• Anyone knows if is possible to hide the categories in main page and have a chat like discord (in main page) where you can message with others, create rooms, view online users etc. I would like to have something like that but also create topics in the same interface. so that chat can show when a user create a new topic ;). At least know if its possible to do into the hooks . Thanks in advance 馃檪


  • You can use this plugin for a chat. And this for making homepage without categories.


  • @MJ I also think that the global nodebb chat should be improved
    that you see on the main page
    that you can create rooms in that global chat, for example "general" room "love" room

    the shoutbox plugins is very basic and is very outdated
    they abandoned that project

    a nodebb is missing a good global chat
    in the forum part it is very good but in the chat part it needs more work


  • @arranka said in Chat in main page:

    @MJ I also think that the global nodebb chat should be improved
    that you see on the main page
    that you can create rooms in that global chat, for example "general" room "love" room

    the shoutbox plugins is very basic and is very outdated
    they abandoned that project

    a nodebb is missing a good global chat
    in the forum part it is very good but in the chat part it needs more work

    I agree some features would be awesome like:

    -- Creating rooms (like you said)
    -- Back-up chatmessages as forum posts
    -- Chatting for guests
    -- Make it possible to do theme/style changes in ACP.
    -- Make a special group/role chat moderator (without being a forum moderator)


  • this is an example of chat
    take it out of a phpbb forum
    something like that would be good for nodebb

    you can see that there is a black moderator between the users
    you can see the file of everything that was spoken in the chat in the last 2 days
    there is a moderator room and another relaxation room

    That chat is on the same page as the forum, above all

    Can you get something similar?

    alt text


  • @arranka The style won't fit into NodeBB. NodeBB is clean and minimalistic and the chat from phpbb is a little to much and to 2005. It fits with the phpbb style but not with NodeBB 馃槢

    A nice clean version of this chat would be awesome.

    No, I can't build plugins sadly 馃槥


  • I do not intend for nodebb chat to look like phpbb chat
    because if it were that way it would not be in nodebb, it would be in phpbb

    What I would like is for the chat to improve pointing to the nodebb style and be user friendly.
    Good ideas have said here, thank you

  • GNU/Linux

    Or just add moderation tools on global tchat plugins will be perfect like:

    • delete/edit message off all users
    • clear history
    • exclude users/ban temporarly or not a user of the chat room

    Just that will be perfect

  • GNU/Linux

    No response here.

    However, moderation tools on a feature such as this are essential for a forum.

  • GNU/Linux

    @baris

    Any news about to add moderation tools on global chat plugin ?

  • NodeBB

    No news 馃摪


  • @DownPW There is no news and there will be no news. The development and support of such a chat will require more resources than the support of the forum. It is much easier to integrate a ready-made free chat platform into a forum

  • GNU/Linux

    @volanar

    maybe but it's less clean and I don't like to multiply resources too much
    And I don't see what soft to include

    Given the little need for addition, I think it would be quite possible.
    We're just talking about being able to edit or ban users from the Chat. pretty basic things after all.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @DownPW The thing is, you're looking to add full chat support to NodeBB, which is a forum software. That's not to say that it's impossible, but rather that it's a commit of resources in a direction that we don't agree with, because every additional feature we add means we have to support it going forward.

    ... and then there's the whole idea of "doing one thing and doing it well". You can argue that NodeBB does a lot of things, but it does one thing really well, and that's being a forum. Everything else is gravy, but also doesn't mean that it'd be good enough to compete with other dedicated products.

    For example, would we want to commit resources (however limited they be) to building out a better chat frontend, when Discord would kick our ass ten times out of ten?

    Just something to think about. Remember, I'm not trying to say that Discord is better than NodeBB or vice versa, but merely that we're comparing apples and oranges here, and sometimes you want an apple, sometimes you want an orange, but few people want an apple-orange hybrid that's not quite as good as either 馃槈

    I think the analogy is on the verge of falling apart there, so I'll stop now hah.

  • GNU/Linux

    @julian

    I completely understand what you are saying.

    But for me, integrating a Discord plugin to NodeBB with authentication to Discord etc... is clearly not something viable.

    Everything I've seen so far is really impractical and crosses platforms. What is not user friendly

    I was talking about improving the global chat and not making it a Discord or something like that. This goes back to your analogy.

    The concern I see is that many people on the forums like chat and integrating it natively or through plugins is already done.

    Just add basic moderation functions and it would be perfect.

    But I don't want to be a pain in the ass so I'm going to stop there too 馃槈


  • @DownPW said in Chat in main page:

    But I don't want to be a pain in the ass so I'm going to stop there too

    If only everything in life was as fair as @DownPW 馃檪


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