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l0ckd0wn
02-02-2012, 07:52 PM
So I was talking with Stripe today and asked about the chat. He mentioned that -J was taking care of it and I had one suggestion that would probably work well for what you guys want to do. I know that DB integration and a deny-all policy for random users would be desired.

InspIRC Daemon would work for this.

http://www.inspircd.org/

Database module needed for MySQL: http://wiki.inspircd.org/Modules/2.1/mysql

Some more info on MySQL integration and the way the API works: http://wiki.inspircd.org/Mysql2


I am looking for some other specific modules, but their wiki is down right now and I'm going off of memory...

For one I know there is a module that allows you to make it so there is a static # of rooms and another that only allows admins/operators to create new rooms - I use these two on my own server.

There are other modules that allow you to set approve/deny policies on access (like using the MySQL authentication) before they can access anything. There is a ton more modules as well, all found here: http://wiki.inspircd.org/Modules

I'll post up some more info when I get home off of my own config file.

FireyFate
02-06-2012, 11:01 AM
All I know is, it better have the filters that the admins forget the passwords to and can no longer edit... or the original charm will be lost!

Stripe
02-06-2012, 11:26 AM
still have the old chat word filter config ;)

NickJames
02-06-2012, 11:35 AM
Not sure that spinning up an entire IRCd just for the forum is really necissary... We could probably chuck a room on Freenode and be done with it...

-J
02-06-2012, 12:35 PM
All I know is, it better have the filters that the admins forget the passwords to and can no longer edit... or the original charm will be lost!

:lol: I didn't lose the password, the changes just wouldn't stick.


Not sure that spinning up an entire IRCd just for the forum is really necissary... We could probably chuck a room on Freenode and be done with it...

We're looking at some options. While IRC is flexible, we're looking for something a bit more "one click" as far as setup and maintenance goes. There's a pretty slick looking option out there that ties in nicely with the forum/site. There's another one we're investigating right now as well.

For the record, no, the previous Flashchat we used isn't making a comeback. It'll have a different back end.

DjBlanco
02-06-2012, 02:02 PM
i miss the whole type trance and it says i take it in the bum xD the word filters were great type aids you got trance

Interracial Tea
02-06-2012, 02:07 PM
No more underlines? :(

Adzm00
02-08-2012, 10:18 AM
still have the old chat word filter config ;)

Oh yeah, it wouldn't be the same without them!

I quite like IRC, have used it for years, but whatever is the most maintenance free whilst being reliable and user friendly is the best option.

Marc S
02-08-2012, 10:50 AM
ahh flash chat, the intellectual black hole of the internet, where casual racism and sexual deviancy lived hand in hand. i miss it so much.

Sigma
02-08-2012, 11:01 AM
Add a shoutbox. You can have it so it's like a separate chat room available via a tab at the top of the forum: -

http://i.imgur.com/jFn3B.jpg

Or you can have it on the top/bottom/side of every page, with an option for the user to hide it if they don't want to see it: -

http://i.imgur.com/JnrFT.jpg

Or you can have both of the above options.

You can use it for announcements too: -

http://i.imgur.com/3QMeI.jpg

:p

With a site with this many active members, it may turn out to be a disaster, lol, but it may be pretty cool.

-J
02-08-2012, 11:10 AM
Add a shoutbox. You can have it so it's like a separate chat room available via a tab at the top of the forum: -

http://i.imgur.com/jFn3B.jpg

Or you can have it on the top/bottom/side of every page, with an option for the user to hide it if they don't want to see it: -

http://i.imgur.com/JnrFT.jpg

Or you can have both of the above options.

You can use it for announcements too: -

http://i.imgur.com/3QMeI.jpg

:p

With a site with this many active members, it may turn out to be a disaster, lol, but it may be pretty cool.

One of the options I was looking at is a shoutbox, but it didn't break out into it's own window. The program I have my eye on right now has a shoutbox like function, but also has it's own chat window.