live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

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Justin

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yo!!! dudes and dudettes,
if Amibay were to provide a form of real time chat (mirc channel or summat) would anyone use it?
i thought it may be useful for things like hardware live help and support? same for software, and the times you really can't wait for an answer.
this is as well as the forum, Amibay would of course stay as the Amibay we love but live would be an option

so what do you think?
 

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

Good morning m8y =)

as you may know, we have a live chat system for the staff the reason its limited for the moment is the resources it takes up are quite large.

Althoughy we have looked into expanding this for all members we need to move to a hoster that could take the hammering of a live chat / irc type system without any detrimental effects to the main site running.

Truth is at the end of the day, it comes down to cost I am afraid LOL.

but I think theres a light at the end of the tunnel.
 

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

It's certainly easier to implement in VB than phpBB, however, until we get the server issues sorted out and the migration to VB completed, this is on the back burner. The current server is already overloaded and over subscribed (Bluehost's fault) and if we were to add a chat function now, it would only make things worse.
 

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

WOW Merly

Thats a Doom and Gloom picture LOL
 

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

Not putting any pressure on, ....honest!.... :whistle:

I voted Yessssss. :mrgreen:

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

Couldn't we just setup an IRC channel somewhere for this purpose? It would not take any additional server resources and is quite configurable using bots and such. Just a thought...

:)

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

Zetr0 said:
WOW Merly

Thats a Doom and Gloom picture LOL


Doom and Gloom were both great games back in the day (loved the exploding soldiers in Gloom)

normal service is now resumed
 

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SkydivinGirl said:
Couldn't we just setup an IRC channel somewhere for this purpose? It would not take any additional server resources and is quite configurable using bots and such. Just a thought...

:)

Heather

Go Girl, go! - Tell 'em how it isssssssss. :mrgreen:

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

I've voted YES, as I'd definitely use it.
I don't use IRC all the time, but I do do use it quite a bit.
I kind of live in forums and on MSN Messenger these days.
 

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

I would rather use a voice chat program anyday. I hate text chat, especialy when I am trying to get real work done, then having a bunch of chat windows open. I kindo of stopped using MSN unless they voice chat or video chat.
 

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Re: live? real time? waste of time? you decide!!

Nothing, especially not anything with Live in the name!!!! Windows ruined it!!!
 
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