(We removed the Chat Feature until we can integrate it onto the site without causing Page Loading time delays and any user errors!  I'm going to work with Ning tomorrow afternoon on trying to fix the chat so that it doesn't affect any of our users.  If that doesn't work we can either wait 1-3 Months until Ning 3.0 is available to us or create an IRC)

We are trying to integrate a chat room feature without slowing down the page loading times on DIYDrones.com and we need your feedback and help.  

What we need from the community:

  1. Do you like or dislike the chat feature? (Please explain why)
  2. Does it slow down your page loading times and alter your overall user experience on DIYDrones?
  3. Is this something you would like to see be perminent on DIYDrones.com?
  4. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve it?

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Comment by Hawhoo on May 12, 2013 at 10:16pm

I see no slowdown and think it is a great feature! You can ask for help or discuss issues online....

Thumbs Up !

Comment by Joshua Johnson on May 12, 2013 at 10:19pm

Great to hear Hawhoo! :D  Just an FYI to everyone:If it slows down your loading times try disabling the chat by clicking on the green dot and see if it speeds your loading times back up.  I'm not experiencing any loading time issues so I can't test it out.

Comment by Earl on May 12, 2013 at 10:51pm

Seems FAST and I like it !!


Comment by ULI SURATOS on May 12, 2013 at 10:54pm

awesome Idea, maybe some kind of ranking based on activity or knowledge so we can address people with appropriate questions, thanks again just my twos.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on May 12, 2013 at 11:05pm

@ULI, Good Idea!  That's definitely something we can look into to improve the chat!

Comment by Marooned on May 12, 2013 at 11:12pm

I'm usually opening many pages in tabs and read them one by one.

Chat has different history on different tabs.

See an example: http://i.imgur.com/tYTBUK0.png

Comment by Joshua Johnson on May 12, 2013 at 11:22pm

Thats strange I'm not experiencing the same issue.  What browser are you using?

Comment by Marooned on May 12, 2013 at 11:49pm

Firefox 20.0.1

Comment by Marooned on May 12, 2013 at 11:51pm

Hmm.. if the chat is using ningim.com then blocking JS from that 3rd party site could be a reason.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on May 13, 2013 at 12:36am
That could definitely be the reason! The chat slows down my page loading on my iPod touch but when I disconnected from the chat on my iPod touch the loading time went back to normal. Anyone having this success on a mobile device.


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