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IBF Instant messenger

  1. #1
    ShAdOwCoN
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    Lightbulb IBF Instant messenger

    I thought may be Admin should integrate an instant messenger with this forum . Which allows us to im with select users (a friend's list maybe) .... available only to registered users

    ->It will reduce spam discussion posts
    ->Encourage people to register
    ->increase rapport between active members ,thus encouraging more users to become active and will help in increasing IBF's community size

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    Nice thought!!
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    A chat box would cut down most of the hi, hello, good morning, good night spam.

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    Yeah, somewhat similiar to facebook maybe, like to integrate with the page!
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    yes, i agree. Has'nt this been suggested over and over again, that , we need a shoutbox. Everyone's already in favour of this, only that admin has to approve it.

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    how about a small guestbook??
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    Yes it will be nice idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    how about a small guestbook??
    whats that for ?

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    small guestbook where people can chat..
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    We dont want ppl to stop posting in our threads and move over completely to some other form of communication

    A facebook style im

    ->Will be easy to access (may be at the bottom) like FB itself ..... while u can still browse a thread
    ->allow you access to only a select no of friends (based on invites maybe)
    so you still keep posting articles
    ->be really quick ...not having to wait foe a page to refresh everytime to see a reply

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    Yes, thats what i suggested!!
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    i think includnig a facebook kinda script will bring more hard to the servers, better would be something like guest/shoutbox.
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    i seriously doubt that ...... look at the live update feature

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    Jave is the answer but I am not "that" good at java but I will give it my best shot and see how it goes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Jave is the answer but I am not "that" good at java but I will give it my best shot and see how it goes...
    another reason for having this adminji

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/sugges...ction-ibf.html

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    Dont we have something like polldaddy for ims for independent sites/forums ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Jave is the answer but I am not "that" good at java but I will give it my best shot and see how it goes...
    dont play with the servers...first try a small step than take a leap..
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    And server resources are not a matter of concern... anything to keep you lot happy

    An auto refresh sort of shout box that you might have seen before on the massive forum I used to rum "back untill 2005" is a resource killer and will be too heavy on those who have a limited bandwidth connection...

    By the way how many of you are from the "old" forum? do you remember the shout box we used to have there?

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    i came in jan...

    but i dont think shoutboxes take a big server head, is it??maybe...

    actually i am kinda concernt of our dear posts,,

    kinda enthusiastic, are our posts backed up properly Ad??
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    maybe we can even have a small toolbar or an applet that the user downloads .... a mini IBF messenger that integrates into the web browser ... would it make it easier ? ... uses the same user name and password

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    maybe we can even have a small toolbar or an applet that the user downloads .... a mini IBF messenger that integrates into the web browser ... would it make it easier ? ... uses the same user name and password

    is the Ad ready for doing this???or lazy?? Ad??Ad??
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    cant understand

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    ad = admin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    i came in jan...

    but i dont think shoutboxes take a big server head, is it??maybe...

    actually i am kinda concernt of our dear posts,,

    kinda enthusiastic, are our posts backed up properly Ad??
    Don't worry about the posts... the forum is backed up regularly and the backups stored at "three" different places..

    And if tomorrow I die in an accident ... this forum would still keep running and be taken care of Ask your grand children to come and check this forum and your posts after 50-60 years and your posts would still be here provided the internet still exists..

    :stuart:

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    I think the suggestion is good but still I think forum can loss their main focus also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    is the Ad ready for doing this???or lazy?? Ad??Ad??
    what does this part of the post mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rupu1983 View Post
    I think the suggestion is good but still I think forum can loss their main focus also.
    Isnt informal discussions already diluting too many threads ?
    Last edited by ShAdOwCoN; 4th August 2009 at 11:49 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Don't worry about the posts... the forum is backed up regularly and the backups stored at "three" different places..

    And if tomorrow I die in an accident ... this forum would still keep running and be taken care of Ask your grand children to come and check this forum and your posts after 50-60 years and your posts would still be here provided the internet still exists..

    :stuart:
    should i come here and :lol: :lol: ? :tt2:

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    I would love something like this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Don't worry about the posts... the forum is backed up regularly and the backups stored at "three" different places..

    And if tomorrow I die in an accident ... this forum would still keep running and be taken care of Ask your grand children to come and check this forum and your posts after 50-60 years and your posts would still be here provided the internet still exists..

    :stuart:
    hai admin, why are you saying like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18lama View Post
    I would love something like this:

    no more smiles please
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    he will say nothing except :lol: & :tt2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Don't worry about the posts... the forum is backed up regularly and the backups stored at "three" different places..

    And if tomorrow I die in an accident ... this forum would still keep running and be taken care of Ask your grand children to come and check this forum and your posts after 50-60 years and your posts would still be here provided the internet still exists..

    :stuart:
    wtf????

    Quote Originally Posted by 18lama View Post
    I would love something like this:

    lol..

    Amal already has the idea how it will look like..
    so make it Ad, go on..
    Last edited by mickey; 4th August 2009 at 11:55 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    I voted yes. Can we have an IM box independant of the browser? like can
    people PM me even when I am not logged on IBF?

    -F

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    The shoutbox is the need of the Hour. It will surely reduce the spam on the forum. It will allow people to interact with each other in a convenient way too. I had seen one shoutbox in one of the US forum. It was really good. Cricinfo too used a third party live chat. I went on their site. They also offered free version with their name on the Box. I can't remember that 3rd party site's address. But it was good.

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    well most of the forums i have visited do have shout box individual Im wont be necessary but shout box will definitely reduce spams.

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    A shoutbox / chatbox if implemented would certainly help in reducing the spam content. But as rupu said, the forum's main focus would get diverted if members start using only the chatbox. If implemented (chatbox) we must make sure that we maintain a balance between the chatbox & the forum's main focus.

    For members kind attention:

    There were 2 recent suggestions which were/are pretty good. Please keep those suggestion (thread) alive, do not let them die till a resolution is found.

    Suggestion 1: Vote: would you like to have a programming section in IBF ?
    Suggestion 2: Two wheeler section
    Collection of my useful Threads - All in One

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    Yep its a good idea, even a common chat room would be great to reduce the spam so we all spammers will chat there itself.

    The problem what i think is,

    Now we are spamming in Jokes & other threads so the jokes will be posted here itself and again we will comment there are will get replies also there itself so... Upto some extent it will reduce spam like 10 % thats all. I dont think it can totally stop it.

    Never the less VERY GOOD IDEA :clap:

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    Even if the spam does not reduce...it could cut down the hi, hello posts.

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    Two words, Great Idea...

    Although i believe the ongoing suggestion regarding programming and two wheelers are needed and i don't think any problem in implementing that.. If admin/mods are concerned of too many sections than they can remove some unneccessary sections (I an't talking about yard :tt2.

    Yes for messenger

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    Don't know what the hell it is. I think it will reduce G'night to all but some few who are friends so I am not favoring or against it. If anyone tell me what it is 'bout then I will be able to form a opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke View Post
    Don't know what the hell it is. I think it will reduce G'night to all but some few who are friends so I am not favoring or against it. If anyone tell me what it is 'bout then I will be able to form a opinion.
    Soutbox is like common chatroom for all... You can say g'night there too... It will be visible to all without visiting the thread...

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    i dont know is this chatbox, shoutbox thingy coming from...

    i mean whats the need...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gothic_coder View Post
    Two words, Great Idea...

    Although i believe the ongoing suggestion regarding programming and two wheelers are needed and i don't think any problem in implementing that.. If admin/mods are concerned of too many sections than they can remove some unneccessary sections (I an't talking about yard :tt2.

    Yes for messenger
    GC...if you like the idea of 2 wheeler section go on and vote in the poll in that thread.

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    The reason i favour a chatbox over a shoutbox is that ... most discussion spam posts are between 2 members atmost 4 members ....


    If we have a chatbox with a friends invite type of list ,this will discourage such discussions in threads ... they are not likely to use a shoutbox because its like broadcasting some message/discussion to every member ... which is not their aim .... most spam posts are personal discussion ...

    and like Admin said Shoutbox eats up more resources .... A chat application with a very simple interface , which allows u to im "your friends only" is the answer !

    it will also make sure that relevant public discussions dont move out of threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    The reason i favour a chatbox over a shoutbox is that ... most discussion spam posts are between 2 members atmost 4 members ....


    If we have a chatbox with a friends invite type of list ,this will discourage such discussions in threads ... they are not likely to use a shoutbox because its like broadcasting some message/discussion to every member ... which is not their aim .... most spam posts are personal discussion ...

    and like Admin said Shoutbox eats up more resources .... A chat application with a very simple interface , which allows u to im "your friends only" is the answer !

    it will also make sure that relevant public discussions dont move out of threads

    Comrad!! why is the thought of shoutbox comin to ya mind???
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