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    Default Can we give IRC another chance?

    DON'T READ THIS POST. SOLUTION IN 2ND POST.

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    I know it was tried out a couple years back but was given up because people dislike it. There are many pros to IRC. Mobile IRC clients so you can connect and talk from anywhere as long as you have web access (you don't need flash). You can use both the web client and the normal client. There is a topic and there is no cap for typing. It'll be slipt up into multiple messages if there is one. There is really no reason not to use it. It's pretty easy to setup also.

    Code:
    <iframe src="http://chat.efnet.org:9090/?channels=raptors&uio=Mj10cnVlJjk9dHJ1ZSYxMD10cnVlJjExPTIwNQ0f" width="647" height="400"></iframe>
    Last time I believe people were complaining about the join/part messages well it's hidden. The UI is pretty simple however. There is also another web IRC client that you could could use.

    You can mess around with the client here, check out the themes and iframe generate code here

    It's has a lot more polish to it and could be used to replace this proprietary chat that is currently on the site. It has smilies (even though IRC doesn't support them, it'll change the code to the emoticon). There is also some custom theme support. You could download it and upload it to your own server and host it there or use the icode.

    Code:
    <iframe src="http://lightirc.com/start/?host=irc.paraphysics.net&autojoin=%23raptors&showNickSelection=true&showServerWindow=false&styleURL=css%2Flightblue.css&nick=User_%25" style="width:800px; height:400px;"></iframe>
    I really think you guys should give the second one a shot. There is really nothing wrong with it. It's still flash, it still easy to install and use, it looks nice but it also has the perk of using mobile or desktop IRC client and IRC features.

    Edit: Lightirc needs flash policy server so you guys would have to create a new channel on a server that supports it and can't use #raptors on efnet so no nba bot. There is still the first client but even if you want to use the 2nd client without the bot it'd still be better than the client right now.
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    Pros of IRC:
    No text limit (will be split into multiple posts)
    Mobile and Desktop aps
    No Flash, will work on pretty much any browser.
    Topic (stream link, raptors news, raptors standings etc.)
    NBA Bot with stats and scores
    KiwiIRC (the client below) supports resizing to mobile size (tested it on my galaxy gio with no flash).
    Tab completion for names.
    SSL

    Cons:
    None that I can think of. The biggest one was the ugly web irc client but KiwiIRC is beautiful.


    I've found a solution that you can use efnet and the client is really awesome. KiwiIRC Web client. It's awesome!



    It's not flash either so you don't need flash policy sever crap or flash. It works on pretty much any web browser, it supports SSL, it's very nice looking and best of all its opensource.

    Code:
    <iframe src="http://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.SHOUTcast.com:+8000/raptors/" style="border:0; width:100%; height:450px;"></iframe>
    http://kiwiirc.com/

    IMO Kiwi is the way to go all the way. For anyone who wants to check it out url below

    http://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.kiwiir...irc?nick=kiwi?

    Server: EFnet Channel: #raptors

    Edit: Asked on github and updated the code to support SSL.
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    What about moderation?

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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    What about moderation?
    I can give you ops (or other mod here). So you can ban whoever you feel should be banned.

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