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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by LePaul » February 26th, 2016, 7:28 pm

I don't understand why they see this forum as "the bad guy"...we aren't "stealing" anyone from them. Everyone here frequents both forums and if anything ...you would think they appreciate that their customers promote their product elsewhere.

Since when is it "bad" to have your customers talk about your product elsewhere around the Internet? I understand their desire for control and all things Ultimaker being "there" but their forum has wrecked the user experience for many. Am I making any sense?

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by Anders Olsson » February 26th, 2016, 7:58 pm

LePaul wrote:Since when is it "bad" to have your customers talk about your product elsewhere around the Internet? I understand their desire for control and all things Ultimaker being "there" but their forum has wrecked the user experience for many. Am I making any sense?
You certainly make sense :)
It has proven difficult to explain this to a certain person though. Believe me, I have tried..
So I think we should just try to make the best out of the situation with this forum.
Including a link to the #ultimaker IRC or not, it is up to you.

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by LePaul » February 26th, 2016, 8:02 pm

I'm very hesitant since the first time someone mentions this forum, posts a link to a topic here, he'll get all bent out of shape.

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by Anders Olsson » February 26th, 2016, 9:52 pm

Okay, I certainly certainly see your point there, maybe it is wise to wait and let things settle a bit.

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by reibuehl » February 27th, 2016, 3:27 am

How about mentioning this forum there _before_ having the IRC chat here :-D Sorry, but the little red devil on my shoulder made me type this...
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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by Blizz » February 27th, 2016, 3:44 am

I do like myself a good IRC channel. Since there was never a lot of activity on the chat I just stopped opening it after a while.

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by johan » February 27th, 2016, 7:19 am

Even though many people here are Ultimaker fans I don't see the reason for pointing a chat to an Ultimaker dedicated chat room. I think that will prove confusing if people are talking about other subjects, as the should do on this forum, and flood the #ultimaker chat with unrelated chatter. Just my opinion :)

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by Dim3nsioneer » February 27th, 2016, 7:40 am

I agree with Johan. This forum and especially a chat should be open to any 3D printing subject.

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by LePaul » February 27th, 2016, 9:38 am

Chat is already in place. Just not an irc style one yet

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by Anders Olsson » February 27th, 2016, 10:56 pm

johan wrote:Even though many people here are Ultimaker fans I don't see the reason for pointing a chat to an Ultimaker dedicated chat room. I think that will prove confusing if people are talking about other subjects, as the should do on this forum, and flood the #ultimaker chat with unrelated chatter. Just my opinion :)
You changed my view on things, I agree with you now.
I have seen this forum primarily as a replacement for the official Ultimaker-forum since almost everyone here used to hang at the old Ultimaker-forum, and I did not expect this forum to grow as popular as it has this quickly, therefore I thought a common chat room would make sense.
The forum becomes much more interesting if it can attract a general public though, and then it makes no sense to use the ultimaker IRC, of course.

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by Blizz » February 28th, 2016, 2:35 am

Agreed here as well. It is after all called "3d printing forum", not "ultimaker printing forum". Makes more sense to focus on a generic chat. Would be awesome though if there was a possibility to have multiple channels instead of the one, but that can be looked at if it gets popular.

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Re: Usermap and mChat

Post by LePaul » February 28th, 2016, 11:51 am

Meduza wrote:qwebirc on a separate page is what most forums use, it is a little aged now tough, so KiwiIRC that Ultimaker uses might be a better option: https://kiwiirc.com/
I've been checking this out this morning...it has been extremely slow to do anything...is this the normal behavior?

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