Instant messaging between two users

 

Ideas: Instant messaging between two users

If you field is online and using the site why not be able to send them a message in instant system so you can chat between one another. To see if they are online why not show the status of a user being online or offline when you are in the forum posts and a user has posted.  See you might want to ask a question and directly so you could click to instant message and then have a chat.

  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Whilst reading the forums etc. if you could see a users status when they have posted in the forums you could decide to ask the user a question directly like instant messaging on facebook messenger,. A little window would pop up and you could exchange messages with the other user and when finished just X the window.

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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
There used to be an IRC function, but nobody used it and it disappeared a long time ago.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
The core concept of this proposal is already in place via PMs, and a future release of Railpage will bring with it opt-in real-time notifications for recipients Smile
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
I don't think we need it.  If its worthy of discussion, put it out on the thread for everyone to see.  The current PM service takes care of any need to communicate between posters, (e.g. for privacy, confidentiality etc).  A conversation between two people might educate many many more who read it!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not even knowing what an IRC function or a TSI on a loco (another thread) are but perhaps we could add them to the following list of codes when/if we ever find out:

1. FRANCE: Friendship Remains And Never Can End
2. ITALY: I Trust And Love You
3. HOLLAND: Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies
4. SWALK: Sealed With A Loving Kiss
5. MALAYA: My Ardent Lips Await Your Arrival
6. EGYPT: Eager to Grab Your Pretty Tits
7. BURMA: Be Undressed/Upstairs Ready My Angel
8. NORWICH: (k)Nickers Off Ready When I Come Home
9. ENGLAND: Every Naked Girl Loves A Naked Dick
10. VENICE: Very Excited Now I Caress Everywhere
11. CHINA: Come Home I’m Naked Already

There is no need to speak gibberish other than to show that I am more knowledgeable, arrogant or ill-mannered than the next bloke.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I recall the IRC feature allows users to enter a room and all talk in real time. It is brilliant but not only that we also had Scott McGregor online for an evening and boy was that fun.

If we did this again I would invite journalists and various others for a discussion.

I like the idea of instant messaging between users. I guess it is now on the list when we all get to it is another matter.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Perhaps its used as a special events feature instead then - a conversation with interesting people would be great, perhaps including journos, selected (i.e. tame/sane) users and a rail notable.  Now there is a way to get Railpage profile!

I don't want to miss out on shared info because people in the know spoke about it in a place where it isn't recorded for all to see.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
We actually recorded the special chats and made them available on the site.  It was a lot of fun.  Right now we have a lot of projects on but we have this in the ideas section so it is recorded.

Instant messaging can be useful at times.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Not even knowing what an IRC function or a TSI on a loco (another thread) are but perhaps we could add them to the following list of codes when/if we ever find out:

1. FRANCE: Friendship Remains And Never Can End
2. ITALY: I Trust And Love You
3. HOLLAND: Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies
4. SWALK: Sealed With A Loving Kiss
5. MALAYA: My Ardent Lips Await Your Arrival
6. EGYPT: Eager to Grab Your Pretty Tits
7. BURMA: Be Undressed/Upstairs Ready My Angel
8. NORWICH: (k)Nickers Off Ready When I Come Home
9. ENGLAND: Every Naked Girl Loves A Naked Dick
10. VENICE: Very Excited Now I Caress Everywhere
11. CHINA: Come Home I’m Naked Already

There is no need to speak gibberish other than to show that I am more knowledgeable, arrogant or ill-mannered than the next bloke.
YM-Mundrabilla
YM, I see nothing wrong with using common acronyms. (What the heck does YM stand for?) Smile When was the last time you spoke of a British Petroleum service station? Probably never, likely you have fueled up at the BP for a very long time, but does it really matter?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not even knowing what an IRC function or a TSI on a loco (another thread) are but perhaps we could add them to the following list of codes when/if we ever find out:

1. FRANCE: Friendship Remains And Never Can End
2. ITALY: I Trust And Love You
3. HOLLAND: Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies
4. SWALK: Sealed With A Loving Kiss
5. MALAYA: My Ardent Lips Await Your Arrival
6. EGYPT: Eager to Grab Your Pretty Tits
7. BURMA: Be Undressed/Upstairs Ready My Angel
8. NORWICH: (k)Nickers Off Ready When I Come Home
9. ENGLAND: Every Naked Girl Loves A Naked Dick
10. VENICE: Very Excited Now I Caress Everywhere
11. CHINA: Come Home I’m Naked Already

There is no need to speak gibberish other than to show that I am more knowledgeable, arrogant or ill-mannered than the next bloke.
YM, I see nothing wrong with using common acronyms. (What the heck does YM stand for?) Smile When was the last time you spoke of a British Petroleum service station? Probably never, likely you have fueled up at the BP for a very long time, but does it really matter?
Graham4405
To me it seems simply a question as to whether you want the greater proletariat to understand what the hell you are talking about or not.
YM is a railway term of long long long standing. It is of similar antiquity to SM and stands for Yardmaster. SM stands for Stationmaster of course.
Incidentally IRC remains a secret, I presume.Smile
TSI remains a secret to the driving fraternity.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
To me it seems simply a question as to whether you want the greater proletariat to understand what the hell you are talking about or not.
Incidentally IRC remains a secret, I presume.Smile
YM-Mundrabilla
These days we have these amazing electronic doohickeys that can assist us to find out things that we don't know, they are called PeaSeas...
IRC Smile
And as for TSI, I'll let you make up your own mind!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
To me it seems simply a question as to whether you want the greater proletariat to understand what the hell you are talking about or not.
Incidentally IRC remains a secret, I presume.Smile
These days we have these amazing electronic doohickeys that can assist us to find out things that we don't know, they are called PeaSeas...
IRC Smile
And as for TSI, I'll let you make up your own mind!
Graham4405
Thanks Graham4405.
Now that I know what IRC stands for I will start immediately the 59,100,000 Google entries for TSI. I will let you know what I find (haha).

As for PeaSeas, clearly I was mistaken when I thought that I spoke and could read English. I have now abandoned this and will concentrate anew on my German. Smile
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Now that you guys have found the cipher for Railpage IM chit chat here is the next task.  Smile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

Has fascinated myself personally.  
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Add to the idea by placing a button on the forum thread saying online discussion which you can click and be directed to the online discussion with other users with the thread title as the discussion room.  If the discussion already exists you are told the room is online and then you can enter.

if you create a room on the thead other users browsing the forums are advised using a popup thingy then you can click through.

Would be good for the discussion around sgr happening today.

I am aware this expands the two user idea but research on what IRC was over weekend has broadened my idea.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Did some research today around a project we are doing at the office.  The project involves WEBRTC deployment which could provide a messaging and voice/video calling platform for Railpage users.  I have started to look into this in more detail especially the architecture for client server and most of the code is available.

Using this technology which is in most browsers you can open communication channels between users 2 or more in conference using calling or messaging technology.  Looks very interesting.

The idea as you say of using messaging between users has expanded.  I also think:

1. Allow a button from the news item into live chat regarding a topic?
2. Open up a call/message with the author of a post.

This technology also runs on mobile devices.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
I can't see value in splitting discussion about news articles into forum threads and chat rooms.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Chat Rooms? please, no, imagine the foam, and the need tor real time moderation to hose the foam away .

There are places for on-line chat, and RP isn't one of them.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
The core concept of this proposal is already in place via PMs, and a future release of Railpage will bring with it opt-in real-time notifications for recipients Smile
michaelgreenhill

This will be very good Michael as sending real time messages about topics can be quicker when it is personalised.

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