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Add-on CometChat Xenforo Chat Display

Discussion in 'Custom Service/Development Requests' started by Dynamic, May 23, 2012.

  1. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am just wondering if it is possible for someone to make a tiny addon that will display the current users in the CometChat Chatroom. This is so I can add it to the sidebar for users to see. All I need it to do is tell me the current number of users in the chatroom. For example

    Users in Chatroom: 10

  2. Jeff Fuqua

    Jeff Fuqua Well-Known Member

    I'd like the same. I have mine linked from the main menu and a small number there would be great.
  3. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of getting Comet Chat, so I assume it works good with you guys?
  4. Jeff Fuqua

    Jeff Fuqua Well-Known Member

    Cometchat has a demo on their site with all the bells and whistles. I like it.

    I asked them last week about doing an add-on for the number of users in the chat as they have for online friends and they told me it would cost about $100. So I'll wait for options.
  5. Volion

    Volion Active Member

    We have been running the platinum version for 6 months now. The chat rooms do not have even basic moderator functions like ban or kick, and members complain about posts dropping/vanishing. The Facebook/Gtalk plugin will currently flag your site as a Phishing URL on Kaspersky internet security when used. Banned users can still access the chat and IM functions. No real updates in 6 months, even though many were promised. Personally I wish we would have went with ArrowChat, but that is my option, your mileage may vary. ;)
    0xym0r0n likes this.
  6. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    CometChat ran up my resources like crazy. I had to take it off.
  7. Corwin

    Corwin Member

    I got the same problem. It's killing your database. With more than 150 concurrent users on XenForo Comet Chat is killing your site. After switching it off XenForo works perfect and resource utilization is 20-30 times smaller.
    fattony69 likes this.
  8. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow... hmmk nevermind then!
  9. ibaker

    ibaker Well-Known Member

    I use a full blown Chat Room including video and audio plus whiteboard etc:

    1.jpg 2.jpg

    It is fully integrated with my site users including their avatar and profile info like age, location etc plus I have a list of users currently in the Chat Room displayed in the Users Online side bar of the forums.

    There are a lot of extras as well like being able to play a YouTube clip in it, playing sounds like scream, laugh etc and even the large animated emoticons like Messenger has, games for users to play and naturally it has multiple rooms for different topic discussions.
    DRE likes this.
  10. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    which script are you using?
  11. ibaker

    ibaker Well-Known Member

    I am using 123FlashChat but they are the absolute worse people to deal with...once it is all installed and running, then it is great but a nightmare to get it to that stage. I finally have all the integration files now and it is locked to only registered users but it took some doing and at a cost...I will say that my users love it, they simply click the navbar menu option and it opens as another tab in their browser, select a room and start chatting.

    It uses Red5 for the video/audio streaming which is a part of the install, I have it set to a max of 5 videos. If you want to have more then you will probably need to look at a dedicated server with adobe media streaming.

    Another option is to use Influxis Hosting for media streaming. They actually have their own video/audio chat room app that is free when using their hosting along with many other free streaming apps like a Television Station etc so using Influxis on one of the very low cost plans to start with is the cheapest option
  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Damn. That can get expensive. Everyone is better off integrating tinychat with the site. A member on here had it to where your username was also your tinychat username.
  13. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Does cometchat still do this or is version 5 OK? Anyone using comet chat?
  14. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Any new updates on your experience? How is cometchat working now?
  15. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    A tinychat addon would be great. Something that would sync the usernames.
  16. Volion

    Volion Active Member

    It's working okay, the latest update added ban and kick for moderators. Major complaints are you cannot cache sessions (APC, XCache, Other) with cometchat, any and every little change you request to make something work with Xenforo is answered by " that will take 2-4 hours at $50 an hour to do", still has allot of overhead.
  17. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Are the status updates connected? If someone updates their status update on Xenforo does it update in Cometchat? Or the other way around? I remember I had emailed cometchat about this a year ago and they said they were working on it then I ever heard back and decided not to use it. I like the chat bar aspect which tells you which "buddies" are online and makes it easy to chat with them.
  18. Volion

    Volion Active Member

    Nope, cometchat sand xenforo status are not connected, allot of things are being worked on. When they actually materialize is another story.
  19. Stormlilly

    Stormlilly Member

    Hi @Volion,

    Are you still using CometChat? Any improvement since you posted?
  20. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Anything new to report?

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