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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:05 pm

Those of you who used to visit the chatroom a few months back will know that it used to have sound alerts - various noises that played when people posted a comment, entered/exited or whatever.
I think part of the reason why the chatroom, in spite of the frequently impressive number of people present in it hasn't really taken off as well as it could have is the fact that these sounds no longer play, regardless of the options prodded or poked in the settings.

Anyway, without these, people wander off (figuratively) to browse the rest of the internet, and forget about the chatroom - people can be "in there", but completely inactive for hours on end.
Would it be possible to get the sounds back? People could turn them off if they chose, but some of us might actually want them.
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:32 pm

Yes a notifier that lets me know when someone has wrote something would be useful. Like in facebook when the tab blinks to get your attention
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:02 am

people wander off (figuratively) to browse the rest of the internet, and forget about the chatroom

Happens a lot indeed. It would be great if the sounds came back with the following optional settings:
-No sounds
-Always play a sound on message
-Only play a sound when the window doesn't have focus
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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:37 am

rcman50166 wrote:Yes a notifier that lets me know when someone has wrote something would be useful. Like in facebook when the tab blinks to get your attention

I concur i sometimes go to other sites while i am in chat only to look a couple of hours later and see people have entered and left multiple times.
A notifier would be very nice :)
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:57 pm

Dammit Rag you stole my idea. But on topic this happens to me a lot!
The worst part about it is when the people leave
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:38 pm

The sound funtion was problematic at best, thats why it was turned back off.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:08 pm

jrrdw wrote:The sound funtion was problematic at best, thats why it was turned back off.

I never had any problems with it when it was available. About the only issues I've ever had have been were when the option for "Make a noise if someone posts a comment" (the most useful) disappeared, and then later when none of it worked.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:38 am

Ragnarok wrote:I never had any problems with it when it was available.


You were one of the lucky one's. It (for me) made the wrong sounds at the wrong times and wasn't changeable in any way for myself. I also got several PM's stating similar problems.
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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:33 pm

jrrdw wrote:
Ragnarok wrote:I never had any problems with it when it was available.


You were one of the lucky one's. It (for me) made the wrong sounds at the wrong times and wasn't changeable in any way for myself. I also got several PM's stating similar problems.
It's most likely not a problem with the chat. It probably has to do with connection, because when i had dial up a few years ago i would have the same thing happen with AOL messenger, but since i have broadband now i don't get those effects.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:56 am

jrrdw wrote:The sound funtion was problematic at best, thats why it was turned back off.

True, but can't it be fixed?
PCGUY can fix anything! :D
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:58 am

Try it out now...
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:12 am

Sweet, the chatroom looks better now as well!
Let's see how it works when more people are online tonight. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:30 am

Hmm it seems that you cant type while in chat. Well i cant at least. Edit: it works now thanks pcguy.
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