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AB Chat

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:07 am
by MysteryFCM
Okay, I couldn't resist it (esp after going in the Chatzy chat room).

I decided to design and write my own AB chat room. Would love opinions? (and anyone willing to test it.... as I've not been able to test whether there are any problems with multiple users yet).

I must apologise for the rather horrible image on the main page, I'm crap at graphics, and just did a quick n dirty one.

http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/chat

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:18 am
by SweetLou
Tried, couldn't. Signed in as SweetLou. Got a page, "you have been succesfully logged out". Tried again and it said SweetLou was already taken. When I first tried, there was 1 person online. Second attempt 2 people online. I assume I was the second person.
Edit: Tried again as Monkeyhead. Same thing happened. 2 people online, "you have been succesfully logged out-session timed out" Now, 3 people online.

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:21 am
by MysteryFCM
Edit

I've modified the login.......

fancy giving it another try?

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:32 am
by Sara
I'm there now--needs some way of alerting us if someone comes in--can't sit staring and freshing a screen all night LOL!

Sara :D

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:39 am
by SweetLou
Same thing is happening to me. Do I need to enable cookies or anything?

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:41 am
by MysteryFCM
Lou, you need to make sure scripting is enabled, along with cookies

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:58 pm
by angeldust
It's good that it has the who's online, but you need something to advise members; who've login & left the room site open, while they surf the net or the forum that a discussion is in progress or somebody else has entered the room/posted a message. (Like Chatzy's Alerts)
If this takes off we can ignore Chatzy & put the link for it in its place.

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:38 pm
by Sara
The room kicked us all out--didn't it like the smilies? I had just entered one from Emotipad. Now it won't let me back in!

Sara :(

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:53 pm
by MysteryFCM
Sara, I have no idea what caused it but, I've reset the chat anyway and it's working now :wink:

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:04 am
by André
I can't get it. It says "You are now logged out - (Session timed out)" and then it pushes me back to the AB Chat home page.

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:07 am
by angeldust
Dr Drrae wrote:I can't get it. It says "You are now logged out - (Session timed out)" and then it pushes me back to the AB Chat home page.
Me too, what he said.

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:28 am
by André
Scratch that.

Join the chat. It's great.

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:06 am
by angeldust
Dr Drrae wrote:Join the chat. The party's great.
and fast paced :lol: :!:

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:07 am
by SweetLou
Last night I was having the same trouble with logging in. I received the same message. I had to enable cookies, then no problem.
Edit: Oh, I see now there is a message on the loggin page to enable cookies.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:54 am
by MysteryFCM
I've made a couple of improvements to the room. Firstly, I've moved the Logout button to the top right (above "Users") so it's not right next to the Send button.

I've also added a link to the Smilies page which shows you what to type for each one.

Still no alerts yet though (I'm working on it and am hoping to have them added within the next day or so....... depending on how it goes).

Thanks to everyone thats tried it so far...... tis much appreciated.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:12 am
by André
One suggestion. Make the refresh time 6 seconds. The animation of one of the smilies doesn't complete in 5 seconds. I don't think 1 second should make a huge difference.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:16 am
by MysteryFCM
Done :wink:

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:23 pm
by MysteryFCM
Quick update.

As the timeout was causing so many problems, I've decided to remove it, so now it simply shouldn't activate at all (unless I've missed something (don't think I have, but am scanning my code again to make sure)).

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:04 am
by MysteryFCM
Another quick update.

I've made a few minor modifications to the main login page, and have changed the logout button to a nifty little emoticon, and have added a few more chaticons.

Oh and I've also added a profanity emoticon (replaces certain words with the profanitycon)

Hosts and Mod's are now shown with;

HOST
MOD

respectively :wink:

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:43 am
by André
This is becoming really nice really quick. Keep up the good work MysteryFCM.