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I've set up a chat page. The code is derived from CyTube (http://cytu.be
) with minor modifications. You can talk about whatever you want and share videos.You do not have to register an account to chat.
Registration is optional. You only need to register if you want to make a channel or want to reserve a certain name.
The official chat channel is http://chat.lolcow.farm/r/meta
Users can create their own channels by registering an account and clicking Account -> Channels. The owner of a channel becomes a moderator of it, and can ban or mute people from it. Channel owners are free to enforce their own rules as long as none of them conflict with lolcow global rules. However, in cases of extreme power hunger, drama, or overzealous moderation, I reserve the right to take control of a channel and appoint a new owner.
I will likely embed a channel (with video removed) into some part of the chan in the near future, to function as an inline chat box.
Please discuss chat issues and suggestions in this thread. I threw the color scheme together pretty quickly and don't like it that much, so I would appreciate style suggestions. If you want, you can adjust the CSS values yourself with Chrome developer tools (F12 on Windows, Cmd + Alt + I on OS X) and tell me the exact changes you'd like to see.
Please also suggest new emotes. Emotes can be based on images of any size, but they're downscaled to 120x120 in the emote list page and 85x85 in the chat, so crop images as much as you can and make sure they look good at 85x85. Ideally they should be 120x120 or larger.
New channels are private by default. Go to Channel Settings -> Admin Settings to set a password or to make it public.
To use an emote, click Emote List and press one of the buttons, or type the emote name surrounded by colons. :cow: is one example.
Message styling is the same as the ones valid for lolcow.farm (see >>2
). So **bold** (bold
) and #<3 (♥) work. The ones in the CyTube guide here work as well, but _ and * are italics and ** is bold: https://github.com/calzoneman/sync/wiki/CyTube-3.0-User-Guide#default-formatting
Full documentation can be found at https://github.com/calzoneman/sync/wiki/CyTube-3.0-User-Guide
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Yes, just use the + sign on the right. A chat owner has to press the red lock button in order to allow guests to play their own videos. If it's locked, only channel staff can add videos. If it's a green check mark, anyone can add videos.>>810
Yes. Emotes can be GIFs or anything.
I've updated the OP with some more details on chat message styling (bold etc.).
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Missing Butter Golem's makeup endevaours
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Plz add this Admin-sama
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Shit, forgot to resize, my bad.
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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If you're not skilled enough but would like to add some emotes, feel free to reguest.
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for the fujos
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im done haha
Added most of these emotes. Amazing work everyone. Thank you for your efforts.
I did not include the following ones for the time being (due either to redundant emotes, the emote not really conveying anything specific, or just not liking it). I may change my mind on some of these or try to make edited versions.>>827>>843>>845>>848
(I like the idea of this one but the memegenerator stuff triggers
(working on an edited version)
New emote suggestions:
* Something to express disgust and contempt (only >>852
does this at the moment)
* Something to express happiness
* Something to express gratitude/thanks
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in honor of squid-chan
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you dont have to use all or any of these i was just bored.
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The hikki chat has a password on it aaaaaa
what is it?
it's a secret club now
only cool kids are allowed in.
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I'm getting 502 errors
Have I sinned
I'm still having issues…no videos play whenever I enter a channel, even if it says that there are videos streaming from the main page.
Also, even if others are present in the chat, I can't see their messages/names in the chatbox.
If I make my own channel, I can't create/add to/access playlists, either.
Can you offer any suggestions? I recently refreshed my browser history/cookies, if that makes a difference, but wouldn't expect it to have this kind of affect on the chat.
That is pretty strange. I'm not having any issues, and several other people are actively using the chat and aren't experiencing any problems.
Does using a different browser help?
nope, tried that. and i'm a different person from >>1284
but having the same problem.
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Please enable Google Drive videos.
Hmmmm, nope, I'm female and I've been here since… well since /cgl/ back in the day, and I think I've only been into /hikki/ once to ask what it was for and who frequented it.
One of the administrators has to be ban-happy, otherwise there's really no other reason for me to have been banned.
who are you
(who who, who who)
They literally banned me because they were like 'are you a gril'
And I said yes, and they were like 'hmm nope u are a robot banhammered'
In other instances that I've gone in there, I was also banned for being 'annoying' even though I was contributing to the conversation topic and multiple other users were messaging me with intent to engage in conversation.
I think the admins just hate seeing anyone have fun.
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due to the general saltiness of those hikki sluts, ive made a chatroom where EVERYONE is welcome no matter your gender or social ability.https://chat.lolcow.farm/r/BUTTHOLE_ADVENTURES
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I made a new chat.https://chat.lolcow.farm/r/girltalk
It doesn't have to be just discussion of /g/ topics, I just called it that because I felt like it and I figure most of us are girls but everyone is welcome.
That's a shame. I really wanted to talk to some people tonight.
I don't see another chat taking off if they don't even appear listed on the main page. I guess that's the end of that.
oneesan is a moderator/janitor of lolcow. I believe jade is as well. admin lets them do as they please on hikki because it's a private chat, despite the fact that it's been the only active/populated chat since the implementation of this feature. he's mentioned that he only promotes people he knows irl to moderator status, so that probably has something to do with it. anyone new who tried to join usually is/was banned at the drop of a hat for reasons like 'you're annoying' or by pretending that unfamiliar users were secretly 'fake grills'/robots trying to escape their containment thread. other users who create their own chats are unable to ban these guys because they're mods, so they'll come to new chats to kek and spam pepes, then return to hikki & circlejerk with their cronies.
I used to lurk hikki before it went private, & honestly we're not missing out on anything. it's just dull bullshit like 'so how was your day' and listening to vaporwave. it's obvious why they have to seek out their entertainment elsewhere.
the idea of a lolcow chat was cool, but they turned it into the site's cancerous, elitist tumor, and it's no surprise that most farmers completely disregard it nowadays.
>>2139>he's mentioned that he only promotes people he knows irl to moderator status, so that probably has something to do with it.
Moderators are people I know IRL. Janitors are people I don't know IRL.
>anyone new who tried to join usually is/was banned at the drop of a hat for reasons like 'you're annoying' or by pretending that unfamiliar users were secretly 'fake grills'/robots trying to escape their containment thread. other users who create their own chats are unable to ban these guys because they're mods, so they'll come to new chats to kek and spam pepes, then return to hikki & circlejerk with their cronies.
I believe this is a misrepresentation as well as a misunderstanding of the situation. But I will leave it at that.
>admin lets them do as they please on hikki because it's a private chat, despite the fact that it's been the only active/populated chat since the implementation of this feature.>the idea of a lolcow chat was cool, but they turned it into the site's cancerous, elitist tumor, and it's no surprise that most farmers completely disregard it nowadays.
Yes, the chat inactivity is a major issue. I have some ideas of how to rectify it in the near future.
you do know that anyone, even you, can make a chatroom right? >>2140
hell, you could even make your own imageboard
Why waste your time complaining to the mods about the mods? Why not contribute instead of boohooing about being banned from a shitty chatroom?
They asked for details, I gave them the rundown. Not exactly what most people define as 'boohooing'.
I don't think I'm the only one who's had issues with this system, either.
there are at least 3/4 users itt who have complained about being banned from this chat for no reason since it's been brought up.
the reason why people are butthurt is because it's been the only active chat pretty much since the feature was implemented, but it's run by based janitors/mods whose idea of fun is forming a clique that they can oust people from.
if it was run without the emphasis on banhammering unfamiliar users for lulz, there wouldn't be a problem.
plus, it wouldn't bother me nearly as much if they weren't mods/janitors (admin never specified which) because I see that kind of juvenile behavior as a gross misuse of power and the protection that it affords them. Mods should be impartial, or at least portray themselves as such when they're acting as mods.
/hikki/ is a private chat. It is not the official lolcow chat. This has been stated so many times in this thread and yet somehow, no one seems to quite understand it except >>2149
so far. There is NO emphasis on banhammering unfamiliar users for the lulz. People who are blatant trolls, robots, or don't attempt fit in to the general "vibe" of the chat or try to start drama, are banned. I can assure you that the people who were banned were not banned for "no reason." The password was implimented so that we would not have to ban people and deal with the aftermath of them complaining here, but here we are.
>plus, it wouldn't bother me nearly as much if they weren't mods/janitors (admin never specified which) because I see that kind of juvenile behavior as a gross misuse of power and the protection that it affords them. Mods should be impartial, or at least portray themselves as such when they're acting as mods.
I want to emphasize here that there is not even a drop of favoritism from Admin toward the mods in this situation. For one, /hikki/ consists of mods, janitors, and regular users. Anyone, even you, can make a chat, and have admin abilities and a different colored user name for your chat. You can ban whoever you want (aside from global mods, who will probably leave you alone anyway) and you can promote whoever you want to mod. You can put a password on your chatroom as well. The mods and janitors are not acting as mods/janitors in /hikki/. They don't ban indiscriminately outside of /hikki/. Again, it is a private chat room, for the nth time.
Chat is not active, but it isn't because /hikki/ has a password. It's because no one else wants to go to make a room and sit and idle until people come in. I made /girltalk/ and unsurprisingly, barely anyone showed up to keep it active. No one can do anything about the fact that /hikki/ took off (if you call occasionally having more than 2 people online "taking off") while the rest of the chats died or are only alive during townhall. Admin knows this, and Admin said he has some ideas to fix it. >>2142
In case you are interested at all in actually making the chat feature active, please join
the official lolcow chat, meta at https://chat.lolcow.farm/r/meta
girltalk at https://chat.lolcow.farm/r/girltalk
Or make your own. Feel free to add to the list if you would really like chat to be more active. But please, stop trying to create drama that doesn't exist. Really, this thread should be more of a directory of chats or issues with chat functionality. Not people complaining that they aren't allowed in one chat while simultaneously having the freedom to enter any other chat and make their own if that isn't good enough.
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Hey farmers. We're really trying to make /girltalk/ more popular since other chats don't take off well, but if no one shows up despite us chilling in there all day (and this isn't the first time we've done it), there's not much else we can do.
just pointing out the irony of saying 'nobody is interested in sustaining a chat' when the evidence clearly proves otherwise.
maybe all we needed was a clearer banner for the chat. maybe it was the environment. at this point, it's hard to say without a controlled test.
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So what happens to the chat? Will it ever be up again in the future or is it taken down officially…
I've found a site called Livebunker.rocks that's kind of like a real-time imageboard that's basically abandoned that we could take over.
Other than that, there's always IRC channels if someone wanted to set one up on Rizon or similar.