View Full Version : Best Chat tool


Emp.Napoleon
May 18, 2006, 10:03 PM
We need to decide what is the best program to communicate with (at least inside the team, things will change when we meet others.) Note, this only applies in internal chats, other nations and the UN may use others.

BCLG100
May 19, 2006, 09:47 AM
I'd probably vote the dont mind/dont care option because i can use any of them.

robboo
May 19, 2006, 01:17 PM
Why would we need to chat since we have the fourm. I have 2 of those..so it wont matter.

BCLG100
May 19, 2006, 08:06 PM
Why would we need to chat since we have the fourm. I have 2 of those..so it wont matter.


its to talk to other teams.

Emp.Napoleon
May 19, 2006, 10:41 PM
Sometimes it is nice to have our own chat room during international chats.

classical_hero
May 19, 2006, 11:59 PM
I would prefer that we not have our own channel set up. I really have no preference, but I voted for MSN.

Karl Townsend
May 20, 2006, 03:18 PM
i kinda wish this poll would hurry up and close casue i want it to be msn i cant figure out Irc

BCLG100
May 20, 2006, 03:41 PM
Theres no harm in either, i still dont see why we cant have both???

both can be logged and posted.

Black_Hole
May 20, 2006, 03:41 PM
i kinda wish this poll would hurry up and close casue i want it to be msn i cant figure out Irc
I don't think this poll has a time limit on it

croxis
May 20, 2006, 04:20 PM
IRC is rather easy,there are only 3 commands a normal user will ever use, two if you use the java chat on this site. Also there are time when real time coversation just works better. Do MSN chatrooms always exist or does someone always have to stay in room?

Black_Hole
May 20, 2006, 04:43 PM
IRC is rather easy,there are only 3 commands a normal user will ever use, two if you use the java chat on this site. Also there are time when real time coversation just works better. Do MSN chatrooms always exist or does someone always have to stay in room?
There are no chat rooms per se, you just start a conversation and invite people to it, iirc

BCLG100
May 20, 2006, 05:41 PM
it does have a limit on msn i belive though, 8 i think.

CivGeneral
May 22, 2006, 01:47 PM
IRC is the best IMO.

The 777 Hoax
May 22, 2006, 05:20 PM
I voted for Yahoo but IRC is fine too.

RegentMan
May 22, 2006, 06:06 PM
IRC and MSN are both fine with me.

Karl Townsend
May 26, 2006, 04:04 PM
so for msn lets give out our msn names
mines itiskarl@hotmail.co.uk

RegentMan
May 27, 2006, 12:33 PM
TitanicWhiz18@comcast.net

BCLG100
May 27, 2006, 12:38 PM
does cfc not have spam bots then?

RegentMan
May 27, 2006, 12:57 PM
In a public forum, I wouldn't post my e-mail like that. However, because this is a private forum, where specific access is required to access it, the spam bots cannot enter, thus we're safe.

You can still post it as xxx AT ccc DOT vvv, if you wish, just to be certain.

ybbor
May 27, 2006, 09:35 PM
won't this forum eventually become "declassified"?

RegentMan
May 28, 2006, 02:46 AM
It might. It might not. The MSDG forum is archived, but still private. The ISDG forum is archived, but public.

It's really your preference. We'll be able to figure out the address with @ . or AT DOT. You can also mark your calendar in the future, to remind yourself to go back and edit it out. ;)

Swissempire
May 28, 2006, 04:29 PM
I'm the only one who voted AIM:(

BCLG100
May 28, 2006, 04:35 PM
i havnt voted because i think maybe multi choice poll would have been better :)

azzaman333
May 30, 2006, 08:45 AM
AIM: azzaman333
Yahoo: (iirc) azzaman333
MSN: azzaman333@hotmail.com

For people like me, could someone please explain IRC?

croxis
May 30, 2006, 12:24 PM
IRC stands for internet relay chat. It is an older chat protocol that this site's chatroom uses. Just because it is old doesn't mean it is bad however as IRC is much more powerful than the other chat systems when it comes to chat rooms.

Advantages to IRC:
*Chatrooms (known as channels) can be made invisible to the master list as well as password protected for security.
*Channels can have operators, these are the people in charge of the room.
*Chatroom is always open. No need to worry about if a chat is going on or not and no need to worry about making sure everyone is invited to it. TO join the room you simply go in.
*Operators can kick people out of a channel as well as ban users based on hostmask.
*Nicks can be registered with a password and the real owner can kick an impostor with it.
*Filesharing servers can also be created. (We can do this with ftp servers as well, I forget if cfc has secure uploads or not).
*No need to download additional software, the java chat client on this site is good enough for most users.
*I have a delightful quote script with humorous sayings from members of the cfc community ^.^

If IRC is used I would be more than happy to develop a quick user guide and post it in the forums.

BCLG100
May 30, 2006, 01:25 PM
Well we may as well, just because we decide thats how we want to do buissness doesnt mean other teams will so we have to keep all avenues of communication open- do we have an e-mail yet?

croxis
May 30, 2006, 01:30 PM
Wont that be the foreign minister's email?
Oh thats another thing - IRC and email are probably the best for inter team communication as no additional software will be needed for them.

BCLG100
May 30, 2006, 01:47 PM
well no we need a team e-mail if were doing PBEM for the save.

croxis
May 30, 2006, 02:01 PM
OH! right right right

For some odd reason I thought it was a pitboss game.

Hey I never said I was smart!

BCLG100
May 30, 2006, 02:04 PM
Well im not sure, i think we may have to decide that or something.

croxis
May 30, 2006, 03:56 PM
I'd vote for pitboss if that hasn't been decided yet. I remember lots of problems with teams holding their turns for ISDG and MSDG which can be avoided with pitboss. It would be an interesting twist too as there would be little downtime.

BCLG100
May 30, 2006, 04:09 PM
pitboss might make things easier in general too

RegentMan
May 30, 2006, 05:43 PM
Went from "Best Chat Tool" to "Best Play Method..." ;)

We do need a team e-mail, though. We can create one with gmail, for example. I remember asking in the past whether or not we want our passwords random (e4xedgvc32po0) or meaningful (blacksocks).

BCLG100
May 30, 2006, 06:00 PM
think they should just be random, they'll be posted in this thread anyways.

Swissempire
May 30, 2006, 07:51 PM
meaningful, like Chiprules...

classical_hero
May 31, 2006, 07:07 AM
I really think we need to be mindful of other teams because some teams will prefer different formats so we must be mindful of that.