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Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:28 am
by Akiestar
I miss the Airliners.net live chat, but I'm surprised there was no discussion of what could've replaced it. This discussion, if you ask me, is long overdue.

Would it be possible for us as a community to set up an unofficial replacement for the live chat -- one that we can collectively manage along with the mods? Maybe a Discord server or a Mattermost instance (an open-source version of Slack, and is free for everyone if we can install one on A.net servers) might do well for the community, giving us a meaningful real-time alternative to just forum posts.

While yes, the old chatroom suffered from lack of traffic, I still think a live chat has its uses. I wonder who else thinks the same?

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 am
by ktupxflyer
Still waiting for this.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:04 am
by dumbell2424
ktupxflyer wrote:
Still waiting for this.


Same

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:05 am
by KingFriday013
It would be fun to have this again.

-J.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:06 am
by Serge933
Yep, still waiting on an update?

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:09 am
by SIA747Megatop
Yes

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:29 am
by LFutia
Yes. I want.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:33 am
by Serge933
Is it back now?

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:09 am
by ktupxflyer
Waiting

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:32 pm
by atcsundevil
ktupxflyer wrote:
Waiting

Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that you'll get a response from the developers on this. I would not expect anything to happen on this subject, just like I don't expect any further improvements to be made to this site under the current owner.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 pm
by jetmatt777
I didn't want to post this in a general thread in non-aviation as most would have no idea who he was, but anyone who checks this thread would maybe like to know - frequent long time A.net chatter seven3seven (David) passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago. I was fortunate enough to meet him several times, and we kept in regular contact despite the chat function being gone for many years.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 7:10 pm
by KingFriday013
atcsundevil wrote:
ktupxflyer wrote:
Waiting

Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that you'll get a response from the developers on this. I would not expect anything to happen on this subject, just like I don't expect any further improvements to be made to this site under the current owner.

That is disappointing, as there are very inexpensive and easily integrated chat services available now.

Luckily I keep in touch with the people with whom I liked chatting.

-J.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:25 pm
by atcsundevil
KingFriday013 wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
ktupxflyer wrote:
Waiting

Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that you'll get a response from the developers on this. I would not expect anything to happen on this subject, just like I don't expect any further improvements to be made to this site under the current owner.

That is disappointing, as there are very inexpensive and easily integrated chat services available now.

Luckily I keep in touch with the people with whom I liked chatting.

-J.

It was a popular feature, as was the quiz. I believe there were plans to get to it after the site migration and things were stabilized, but.... *shoulder shrug*

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:49 pm
by jetmatt777
atcsundevil wrote:
KingFriday013 wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that you'll get a response from the developers on this. I would not expect anything to happen on this subject, just like I don't expect any further improvements to be made to this site under the current owner.

That is disappointing, as there are very inexpensive and easily integrated chat services available now.

Luckily I keep in touch with the people with whom I liked chatting.

-J.

It was a popular feature, as was the quiz. I believe there were plans to get to it after the site migration and things were stabilized, but.... *shoulder shrug*


Thanks for the candidness. I think it is safe to say the chat will not be returning. I am not surprised. Disappointed, but not surprised.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 12:11 am
by atcsundevil
jetmatt777 wrote:
Thanks for the candidness. I think it is safe to say the chat will not be returning. I am not surprised. Disappointed, but not surprised.

I feel like everyone deserves some candor at this point. We've spent the better part of three years apologizing for things that are outside of our control, simply because we didn't (and still don't) know how to respond. The whole crew from moderators to support to screeners want just as much out of this site as everyone, and then some. We wish we had the ability to make that happen, but it's a little bit like screaming into a megaphone in the wilderness at this point — nobody's listening.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:45 am
by ktupxflyer
I wonder what it would take to buy the site from Torstar

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:26 pm
by JBo
Honestly, the best bet for re-implementing an Airliners.net live chat would be to start a channel on a third-party platform like Discord. It just doesn't make any sense for the developers to create a chat platform exclusively for this site when there are so many third-party platforms available.

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:51 am
by Serge933
I was talking to a few of the original guys about a Discord. I am willing to start a server up on there and have an unofficial a.net chat for anyone here wanting to join.

What do you all think?

Re: Replacement for the old live chat

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:14 am
by ktupxflyer
Easy enough. I think everyone is already on discord