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[Given a meaningful title rather than "Product Request" - mod Chris]
From the quick Google research I did, this appears to be for websites...care to expand on your request?
There is a portable version on their website (.zip) but once uploaded it requires a client to be able to chat with anonymous users on the web and I'd like Pa.com to move in this direction as well.
as you did not explain what it is for, I tried to 'decode' from all that descriptions on their website what that might be.
So as I understand, it is kind of spyware, the main part runs on a webserver and helps the owner of that website to track and spy on the visitors of the particular website. The client spyware has to be placed on the users computer, so one can get all information from that computer more easy.
it is according to their website able to:
to include critical information such as:
Geo Location (Country,Region,City)
Last active time
Time on site (for each page)
Number of visits
Number of pages visited
Network name & ISP... and more
Q therefore: are you serious in asking for such spying instrument?
The only additional thing this seems to offer is the chat functionality.
Live Zilla is chat technology, so I don't have to be worried about being ignored if I send an email to Sir Haller, simply because I am not a (potential) partner and nor do I have to mess around with amateurs in a chat room.
Not to be negative, but can you imagine how little time John would have left to develop the platform if he had to answer chat requests through LiveZilla every few minutes?
LiveZilla would actually improve development since gurus can chat to gurus as well as answer new entrants.
What I don't know is, would it integrate with drupal logins.
Why not IRC? I mean like hey, it's more open, it's an actual standard and there's more people to help. If you're after John specifically for help, the best way's IRC.
But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.
Maybe I got taken in by the "zilla" part but I thought it was open source and you just see a zip version and think hey, but if no integrate with drupal then i guess no.
a number of people join #portableapps on irc.freenode.net/6667 using it as well as some other program that makes them pa####.
i dont think livezilla would add anything. if people cant stick around on irc to get help then they dont need it then in the first place.
00:00[pa4765 join the chat]
00:02(pa4765 has left the channel)
00:02[Mir] what do you need help with?
Amateurs........I wonder what would happen if all the amateurs of PortableApps stopped what they did
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss
We already have live chat on IRC. It's an open standard that can be used with open source software including multiple portable apps that we publish. We also have a live chat right in the browser which is also open source and open to anyone. LiveZilla is simply unnecssary.
Additionally, our chat room is staffed 24/7 by a number of PortableApps.com developers, app packagers and advanced users. Calling them amateurs is both insulting and unwarranted. I'm definitely not the only one that can assist with development or help with questions. Heck, I'm not even the most knowledgeable when it comes to answering questions on the PA.c Launcher (that would be Chris Morgan and kAlug) or on many of the apps we package (that would be the packager for that specific app).
The only things I'm specifically needed on is business-oriented stuff, platform coding and project direction. And I am on IRC every day or every other day, I'm just generally not on when actively working on something else. Additional queries can be placed without issue in the forums.
As an aside, it would seem that this may be a duplicate account for you, which is forbidden by our forum guidelines. If this is the case, please acknowledge it here and we will merge it into your main account and simply issue a warning this time.
Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!
That's ok, there's no need to take things personally.
The problem though with the whole OSI "movement" is it tends (IMV) to put *geek* tools ahead of traditional customer service paradigms but lately the whole PA concept has taken massive leaps forward, so I was hoping for more in the aforementioned area.
Best of luck
no one is paid (or is paid very little) to do anything. there is no money for dedicated support. there is little money to expand services. thats the whole point. you get what you pay for. IE if you get a program for free you have to deal with the availible free support (if there is any at all) and then deal with possibly not getting the help you need when you need it just because the person who can help you is on the other side of the world sleeping because the next day they either have 8 hours of school or 10 hours of work or god forbid BOTH!
But IRC is really only for those who already understand, not those who want to know more without having to sign up to a forum.
Sorry but IRC works just fine and isnt that hard.
What do you mean by learn more?
Support is available for anyone, no matter what the question is.
The browser-based irc chat client we have available here doesn't even require a username.
We have a chat client! now i know where those $*@^&$ing pa#### come in and out of! Thanks Gordcaswell!
You're welcome. It does allow users to use their own nick if they choose. I've used it myself a few times for spam alerts.
Looks to me like the trail is scant.regard (unused) then immediately scant_regard for ten weeks, then plethora for another ten weeks, now malaise for five.
I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1
I decided to unlike you because I don't want my information displayed on this website.
Take or leave the feedback given, since to sit on ones' laurels may not be a future-proof solution.
Your personal information isn't being displayed on the website, Chris (and John before him), is just pointing out that by creating multiple accounts you are breaking the rules set for these forums.
that not a very nice thing to say to an OP who is just pointing out something perticularly something that on other forums would lead to a perma ban. Chris is nice and is giving only a warning. (i think)
Exactly the point.
Why should anyone have to sign up to the forum just to provide feedback, which may even be highly critical.
By the same token, why should an end user have to go to a public chat room or indeed download an IRC application.
If a user can't give feedback using a forum or live chat, how do you suggest they do so?
How? is there another way? Surely not Bugzilla.
As Gordcaswell stated there is an online one from the site itself.there are many online ones like mibbit and even freenode has a java client.
I understand the signing up for a forum bit as i have so many logins and passwords to remember i really dont want to add to them just to report a bug. but i also understand that a forum like this will allow others to know there are issues or a fix.
Where did you found it? The only chat app I know they have is the one we're using.
Previously known as kAlug.
That's what we're using.
To avoid spam. To avoid abuse. To make sure we can ask a followup question so we don't get a lot of pointless "X DOESN'T WORK!!!!" bug reports. Etc. The chat room doesn't require any personal information to use. The forums merely require an email address from any public provider to signup so we can keep straight who is who and contact them outside the forum if needed for some reason. This isn't really complicated or unique.
Now, again, if you'd like, I can consolidate your usernames for you. Otherwise, we will have to look into other solutions. Creating multiple logins for no reason is bad form and against our forum guidelines.
Because you will generally find a solution to a problem quicker in a public area such as a forum or IRC as opposed to a one-on-one chat environment.
Nobody knows the ins and outs of every app or every issue that may arise, where posting it publicly allows a larger number of people holding a greater deal of knowledge between them to see the issue at hand and offer solutions.
Also, in the case of reporting actual bugs, it is better to have a public report of the issue and know it is there for multiple people to see than to provide it in one-on-one chat and hope it makes it further up the chain.
I don't understand your logic in the slightest.
Something such as LiveZilla gives the option to leave a message or see if chat can be engaged and the back-end software is such that the service could be undertaken by various people like those developers/peers present here.
As John has pointed out there are spam issues, none the least the way it refreshes the page constantly thereby changing the page title but in the long run it could potentially give that professional edge that this place so often lacks.
Your perception is that something like this adds to professionalism. Personally, I think the opposite and when a site pops up a live chat prompt at me, I leave. As already made very clear, this will not work here and you would wind up with a single user attempting to respond who would be less likely to be able to actually answer your question. As your question has been asked and answered, there is no reason to continue to ask it without responding to the multiple valid points raised by others.
Now, one final time, you have been caught abusing the multiple login policy of this site and refused several friendly offers to resolve it, including outright ignoring me asking you about it directly more than once. Do you wish to resolve it, or should we resolve it ourselves?
As much as I want to continue the discussion, as you are purposefully ignoring both Chris' and John's requests regarding your multiple usernames, I am no longer going to reply to you in any thread until you resolve the issue at hand, and I urge everyone else to do the same.
If your software says something to you about a particular situation, then resolve it but please don't patronize users about netiquette unless you are actually prepared to do as what is being promulgated.
Personally I don't care what my username is so do as you will because I am only trying to offer some feedback but having only a public forum (and by extension chat) means the whole rest of the world must be wrong and yet the arrogance being expressed is palpable.
You can keep repeating yourself, but the simple fact that the most successful free software in the world (Firefox, Google Chrome, uTorrent, LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, etc) all have online forums as well as IRC channels as their primary means of support and none of them offer live one-on-one support or email support means quite a bit. I don't think any of them even have a live web chat built into their sites.
Live one-on-one support only makes sense for specific industries where you can have trained people paid to answer and then only when dealing with paid (or soon-to-be-paying) customers. It's simple economics. None of those free software publishers I mentioned offer individual support outside of forums and IRC. They don't even offer *paid* individual support. Mozilla tried that a while back and it failed miserably. Even charging a lot per incident, the company couldn't make it worthwhile to keep people paid to be online ready to answer questions.
So, we do the same things the big successful publishers do. Moreso, even, as we have it live right on the site.
Now again, would you like me to combine all your previous accounts into your current account, into one of your other logins, or just lock them all?
you are obviously well versed.
Promulgation is the act of formally proclaiming or declaring a new statutory or administrative law after its enactment.
so you are accusing JTH of enacting this law formally now? Sorry to disappoint you but he has made mention of it when another user a few years back started using multiple nicks.
Netiquette (short for "network etiquette" or "Internet etiquette") is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks
if you dont like it then you can leave any time and not come back.
Also if you hate the interaction of the forums, then why did you sign up using multiple nick? This makes no sense to me. why would you bother coming back to a site that you claim to have unprofessional support, not once but multiple times.
I will say this again. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
Let me start off with this. John has asked you 4 times now about your multiple accounts. I recommend you answer him for your own good.
Private chat solutions for support are simply not the way to go for non-profit organizations. As already stated, each developer has their own area of expertise. Would you like our developers confronted with questions they can't answer?
Our current support solution allows more than one person to help out our users. This is clearly the more practicle approach and resolves the problem presented above.