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Re: Adding a CHAT System
OH OH OH!!!
Ok, so the SWB guys like to use a program called "PalTalk"
It is good. It allows us to chat using a mic, or just type.
Unfortunately I dispise this certain program because it is WORSE then the POR board in respect to popups and ads.
(Imagine your chat window being sandwiched on 3 sides with ads.)
MY personal favorite chat medium is IRC. For obvious resons such as the simplicity, the cusomisability and the sheer power and raw speed of the protocol.
Unfortuneately, (although I haven't looked in a while) I don't think IRC has any voice chat setup yet.
So, with this all said.
I'm sure some script kiddie somewhere has voice enabled IRC chat, it's just a matter of finding his script.
Might I suggest. Using IRC, using these message boards, and using a voice chat program.
Now here's where my ingenious either pays of or gets me skined.
I have seen... wait for it... a program, made by a few friends of mine for the "Relic Boards."
They too are a message board community.
This program runs off the Microsoft Internet Explorer protocols.
Only, it gives additional power to the BBS.
It would be an optional download, but it's prety much a web browser modified to be specific for the above BBS.
ORC is so big, I belive they should have one.
I also have a friend (brother) who is working on a chat client for IRC. (Specifically for the "Relic Boards" they were in much the same dilema as you.)
So, not only has this "Relic Browser" (name of the client specifically for the BBS.) been designed with the BBS in mind, but now they have built a chat into it.
From there it's one small step to voice intergration.
and from there perhaps another small step towards having an MSN or ICQ style instant messanger for ORC.
That's quite the long post, but I think it could be done if anyone were willing to volunteer the skills.
IMO that would make this the coolest board ever.
the "ORC Browser." with BBS, IRC Chat, Voice Chat, and Instant Message System built in.
I have to go take a look at some code and double check if it can really be done.
(BTW, I REALLY REALLY HATE PALTALK)