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ConfusedCartman
09-17-2009, 10:41 PM
LBPCentral Chat is an all-new way to interact with your LBPCentral Buddies in real time. Now, remember, you must be registered (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/register.php) in order to take advantage of the Chat feature, so if you haven't already, now's the time! Anyway, let's go over a few of the features it offers:


It works right out of the gate, with no software to install or plugins to add to your browser.
It integrates directly into your vBulletin buddy list, so you have control over who can IM you and who can't.
It has built-in status options - you can set yourself as "Online", "Away", "Invisible", or "Offline" at any point depending on whether or not you feel like chatting. You can even write your own custom status message to clarify your status.
It understands if you're logged in or not, and will update your status automatically based on that information. As soon as our site reflects that you're online/offline, so will the chat.
There are a few useful buttons on the left that allow quick access to common functions. Those buttons are completely customizable on our end, so we have the option of adding/removing buttons at any time.
It follows you wherever you are on the site - if you are chatting with a few buddies and you decide you want to check out the Level Showcase, those chat windows will follow you so you can continue your conversation.
It also follows you from tab-to-tab - if you like to have multiple LBPCentral windows/tabs open at once, it will update conversations across all tabs, allowing you to continue your conversation from wherever you are.

If you don't like the chat, you can easily disable it. Click User CP > Edit Options, then scroll all the way down to the "Enable LBPCentral Chat" option. Once you pick "No" and save your changes, you don't have to worry about it ever again (unless, of course, you change your mind later on down the road - in that case, you can easily re-enable it).

Killian
09-18-2009, 12:36 AM
Thanks for the work you put into this Cartman, and thanks to those who donated to make it happen. :)

Snrm
09-18-2009, 12:56 AM
sweet new chat.

Im starting to question how we lived without this chat!

hilightnotes
09-18-2009, 01:55 AM
Thanks CC! Awesome new feature :)

Powershifter
09-18-2009, 02:18 AM
Thanks again to CC and those that donated! This will definitely benefit those of us who are in conversation because now we don't have to wait for those notifications. Good deal :)

goldenclaw13
09-18-2009, 02:19 AM
Yep, I'm really loving this feature; Haven't got to use it much, but I'm very happy that we have it now, I'm sure it will really help people communicate faster :D

Zwollie
09-18-2009, 04:59 AM
It's pretty darn cool but I have one little problem wich might be just on my end.


There are times when I'm typing that it will randomly switch to another chatwindow mid-sentence, even if that person has not said anything.

jwwphotos
09-18-2009, 12:12 PM
I hate it... it's too darn addicting!!

...not really this is an awesome tool and love how neatly integrated it is. Nice find CC and thanks again for taking such good care of us!

Oh!! ..and thanks to the contibuters that made it happen!

comphermc
09-18-2009, 12:23 PM
I have some minor things that are probably the programs fault and not your own, CC.

-I still have no sound. It doesn't really matter a whole lot because I'd probably turn it off, but I know you were working on custom sounds or something.

-When I browse, I tend to open up a bunch of tabs and the slowly eliminate them by reading/posting in those new tabs. I noticed that if I open a new tab, the chat in that tab will not update if I'm having a conversation in a previous tab.

Still, it's very convenient! Thanks to all who donated.

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I'm wondering if it'd be possible to integrate chat into the experience system, even at a small scale...? Obviously we don't want people to abuse the system, but clearly there will be fewer PM's and Visitor Messages now.

oldage
09-18-2009, 01:59 PM
I can't find it :confused:
I heard a beep...

Zwollie
09-18-2009, 02:12 PM
I can't find it :confused:
I heard a beep...

That was me to show you the way, there should be a small tab at the bottom of the page.

oldage
09-18-2009, 02:16 PM
That was me to show you the way, there should be a small tab at the bottom of the page.
ah, thanks, but all i'm getting is this ugly thing:

http://i31.tinypic.com/mbjy1k.jpg

comphermc
09-18-2009, 02:20 PM
That's weird. It seems your browser is blocking the application. I'd better let a professional take it from here...

