CHATBOX IS BACK!

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by addictionary, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    Alright everyone.

    End all debates. We have an important thing to talk about.


    Jason Almighty has given us our chatbox back.

    But he also says that this is a test for us humble sheep.

    So we need to keep the chatbox active so that it can stay on forever as our sanctuary and house of love and happiness.

    So I need all of you sweet souled nice people of Jazzfanz to pay more attention to Jazzfanz Chatbox and use it a lot more.


    I am thanking each and every one of you in advance because I know how awesome of a human being each and every one of you are.

    I love you.

    Yours sincerely,

    addictionary

    AKA

    addictionary
     
  2. Hekate

    Hekate Well-Known Member

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    Remember the days when there were no game-threads? Chatbox was there for us. Let us not fail it this time.
     
  3. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    Well don't everyone post in it all at once.
     
  4. Lost_Jazz_Fan

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    Awesome! I miss the old chatbox days. Was actually wondering where it went and why it was no longer being used. Was some fun nights chatting with everyone on game day in there.
     
  5. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are reading all this boss.
     
  6. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Yet no one is using it during the game.
     
  7. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    I have realized this. We have a serious activity problem in here. Most of the time, even a poll is viewed by many users but does not even get voted let alone get commented on. A lot of lurkers exist probably in ghost mode and we don't meet the potential activity ever.
     
  8. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    The app needs to allow poll voting, chatbox, and repping. That would liven things up I think
     
  9. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. It's really stupid that being an app for forums like this as the reason of their foundation, TapaTalk has still yet to cover this side of forum interactions. Polls and REP!!!!!


    REP BABY REP!!!
     
  10. Lost_Jazz_Fan

    Lost_Jazz_Fan Member

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    I didn't even see the chat box option during the game to be honest.
     
  11. LifeOnaPlate

    LifeOnaPlate Well-Known Member

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    Game thread or die. Unless chat works on mobile.
     
  12. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    There have been concerns about chat function slowing down the app so they did not jump into it.

    This thread is from 2010: https://support.tapatalk.com/threads/real-time-chat.2440/ The tapatalk guys were obviously into it but wanted to make sure there was enough demand.

    I'm sure anything that would got a chat plug-in into the Jazzfanz app would be a concern for Jason as this would be the first thing he would look into when deciding to add a feature to the site or the app., or more importantly, what is the ratio of "demand for the feature" / "how much the feature would slow down the site/app" .

    Actually, this is the same reason I think Jason called this a "test" and he will close down the chatbox again since there will not be enough activity worth to let him keep it alive.



    Aside from this, TapaTalk has loaded a new chat future called "TapaTalk Chat" (how creative eh?) to their app. Let's see if you can use it withing Jazzfanz app solely. But I don't think it would do any good like the chatbox we use on the site because it is simply a TapaTalk based version of private messaging on forums. Only a more practical one.


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    There is however this new thing called Chat Room they speak of and in some of the forums I have seen, they were just like what we use in here and got opened from time to time with announcements but I have yet to access anything similar to this in the tapatalk app.

    This on the other hand is another reason why forum owners want to avoid chat room and chatbox:
    https://support.tapatalk.com/threads/new-feature-question.33128/

    They demand more control and observation over their site so chat rooms make it less possible for them. I doubt Jason would care much about this since there is a limit to the unpleasant occurrences in Jazzfanz, so I think our admin's sole concern would be the demand / system slow down ratio.
     
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  13. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    So Tapatalk has this Jazzfanz chatroom for us to use. I wonder if it is like chatbox. I messaged it right now. Anyone using it? Just hit notifications and then messages. There you might see a link to Jazzfanz chat room.
     
  14. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    I did my best to give it life. Thanks Jason for the last kiss to the chatbox. I'll stop trying since so little amount of people give a **** about it and since we need numbers to keep it alive. Although, its nature is at its best when there are limited people, but tell that to Jason.
     
  15. dipship31

    dipship31 Well-Known Member

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    PUT THE CHAT BOX IN THE MAIN UTAH JAZZ FORUM AND IT WILL BE USED. I rarely even go to any other parts of the site, my bookmark goes straight to the Utah Jazz forum
     
  16. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    You know, this should be put to serious consideration. There is one torrent site I use, and it automatically opens the chatbox even with its auto radio playing loud so I have to close both to get to whatever I'm gonna do. In our case, the chat box is nothing annoying and it actually would draw a lot of attention if it was put on the top of the page before threads start getting sorted. I bet 10 times more people would check it out.
     
  17. Jason

    Jason Administrator Staff Member

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    Perhaps I'll play with that. Or some other design which will put it on the right margin on EVERY page (along with Jazz Newz links). '

    Moving this thread to Site Info.
     
  18. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    How did you like the outcome of the location change so far?
     

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