GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1

    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).

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

    Remember: Search Before Posting | Fill out Your Profile & Signature
    Follow Us Please: facebook.com/gmtruckclub | twitter.com/gmtruckclub
    Support GMTC: Help the site, contribute today

  2. #2
    Legend
    GMCErica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Fort St John, BC
    Posts
    1,001
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    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!!



    2008 GMC ENVOY SLT
    GT RACERS Black Diamond Grille
    | PIAA Headlights| BEAMERS Pro HID Kit 6,000K Diamond White |
    3" LiftMeister Body Lift Kit
    |Skyjacker Suspension| MagnaFlow Exhaust w/tip |Hella Supertone Horns| Blacked out Body


    "Silly Boys! Lifted Trucks are for Girls"
    "If you can't beat 'em, then your going to slow" :sign0081:

  3. #3

    Default

    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.

  4. #4
    Master Mechanic Burden33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Goose bay, Labrador Canada
    Posts
    980

    Default

    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.


    Fabtech/Banks Ram Air |Fuel Off Road/ 315/70/17 duratracs |Hyper tech / Spencershids |
    Color Matched Bowtie |15% Tint on Front Windows|20% Tint on Back Windows




    Chevy Ridin' High
    "Black rims are as cool as a boner at a swim meet"

  5. #5

    Default

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

    arrowchat or commetchat
    Last edited by Steve; 02-09-2012 at 04:42 PM.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

    Remember: Search Before Posting | Fill out Your Profile & Signature
    Follow Us Please: facebook.com/gmtruckclub | twitter.com/gmtruckclub
    Support GMTC: Help the site, contribute today

  6. #6

    Default

    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.
    2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
    72 Monte Carlo 350-415 hp- sold (June 2011) to pay medical bills
    79 Impala 350 4bbl 375 hp- sold (June 2011)to pay medical bills
    oldfart2413@gmail.com

    "If He asks you to go a mile go two"

  7. #7

    Default

    @Coach24- Why do you feel the chat takes away from the forum? There have been a few times where I have been chatting with Surrealone about things we would like to do with our trucks. And in that conversation has come up with a question neither one of us has been able to answer or something we feel would be helpful to the members of the forum.

  8. #8
    Master Mechanic
    AMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    944

    Default

    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.

    ---------- Post added at 08:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:22 PM ----------

    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.




  9. #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aloxdaddy99 View Post
    @Coach24- Why do you feel the chat takes away from the forum? There have been a few times where I have been chatting with Surrealone about things we would like to do with our trucks. And in that conversation has come up with a question neither one of us has been able to answer or something we feel would be helpful to the members of the forum.
    Just my own observation that forums seem to be viewed less nw there is a chat room. Not saying good or bad. Just something to look at and see if they both improve the experience or if chat lessens the forum responses.
    I know it may be a toss up. But my perception is that those chatting don't respond to the forums as much as before Chat. I may be wrong. that is why I put it out there to see if Steve can pull the numbers and see what effect if Any it has.
    2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
    72 Monte Carlo 350-415 hp- sold (June 2011) to pay medical bills
    79 Impala 350 4bbl 375 hp- sold (June 2011)to pay medical bills
    oldfart2413@gmail.com

    "If He asks you to go a mile go two"

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Coach24 View Post
    Just my own observation that forums seem to be viewed less nw there is a chat room. Not saying good or bad. Just something to look at and see if they both improve the experience or if chat lessens the forum responses.
    I know it may be a toss up. But my perception is that those chatting don't respond to the forums as much as before Chat. I may be wrong. that is why I put it out there to see if Steve can pull the numbers and see what effect if Any it has.
    It's not really related. There's too many factors to bring a direct comparison anyhow.

    ---------- Post added at 12:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:37 PM ----------

    I don't like the new chat bar. I was actually going to purchase ArrowChat ... and I was comparing CometChat (this piece-of-junk that is on here right now) and I clicked off something and when I clicked "purchase" it was on the cometchat box instead of the arrowchat box.

    I think we're going to get rid of this chatbar and move back to the other one ... then we'll take a look at the ArrowChat when I get some more cash in the bank!

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

    Remember: Search Before Posting | Fill out Your Profile & Signature
    Follow Us Please: facebook.com/gmtruckclub | twitter.com/gmtruckclub
    Support GMTC: Help the site, contribute today

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 1996 Suburban Diesel Exhaust System Upgrade?
    By 2091B22 in forum GM Diesel & DuraMax
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-23-2012, 12:55 PM
  2. System Build Log ~ Sound System
    By mudpuppy in forum Chevy Truck Talk & News
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-01-2012, 07:16 PM
  3. NEEEEEWWWWWBBBBBBB wanting to upgrade system
    By USMC_SILVERADO in forum Audio, Video & Gadget Tech
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-26-2011, 08:56 PM
  4. Possible 2010 Silverado Crew Cab Stereo System upgrade....
    By BLACKBAUER in forum Audio, Video & Gadget Tech
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2010, 07:16 PM
  5. Chat
    By in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-26-2005, 02:28 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •