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Post by Bronze » 26 February 05 8:46 am

MSN is good but what are the chances of having a real time chatroom attached to the Australian site for use at a set time of the week or weekend.

What do you think?

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Post by swampgecko » 26 February 05 9:14 am

we had one once..... anyone know if it still functions?

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Post by Mix » 26 February 05 11:20 am

Somebody might like to play with thisÂ…

Pentochat is open source and free

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pentochat/

it comes from wotmania.com

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wotmania wrote: For any geeks out there that are interested in seeing how the wotmania chat room operates, want to make use of it on their own site, or would like to contribute to it, the wotmania chat room is now a project at SourceForge. You can view the wotmania chat project info and perhaps see how this all operates. Putting the chat room up on SourceForge is also Pento's way of trying to avoid work, should someone else do a lot of work and add new features and such...

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Post by teamkittens » 26 February 05 11:56 am

Whats wrong with just good old IRC? Rather than reinventing the wheel with strange new chat systems...

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Post by Team Piggy » 26 February 05 12:57 pm

The old one / ones still function...

Never anyone in there though...

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Post by Horus » 26 February 05 4:09 pm

This one was set up some time ago but as Team Piggy says there is never anyone in there. Maybe it's just the case that no one knows about it!
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A few months ago CraigRat asked if anyone in Tassie would use a chat room, the admin suggested it might be something that could be intergrated into GCA, but so far nothing has come of it - I suspect the boys have been very busy with all the wonderful new features they have added recently.

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Post by caughtatwork » 26 February 05 6:34 pm

I don't go there because I don't want to download the java applet.

A real time chat room that doesn't force software onto people would probably work better.

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Post by Bronze » 27 February 05 9:58 am

^^^^ All of the above ^^^^

Keep the suggestions coming - I would like to see a time and place operating but if no one uses it or knows about it then it would be a waste of time.

There are a few different MSN, ICQ, Yahoo etc type chat things but everyone has a different one and like me people are reluctant to download and install foreign software (addware) when it's just to chat now and then. Every other time it's just a pain in the proverbial.

Mabey if we or some one can agree on a place and time and advertise it with a link then we can chat realtime while reading the days posts.

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Post by Blaze_au » 27 February 05 10:09 am

IRC is a lot better for a group as everyone can see what has been happening. MSN ICQ etc are more the one on one chats...

Everytime I have looked at the gc.au channel it has been empty :(

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Post by Lt. Sniper » 27 February 05 8:56 pm

More details about the IRC server please.

IP, room etc.

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Post by embi » 28 February 05 1:01 am

caughtatwork wrote:I don't go there because I don't want to download the java applet.

A real time chat room that doesn't force software onto people would probably work better.
Dont need to download the java applet to go here http://gcchat.clayjar.com/au/ Just use irc and go to Austnet #geocaching. Its the same place

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Post by Horus » 28 February 05 10:29 am

embi wrote:Dont need to download the java applet to go here http://gcchat.clayjar.com/au/ Just use irc and go to Austnet #geocaching. Its the same place
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I think what he meant was the Java Runtime Environment, which you do need to install for that page to work. Not everyone has Java installed on their machine, although I thought it was pretty widespread these days.
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