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    Adding a chat room to website??!?!

    How would I go about doing this? And how does bandwith suffer? Thanks!!

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    You might want to have a look at phpMyChat, I'm currently checking it out.

    It seems quite light on resources and bandwidth, and a snap to install.


    Lats...

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    localized chat rooms will hit the server resources + bandwidth pretty hard.

    perhaps you could check out a chat applet/script which connects to a remote IRC server, only, through your site (i believe there's one named JIRC and a PHP one i can't seem to find anywhere but would like to). that would certainly ease up your bandwidth+server resources trouble.

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    I'm sure there are a few lite scripts that are available .... providing you dont have hundreds of users logged on. Check somewhere around DHTML?
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    I offered an IRC to WHT since we are IRC hosts and can do that. Maybe I should post that in suggestions

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    Chats are okay, but I wouldn't recommend it on a site for the simple reason that:

    1. It will get abused
    2. There is no ROI
    3. You can't tap into it, it's an island unto itself

    Really, the only good thing about a chat room is "cool factor". It's one thing to use it for support or LiveHelp, but another entirely to say "ooh, let's add a chat room, and some free email while we're at it".
    ::: Jeremy C. Wright :::
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