February 21, 2002 at 11:34 am #767
Is there a way to remove the private chat ability in the room?
ThanksFebruary 21, 2002 at 1:43 pm #768
Yes it could be done. I’m not sure what I would need to get it set up for that. Is this to avoid getting the popup windows that go along with the private messages? I’ll be setting up a newer version of the applet this weekend. This version allows one to easily ignore people that send private messages. This may help. It also has better Netscape on a Mac support.
At this time there is no way for the end user to specify “no private message windows” when creating the chat room. There is probably a dozen or so other less interesting functions that could be offered for the end user to configure but I have left them out on the current chat code creater. Once my database is working and I’m confident that it can handle things I’ll work on a code creation page that will allow for every possible end user option to be speicified. The only exception will be the free version which will have less options.
Nothing rhymes with Cindy Crawford after 9 coronas...February 21, 2002 at 3:21 pm #769
The reason behind wanting the pop-up windows disabled is that we use our chat room as a forum for our fans to talk to our drivers. We usually get between 15-25 people in the room at a time, and while this isn’t that many, each of them PM’ing the driver is a problem.
I would like to disable them completely at the room level rather than at the user lever.
Team KCMFebruary 21, 2002 at 6:14 pm #770
About all I can do at this time is make an option that can be toggled in which all private messages will not create a popup window but be displayed in the main window instead.
I will give a serious look into setting up what you require as far as disabling them completely. What your using the room for is one of the very things I had expected them to be used for and I had figured that private messages would get in the way.
Nothing rhymes with Cindy Crawford after 9 coronas...February 21, 2002 at 6:50 pm #771
I would prefer to have then disabled completly if possible. Allowing them to be viewed in the main window is fine as long as everyone can see them.
A couple more questions while I have your attention..LOL
When will the pay version with the added options be available?
Is there a way to increase the chat rooms window size? I am assuming it was designed for an 800×600 resolution, but if you run a higher res the window tends to be small. Is there a way to maximize the window?
Thanks for your help Dave…
Team KCMFebruary 21, 2002 at 8:12 pm #772
They still will only be seen by the recipient.
The pay version was planned on for last year and was a completely different setup and quite expensive for me to provide. Then our house burnt down and now my family and I live in 3 rooms in the basement of a CBRF (Community Based Residential Facility) that my mother’n law owns and my wife Administrates. My time is spread out trying to get a home of our own again along with a number of other contracting jobs I’m trying to get finished.
I have since decided against the expensive route because I didn’t feel like spending a new car payment a month to provide free chat services. Using advertising to cover the costs of operating this hobby of mine doesn’t work. I tried, made about 2 dollars and 71 cents, (enough for a 6pack of pepsi) after about 52,000 banner ads had been displayed in 2 weeks. So, knowing that dot com’s are dropping by the wayside as they fail to cover their overhead and knowing I’d rather just close up and never turn a computer on again rather than spend 250 a month for the expensive route (plus an initial 10 grand for equipment and software) I decided to keep it as low budget as possible. I teach myself what I need to create the things I want and to make things I do purchase act the way I want. I am not a schooled programmer of any sort. I just like programming. I read, I create, I make mistakes, I fix them, I learn. I’m currently teaching myself about mysql database use so I can store the required information for the paid services. It’s coming along slowly and I try to work on things as much as possible. If I could have a month of 12-14 hours a day spent on this I’m sure it would be done and running. As it stands my time varries from 2 hours to 4 hours a night or more if it’s a weekend and I don’t have to work the next day. At this rate it will probably be mid summer or perhaps the end of summer when I have things wrapped up.
The window size question has been coming up more lately. I think the low cost of larger monitors has more people using the higher resolution screen settings. Now that I’m using PHP to power the website I think I’ll be able to offer the ability for users to select the size of the chat room prior to login. I do have a list of things to work on for the chat rooms and this is on that list.
Nothing rhymes with Cindy Crawford after 9 coronas...February 23, 2002 at 12:26 am #778
Thanks for your help Dave…I appreciate it.
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