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I have a client I am deploying a message board for.
That end is covered.
They really need an on site chat solution. They hold Chats appx 1 per week as scheduled events.
They may wish to incorporate chat a *bit* more for certain members, but they do not need a full time Chat Room.
Though, it was suggested to me that:
"Java based chat is the way to go, if you want to enable chatting using browser as a client. Pure HTML chat is too expensive on server resources (bandwidth), and since DHTML support is very client dependent, users will definitely experience problems."
That stated, the client would prefer to just buy once and not have to worry about monthly charges.
The potential user base for the message board and chat solution as per webstats:
The total number of repeat visitors during the selected month is 10,040.
The total number of visitors during the selected month is 15,002.
66.92% of visitors during the selected month are repeat visitors.
The average number of repeat visitors during a month is 10,100.00.
Quality and features are more important than price. can someone help point me in the right direction?
How did you find it to be as far as modifications go? Is changing the look of it fairly easy?
oilman, why did you delete the post from the owner of the company then post a note pointing to his site?
Anyway, that solution is a bit 'rough around the edges' for what I want/need.
Leaning a lot towards SigmaChat Enterprise.
I'm in a shared server environment, so any solution has got to be server-friendly. I imagine PHP-based would probably be best for me, or...?
We're a small indy publisher, what I'm setting up are scheduled author/reader chats which are quite popular in the industry and a good community & marketing tool.
I'll also be installing a message board soon, one of these 3 in order of preference:
Anyone got any experience with using the inbuilt chat functions on these? Would be nice if an all-in-one board/chat solution worked, using board reg details for joining & moderating the chats...
Earlier I tested PHPmyChat which comes with cPanel on my server--it crashed one of our IE6 browsers. That won't do--I need a reliable easy board for a very non-tech savvy audience.
Thanks for any advice/options :)