Sarge kindly volunteered to do a bit of moderating on the site. To help out with spam control. Thanks bud, much appreciated,
When I integrate the chatroom fully with the site there will most likely be a way to display who is in there. We can even put someone in charge who can schedule meetups and post them on a dedicated page.
Integrating the chatroom into the site will mean rebuilding the site though and everyone would have to sign up again. But I don't think that should be a big issue though. It just means that we would be starting again with an empty discussion forum.
The chat room software is free and works very well when conditions are favorable. I think it would be worth a complete rebuild just to integrate the chat room. Getting rid of obsolete parts of the site should speed up the forum too
Little Bunny Foo Foo is a bit of a psychopath isn't he
Just got chatting with Drifter
*bursts out laughing - coffey coming out nose*
dezzy wrote: Who cares about responsibility. Bring on the nudes.
Bear in mind guys that the chat room isn't integrated with the site yet, so I don't have a way to assign moderators. This means that you could encounter people abusing it and there is no way currently to ban them. When I do the site rebuild we will be able to control it fully.
This isn't a big problem, just got to be aware of it.
So if you encounter any nude harmonica players HarmonicaClub.com can't be held responsible
I've become a bit wary of installing the other chat room permanently. The level of support was very poor when I went asking them questions, and they are pretty new on the market.
Sarge wrote: I think I liked the other chat room better.
Big Blue Button seems to have a track record, and a large community of supporters/users/developers which means they will definately be updating and maintaining their product. I ran into problems before when the software we were using went obsolete, so I'm a bit cautious now
Just got talking to Keith, seemed to work pretty well. Nice to get chatting with him after all this time
The old chat room is still available to us but I'd like to give this one a go first. The other room required participants to set up a conference call even when they were logged in. That's why you were unable to get my attention Pete. This new room is more like the room we had way back in the day.
There are a couple of tutorial videos available when you enter the room. I'll post them here for convenience.
I leave the chat room open in another tab when I'm online. The problem is that you cant actually sit in the chatroom and wait for someone to come in. It works like conference calling where you have to call someone who is online and then they have to accept. It's not as user friendly as the old chat room we had.
I'm going to try something new that I think might work a bit better. I'll change the links here to point the the new chat room. There is no login required, you just need to pick a username. Its at this address.
Just out of curiosity try this link guys
Its a kind of chat room geared toward online classes and distance learning.
It seems to work very well. I'm mainly curious as to how long the link stays active.