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Thread: Bots chat box

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    Specialist Member pinoyoptions's Avatar

    Question Bots chat box !!!

    If we have chat box here in our BOTS site, we can talk and chat in real time aside from our individual thread. I think this will add more activity in our ever growing community. Ofc only members are allowed to chat not visitor's. Agree?

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    Legendry Member Michael Hodges's Avatar
    interesting......

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    Master Member SeasaltMcFish's Avatar
    Good Idea!

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    Administrator Martin Kay's Avatar
    I like this idea, and was already thinking about it in the past but there are a few hurdles I'm not sure we could pass.

    First and foremost - security. If we want to have safe discussions around the clock we'd have to hire full time admins (24/7!!!) to control and navigate chatters. Unfortunately, we don't the available resources... ):

    Second, I know the world today is very instant, everybody must say what they have to say now, and want to be replayed now, and so on. A forum is more laid back, discussions are deeper and this is what makes this Community (specifically and generally to forums) so special.

    I would be more interested in ideas concerning the forum's existing discussions, how to make this forum place better. How we, as members, could make this place a place to spend our day browsing, without instant chats, but because we simply enjoy the discussions.

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    Legendry Member Michael Hodges's Avatar
    i had similar thoughts about security but also about the forum itself, starting a chat is as easy as a new thread, anyone can join.

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    Specialist Member pinoyoptions's Avatar
    Thanks guys for the input, I just thought about lately when I was having a doubt about funding my account. Anyway I already solve my problem. I just needed immediate answer to my question then this Chat box idea came to my mind.

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    Active Member Kius's Avatar
    I've always been a fan of the chatbox, personally. That said, most chatbox mods can be exploited and used to inject code into the sql. I've seen many a forum hacked because they ran a chatbox.

    Also, the whole notion of taking attention away from the threads comes in to play. But, I totally get wanting to have some sort of network/chatbox for those questions.

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    Specialist Member pinoyoptions's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kius View Post
    I've always been a fan of the chatbox, personally. That said, most chatbox mods can be exploited and used to inject code into the sql. I've seen many a forum hacked because they ran a chatbox.

    Also, the whole notion of taking attention away from the threads comes in to play. But, I totally get wanting to have some sort of network/chatbox for those questions.
    Uhhm yeah My Sql are prone to exploit script. So think Martin is right for keeping BOTS non-chat forum.

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    Active Member Kius's Avatar
    ndeed. I mean, there are all kinds of ways to exploit certain parts of the forums, but I have never seen such a huge, open door as a chatbox. It's like setting up one of those gigantic billboard signs, with the flashing lightbulbs, that reads, "Please Hack Me!

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