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Chat is back! (at least for now)

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Joe Link, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ok guys, the chat is back!

    I'm not sure how well this new version is going to do compared to the old one as far as server load goes, but we'll see.

    You can find the chat link on the upper navbar under the NWFA logo.
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, looks like we're back to the same old problems, even with the new version.

    I'm really torn on what to do here. The people who use FlashChat on a regular basis here really love it (including me). The way it integrates with the forum, emoticons, the 'feel', etc. is all very user friendly and make for a good time. However, if we're to continue using it we're going to have to upgrade the server again, which means an extra $20/mo. in web hosting costs. I'm trying to keep our overhead as low as possible because we need to conserve and stretch the little money we have, and at this point I don't think it's prudent to pay the extra money.

    I'm going to talk to Weebs today, who has some experience with this kind of stuff, and see if we can't come up with another chat solution. It won't be as 'pretty' or user friendly as FlashChat, but we'll still be able to do our chatting and won't have to pay any extra.
     
  3. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I'll send you $20.00 to cover this months extra fee if that will help.
     
  4. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I'll chip in too........
     
  5. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I will throw in a few MORE bucks
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I really appreciate the offer RK, I wish it were that easy. If we do decide to keep the current chat, we're going to have to switch hosting providers and servers, so I'll have to migrate everything over manually. I'm fine doing that, but I need to make sure that's the best option.
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I appreciate your offers too, Steve and Jon. Let me look into this a bit more.
     
  8. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I offer my amazing presence :D
     
  9. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Well than Im out
     
  10. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    well fine! I offer my $20 too...
     
  11. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    You're giving me presents?

    Oh sorry.......that's presence.........hmmmmm will have to ponder that one.... :D
     
  12. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I can't run jaja on my work PC no chat for me [ insert sad face here ]
     
  13. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys, won't let me log in. Illegal Characters. I assume it doesn't like the "." in my name.

    I'll be around!
     
  14. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    lol joe.
     
  15. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    What? :D I'd take the "." out of the name if it'd let me; But alas. I'm IRC illiterate, and have no idea how to make it go vroom.
     
  16. wakeadrian

    wakeadrian Beaverton Member

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    For obvious reasons, I'm in the same boat! ;)
     
  17. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    werent you able to get in like yesterday?
     
  18. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    No.. Not since he swapped to the Java client.

    Back with the original (And the updated original) I was up and going.
     
  19. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    That sucks. No one is awake in chat right now anyhow.
     
  20. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I hate the java.. I can't log in either.

    Thats ok, only jerks are in chat anyway :laugh: :thumbup: