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Old April 12, 2010, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by chriskwarren View Post
This looks neat:
vBulletin Instant Messaging Addon--Free VBB Web Messenger, vBulletin Facebook Chat, Free vBulletin IM, Site Message Hosting Services, Free VBB 1 to 1 Chat Software, vBulletin Community Messenger

An instant chat window, similar to the Facebook chat window. I don't do the instant chat often, but could be handy at times.
It is a great idea, having a feature like that would have many uses.
Unfortunately, I hate to say it, but it is unlikely happen. Part of the greatness of the internet and forums is the fact that information is stored there, potentially for eternity, and people can reference back to it. It also allows people from across the globe to be a part of the conversation, rather than just who ever is on at the time.
As I have seen with other forums, adding a chat feature, removes many posts and informational topics out of the forums, and into a temporary chat box, where nothing is stored, and only a select few are able to converse.



EDIT: Wait a minute. I took more time to read through, correct me if I am wrong, but this is a vbulletin IM feature correct? It is not a forum wide chat room - like an IRC thing - right?
Like an instant PM. (I don't use facebook sorry, not familiar with their chat system).


I'll read some more through it and make sure the idea get's passed along. I could see it being quite useful. Just need to weigh pro's and con's and make sure we can in fact integrate it in with the current forum.

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