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Posted Jun 20, '11 at 3:51pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

No AP for chat room? I haven't think about that but now it sounds evident!

It's community based, so there would be no AP. There would also be no reputation, since the chat log wouldn't persist forever.

So, it will be pubilc and private chat room, if I've well understood?

We haven't finalized on that. Our goal is at least one public chat room, but other features will depend on the chat engine we select.

 

Posted Jun 25, '11 at 4:05pm

ScouseWarrior

ScouseWarrior

223 posts

With a live chat, there would need to be more moderatres and it may just end up like Kongregate, although I want a chat you need to pick trust worthy people like GhostOfMatrix!

 

Posted Jun 26, '11 at 1:37pm

zizo90

zizo90

175 posts

really so cool now we can make chat with our friends =)

 

Posted Jun 30, '11 at 4:14pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,138 posts

With a live chat, there would need to be more moderatres and it may just end up like Kongregate, although I want a chat you need to pick trust worthy people like GhostOfMatrix!

I think cormyn already said this probably won't happen. It all depends on the engine they use. The ability to flag/report abuse should be enough because there is enough active mods.

Would the software used to find abuse in the forums etc be applicable in a chat site, where logs would be searched for such abuse to help you guys out?

 

Posted Jun 30, '11 at 5:09pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Again, it depends on the chat software and how they process the 'reporting' of abusive users.

It's also entirely possible that while a live chat is a crazy popular idea, we might have to give ourselves the ability to ban users from using the live chat because of abuse, or just scrap the live chat completely.

We scrapped it last time because of performance issues, as far as I remember being told, not from spam/abuse.

 

Posted Jul 2, '11 at 12:10pm

darkheartless

darkheartless

4 posts

I dont understand why we need a Live Chat feature...Help? The way I see it, I would only need a Live Chat if Im online with a (real life) friend or playing some multiplayer game.

 

Posted Jul 3, '11 at 1:51am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

With a live chat, there would need to be more moderatres and it may just end up like Kongregate

I've already suggested "chat moderators", but Cormyn said no to it. A report button in the chat room when you click on usernames and on user profiles would work out well. People could just report people they don't like, though. However, if a moderator comes to check out the chat room when a user is disrupting it, that shouldn't be a problem.

It's also entirely possible that while a live chat is a crazy popular idea, we might have to give ourselves the ability to ban users from using the live chat because of abuse, or just scrap the live chat completely.

If abuse were to happen while in a chat room, then it's best to ban them from it for an X amount of time. If they continue to abuse it, then they shouldn't be allowed to use it. I don't think it should be thrown out due to a few bad apples.

I dont understand why we need a Live Chat feature

Because so many people want it and it's convenient to have a chat room rather than commenting back and forth with people.

 

Posted Jul 4, '11 at 5:14am

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

If abuse were to happen while ________, then it's best to ban them from it for an X amount of time. If they continue to abuse it, then they shouldn't be allowed to use it.

We're already taking this approach to Achievements, and will spill over into several other areas like private messages, public messages, forums, live chat, submitting high scores, etc.

 

Posted Jul 4, '11 at 5:17am

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

it's convenient to have a chat room rather than commenting back and forth with people.

Though we're KIND of hoping that the conversation-style commenting will be enough, which is why live chat won't be a "launch feature". We want to see if users still want a live chat engine after seeing how easy it'll be to post messages and get feedback, etc...

I *do* understand the convenience of seeing a bunch of people online "right now" and asking questions or just chatting, etc., but as I've said earlier, if the chatting gets out of hand, we're more likely to scrap the live chat than to have to keep going on the defensive and banning people *after* the fact.

 

Posted Jul 6, '11 at 11:21am

kingofwar1234

kingofwar1234

461 posts

For the whole CHATTING idea.... If ur playing a game or in the community or anywhere in armor games in general.... It should notify u if some1 commented on ur profile or on the thread that u created..... I think that would be a good idea!

 
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