Shoutbox and Slack

Discussion in 'Community News' started by Maka, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Maka

    Maka Scythemeister

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    When we started the TShock project, we always had some form of realtime chat. This ranged in purposes, from support to just general chatter. We've used two IRC networks, irc.shankshock.com (our self hosted solution) and Rizon, but both require complex clients to setup and use in any effective manner. When we upgraded to XenForo 1.4.5, we lost the ability for EzIRC to relay chat to IRC, and at the same time realized we no longer had control over the #tshock channel on Rizon. From there, we silently switched to using the shoutbox for chat, but this proved to be more than unstable -- chat messages would be delayed, and using the shoutbox was a frustrating experience from mobile.

    From all of this, we've decided to move to Slack, a high powered real time chat application for teams. You have to register an account, but you can add a profile photo and join several different channels for discussing TShock in there. We have a support room, so you can ask for help, and everything is archived and chat can be viewed several days back. It's searchable, and it has custom emoji, just like the forums.

    You can sign up using the banner on the right hand side of the forums. It sends you an invite, and you can login and chat with everyone. If you're a plugin developer, you can chat with only the TShock developers directly if you like, and you can request a channel (via the concierge channel) for your own plugins too.

    I'm excited to see the possibilities you come up with. Here's what it looks like:

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    Oh yeah -- this means that you won't be seeing any more updates to the shoutbox archive. I've got more time to go stop the madness from spreading, though, so that's a good thing!

    See you all later!

    - Maka
     
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  2. Olink

    Olink Nyx Developer, Occasional TShock Developer
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    Let it be known that the Slack chat will follow the same rules as the forums
    • Dont bad mouth anyone.
    • Dont spam.
    • Stay on topic in the channel (this is a loose rule)
    • No porn, screamers, etc.
    • Remember that the chat should be inviting, and not threatening.
    Thanks guys.
     
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  3. Track_grease

    Track_grease Level 1

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    I can't wait i always hated the shoutbox. Can't wait to see it!
     
  4. bippity

    Plugin Developer

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    Shorty.
     
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  5. Maka

    Maka Scythemeister

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    Watch it, or I'll take your soul!
     
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  6. Track_grease

    Track_grease Level 1

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    Your being so mean to her :(
     
  7. Kjenriquez

    Kjenriquez Level 1

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    that message is threatening... ADMINS!!! lol jk, i cant find the banner on the right hand corner :/
     
  8. nicatronTg

    nicatronTg Shank / hakusaro
    TShock Founder TShock Admin

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    It's a button, under chat, on the forum index and the portal.

    Alternatively: https://tshock-chat.herokuapp.com/