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View Poll Results: Big boards - To chat or not to chat? - that is the question
Yes chat software CAN work on big boards - I use........ (please list below) 15 50.00%
No, chat is to be AVOIDED on a big board, simply too much to go wrong 10 33.33%
Why not try an alternat to chat / a work around? (please post below) 5 16.67%
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 18:45
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IRC is really the ONLY solution you have, as many have said.
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 19:56
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Flashchat is fine for small numbers (up to about 25/30 users depending on your server capability). I wouldn't recommend it for higher numbers (the later versions use a caching system than helps on the mysql side, but even so, the number of http requests can strain a busy web server).
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 23:35
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I started this topic regarding realchat which looks professional, clean and stable (java). No one has responded.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=156648
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 15:38
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spend the doe and get VolanoChat Pro. It's the choice of the US Goverment and many of the best universities around the world. you'll have a lot less headaches with it.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 15:46
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looks like our MisterPopularity is sold to Volano... but he have great budgets here...

when you have no budget, use IRC... if you have budget, use locally served internal network chats like Volano for sure, as you are controling everything...

but you have no budget, so install the eggdrop and play with irc!
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Old 11 Oct 2007, 00:11
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Has anyone used sigmachat? (it looks like they changed the name to addonchat. )

I used it a long time ago and I am thinking of using it again in the future.

Any thoughts on that? Likes? Dislikes?
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Old 16 Oct 2007, 20:11
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You could try http://www.userplane.com/ too! They have integration and the chat is free if you post their ads! Very nice platform and its hosted
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 23:24
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Originally Posted by bigwest View Post
Has anyone used sigmachat? (it looks like they changed the name to addonchat. )

I used it a long time ago and I am thinking of using it again in the future.

Any thoughts on that? Likes? Dislikes?
I have been using addonchat for about a year and I like it. I use their professional plus package which cost 125 per year. you can compare packages here http://www.addonchat.com/features.html .
Pros(that i can think of):
  • Integrates with vb easily
  • nothing is hosted on your site
  • allows for remote authentication scripts which Lets you assign specific specific permissions based off of usergroups.
  • easy to use
  • automatically emails me transcripts once a day
  • Auto login for signed in users
  • lets you add custom emoticons as well as custom chat/event sounds
  • I personally have not experienced any down time

Cons(that i can think of):
  • support is some times a little slow in responding but have only used it once or twice.

I would recommend it.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 23:26
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Yes chat software CAN work on big boards
Its been already listed
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Old 27 Dec 2007, 04:02
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Originally Posted by CarlitoBrigante View Post
IRC is really the ONLY solution you have, as many have said.
You are forgetting the possibilities Jabber offers. And this includes connecting to ICQ, MSN, AIM and much more.
Originally Posted by Kaelon View Post
This sort of solution is largely user-to-user communication; I haven't seen Jabber deployed on a web site to encourage chat "rooms" in the sense that multiple users can congregate in the same chatspace.
Actually, it can. Jabber conferences is the same as chat. And you can host your own Jabber service and add Jabber clients to html page and you can show users in the conference on a html page. So the possibilities are there.

See here for more information:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=158591
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Old 11 Apr 2008, 00:02
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Originally Posted by bigwest View Post
Has anyone used sigmachat? (it looks like they changed the name to addonchat. )

I used it a long time ago and I am thinking of using it again in the future.

Any thoughts on that? Likes? Dislikes?

I know this is a late response but I have been using it for years. I just upgraded to 3.7rc2 and tied out Flashchat real quick and don't like the additional load levels I am getting with it so I am going back. I think Addonchat is probably the best bet for big boards that want a non IRC solution. It is hosted by them and has plenty of features.
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Old 11 Apr 2008, 00:51
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Flashchat is fine for small numbers (up to about 25/30 users depending on your server capability). I wouldn't recommend it for higher numbers (the later versions use a caching system than helps on the mysql side, but even so, the number of http requests can strain a busy web server).
So what do you think about this?

4.8.3 includes full and partial caching, to reduce (or eliminate, in the case of full caching) database load.


Prior versions of these products are not available - only the latest releases are made public. Mainly, this is to reduce the number of support requests, since prior versions sometimes contain bugs. Sorry, but there are no exceptions to this.
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