Bug 20237 - Get chat on the site back online.
Get chat on the site back online.
Status: NEW
Product: webplatform.org
Classification: Unclassified
Component: infrastructure
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: P2 critical
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Assigned To: Doug Schepers
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Reported: 2012-12-04 16:42 UTC by Jonathan Garbee
Modified: 2012-12-04 16:42 UTC (History)
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Description Jonathan Garbee 2012-12-04 16:42:59 UTC
Problem: We need to get the on-site chat back online to hopefully aid in getting feedback.

Solution:
The *optimal* solution is to simply iframe Freenode's webchat client.  Pass it a query string with the room so it is prefilled and if you want to get fancy add a simple php snippet so it generates a guest username.  Then it is done.  It will have a captcha to help stop spammers and gives us the power to actually operate the room. 

The system before was simply sub-optimal for any moderation (as was the reason it was taken down.) This system also reduces load on our servers, which is a plus.

Are there any downsides I am missing here?