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  • anthonyparsons
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    Now installed and been using it for a week... very nice indeed.

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  • kyrgyz
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    Originally posted by TheComputerGuy View Post
    addoninteractive

    I pay $18 bucks a month instead of the yearly fee...but much happier.
    Same here. Used to pay yearly, but went for a free version as usage dropped. People love participating in forum discussions, but not chat encounters. I guess it's the same trend as choosing texting over cellphone calls.

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  • TheComputerGuy
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    addoninteractive

    I pay $18 bucks a month instead of the yearly fee...but much happier.

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  • anthonyparsons
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    Excellent, thanks for that Dean and much appreciated. I was a little skeptical over the shared hosting aspect... not an issue for my own uses, though I do like to understand possible implications of using something. I get that... as I had read things before across the forums about shoutbox pitfalls, hence why I had never used on in any of my own forum installs before. Thank you very much Dean... more to contemplate and research.

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  • Dean C
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    Originally posted by anthonyparsons View Post
    Why is that Dean? I read it said it was ok for shared hosting as well... or is this because of the way you are referring to it communicating with PHP & MySQL only, ie. not through something like RTMP or such?
    PHP/MySQL together don't work well for on-demand chat. People with shoutboxes on their forums know all about this. You need to use totally different technologies to achieve things like this, and don't believe for a second that this will scale well on shared hosts. It will *work* on a shared host, it doesn't mean it won't grind your server to a halt and cause your host to kick you off their service though This is obviously not a problem for small site owners, but if you have 100+ users communicating at once you'll see problems.

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  • anthonyparsons
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    Ah... so it doesn't just work based on all the users online, but the same as FaceBook do... friends. Very nice. I can understand what Dean was sort off saying then now, in that if you had thousands of members online and it put them into your IM, how that could crash the entire thing or make it useless. It all comes together... Thanks RoG... Excellent to have experience shared on this.

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  • RoG Shadow RV
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    i have this on my site, its a great piece of work

    and for sites with bigger users wont be affected, it only puts people in your friends if you have them added as a friend on vbulletin

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  • anthonyparsons
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    Why is that Dean? I read it said it was ok for shared hosting as well... or is this because of the way you are referring to it communicating with PHP & MySQL only, ie. not through something like RTMP or such?

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  • 1QuickSI
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    Went to check it out and none of their pre-assigned user IDs/passowrds work. Nor does creating an account.
    Not a good first impression.

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  • Dean C
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    Some arse has changed all the logins on vBulletin. But nevertheless, this is pretty much useless to anyone who is on shared hosting or has over about 50-100 active users online. To run such an online chat system you need to heavily optimise communications and PHP/MySQL is definitely not suitable for this.

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  • Comet Chat - Interesting Find For VB Live Chat Extension

    Most of my sites are Joomla based, VB or a combination. So today I was looking through some JomSocial additions and found Comet Chat... which integrates with vBulletin. I have used FlashChat for a long time now, but it is boring for what really is around nowadays.

    Comet Chat is amazing to say the least. It does cost more than FlashChat, starting at $50 for the branded version, $130 unbranded and you can pay more if you want them to install it. I have played with the demo and love it... so when I have some time, I am going to buy this one and see how users like it. It is a FaceBook style IM / complete chat room facility in one, with vbulletin integration, avatars, profiles, etc etc.

    I had never seen it until just 10 minutes ago... so maybe others may have it or know more about it, or for those who are looking for more serious and professional chat integrations for their board.

    http://www.cometchat.com

    I will certainly be able to give feedback on this one myself in about a week, when I have finished other projects and have time to divert.
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