View Full Version : CHAT ROOM..........M3W was more user friendly

21st April 2001, 12:04 AM
Hello Adam,

Some of the regular users are finding it hard to adjust to the new Digi Chat Room from the old M3W Chat Room.

Some of the problems are that its very slow and can get overloaded when a lot of users are logged in etc...another is that there is no smiley options for sending your own customised graphics i.e roses, hearts, clovers and other symbols....it can become hard to follow conversations.....M3W was therefore more generally user friendly.

So we were all wondering if there was any chance of changing the Digi Chat Room back to the Chat Program used in the M3W Rooms???

I think there would be massive support in favour of this!!!

Adam, please do not take offence at my suggestion's because we are all very greatful for all that you have done for our UB40 web-site....keep up the great work!!!!

I thought I would just bring up the idea as the site is still being developed and nothing is set in concrete yet!!!

What do you other UB40 web-site/chat/BB users think???

A.T.B DOC Belfast

21st April 2001, 12:50 AM
hi doc, i reckon we should take the best of both. it is easier to read the new chat messages but u cant see enough of the conversation thats going on, it needs to be something inbetween the old & new........i think we are missing the smileys, cos they were fun, but i guess this is something that will follow..........also, when u r in u cant see the full list of everyone in the room without scrolling, this could be cramped much more...apart from that, adam, this is a brave attempt at a new room, better than anything ive come across on the web......it just seems different to what weve been used to, keep up the good work mate. rick.x

Soul Rebel
21st April 2001, 01:03 AM
I totally agree with the lads adam take the best of both and give us ONE great room I love the old room window where the writing is smaller and you can use the smiley's etc as im sure you r worknig on so please keep the old room window and add all the new features you have in mind fro the digi chat room think it will go down a treat with every one concerned keep up the good work me http://www.ub40-dep.com/ubb/friends.gif without you we wouldn't have ne thing so well done mate http://www.ub40-dep.com/ubb/beer.gif

Respect 2 Ya

IM A REBEL.......SOUL REBEL..... http://www.ub40-dep.com/ubb/bounce.gif

21st April 2001, 01:35 AM
i agree with the lads too adam
dont get me wrong ,we are all very greatful for what you have done ,and doing for us
its just that its going to get very messy
when there is a lot of ppl in the new chat
hard to keep up with whats been said .
and we will all miss the smileys
i know that you might have some on the way
for the new chat ,
its just that ppl are still going to the old chat , so maybe you could do something like what the lads are saying take the best of the both of them
cheers adam
we are all very greatful
its another great job well done
well done mate

21st April 2001, 12:45 PM
Well I DO like the new chatroom. It's way better than the one we had. Yes there maybe some flaws in it still (which I'm sure Adam can solve in time), but the other chatbox wasn't all that in the beginning either (I know, I got thrown out of chat often enough there).

At least in this chat if you're having difficulties following what is going on you can read back or if you are concentrating on only a couple of peeps in the room (when it is crowded) you can flag them so their names will come up in a different colour which is easier to track them. Next to that I think in the case of a private message it is good that you get a new little chatbox, while in the old chatbox you got a red message but if you happened to be away from screen you would miss that. Yet another good thing about this box is that you can resize it...

As for the smilies and icons... Adam said we would get the same smilies in the chat as we have on the BB and the icon thingies in front of our names will be changed to our UBLoonie status icons... Kewl huh?? http://www.ub40-dep.com/ubb/smile.gif

Btw, have any of you looked under the settings button in chat? I know, I've heard from some peeps that setting the chat to faster it won't help, but there are other options there that might make it easier for you to follow things in the chat... just try what suits you best http://www.ub40-dep.com/ubb/smile.gif

O and... just give the new chatbox a chance... who knows, you might get used to it after a little while http://www.ub40-dep.com/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by Poesiemau (edited 21 April 2001).]

It's My Delight
22nd April 2001, 09:33 AM
I didn't like the new room at first, but now I think it's better, but the screen does seem to freeze from time to time.
It would be nice to be able to see a list of all the people in the room without having to scroll.
But I'm happy really, after all I am in there enough! lol!

23rd April 2001, 10:33 PM
i agree with the singerman ....jumbo:smokin;

23rd April 2001, 11:43 PM
If we get the smilies back which would be so cool-can we,please,have a maple leaf for us lot this side of the pond.Cheers & thanks.


Accident of Birth
5th May 2001, 06:08 PM
I like it limey!