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CPTDB Chat Room

CPTDB Chat Room  

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  1. 1. Do you want us to consider expanding the Chat feature?

    • Yes, I find this would add value to our community and I would use it!
      32
    • No, it is useless to me.
      10


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We have introduced a CPTDB chat room with the new software.

Do you like it? We want your opinion.

Think long term - just because it is new, a lot of people are trying it out and finding it neat. But would you continue to use it?

If there is a large interest, I think we could try expanding it to 50 users at once, and then if the interest dies down then we can always have the 5 users, or bump down to 20.

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Not sure how to use it. First, someone you want to chat with has to be logged onto CPTDB, right ? So then how do you get that persons attention that you want to chat with them ?

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Not sure how to use it. First, someone you want to chat with has to be logged onto CPTDB, right ? So then how do you get that persons attention that you want to chat with them ?

It's a chatroom open to any individual... think of it as a waiting room in a train station or something, with a maximum capacity of 5. You talk with anyone and everyone who is in the chatroom.

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It's definitely a good place to learn about different transit systems (e.g: The Calgary Transit chat we had this morning) from different board members without digging through the subsections of each thread. Although I will agree a cap limit is needed, but it should be higher than 5.

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I think the chat is a brilliant tool. It's a better way to communicate than waiting 5 hours for a post reply I find! LOL I also have learnt quite a bit about transit systems on the east coast!

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Well, seems like it is pretty popular, so I've purchased the 20 user limit plan.

I think it should take effect soon!

It was hard enough keeping track with 5 users, so I hope it's not too crazy with more. :)

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Is there a way you can see who(forum user name) is in the chat room at any given time? That is a feature I find useful in other chat rooms I have used. If it's a extra cost feature don't bother with it though, running the forums and the chat is alredy enough of a cost burden.

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Yes, at the very bottom of the main board index page it lists everyone in the chat room. Also, if you enter, everyone's names are listed on the right hand side.

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Why does the chat room show 1 person in it (at the top), but at the bottom it shows [ 0 users in the chat room] ? I've refreshed and cleared the cookies. Just wondering...

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Sometimes there is a delay in the numbers not matching up because the chat room is not hosted on the same server.

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Do members get 'Kicked Out" if they are idle too long in the room? I entered the room last night and then went off to another window completely forgetting I was in there and when I returned there was a message saying that I was kicked out. No one else was in the chat room either when I entered.

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Do members get 'Kicked Out" if they are idle too long in the room? I entered the room last night and then went off to another window completely forgetting I was in there and when I returned there was a message saying that I was kicked out. No one else was in the chat room either when I entered.

There is a chat server reset that happens around 4 am EST and it does boot everyone from the room

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Pardon teh bump.

But I had noticed a few minutes ago as I tried to enter the chat room. An error message saying that the member limit has been reached at five and I have to wait until someone leaves. I figured this was corrected some time ago and didn't think this problem would come back.

Have the standards changed?

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There was not enough demand and usage for 20 members. This feature costs extra and it was decided that we will downgrade it to the original limit of 5 members at a time.

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