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Jul 9 16 12:44 PM

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I wasn't happy with Ajax chat at all. It's only positive feature is that it's here and it's not very high grade. It's hard to read through, it relaunches page after long pauses and wipes contents completely, it is incomatible with most of AdBlock browser applications, etc.

So I started new chat at Telegram. Turned out it has it's own cons, but in a long run, pros are overweighing (at least). 

Pros:
  • It runs much better than Skype. 
  • It's not Skype.
  • You can run it on tablet, smartphone, as desktop application or in browser application.
  • It stores chat history, compared to Ajax.
  • It looks better visually.
  • You can reply to posts, edit, delete, forward. 
  • You have stickers, smileys, a lot of fun stuff.
  • It is protected, better than Skype: Telegram - FAQ - Security
  • It works like Viber, if you know what it is.


What you do need to know before you sign up on Telegram:
  • It doesn't have voice chat function. At all. Only texting or sending individual voice messages.
  • It requires your cell phone number to sign up. It's not impossible for Telegram to sell it to ad company, but in my opinion - unlikely. Yet it's your choice to make.
  • You have to create your username manually (in your profile's settings) after your account created to avoid other people knowing your phone number, when you start personal chat with them.
  • There is uncomfortable feature, that if you have your phone number shared with someone you have in your phone's contact list you will be automatically have that person on your contact list and vice versa if and when they or you got their Telegram account. As much as Viber does. It's not that they'll see whom to and what about your talking over Telegram, but if you do worry of that occurence, don't make your username and avatar a something, that might compromise you.
  • Vice versa, you don't have to put your real name, when Telegram asks for it.
  • I don't want to leave a Chat link publicly to avoid rampaging trolls and other unsavoury individuals. But you're free to ask it here or via PM from me or other people, who'll have it (Like Jack, I don't know if he'd decide to join, but I gave him a link). 

That covered, you might learn everything you want about Telegram here (FAQ) and here (WIKI) or by looking into your account settings. There's a lot of features and settings you might want to use.

If you have even BETTER suggestion, post right away and will discuss. Yet I do think, that Ajax chat is huge pain in.. certain place. 

That's all, for now.

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Jun 11 17 11:31 PM

Hm. Lefora ajax chat sunk into new lows. And this is without Lefora's frequent and most-timed maintenance breaks.

Recently I started using Discord for roleplaying purposes and I must say, I like it. It's accessible from multiple platforms (phone, app, browser and Windows application versions), it's fast, it looks great and isn't bug infested. Also, I like multiple rooms option and the fact, that you could see a history and it isn't wiped out when page is refreshed, thank you very much. Push-to-talk feature is present but optional, you are free to not use it, unless you want to or have a mic.

I'll try to setup and Crossdream Chat and send an invite link for frequent chat users here I know to try it out. I hope, you'll be eager to try. It requires a registration, but luckily it's easy and unassuming, as far as I remember.

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Jun 12 17 4:47 AM

I think we need to think seriously about moving off of the Lefora platform altogether. The problems go beyond chat. Lefora's email is clumsy to use. Friending someone isn't user friendly. The text editors don't work right, especially with links. It's down a lot, at least in my time zone.

We have probably lost members due to its awkwardness and we can't afford that. We should probably set up a committee to find its replacement and try to calculate the ramifications.

Lindsay


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Jun 15 17 12:39 PM

I've posted on this in another sub-section..

If we are going to move the chat the new location should be officially 'launched', maybe with a chat event, and a think to the new location prominently advertised on the front page of this site

I'm worried about a breakaway group just setting up elsewhere

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