This is on master now, will be available in 1.2
Thanks for build this in 😄
It would be cool if nodebb had support for group chats
Cool that more people like my idea
That is called a chat box. A well known activity killer.
Any forum I've run which has had a "chat box" or "shout box" installed has had topic activity plummet. Unless you're running an extremely busy site, I'd advise against it. However, it does probably suit some websites and many may find use for it.
Users find it popular, but for me it takes away the point in having a forum system. Conversations aren't saved for later; they're not indexed by search engines and they're notoriously difficult to moderate.
@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.