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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby MGODLEW » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:21 pm

orbitc wrote:I PM'ed @Alanoftheberg regarding this.

Generally, I don't cross post but because this was posted in 2 separate threads I wanted to make sure a potentially good idea wasn't missed or overlooked. :)
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby Daknife » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:48 am

MGODLEW's suggested location makes far more sense than right on top of the maps we are supposed to be editing.
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby orbitc » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:53 am

Why is Chat has to be fixed in one spot... Why can't we move it or resize it? I know, I had to minimize an bring it up many times while editing. Too much wasted efforts when you think about all the editors.
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby MGODLEW » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:49 pm

Better yet, perhaps some incorporation into an External Chat Client like Pidgin (open source)? Not sure about public Chat rooms but I know it should allow for Direct Instant Messages www.pidgin.in Or since Waze's parent company is Google, perhaps incorporation into Google Hangouts?
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby orbitc » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:25 pm

I love the idea of Google Hangout. I'm using it on a daily bases to help / collaborate with editors. Those who opt in to use their Google username is great or add their Waze username as an alias to their Google name to keep their Google info private.
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby hebermc » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:22 pm

Wouldn't it be easier to implement some sort of IRC based chat system?

They already have chat rooms and private messages, we could also access it without needing to have the editor open. IRC also logs channels so we could answer questions at a later time.
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby MGODLEW » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Duplicate Posts caused by merged topics
Last edited by MGODLEW on Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby orbitc » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:49 pm

hebermc wrote:Wouldn't it be easier to implement some sort of IRC based chat system?

They already have chat rooms and private messages, we could also access it without needing to have the editor open. IRC also logs channels so we could answer questions at a later time.


I'm aware of that... You do that not only with IRC but, Yahoo, Google hangout, MSN chat and the list goes on... But, that's not the solution at all.
We are talking about the Waze's new chat implementation within WME. While in WME, we can use chat to point out things, answer question and work together with another editor on an issue.
- The goal is to have the chat out of the way to preserve the most screen space as possible.
- Move it to the left or/and make it so that editors can resize, reposition it.
- Another option is to have a transparent background.
- Even though, Waze picks rooms based on location, there are too many in a room that conversations gets each others way. Ability to pick a room and work one on one or just with handful editors would be great.

Bottom line is, there are a lot room to improve. It should only get better. I think, this is one of Waze's best feature to date.
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:18 pm

THE TWO CHAT TOPICS HAVE BEEN MERGED AS OF THIS POST.

(There will likely be some duplicate/odd posts above this due to the merging.)
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Re: The Editor Chat is up and running!

Postby numbermaniac » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:01 am

There should be an option to switch countries, especially if you open it in Chrome's incognito only to find out if always starts you in England. If you switch to Australia but open chat too quickly it connects to United Kingdom and the only way to change is to reload the page.
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