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Posted: 08 Nov 2008 18:25
by DuneFishUK
Serkanner wrote:What is a Selamlik?


What every Dune site ever should call it's chatroom :P .

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 18:55
by Serkanner
DuneFishUK wrote:
Serkanner wrote:What is a Selamlik?


What every Dune site ever should call it's chatroom :P .


Can't we become the Central Kehl and get rid of Powindah hoars like archy instead?

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 19:00
by Mandy
The Mibbit thing is just like any IRC chat, anyone can join if they know what server and channel you are on. You can set it up so that it's more private, but I don't remember how that works. Of course, having strangers pop in can be fun. What I like about the widget is that it's embedded in your site.

We haven't had much luck getting people to chat over at Haven, but there are a lot more people hanging out here at all hours of the day.

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 13:03
by TheDukester
Oh my God, there needs to be a chat function here. Whole threads are now being lost to casual conversation that has zero to do with Dune (canon or KJA).

Admins, please consider adding a chat room. Use Mandy's idea, use another one, write a script on your own, whatever.

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 16:02
by Serkanner
TheDukester wrote:Oh my God, there needs to be a chat function here. Whole threads are now being lost to casual conversation that has zero to do with Dune (canon or KJA).

Admins, please consider adding a chat room. Use Mandy's idea, use another one, write a script on your own, whatever.


Jesus wept! Grow up!

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 16:32
by TheDukester
Chatting and posting are two different functions.

I'm not looking to stifle anyone's chat; I'm making a request for the admins to consider moving it.

Deal with it.

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 16:38
by Serkanner
TheDukester wrote:Chatting and posting are two different functions.

I'm not looking to stifle anyone's chat; I'm making a request for the admins to consider moving it.

Deal with it.


It is not the request that is tiresome, its the continuous whining about other people's posts that winds me up.

I have no time playing in a chat room. A forum is the closest thing I have when I am not harassed by my clients.

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 16:50
by TheDukester
Serkanner wrote:I have no time playing in a chat room.

Then don't visit any.

I don't think you're following what I'm saying. But whatever. I don't care enough to continue; it's not that big of a deal. Carry on.

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 16:54
by Serkanner
TheDukester wrote:
Serkanner wrote:I have no time playing in a chat room.

Then don't visit any.

I don't think you're following what I'm saying. But whatever. I don't care enough to continue; it's not that big of a deal. Carry on.


The problem is that I am following what your are saying. You want to make us take the chatter to a chat room and I oppose to that.

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 17:30
by TheDukester
Fair enough.

I still don't think making a suggestion in a thread clearly labeled "Suggestions" deserves a snarky "Jesus wept." But, clearly, I am wrong.

As I said, not that big of a deal to me either way. I'm not a big fan of chat rooms in the first place.

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 11:48
by Freakzilla
TheDukester wrote:Oh my God, there needs to be a chat function here. Whole threads are now being lost to casual conversation that has zero to do with Dune (canon or KJA).

Admins, please consider adding a chat room. Use Mandy's idea, use another one, write a script on your own, whatever.


I'm considering it.

It would be nice if it limited some of the off-topic posts.

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:07
by Serkanner
TheDukester wrote:Fair enough.

I still don't think making a suggestion in a thread clearly labeled "Suggestions" deserves a snarky "Jesus wept." But, clearly, I am wrong.

As I said, not that big of a deal to me either way. I'm not a big fan of chat rooms in the first place.


I hope you do agree that I have come across a number of posts by you about the chatter on the board and the destruction of debate in topics. I am the type of person that gets easily annoyed by repeated whining ... sorry about that, but its just who I am.

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21
by TheDukester
Serkanner wrote:... annoyed by repeated whining ...

This works both ways, trust me.

Can we just leave it at that?

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 12:44
by Omphalos
You mean those banners in the forum description line? I dont know. phpbb is a pretty versatile programming language. look to the phpbb site and search for it. they have a very big help section.

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 13:26
by Mandy
It does, Worm's used to have a shoutbox. It was a lot of fun for a little while, but can cause the server to lag.

There are other hacks out there, but phpbbhacks.com is pretty reliable.
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/1255

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 13:31
by GamePlayer
So do I, with the caveat that BB is excluded from participating :wink: :P :laughing:

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 13:45
by GamePlayer
Hmm, I'm trying to think where that quote is from, but I can't place it.

534/10

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 13:45
by SandRider
What's with this incredible flurry of activity on the board this morning ?
Don't you people have jobs ?

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 13:46
by GamePlayer
I am at work. I work every day :)

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 13:50
by GamePlayer
I don't watch TV :(
If it was from a film, I'd have half a chance of getting it. It's a good quote though. I like it :)

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 13:55
by GamePlayer
Jumped the shark, has it? I really should watch an episode or two online. It's been a common staple of pop culture for a while.
The only thing I miss about TV is the water cooler talk. But I watch enough movies, listen to enough music, read enough books and am up on the latest news to largely make up for it.

Re: 534/10

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 14:00
by TheDukester
SandRider wrote:What's with this incredible flurry of activity on the board this morning ?

I like flurries ...

Flurrieswww.jacurutu.com — are good;

Tumbleweedshttp://www.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/ — are bad.

(But, hey, it is the "official" Dune site ... *snort*)

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 14:02
by GamePlayer
Precisely. To Dukester, you listen.

Re: 534/10

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 14:12
by SandChigger
SandRider wrote:Don't you people have jobs ?

It's 4:00 AM Friday here.
Fell asleep in front of the tube again.
(But didn't drool this time! :D )
Decided to see what was up rather than trudge upstairs to the futon.

Friday is usually a work-at-home day, but all classes are cancelled today on campus because this weekend is the uni festival.

It's not a bad life.... :lol:

535/11

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 14:17
by SandRider
Well, that's not really fair ... there's been a ... well, a good handful of posts Over There today, atleast two or three more than usual ... like this gem, which just occured :

Over There > Dune Cook Book > Tleilaxu Wild Turkey
Bel Moulay wrote:senor fantomas no loco pato?! ayyy! megusta el chupacabras loco y joto esse! dia de los muertos loco pato y obuelo esta loco!

Fantomas wrote:¡Y tú madre también! Come mierda. And sock puppet.
¿Qué tú quieres? ¿Jugar? Yo juego. :twisted: