Well, that was embarrassing, thanks @baris.
@julian, someone's got to test these sorts of things. 😆 All good now.
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.