Zwollie
09-18-2009, 02:23 PM
It shows some parts of it, but the interface doesn't seem to fully loading.

oldage
09-18-2009, 02:24 PM
it don't seem to be the add-ons, I disabled them and it still happens.

EDIT: nevermind, figured it out.

note to CC: it doesn't seem to be working in lite style...

BasketSnake
09-18-2009, 02:57 PM
This is the future of technology!

Adam9001
09-18-2009, 06:40 PM
This is so bloody retarded.


I HATE IT.

It shows a annoying little tab at the bottom of the page and looks bloody ugly.. How the hell do you stop it..


ps: This is the worst chat and a waste of money you can ever get.

Morgana25
09-18-2009, 06:42 PM
You can minimize it and it's not so invasive. Just click the line.

s3xNstilettos
09-18-2009, 08:13 PM
Very nice. Thanks for the chat CC :)

ConfusedCartman
09-18-2009, 08:56 PM
This is so bloody retarded.


I HATE IT.

It shows a annoying little tab at the bottom of the page and looks bloody ugly.. How the hell do you stop it..


ps: This is the worst chat and a waste of money you can ever get.
I expected some people to be irritated/annoyed by it, so I am currently working on an easy way for you to disable it/enable it at your leisure. Give me 30 mins or so and I'll update with more information.

BSprague
09-18-2009, 09:35 PM
This is so bloody retarded.


I HATE IT.

It shows a annoying little tab at the bottom of the page and looks bloody ugly.. How the hell do you stop it..


ps: This is the worst chat and a waste of money you can ever get.


I expected some people to be irritated/annoyed by it, so I am currently working on an easy way for you to disable it/enable it at your leisure. Give me 30 mins or so and I'll update with more information.I personally love it, but it's still great that you are listening to everyone's wishes. :)

And Adam9001, there is absolutely no need to be so harsh with your words. People aren't going to agree on everything, that's fine. It's the way you express your opinions that makes all of the difference. For example, here is one way you could have worded your post:

Personally, I don't really like the new chat update.

The little tab at the bottom of the page can be frustrating and isn't really pleasing to look at, is there anyway to get rid of it?That's all you really needed to say to get your point across. :)

Adam9001
09-18-2009, 10:14 PM
I personally love it, but it's still great that you are listening to everyone's wishes. :)

And Adam9001, there is absolutely no need to be so harsh with your words. People aren't going to agree on everything, that's fine. It's the way you express your opinions that makes all of the difference. For example, here is one way you could have worded your post:
That's all you really needed to say to get your point across. :)

Please don't irritate me.

Thanks for making it disabled, i no longer have to have a ugly bar that doesn't work :)

rseah
09-18-2009, 10:19 PM
great the new chat looks awesome

n64billy
09-19-2009, 12:22 AM
This looks great! (Reminds me of the MySpace and Face Book chats... a lot...!)
Thanks for the work :)

Memodrix
09-19-2009, 08:25 AM
Har. Now i'm gonna have to actually take the time to add friends!:grr:

dorien
09-19-2009, 09:51 AM
Love the feature, just like on Facebook :D

It's a bit buggy and windows keep popping up with messages I've already read and also sometimes when I have a new message the window keeps going off when I'm trying to read it :grr:
And it doesn't show some friends online even though I'm talking to them in the chat lol

Although it has some flaws, I'd much rather have it than not.
One of the best additions ever imo

Boomy
09-19-2009, 01:19 PM
It rules :D

ConfusedCartman
09-19-2009, 05:59 PM
And it doesn't show some friends online even though I'm talking to them in the chat lol
That's due to your friends setting themselves as "Invisible", so they seem offline even though they're not. Regarding the other issues, they're releasing new updates to this thing on a fairly regular basis (another one is coming in early October) with lots of bugfixes and new features, so it'll only get better.

Alex™
09-20-2009, 01:35 AM
Please don't irritate me.

Thanks for making it disabled, i no longer have to have a ugly bar that doesn't work :)

STFU.

