Online Chat

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Do you find the Online Chat useful?

Poll ended at Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:10 pm

Yes
8
80%
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0
No votes
Never Used It!
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20%
 
Total votes: 10
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Online Chat

Postby robheaton » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:44 pm

We are currently trialing a new 'Online Chat' system, this allows our members to communicate in real time and will hopefully add a social side to the Forum!

Once signed into the Forum, you will see a link above, called 'Online Chat' (This sits next to the 'User Control Panel')

You can also connect via an IRC client of your choice, using the following settings;
IRC Server: chat.qlforum.co.uk
Port: 6667
Channel Name: #qlforum


If the Online Chat is a success, we'll look at purchasing the ad-free version, which also allows us to apply the look and feel of the forum to the chat window.

Please follow up this post with any feedback on the new chat system, we are very interested in what our members think!


**** EDIT 10/01/2014 ****
Please submit feedback via the poll above and leave any other comments in this thread.


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby dilwyn » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:25 pm

robheaton wrote:We are currently trialing a new 'Online Chat' system, this allows our members to communicate in real time and will hopefully add a social side to the Forum!

Just tried it with Rob, vanpeebles and Dave and it seemed to work well. Another resource for QL users to stay in touch!


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby Dave » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:06 pm

Indeed. Peter Graf showed up and interesting conversations were had.

I think this is going to do a lot to bring the QL community closer together.


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby Peter » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:27 am

I never used IRC before, and I liked the QL chat. It allows non-native speakers like me to understand English more easily than on the phone, especially when there is local accent. There is the typing work of course, but in comparison to forum posts or email, with relaxed spelling, and the option to immediately ask back. Can not replace the existing QL communication channels, but I find it a nice add-on.

Dave, if you bring Nasta online, I'll bring Richard... ;)

And let's see if Tony Tebby unexpectedly appears on the chat someday! :D


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:42 am

It was good fun last night and very entertaining :D Thank you to everyone who visited :)


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby dilwyn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:19 am

robheaton wrote:We are currently trialing a new 'Online Chat' system, this allows our members to communicate in real time and will hopefully add a social side to the Forum!

The Online Chat could prove useful as a planned event too.

For example, Rich could ask us all to join online on a certain night at a certain time to brainstorm QL Is 30 ideas, or we could all 'meet' to discuss a particular topic such as making sure the "experts" on given subjects are here to host a kind of workshop, e.g. we could get ToFro to answer questions on RPi uQLx for example. There's lots of possibilities with this!


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby belg4rion67 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:18 pm

dilwyn wrote:
robheaton wrote:We are currently trialing a new 'Online Chat' system, this allows our members to communicate in real time and will hopefully add a social side to the Forum!

The Online Chat could prove useful as a planned event too.

For example, Rich could ask us all to join online on a certain night at a certain time to brainstorm QL Is 30 ideas, or we could all 'meet' to discuss a particular topic such as making sure the "experts" on given subjects are here to host a kind of workshop, e.g. we could get ToFro to answer questions on RPi uQLx for example. There's lots of possibilities with this!


..this is the reason why you are "Mr. QL" !! :D


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby dilwyn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:52 pm

belg4rion67 wrote:
dilwyn wrote:
robheaton wrote:We are currently trialing a new 'Online Chat' system, this allows our members to communicate in real time and will hopefully add a social side to the Forum!

The Online Chat could prove useful as a planned event too.
For example, Rich could ask us all to join online on a certain night at a certain time to brainstorm QL Is 30 ideas, or we could all 'meet' to discuss a particular topic such as making sure the "experts" on given subjects are here to host a kind of workshop, e.g. we could get ToFro to answer questions on RPi uQLx for example. There's lots of possibilities with this!


..this is the reason why you are "Mr. QL" !! :D

:oops:

I noticed when using the Online Chat that it has a Translate function, which might be useful for those whose first language isn't that of the chat taking place (no Welsh sadly...) :ugeek:


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby robheaton » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:13 pm

It's great to see such enthusiasm for the chat system, please feel free to use it for any special events, we can also setup private rooms for different topics.

It was great last night chatting to several of the forum members, hopefully good fun was had by all! :D

I'll start putting together a post containing useful chat commands.
If any of you have previously used IRC (Internet Relay Chat) all the standard commands work.


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Re: New Online Chat

Postby Dave » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:13 pm

dilwyn wrote:I noticed when using the Online Chat that it has a Translate function, which might be useful for those whose first language isn't that of the chat taking place (no Welsh sadly...) :ugeek:


Well, no. Some of those sounds don't appear in any character set!



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