GROOOOOOOOWL!!! LOL. I have enough plans, things to do, items to check out, research, find if feasible, go back and fill in the fine points, yada.yada.yada. In case you haven't noticed Summers here and I haven't even got all my toy'* out, uncovered, and enjoy. Expect deaf ears on most things for a bit. I do care about member concerns, want to keep current, and make the place as fun as possible. But feeling a bit overwhelmed with our short summers here and wanting to enjoy it.
Chats are out though. I won't allow Flash on the site, or a quirky old school plugin that bogs vB
. Server Load/Security/Playing well with vB
are concerns that can't all be answered well enough to consider. We pride ourselves in fast page loads and software performance. Pm'ing here is very easy and works instantly. If someone doesn't answer you right away, its the other end not wanting to be be bothered at the moment.... not the Forum software. I use Gtalk for Staff on my Forums. It Rules as far as not having all the clutter and extra'* I dont want and has a small memory demand. Get it, find Forum friends to hook into it, use it. There are alot of people that wouldn't want Inter Forum IM to begin with. Me included. Alot of us are at work, using mobile devices, have more than the Forum going on computer wise and just plain don't want the distraction. I have been on several Forums that went through the trouble (including this one in the past with an offsite Flash Based Link that worked half-assed at best, they are all very much memory and cache hogs) And everyone of them failed to be used by more than an occasional 2 or 3 members. This is a Forum. Not MySpace, Not FaceBook, Not Twitter, and not IM. Not feeling trying to emulate or compete with them. Try finding a tuning solution on FaceBook or Twitter and let me know how that works out for ya. hehehe........