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New Chat Sucks

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:27 am
by grinch
Sorry- no way to dress it up. It blows dog. No private rooms, cant change your nick mid-stream, plus- for those of us who hang in multiple chats at once, it just creates another messy window to contend with> Is there no way to connect with the new chatroom through Mirc? or does this not utilize IRC at all? Regardless- the old chatroom always worked fine for me through Mirc- two thumbs down .

grinch

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:31 am
by PapaJimH
Yeah, it's not going over very well. Also, no song titles.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:32 am
by Pam
I agree....this is a really bad chat program and I much prefer the old chat even with the room splits.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:32 am
by Buglunch
I conCUR; end of dog puns.

:!:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:44 pm
by Pam
Seriously...the above posts are just a few of us that just didn't like this chat program. Out of all those in chat I don't think there was one person who liked the new chat room. The frequent reload flashing gave one chatter a headache...and he bailed from new room and went to mIRC...

I think there is now a division....many still come on through mIRC and choose just to use that for the chat....and were using it in Lawnmover and Garden, at one point leaving just three of us in the new chat trying to connect to mIRC with all our might until Papa J came into new chat. I spent the evening trying to firgure mIRC out..and plan to use it instead of this chat for the Matinee and Lawnmower and Garden at least (when I figure it out LOL). The new chat is so annoying that if it stays, I just won' chat....the flashing is so bad even when I play with reload times. The lack of private rooms is no good either, and we an't do the fun things we all like to do like change names...

Please bring back the old chat program.....pretty please? With sugar on top? And hot fudge? And whipped cream? And Nuts? And a cherry? I'll even throw in some gummi bears...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:21 pm
by PapaJimH
You had me at SUGAR. :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:34 pm
by quib
This chat absolutely sucks.. If this was implememted at the whims of one member who has a paranoia about private chats...that is a shame. DA had one of the most enjoyable chat rooms around and now it totally sucks... if this remains...then I and others will probably no longer bother with it or with DA...which is probably the wish of that certain member anyway.

Blech!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:58 am
by Kev347
The chat was either created because someone was paranoid about private chats (a silly reason, really) or someone was just sick of the "netsplits" (when everyone gets sent off in five different directions and sometimes it takes a while to get back to the same room.) The "netsplits" are a more plausible reason, but the darn flashing every time that chat reloads is about 1,000 times more annoying. Another problem that no one has mentioned here is that the chat doesn't work properly on Mozilla Firefox at all - when you go in using that browser, the chat goes from down up, with the newer messages on the top, which could be easily confusing to some people. I hate to bash a new idea into the ground, and I'm glad you had the initiative to "fix" it, but the occasional annoying netsplit is vastly better than the problems we have now.

Kev

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:28 pm
by quib
Kev347 wrote:The chat was either created because someone was paranoid about private chats (a silly reason, really) or someone was just sick of the "netsplits" (when everyone gets sent off in five different directions and sometimes it takes a while to get back to the same room.) The "netsplits" are a more plausible reason, but the darn flashing every time that chat reloads is about 1,000 times more annoying. Another problem that no one has mentioned here is that the chat doesn't work properly on Mozilla Firefox at all - when you go in using that browser, the chat goes from down up, with the newer messages on the top, which could be easily confusing to some people. I hate to bash a new idea into the ground, and I'm glad you had the initiative to "fix" it, but the occasional annoying netsplit is vastly better than the problems we have now.

Kev


Yeah...this chat is used on AGP and most have abandoned chat there for those reasons. I use firefox and have the reverse scroll problem. Also changing refresh rates does not get rid of the flashing.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:42 pm
by elliot
OK, you've convinced me. The old chat will be back for next week.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:31 am
by Kev347
Thank you Elliott! Sorry that didn't work out.

Kev

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:30 pm
by Pam
Thanks Elliot! :D

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:20 pm
by quib
Thank You Eliot!