

    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

    Hmm... perhaps a super-AP may be correct. He cautioned that posting or chatting is negative EV as soon as when there's nothing you get in return. OK, you guys have your ways, and I have mine. I'll spend more time on tables instead of in the old chatroom ;).
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

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