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Guests forum chat

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by highlow, Jun 14, 2016.

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    Hello. I have a mybb forum. I want to add a chatroom at the top of my forum. I need guests to able to chat. I believe it will add more chance that they will participate. What i want is to build the community again. Fb group affected the participation on my forum. Some say it is not advisable because it will give spam problems ( I hope captcha can be used for it). I am thinking if there is a plugin or any other way to add a chatroom even it is not a plugin of mybb. Thanks in advance.
    SEMrush
     
    highlow, Jun 14, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
  2. seoaceindia

    seoaceindia Banned

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    chatbox plugin easily available in the mybb but not sure about permission for guest chat if you want this feature you need to re-code this plugin.
     
    seoaceindia, Jun 14, 2016 IP
  3. highlow

    highlow Member

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    Any other help?
     
    highlow, Jun 23, 2016 IP
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    CarpCharacin Active Member

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    You mean a shoutbox? There are my shoutbox add-ons for mybb. Is it mybb 1.6 or 1.8?
     
    CarpCharacin, Jul 3, 2016 IP
  5. highlow

    highlow Member

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    It is mybb1.8. There are lot of chatbox but they dont allow guests. I even contacted them and told me it's not possible because spams will be a problem. It's ok even it is not a plugin of mybb just please teach me how to embed it at the forum. thanks
     
    highlow, Jul 4, 2016 IP
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    CarpCharacin Active Member

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    You are going to need a plugin.
     
    CarpCharacin, Jul 4, 2016 IP
  7. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I suspect there are two main reasons why site owners don't implement chat rooms
    • they tend to be dead most of the time - after the first flurry of excitement at having a new toy, users stop using them
    • you want people to be adding content to your site and chat transcripts aren't usually saved and indexed
     
    sarahk, Jul 4, 2016 IP
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    I agree with @sarahk that forum chat rooms are inactive most of the time. The chat rooms/shoutboxes are hardly ever used, even on large forums. I am on a large forum that has a shoutbox, and there is about 1 shout per month.
     
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  9. highlow

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    How about this? Can i add this on the top of my mybb forum? How? Thank you

    http://www.phpfreechat.net/
     
    highlow, Jul 16, 2016 IP
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    dzyasseron Greenhorn

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    you can use jappix script to build a facebook like chat, you can installl it on phpbb or mybb, no spam
     
    dzyasseron, Jan 24, 2017 IP