Try this Chat September 20, 2001 11:16 AM   Subscribe

check this out, it's a real-time chat app done in XML and DHTML that floats "over" a site. It's kinda buggy and took me a few loads for it to work. Apparently, it's not private just to this site, and the other users are on other sites, but it's interesting.
posted by mathowie (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 AM (14 comments total)

Neat. Playing with it now. Looks like the browser takes a big performance hit, but they're working on that. There's a few people from the dev team on. Nice guys.
posted by Su at 12:00 PM on September 20, 2001

nothing happens : ( What does one need to be running?
posted by ParisParamus at 12:04 PM on September 20, 2001

It crashed IE5.5 after about 5 minutes. The avatars were everywhere on my screen. Does this mean it is the end of #MeFi ?
posted by tamim at 12:15 PM on September 20, 2001

There's a cache-corruption problem with IE through 5.5 if it does a whole lot of complex graphics for a very long time. They haven't fixed it yet. If you're using Win2K abd if you manage to kill it then things will recover. If you're using Win 98/ME you have to reboot. I don't know if it's fixed in IE6.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 12:32 PM on September 20, 2001

want 2 cyber???

seriously, i clicked on the link but nothing happens.
posted by moz at 12:36 PM on September 20, 2001

Works for me. XP/IE6.
posted by shinybeast at 1:06 PM on September 20, 2001

BOOM! But that was fun as hell while it lasted.
posted by frykitty at 1:36 PM on September 20, 2001

Too bad it's IE only...
posted by fooljay at 1:39 PM on September 20, 2001

NOTHING HAPPENS. Wahhhhhh. : (
posted by ParisParamus at 7:01 PM on September 20, 2001

#MeFi? Where? Where? I'm an IRC junkie..... though I'm usually on DalNet...... so what network is this metafilter chat on?
posted by ewwgene at 7:13 PM on September 20, 2001

It works fine for me. W2K/IE6.
This is hillarious
posted by Yeet at 11:47 PM on September 20, 2001

sorry ParisP, it only works in IE 5.5 for the PC, I forgot to mention that.

And fooljay? Get a real browser and quit yer bitching.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:12 AM on September 21, 2001

i tried it in ie5.5 on both my win2k and win98se machines. the page opens but nothign happens. any suggestions on how to get this work? i'd like to check but maybe that's why you said it's buggy. =)
posted by suprfli at 10:27 PM on September 21, 2001

It's just a preview right now, and is limited to 15 users at a time. Found out from the dev team this is actually a client limitation(the entire thing is currently running off their server, so it's basically 15 people worldwide).

It's making the rounds right now, so it's likely to be full. Keep trying it. It's possible that there's no particular notice about it being full implemented at the moment, so maybe it just plain doesn't work when it is.
posted by Su at 11:54 PM on September 21, 2001

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