@Danny-McWilliams Completely agree.
This could definitely be a nice plugin, like nodebb-plugin-shoutbox already is, but to me it doesn't make much sense for it to be in NodeBB core.
Does anyone know of an easy way to disable the chat functionality in nodebb?
No, but only because nobody asked to do so before
Any particular reason why?
You could modify the templates to remove all the chat related buttons, there are a few ex. topic.tpl/account.tpl/header.tpl to name the ones of the top of my head. We never considered having a "disable chat" button but may change our minds if there's significant demand
I believe this option should be there. For example, I'm loading Nodebb inside our webapp and we already have a chat so we need NodeBB' chat disabled and we do not know how to do that.
Besides, more options the better right?
One could make the case for chat being a standalone plugin in and of itself. It could be considered an extraneous feature
No way Jose! Plugins sometimes break with NodeBB updates and have to be disabled for a while. Chat is toooooo important imho.
I think this option should be right in NodeBB and not from a plugin.
I agree, having an option to disable the chat would be ideal or at least give each user the option to disable chats sent to them. Ideally, both options would exist.
@ScottL setting yourself as offline in the drop down does just this, doesn't it?
@a_5mith I guess I learn something every day.
@julian Hi Julian, I would love this feature as we are running nodebb with a school and we require control over what's posted on the forum - i.e. no private messaging.
but may change our minds if there's significant demand
one's company, two's a crowd, and three's a party.
We'll get this party started at some point in 0.5x:
I am voting for this too, the ability to disable chat, either site wide or usergroups wide
First post here. Great community & product here!
I am in the same case as the people above asking for the option to disable chat, for the same reasons : inside a network where chat is already present.
If the feature doesn't exist yet, can we, like I read, hide the chat button or remove some stuff to make it disappear ?
Thanks in advance!!
@Babamala There's the option to disable chat at the bottom of the Settings > General tab in the Admin Control Panel
Thank you very much for the fast answer.