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DeVout Numelran

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Please Fix the Chat Beeping

Which option would you prefer?   11 members have voted

  1. 1. Which option would you prefer?

    • The chat will beep when not viewing the chat window; multiple beeps may occur per msg.
      6
    • The chat will not beep, but the title of the window will change on new messages.
      5

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As it currently is, the Beeping Sound the chat makes is Entirely Useless the way it functions.

 

It ONLY beeps when you are currently looking at the chat page. That is, when the Tab itself is highlighted and at the front of everything else.

When you change tabs, the Chat becomes silent and all you get is a Tiny Message at the top tab that is easily missed.

 

As someone who does heavy amounts of multitasking, I highly suggest doing the exact opposite for the beeps.

 

Instead of how it is now, I suggest the beeps Are silent while the chat tab is at front and highlighted. When the chat is NOT the focus, beeps should be clear and actually sound off, to alert you that there is a message you are not seeing.

 

This would be EXTREMELY beneficial to ANYONE who multitasks.

 

please consider it? :) thanks!

 

EDIT: As suggested below. Also add an option To silence beeping, "tagged" beeping, and "every message" beeping.

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As I said in chat, I like the idea. Though I personally think it would get annoying, so I would suggest making it an option. And if I may suggest an addition to the idea, adding an option for the chat to beep when you're tagged in a message? Either way, I'm down for the idea :D

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As I said in chat, I like the idea. Though I personally think it would get annoying, so I would suggest making it an option. And if I may suggest an addition to the idea, adding an option for the chat to beep when you're tagged in a message? Either way, I'm down for the idea :D

 

I suggest that the tagged option be a secondary feature. Let you choose between tagged beeps and "every message" beeps.

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I support tagged beeping as a secondary option too, maybe allow Gold VIP's to eventually use alert beeping, beeping only when tagged or a certain word appears from a list (and making alerted messages have a bluish background).

 

Great idea, DeVout Numelran.

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There is already an ability to silence the sound in the options but I think it'd be nice to have some notification, either beeping or a more noticeable message popping up (in a tab or like a skype message like rabbit streaming does), so we know when a message is sent.

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I can probably make the chat sound go off when the focus window is not selected if that is the preferred behavior, but it would result in multiple sounds being set off if you have multiple chat windows open.

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I can probably make the chat sound go off when the focus window is not selected if that is the preferred behavior, but it would result in multiple sounds being set off if you have multiple chat windows open.

What about a mini pop up that occurs every so often after a short time period as a reminder?

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What about a mini pop up that occurs every so often after a short time period as a reminder?

This would not be easily implementable.

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This would not be easily implementable.

Hmm.. predicament. I dont have another idea but something to replace the chat going silent would be appreciated.

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Unfortunately, after reviewing the solutions for this, this is the choice we are left with.

  1. I can have the chat beep even if you're not viewing the chat window. The downside to this is that if you have multiple chat instances open for any reason, you will receive multiple sound notifications per message. Unfortunately, there is no way to implement this 'cleanly'.
  2. We can keep the current system of only beeping when you're on the page. Our system will change your browser tab to indicate you've got a new message, though!

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I personally would prefer for option 1.

I will leave this up for a poll

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I'd prefer having both a beep option and the tab-change. The only reason I'd need multiple sessions is to be in multiple rooms (e.g. General Chat and The Club) at once.

 

If the experimental beep option would beep twice when a message is posted in either room (not in both rooms at once), no thanks.

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I know its not one of the options but I have seen a very useful system/program/thingie called C-Box...I think that was the official name, anyway it was a chat box that floated in the margin of all pages on the site, so peeps could surf and chat at the same time without having to flip back and forth at all...

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I'd prefer having both a beep option and the tab-change. The only reason I'd need multiple sessions is to be in multiple rooms (e.g. General Chat and The Club) at once.

 

If the experimental beep option would beep twice when a message is posted in either room (not in both rooms at once), no thanks.

It shouldn't do this. It should be room specific. :)

 

I know its not one of the options but I have seen a very useful system/program/thingie called C-Box...I think that was the official name, anyway it was a chat box that floated in the margin of all pages on the site, so peeps could surf and chat at the same time without having to flip back and forth at all...

Our chat system is way more advanced and functional than C-Box, and it is tightly integrated with our site and its services. While I could have it work as a shoutbox and be present on every page, I feel this would detract from other features of the site and I've always found shoutboxes that load on every page to look tacky. We will continue to use our own chat system.

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