In the chat page, instead of displaying "please select a reciepient to view the chat" the latest chat of the member should be displayed, because there is lot of screen real estate, so it would be better to show the latest chat, instead of that prompt message. @julian@a_5mith@baris
I really love the shoutbox plugin, however since it is not compaitble with the latest version of node bb.
I was thinking how can we add ALL the forum users in a sort of Global Chat Room (a chat room made from the private chat) which only admins can make such a room.
This room will serve like a public chat room/shoutbox for ALL THE FORUM users.
How can we achieve this? Doing this will allow us to have all the amazing features the chat front is being worked on such as sending images etc.
If we were to update the list automatically the page would be a total mess on a busy forum as topics would have to move around every time a new post comes in.
You do have a point there.
However, you could still do it in a Facebook-esque style:
When a reply is made to an existing topic (or a status, on FB) is made, do nothing (or alternatively, only update the reply count & "X posted Y minutes ago" snippet)
When a new topic is made, add it to the top of the list
List every topic in order of most recent reply (current behaviour)