Live chat system

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Nikhil Bathla

Nikhil Bathla Asked 7 years ago

Hi,

Your ask the coach forums are very good. But their main disadvantage is that they are offline. Please make  a live chat system by which we can interact between Pingskills users. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Nikhil,

It is an interesting idea.  Jeff and I have been thinking of ways to make this happen.

If anyone else has an idea along these lines it would be great to hear from you. 


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douglas harley

douglas harley Posted 7 years ago

excellent suggestion nikhil!  it would be super-sweet to be able to chat anytime with other pingskills aficionados!

 @alois: here are a couple free and open-source chat systems i found via quick google search, the first one looks especially rich and powerful (looks like y'all are running PHPs with MySQL in the backend, so either one should slot-in nicely with your existing architecture):

 http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/index.jsp

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ajax-chat/


M V

M V Posted 7 years ago

very good suggestion i guess, i would also say you guys can also think of hosting webinars and announce them well in advance till the time you can set up the live chat system...

Nikhil Bathla

Nikhil Bathla Posted 7 years ago

thanks guys. I think there should be chat rooms system like penhold and shakehand, etc which can the user more.

 


Nikhil Bathla

Nikhil Bathla Posted 7 years ago

so, what do you think alois when you will launch this system.

 


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

I like the idea of starting with some webinars to gauge the interest level and effect. I'll discuss it with Alois and see if we can put something together.

douglas harley

douglas harley Posted 7 years ago

webinars are not a particular easy thing to setup and execute...speaking as someone who has to do that as part of their day-to-day work.  :)  also, they are synchronous, which is problematical for user bases spanning many time zones.

also, another potential idea is a separate forum, that is not dedicated to "ask the coach".  that way, users could asynchronously create/post-in/read threads and rooms for their individual subjects of interest, like penholders, shakehand, recent tournaments, classic matches, favorite players, match advice, etc

 

here is an example: http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/


Nikhil Bathla

Nikhil Bathla Posted 7 years ago

and there for some time some lucky users can chat live with our two coach Alois and Jeff

michmarv mich

michmarv mich Posted 6 years ago

THATS VERY GOOD IDEA!!!WE CAN CHAT OUR TWO BEST COACH TO TELL US ALL ABOUT TABLE TENNIS...NICE IDEA NIKHIL


thefastestt thefastestt

thefastestt thefastestt Posted 6 years ago

Maybe you could add a link like on blogs, to facilitate the chatting system thingy? Don't know how it works though. 


Moxie Patel

Moxie Patel Posted 5 years ago

SUPER EXCELLENT IDEA.

 


Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 5 years ago

Good idea


Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 5 years ago

xat.com is a good website that gives free chat boxes to websites.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

We've actually implemented our own and are just testing it now. If you want to try it then head over to the PingSkills Chat Room and let me know what you think.

 

It's still only in development so we will be making some small changes. We'll also let you know when Alois or myself is going to be online.


Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 5 years ago

Oh! It is very good.



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