Integrated Expandable Life Chat Area

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SvenLittkowski
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Integrated Expandable Life Chat Area

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Would be useful for a number of forums (or maybe all of them), if there would be an integrated live chat area. If not needed, the user can keep it m minimized as an icon at the bottom or side, but when in the mood for a chat, click that symbol and it expands to a chat of adjustable size.

Optional: if that phpBB chat could also support mic and maybe even webcam, if the admin allows these features (based on his server/hosting specs). This would be the spice for many forums!
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This screams extension. We build forum software, not chat software.
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While a number of boards do have chat, I agree with David.

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Re: Integrated Expandable Life Chat Area

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Hmmmm, okay. I thought, the meaning of "forum" is a place whee people come together, in order to discuss things. Not just by text but in any possible way. But if there is such an extension for the 3.1.5, I will check it out and probably use it. :-)
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SvenLittkowski wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:53 am Hmmmm, okay. I thought, the meaning of "forum" is a place whee people come together, in order to discuss things.
Technically, phpBB is Bulletin Board software (hence the "BB" at the end). Forums in phpBB are just a way to better organize information compared to real world bulletin boards. That said, I'm not opposed to having a chat feature in the board, but I know that others are. In either case, I think that a chat feature would be best implemented as an officially-supported extension. After all, phpBB supports Jabber for notifications, so why can't it support Jabber for chat?

There were chat MODs for phpBB 3.0, but I haven't checked to see if there are any extensions yet for 3.1.

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