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    Default Chat System? Upgrade?

    How many people love the chat system and want to expand it? It looks like it's a big hit, but I want some feedback.

    We can upgrade the current system for a monthly fee, or I can pay one-time for a different system that will do the same thing (and maybe some more stuff). I'm just wondering how much time to spend on this as I run the site and I can't get it because it says "Chat Full!" ... we've hit the 25 user-at-one time that have the chat window open (even if you're not chatting).

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    Hey Steve! You know that I love the chat and I am on like almost every night.. I can list about 15 users that use it on a regular basis...It was awful the other night, it completely booted everyone off (10 of us) and wouldn't come back on for almost 30 mins... It freezes all the time, I guess when a lot of users go on to chat, it runs slower and then boots everyone out! We get the BOOT! I can say, that I know that even though we can spend hours on the chat, we are searching forums, posting and creating new threads.. It brings new people on to chat with us, and gets questions answered, through forums and posts too..was one of the best add-ons you put on...Good job!!



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    As I am one of the 15 users on just about every night I would second Erica's statements about liking the chat. There have been a few times that when I logged on it said "chat full" even though not all members were actually chatting. I would be willing to pay a small fee to keep the chat option rolling.

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    X3 with erica and x2 with Alox. The chat is one of the best things added to the website im on it almost every night except when i have my spurts of disappearing for weeks on end.


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    Ok, I am going to move the chat to one of these two systems.

    arrowchat or commetchat
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    Personally I have never experienced any trouble with the current chat system. I do however believe the chat system takes away from the regular forums . Just a perception. I have no way to check stats but maybe Steve , you can look at that ara and see if we are gaining in one area but losing in another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    How many people love the chat system and want to expand it? It looks like it's a big hit, but I want some feedback.

    We can upgrade the current system for a monthly fee, or I can pay one-time for a different system that will do the same thing (and maybe some more stuff). I'm just wondering how much time to spend on this as I run the site and I can't get it because it says "Chat Full!" ... we've hit the 25 user-at-one time that have the chat window open (even if you're not chatting).
    Hey Steve!
    You mentioned something about it saying that the chat was full. I ran into that issue when I logged in directly to http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/ which is the main page for GMTC. When I log on directly through the GMTC Chevy Truck Forum using http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/forum.php I have no issues. To get here I usually google "gmtctruckclub". Not sure my post helps you any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCErica View Post
    Hey Steve! You know that I love the chat and I am on like almost every night.. I can list about 15 users that use it on a regular basis...It was awful the other night, it completely booted everyone off (10 of us) and wouldn't come back on for almost 30 mins... It freezes all the time, I guess when a lot of users go on to chat, it runs slower and then boots everyone out! We get the BOOT! I can say, that I know that even though we can spend hours on the chat, we are searching forums, posting and creating new threads.. It brings new people on to chat with us, and gets questions answered, through forums and posts too..was one of the best add-ons you put on...Good job!!
    I agree w/ GMCErica about browsing the forum while chatting. I also think it keeps me browsing the forum.




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    I love the chat system. I've probably had at least 4 lengthy chats just in the last few days with other members. It's nice getting the one on one coversations that the threads don't really provide efficiently.

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    Chat app, Chat app, Chat app

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    Yay, it's back

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