I've set up a chat page. The code is derived from CyTube (http://cytu.be
) with minor modifications. You can talk about whatever you want and share videos.You do not have to register an account to chat.
Registration is optional. You only need to register if you want to make a channel or want to reserve a certain name.
The official chat channel is http://chat.lolcow.farm/r/meta
Users can create their own channels by registering an account and clicking Account -> Channels. The owner of a channel becomes a moderator of it, and can ban or mute people from it. Channel owners are free to enforce their own rules as long as none of them conflict with lolcow global rules. However, in cases of extreme power hunger, drama, or overzealous moderation, I reserve the right to take control of a channel and appoint a new owner.
I will likely embed a channel (with video removed) into some part of the chan in the near future, to function as an inline chat box.
Please discuss chat issues and suggestions in this thread. I threw the color scheme together pretty quickly and don't like it that much, so I would appreciate style suggestions. If you want, you can adjust the CSS values yourself with Chrome developer tools (F12 on Windows, Cmd + Alt + I on OS X) and tell me the exact changes you'd like to see.
Please also suggest new emotes. Emotes can be based on images of any size, but they're downscaled to 120x120 in the emote list page and 85x85 in the chat, so crop images as much as you can and make sure they look good at 85x85. Ideally they should be 120x120 or larger.
New channels are private by default. Go to Channel Settings -> Admin Settings to set a password or to make it public.
To use an emote, click Emote List and press one of the buttons, or type the emote name surrounded by colons. :cow: is one example.
Message styling is the same as the ones valid for lolcow.farm (see >>2
). So **bold** (bold
) and #<3 (♥) work. The ones in the CyTube guide here work as well, but _ and * are italics and ** is bold: https://github.com/calzoneman/sync/wiki/CyTube-3.0-User-Guide#default-formatting
Full documentation can be found at https://github.com/calzoneman/sync/wiki/CyTube-3.0-User-Guide