You know you were wording that to offend other users, or in the pathetic hope that CC would think that your word is law and remove it. Listen to what BSprague said, because he is correct. If it irritates you to reply in a sensible, non-offensive way, especially when talking to an Admin (CC is admin, right? lol)
Then you are gonna be banned soon. And if you are like that in real life, your gonna be beaten up soon....

edit: I forgot, really good update CC, thanks :D

comphermc
09-20-2009, 01:48 AM
Can't we all just get along?

:)

[Yes, CC is an Admin]

Fester21
09-20-2009, 08:20 AM
The Chat Bar doesn't seem to work on the PS3 internet browser. Its not such a big for issue for me as I usually use the PC but it might be a problem for some other LBPC users. I realize that it is not made to support the PS3 browser but I just thought I would let you know.

Ps: Nice feature CC :)

Edit: Sometimes the toolbar appears but doesn't work properly.

comphermc
09-20-2009, 04:08 PM
Alright, after some digging, I was able to resolve the issue of me not hearing any of the sounds, and I got it to work. I'm not sure which of these things fixed the issues, but one of them did:


I disabled and re-enabled flashblock
I added lbpcentral to flashblock's white list
I updated quicktime


Whatever I did, I now hear the little "dibbedupe" sound when I get a chat message.

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I also found that the little icons on the bottom left are customizable... interesting... :p

SteveBigGuns
09-21-2009, 01:54 AM
I love this new chat option. Its so much easier to have a coversation with a friend. Thank you so much :). Your awesome!!!!

ConfusedCartman
09-21-2009, 03:23 AM
Alright, after some digging, I was able to resolve the issue of me not hearing any of the sounds, and I got it to work. I'm not sure which of these things fixed the issues, but one of them did:


I disabled and re-enabled flashblock
I added lbpcentral to flashblock's white list
I updated quicktime


Whatever I did, I now hear the little "dibbedupe" sound when I get a chat message.

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I also found that the little icons on the bottom left are customizable... interesting... :p
It was probably the adding of LBPCentral to FlashBlock's whitelist. The sound is generated by a tiny hidden flash file that loads when the chat bar does, so using flashblock with LBPC means that sound won't ever load.

Mr_T-Shirt
09-22-2009, 03:56 PM
Thanks for the great new feature Cartman, and anyone else who contributed! It's much easier to chat through this than over visitor messages! :)

One minor problem i found though, if you make a dotted line such as 'Well........take a look' it automatically hyperlinks that text to a blank website. Not so much a problem more than a small glitch.

Otherwise, its A-OK! :p

Yarbone
09-23-2009, 05:32 AM
This is so bloody retarded.


I HATE IT.

It shows a annoying little tab at the bottom of the page and looks bloody ugly.. How the hell do you stop it..


ps: This is the worst chat and a waste of money you can ever get.

it works perfectly for me... and it looks great. o-o

I don't get it >.<

Incinerator22
09-23-2009, 10:10 PM
STFU.

You know you were wording that to offend other users, or in the pathetic hope that CC would think that your word is law and remove it. Listen to what BSprague said, because he is correct. If it irritates you to reply in a sensible, non-offensive way, especially when talking to an Admin (CC is admin, right? lol)
Then you are gonna be banned soon. And if you are like that in real life, your gonna be beaten up soon....

edit: I forgot, really good update CC, thanks :D

Thanks man. You say it like it is.

Adam, if you keep talking like that everyone on the forum will hate you.:grr:

"Please don't irritate me"
Well for god sakes, don't irritate this entire thread.

"What a pathetic waste of money"
You are one of the rudest people I've ever met. :mad:

comphermc
09-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Easy, guys. Keep it clean and let's stay on topic.

Zwollie
09-28-2009, 08:47 AM
There does seem to be a problem with the chatbox randomly making words into links that lead nowhere at times.

ConfusedCartman
09-28-2009, 01:22 PM
There does seem to be a problem with the chatbox randomly making words into links that lead nowhere at times.
Yep, that's a known issue with ellipses ("...") that will be fixed in the next version, which releases soon.

siccology
09-29-2009, 08:39 PM
very nice update CC
although i havent been able to use it yet

ps. i officially hate adam :D

XxWormholexX
10-09-2009, 10:53 PM
Be cool if i could have this chat stay on my browser for all sites i go to. its soo handy.