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Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« on: October 01, 2016, 09:18:16 AM »
Lounge is a spiffy potential replacement for our current webchat. Aside from having a nicer interface and some convenient features like auto-reconnect, it would allow regular IRC users who connect over webchat to remain always connected. Their session would remain open after closing their browser, and next time they log on (possibly from a different device), they would see things said since they left.

The complication is that it doesn't support having both anonymous access and registered users (and thus persistent connections) simultaneously. That can be fixed, since it's open-source, I'm just not sure if it's worth the effort.

What do the IRC users here think? Is this something worth setting up, or is our current webchat good enough?
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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 02:51:06 PM »
I prefer IRC.
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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 03:06:15 PM »
Personally, I don't consider IRC a persistent communication medium. To me, that's what the forum is for. As such, it doesn't really matter either way to me
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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 11:55:41 PM »
I prefer IRC.

It wouldn't replace IRC, only the webchat interface to IRC at https://irc.tfes.org/.
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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 01:26:30 AM »
I prefer IRC.

It wouldn't replace IRC, only the webchat interface to IRC at https://irc.tfes.org/.

Didn't even know that existed. Sounds fine.
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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 01:11:14 PM »
The only problem I see is that I'd have to download something and my work computer prohibits me from downloading anything.

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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 02:35:57 PM »
The only problem I see is that I'd have to download something and my work computer prohibits me from downloading anything.

You wouldn't have to download anything. It would be installed on the server just like the current webchat (actually, it already is, it just doesn't have irc.tfes.org pointed to it yet).
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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 03:09:44 PM »
The only problem I see is that I'd have to download something and my work computer prohibits me from downloading anything.

You wouldn't have to download anything. It would be installed on the server just like the current webchat (actually, it already is, it just doesn't have irc.tfes.org pointed to it yet).
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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 05:49:46 PM »
If you think it would be better, then sure.

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Re: Lounge (possible IRC webchat replacement)
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2016, 07:47:23 PM »
I don't care
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