Many people called it the ‘new chat’ for years, it’s not the newest, and it’s not the oldest, but it appears that the NC system will reach it’s end of life In January. I plan to keep it running up to Jan 29th if possible. It has been and continues to act really wonky – lagging big time, and not connecting other times.
I am going to attempt to do a full backup of this system in case there is some way it can be revived at a later date, but things don’t look good. The code keeps going haywire, and my partners that created the main chunk of base code years ago have abandoned the project it seems. They dit not return emails from me about 18 months ago, and I tried again to get their help doing a fresh install a few weeks ago. Offering to pay money in advance did not get me any replies, and they have pulled some of their online presence as well. It appears that this old code is not going to live on.
Another problem is the server this thing is on is due for renewal, and it’s gonna cost me $1,000 on Feb 1st if I have not destroyed the web server before then. I don’t think the community wants to send in a grand to keep this thing running, especially considering it keeps getting all jammed up and disconnecting and lagging.
Taking the good with this bad
I have already heard several people say things like “We need the pop up private messages” – “We need buddy lists / friends lists” – I know the other systems do not have all the features of the NC – and I am all ears as far as what everyone wants to see in our upcoming newer systems.
If there is any way I can modify our upcoming Tekor chat system to include the features everyone likes from the NC then I will certainly get them added.
I did find a way to re-launch the OC system. The old chat / original chat is in some ways better than the NC – but certainly it does not have any near the amount of features and options.
I am working to bring a public test version of the Tekor system to everyone hopefully in January, so keep an eye out for that.
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