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[resolved] Chat message order (8 posts)

  1. danielvaughn
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi,

    Currently, each new message shows up on top of the previous messages. Is there a way to reverse the order so that each new message shows up on the bottom?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-ajax-chat/

  2. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi,

    Not currently via the settings, but it's on the to-do list for a future update.

  3. analyzes
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Glad I read this before downloading. Every chat room always has the newest message at the bottom and the chat page scrolls up - not down. It's just how it is, and been that way since i've been in chat rooms (1996) - nothing against functionality, but awkward to anyone experienced with chat.

    I'll revisit the plugin in the future after the updates for another site I'm sure someone will need one by then.

    The screenshots look good, and support seems timely.. Kudo's

  4. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    Every chat room always has the newest message at the bottom and the chat page scrolls up - not down. It's just how it is, and been that way since i've been in chat rooms (1996) - nothing against functionality, but awkward to anyone experienced with chat.

    Lol, obviously not true. Neither Simple Ajax Chat nor its predecessor, Jalenack's Wordspew (by Andrew Sutherland) displays messages as you describe.

  5. analyzes
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    There's always the oddballs. I've been developing programs for chat apps since 1996. I have no idea who those 2 are (obscure at best) I've only seen one release by pidgin (then called Gaim) at the start of libpurple integration (way before python and TCL for the plugins) That ran backwards. - and it was changed within a month (due to complaints) -

    Granted, i'm not knocking the plugin here - it does work.

    I'm just pointing out (go download any chat app) that chat users in general are used to new messages on the bottom, and the text to scroll down. example: every other chat plugin for wordpress currently out / every major chat application such as Paltalk,Yahoo (no public rooms now) ,skype,AIM,pidgin,tiny chat, para chat,AOL, IRC, (you get the idea)

    feel free to search out any major chat app on the market today to verify.

    Have a nice day :)

  6. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    Lol, nice retort ;)

  7. analyzes
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    My apologies for "hijacking" this thread - it was not my intention, nor was it to "bash" the plugin. Excellent work on it. integrates fine, and does exactly what it says.

  8. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    It's all good, no offense taken. I do appreciate the feedback regarding chat order and plan to implement an option to display chats in either direction.

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