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I don't have the window pop up as much when I log in and out, but it does slow everything down, a lot of times it does make it freeze, usually when I try to write a post. There are a lot of wasted minutes. I don't know what browser your using, but I can't even use Firefox or IE with this forum, Chrome is the only one that works more or less, but I still have the freezing issues.
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Well, I don't think there is ever going to be a chat that works perfect for everyone.
Yeah, I've noticed the slow-down, as it basically loads again every time one goes to a different forum page. But I'm not in *that* much of a hurry most days. LOL
Functionality with the new chat seems similar for me to the old chatango one, but without the random strangers from heaven knows where hitting on you when you are chatting about violins/fiddles with friends. LOL
It works. Not perfect, but nothing ever is likely to be.
Like anything new, it will take some getting used to.
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
I don't even know how to turn off the chat. When I look at the lower right corner, there it is and always showing 15 or 20 people logged on, but when I open it, there's no one there. Is this chat connected to another and the 15 or 20 people from another chat program ?
I haven't noticed it slowing down my computer, but what I have noticed slowing down my load time is waiting for all the "honor" badges to load. I have a few do me but don't want them, there's enough lag time as it is.
Until a few days ago, I would have said that the most annoying chat feature is that it seems to pop up with little gurgling noises periodically. I really dislike those sound effects - even when I turn the chat sound off, it soon turns itself back on. Just as even when I attempt to close the chat, it still pops up and makes the horrible sounds.
However, since the computer updated itself to Windows 10 a few days ago, I haven't noticed the annoying sound effects. Will be watching to see if the sound reappears. It would be great if the Windows 10 update has taken care of it. I don't really mind the little chat button in the corner, but I can't stand those sound effects, and I don't want to turn off all sound on the computer.
@Barry I have been having trouble with it too. THE reason why I haven't posted much this past week. It is a pain!!
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.
My two cents:
When I am at work. If I just read the forums not logged in .. the chat is okay.. works well. If I log in to the forum as I am now.. I can read and reply easily. But the moment that go to chat .. it becomes a pain..... I can't chat and go back to posting..it keeps popping up even if I put it on the side. So I obviously don't chat until I am caught up with posts. I work on MAC at work. (and its not super updated.. grumble).
My home laptop PC the chat is just fine.. stays to the side and all is well. It is older with Windows 7 on it. My problem is that it is older and slower.. but the chat part works fine.
I like the old chat.. BUT ONLY when it was imbedded in the site.. otherwise when it needed a plug in.. I could not chat at work.
Anyway I can talk with you all is work a bit of a pain....so I am not complaining.. just my input.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
I use the forum on my ipad and when i'm scrolling and then randomly the screen is over taken by the chat. It's annoying, especially if i'm trying to post. On the normal pc at work it pops up and i can get rid of it quite easily but on the ipad, one wrong move and there it is taking over the place.
I tried turning off the chat on my ipad to see what it would do, and it didn't pop open after I did that. After it sat for a while it refreshed and was logged in again, but I would think that probably has more to do with cookie settings than the chat. I prefer for it to log me in, though, I just logged out to test it, lol. Most of the time I am on here is when I'm at work 😉 so the chat is just off to the side of the screen.
~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~
So is the chat gone now?
If so that makes me grumpy!!!
Everyone complained enough to warrant taking it away???
It wasn't great but it was a way to talk violin and meet people ... Some of us like / need/ interaction and violin friends....it's helpful. I hope this is temporary.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
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