View Full Version : My chatroom!

02-01-2003, 09:23 PM
Hey people, I have this chatroom that's VERY dead; I dunno how to advertise it among my friends. The url is here. (http://www.members.aol.com/dodge4186/index.html) My screename is ViperGTS. Check it out! Give it a sec to load, though.

02-02-2003, 09:45 AM
I went, and no one was there.

02-02-2003, 02:02 PM
I told you it was dead. I need some people to come in to change that.

02-02-2003, 02:18 PM
::point's Mark to Tigerbolt::

Tigerbolt Chat Room (http://www.rit.edu/~us1stwww/chatindex.html)

Don't be fooled by the name: almost no one from Tigerbolt stops in anymore. In fact, it was started by someone not from that team.

02-02-2003, 02:21 PM
This isn't an advertisement for Tigerbolt. I'm sure it's a good chatroom and all, but I'm also sure that it's a rather well known chatroom here. Is it not? I made this thread to get the idea of the existence of MY chatroom out there. I figure there's a heck of a lot of people on these forums, so someone should see this and take interest.

Brandon Martus
02-02-2003, 02:22 PM
I tried to load it and got a bunch of these characters:


02-02-2003, 02:23 PM
That would be why I said Give it a sec to load, though.

Brandon Martus
02-02-2003, 03:10 PM
Left it on for a few minutes...
Used IE6 & Mozilla.

Both got something similar to this:

02-02-2003, 03:34 PM
There must be something wrong with your computer, in that case. On mine it opens without any problems.

David Kelly
02-02-2003, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by MarkF
There must be something wrong with your computer, in that case. On mine it opens without any problems.

mine does the same thing as brandon's. i've got IE6. i think it's the website

02-02-2003, 03:37 PM
again, mine works fine. I think I have IE5, though.

02-02-2003, 04:13 PM
I see an advertisement for a free chatroom in the middle of all the extended-ASCII stuff. Looks like it's a word doc, or something. If you want to make a chatroom, use IRC. That's what it's there for :)

02-02-2003, 04:23 PM
Well, I can get to it. However, on the link you gave me, I get some strange stuff above and below the login box. (looks like ms word or something) (But the applet window works fine)

However, a word of advice...

Most ppl do, and will continue to use Tigerbolt for FIRST chat. Unless your site has something better to offer, no one's going to change.

I set up a web site / forum (www.feds201.com) Now, i'm not going to tell everyone on CD to use my fourm over CD.

Why? - It's a waste of my time. First, my site would never be able to handle the traffic :D, but more real, no one would switch. CD has everything that I have (and more in some areas). So... I decided that i'd make a site that could be used as a Scouting Hub among FIRST scouters. There have been a few sites like this in the past, but (no offence to anyone) all of them lacked something. SO... I'm takeing the best ideas from all of them, along with mine, and making a really cool, useful site.

What I would recommend to you if you want people to come to your chat room is...

First, fix any problems with it. It you have two people that can't access it, then do everything you can to fix the problem. When someone can't access it, they'll go somewhere else. Trust me, when someone has problems with my site, I'll do EVERYTHING i can to see what's causing the problem.

Second, have it be used for one thing. Tigerbolt is general FIRST, find something that no one else has done, and use your chat room / rest of the site for that area.

I hope i haven't offend you :) - Just a few thoughts on how you could make people want to come to your site

Nice job overall though.

Mike Schroeder
02-02-2003, 04:24 PM
i am using ie 5.5 and its all funny characters

02-02-2003, 04:32 PM
sorry, forgot to attach, and for some reason, I can't attach a file in edit (<-- brandon! :p )

here is what i see on the index. (once again, the applet works fine)

02-02-2003, 06:05 PM
I'm afraid I don't know how to get rid of all the crap on there. I had a friend tell me how to create the applet on WordPad. Any technical advice you guys can give me would be appreciated.
It's not part of a site; it's just a chatroom. I'd LOVE to make a site, but I don't know where to go to do it.

02-02-2003, 08:28 PM
Just as another data point, I got a bunch of funny characters, too. No chatroom.

Tigerbolt (http://www.rit.edu/~us1stwww/chat.html)