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BZFlag Chatroom

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:33 pm
by JeffM
ok, so there is a chatroom button at the top of EVERY page now.
If you are loged in and click it, it will take you to the BZChat chatroom we have set up.

use it wisly.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:46 pm
by Guest
Heh, it's just a hotlink to the CGI IRC. :) But nice idea. ;)

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:52 pm
by JeffM
it is just a pety button to the IRC. But it sends you to a chat only channel.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:41 pm
by JeffM
and for the love of Pete, when you join it, don't say hello and just leave when somone dosn't get right back to you. It's not like everyone in there is waiting just for you to speak.

hang out
chill
wait a bit and see what happens.

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:16 am
by Sharpshooter
About this chatroom- When i click the button, it says "loading...." and I wait for like 10 minutes, so then i reloaded the page, then says "Access Denied: Too many connections". I tried it on the other browser i have, but still does the same. And it does this every day i click it.

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:51 pm
by Rebel Chik0rita
i think it would be neet if the chat room link opened up in its own new window automatically...so it would at least be more like a faux IM chat box ;)


that way peeple can browse the forums an lurk in the chat room easier ;)

(if this is possible ..an without much difficulties . i hope doesn't cause the "too many connections" problem?)

i know we could just manually open up a new window on our own , but this would be a nice touch ;)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:32 pm
by [dmp]
No, internal links shouldn't pop up new windows. (nor external links, but at least that make more sense). Let the user decide if s/he wants new windows/tab.

Press and hold shift down (I think thats also works for IE) while clicking on the link or right-click and select "open in new window". Voilá, now you can browse the forums while chatting.

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:18 pm
by JeffM
if you use firefox, you can right click and say "open in a new tab" as well.

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:41 pm
by The Red Baron
JeffM2501

its all about them tabs eh?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:57 pm
by Hannibal
Tabs rule!

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:02 am
by Rebel Chik0rita
meacan wrote: Press and hold shift down (I think thats also works for IE) while clicking on the link or right-click and select "open in new window". Voilá, now you can browse the forums while chatting.

o okies ty [dmpee] =)

<<<computer n00b ;P





edit: yay , clicking link + shift key works for IE

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:28 pm
by Harlin
ehh, like many an Irc channel, there's still not a lot of activity there.

Activity

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:08 pm
by RPG
Harlin wrote:ehh, like many an Irc channel, there's still not a lot of activity there.
OOhhh trust me, if you come on at the right time, there's plenty of activity :).

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:20 pm
by BIYA
I remember we spent 2 hours talking about random news I found on this strange site.

Not to mention the 10 hours it took Jeff to teach me to run a server.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:41 pm
by Rebel Chik0rita
no bots to feed there ...

awn

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:55 am
by TD-Linux
Well... if you go #bzflag, there are a few bots that you can feed! Just don't do it too much, or when JeffM2501 is on. #botpark is for that. ;)

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:16 pm
by Rebel Chik0rita
ah #botpark ;)

yea i know there are bots on #bzflag but people get mad when i feed them ;P

still it would be nice to have 1 bot on #bzchat ..for info stuffs ... ;P

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:20 pm
by JeffM
TheLastSpartan is a bot, and is in the channel. It is doing match reporting. It can be used for a lot more.

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:37 pm
by Rebel Chik0rita
ooH


kewl =)

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:14 pm
by badnet
it's just a hotlink to the CGI IRC

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:08 am
by A Meteorite
badnet
I think it's already been said... :roll:
CannonBallGuy wrote:Heh, it's just a hotlink to the CGI IRC. :) But nice idea. ;)
Just had to point that out. :P

CGI:IRC and some browsers

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:29 am
by learner
If you have trouble getting in to the "Chat Room" or if things don't quite seem to be working correctly, your best bet is to try a different browser. Some browsers will specifically not work with the CGI:IRC interface that the web-based chat interface uses (e.g. certain versions of Netscape, old versions of IE, and Safari). So again, in short, try a different browser if it doesn't seem to be working for you. e.g. Firefox should work regardless of the platform.

Cheers!