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Kickrunners Chatbox - What do you think?

  • Great! Love it! - Now I'll never leave this site!

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  • Nice feature - but really more flash than substance - 'eh

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  • There are other chat options out there, I won't use this one.

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As many of you have found, I've been beta testing a new feature here at kickrunners.com. The Chatbox!<br><br>
If you've not seen it yet, it currently is active on the main forum page.<br><br>
I'd like some feedback from you on how it functions and anything else you would like to say. It only has limited modification tools, so I can't do a lot with it as to customization.<br><br>
So, answer the poll - and let me know what you think.<br><br><br>
Best,<br><br><br>
Rich
 

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Will it eventually be a sticky on top no matter where in the forums you are? I think that is a great idea.
 

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I like it there for those times I dont have anything of substance to say, but its not gonig to keep me in here longer.
 

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unfortunately no. It causes a heavy load on the server. To put it in every forum would probably require another upgrade of my server.
 

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Personally, I enjoy it. If it's a really heavy load, perhaps making it an evening feature?
 

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Gone. Maybe the same place as Bux's dirty water.<br><br><img alt="icon_tongue.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_tongue.gif">
 

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I don't really like chat but when I did use it I thought it worked well. I type too slow and have to look and the keys to type. I miss a lot of trains that way.
 

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I turned it off late last night. I'm not at my home computer and can't check the server load. I was a little concerned last night regarding Xavier DanQ and Martins' inability to post a new thread. The message they received is a result of this forum software automatically backing off on activity because of server load.<br><br>
SO - until I can get back to my home computer and check the server stats, I shut it down.<br><br>
We will add it back and continue testing... but it'll be next Friday night.<br><br><br>
Rich
 

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I like the immediacy of it, not that the forums aren't rather fast, but it's a nice added feature for things you just don't think are necessary for a thread or to put in a thread, even one as all encompassing as the "Random Thoughts" thread.<br><br>
If you can't swing it due to server load, it won't bother me, but I like it.
 

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If I cannot surf the forums and chat at the same time, I doubt I use it. It is a nice idea, but not feasable to use and still keep the reason we all come here.
 

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It was a bit of a hassle to have to move back to the front page.
 

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I suppose I like it, but considering that because of it I can't start any threads.... <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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I just kept two windows open, one to the chat, the other the forums. Best of all worlds! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
And there is the forum jump link at the bottom of the page so you can go directly back to the forums from the chat page too.
 
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