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Idea - color code time lapse in chat
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Should the chat window indicate how fast (or slow) the chat is moving?
Yes, I might even chat more if I don't have to keep such a close eye on it
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No, I like reading the same chat messages over and over and ...
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Maybe, but not like this
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:38 pm   Post subject: Idea - color code time lapse in chat Reply with quote


I'm willing to donate my mad programmery skills to make this happen... as in, I can do this feature and another one if there is a backlog of work.

Here's the idea:
When the chat window refreshes, I'd like the most recent messages to be colored or bordered in some way that makes it clear they are newer than the messages I saw the last time the window refreshes. As it is, the refresh flash of the window catches my eye every 30 seconds, and I stop what I'm doing to glance at the window only to see that nothing has been changed, or that a lot has changed but I can't tell how much until I read something that I've already read before.

Here's a kind of storyboard, showing the chat window like I imagine:


Snapshot #1 (same as now):

TwilightSoul: It's sposed to be, red. Have you seen the movie? It's pretty good, IMHO

RobW720: hah

Lieserl: *CQCs zgurl*

Redjack_Ryan: Oh god this song is way too happy




Snapshot #2 (30 seconds after Snapshot #1):

NeoBN: although I like disneymovies I have missed this movie... have I to be ashamed?

TwilightSoul: It's sposed to be, red. Have you seen the movie? It's pretty good, IMHO

RobW720: hah

Lieserl: *CQCs zgurl*



Or, instead of fading the text itself, use different background colors.

If someone can put me in touch with the site programmers, I will explain in more technical detail what I have in mind. Again, I'm not asking them to do the work (except review my code for correctness, etc).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:49 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


I'll vote yes, but quite frankly I don't really care one way or the other.
I'm pretty good at ignoring the chat... the only thing I dare not do is participate whenever I want to accomplish anything else besides chatting. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:50 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


I think the fading of the text is better.
We already have different colours for the names, I'm afraid my eyes couldn't stand colours for texts.

I'm not sure of what it'll exactly look like, but I'm ready for a try.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:03 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


I have voted yes, but hope when it is implemented, it is a bit subtle, so you can see the difference, but it is not like a big party of colors.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:26 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


I like this idea. I'm not often on chat so when I am I also get distracted after each refresh and I reckon this would certainly help me out!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:57 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


This is a very interesting idea Smile

I believe this functionality can be implemented with a Greasemonkey script. Worth a try, I'd say Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:45 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Twilight, your idea is interesting. I beamed it up to Admin Forum in order to discuss it. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:08 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Alchemist wrote:
I believe this functionality can be implemented with a Greasemonkey script.


Not all of us have or want Firefox, however. And yes, I know I'm a heretic for believing that. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:10 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


As long as the text is only subtly different. I think in your example, the lapsed text is too dark... imho
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:22 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


weaponlordzero wrote:
As long as the text is only subtly different. I think in your example, the lapsed text is too dark... imho


Oh, of course. I'm just using what's available in the Forum message area, which is pretty limited. And if this gets greenlighted, then I'd want to try different colors and see what works for most people.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:28 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Twilight, your idea is running at SST and DFM now. Lets see people reactions. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:20 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


TwilightSoul wrote:
Not all of us have or want Firefox, however. And yes, I know I'm a heretic for believing that. Very Happy


Yes, right Wink That was my geek side talking Smile

Thanks for the suggestion TwilightSoul, and to you Pesa for implementing it. It looks great!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:36 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Not sure I am keen on it. perhaps too subtle? It makes things look like pale links.

Could we do a different color? Like, maybe a yellow tinge, or BRIGHT WHITE for the new ones, and a notch less white for the older ones?

My 2 cents.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:13 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


as much as I love the color blue... the light blue text is rough on the eyes.

I liked the idea of fading out the text to a darker shade of gray like the example in the first post.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:38 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


I haven't played enough for a strong opinion, but I think that the colors should at least be reversed. New posts brighter than old.

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