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ThorGoLucky
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Posted - 12/21/2016 :  20:59:29  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I recommend replacing our outmoded and clunky text chat with https://discordapp.com that provides both text and voice. If you don't want voice, don't use it.

It can run completely in a browser or via an application on a variety of operating systems. It's very easy to create an account and set up your own server. After creating a server, you can invite people and provide a permanent invitation link that doesn't expire.

For example, https://discord.gg/kj5u4mq in a permanent invitation link to my Discord server.

Kil
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Posted - 12/22/2016 :  10:27:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by ThorGoLucky

I recommend replacing our outmoded and clunky text chat with https://discordapp.com that provides both text and voice. If you don't want voice, don't use it.

It can run completely in a browser or via an application on a variety of operating systems. It's very easy to create an account and set up your own server. After creating a server, you can invite people and provide a permanent invitation link that doesn't expire.

For example, https://discord.gg/kj5u4mq in a permanent invitation link to my Discord server.

Dave. Is there a way that we could make this work?

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ThorGoLucky
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Posted - 12/23/2016 :  20:18:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It should be easy to replace skepticfriends.org links to Chat with a permanent link to a Discord invitation.
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

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Posted - 12/24/2016 :  07:36:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
But can we marge a Discord interface into an SFN page, like our chat is now?

And having to sign up for a separate Discord account may not be seen as all that welcoming. Sure, it only needs to be done once, but how many people new to SFN chat will do it even that once?

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Dave W.
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Posted - 12/24/2016 :  07:38:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, one can "skip setup," but it's in pretty tiny print.

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Kil
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  11:35:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So can this be made to work?

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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  17:27:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I didn't see a way to make it look like the chat is being hosted on SFN pages.

We can always link to external chat engines. That would never be a problem. If you want it to look like it does now, then there's a problem.

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Kil
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  18:39:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

I didn't see a way to make it look like the chat is being hosted on SFN pages.

We can always link to external chat engines. That would never be a problem. If you want it to look like it does now, then there's a problem.
Well... Is there a lot that people would have to go through to get into an SFN chat? And can the room be called SFN Chat?

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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/09/2017 :  09:38:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There'd be a link, like Thor's second link in the OP. And then people would have to know to click the "skip setup" bit to avoid having to log into a Discord user account. (Admins, I'm sure, would require Discord accounts.)

I wish Thor would offer a few more opinions on this, too. I'm no Discord expert.

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