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Chatting in: widget suggestion by electricjonny Chatting in: widget suggestion by electricjonny
I had this idea a while ago when some staff member asked for widget ideas, and have sort of forgotten about it. But the recent news article by =Pickley sparked the idea back to life and I thought I'd illustrate the idea.

So basically, if you install this widget, anyone who comes to your page will see the rooms you're in at that moment. People can then click on the room links to open a new tab to the chat page of that room.

You can edit the widget to not include rooms that are -join for guests (like back rooms that are private) or you can list rooms that you don't want to show up that you might be in. You can also toggle it to show how long you've been online and how long you've been idle (since an idle person is no fun to try and chat with), then you have your normal description textbox below that.



There might be other ideas for how to customize the options, but that's the gist of it right there. I think something like that would get more people to try the chat service and encourage people to use it more, along with letting people communicate better. Any other ideas or suggestions?
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Given 2011-12-03
Chatting in: widget suggestion by `electricjonny is a very well visualised suggestion, that could help more deviants find the chat section of dA and also to approach others more easily when they find they're currently in a chatroom.

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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
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CypherVisor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Now, that's an awesome visual suggestion! Deserved a DD! :D
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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CypherVisor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
:)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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makaXD Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the idea. :love:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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oneAWKWARDbird Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would pretty much give stalkers a "come and stalk me" message too. :/
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Eh, people can choose to not put that widget on their profile :shrug:
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Droxi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is a really great idea, I hope it actually happens :D
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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milkadopts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I really would love this idea to come to DeviantArt soon, would be a lot of fun to see what chats your friends are in, especially if you join a lot of group chats!

It would really spread more word about chat too, and hopefully connect more people. How Fun! Good Idea!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)

Yeah simply spreading awareness of chat rooms is the main idea here.
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trejowauk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Is this premium only or free? This look soo cool...

(I vote free BTW)
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This isn't something that exists - just an idea of something I think would be useful here :)

If something like this did ever get made, I don't really see any reason to make it a premium feature. Just a widget you can install, that anyone can install, that would show the rooms a person was in.
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trejowauk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Alwight, thnx.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Interesting widget. :)
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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Wildeye Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is genius! I love it!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Rion-The-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Faved it to spread the word.

+1 to dAmn good idea.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, thanks :D
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LuckeeeStar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
GENIUS!
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Avialea Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
dA really needs to add cool widget ideas like this one for sure. :thumbsup:
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xCaelNocturne Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea, but I wouldn't use it because of stalkers :<
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, yeah I thought about the stalker angle here. But it would be optional to install, and you would be able to list rooms you don't want showing up (although that doesn't stop anyone from /whoising you, which you can do right now).
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darth-nile Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
yes!
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lucas420 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, this is a great idea.
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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YKajitaka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Think you can whip up an event calendar (especially for groups)? ;P So awesome that you designed this...
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If you can sketch out what you'd want it to look like, I can probably make something :)

I didn't use any Photoshop in this one (aside from sticking both images together), I just used Firebug (extension for Firefox) to adjust the page. So making this event calendar would probably be doable :)
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YKajitaka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just making it like the calendar on Google or Entourage/Outlook would be great. Groups really need a feature where they can program an event onto a calender that will automatically send out reminders every (x) number of days/weeks for things. It'll help boost participation in contests, I think.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, I'll see if I can come up with anything :)

Although I don't use those programs - or any calendar program - so it might not look how you think it should.
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YKajitaka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really care about looks, so long as it functions. ;-; So many contests... so few reminders...
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I wouldn't be able to make a working module. I could only come up with a mockup of how one would look. By the way, have you seen this suggestions thread? [link]
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YKajitaka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.o No, hadn't seen it. I hardly visit the forums at all. ^~; And even a mock one would be helpful if dA would see it and take a hint~
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eV13il Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
i would love if this got approved. good luck with the process!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, lets hope =P
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YippieYaYeeh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmegustaplz:
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ToonOMate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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I LIKE IT.
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MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I don't see how this could be added to Stash, so I doubt it'll get in. =P
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What's sta.sh have to do with this? :slow:
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MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Don't you know? dA is putting all its manpower and workhours into Stash right now. :lol: Even stuff like a revised submission process that has no excuse for being exclusive to a private gallery. Apparently that's to a lot of people not seeing the point of Stash but dA already having invested too much to stop now.

Or something like that. :D
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well dA upgraded the normal submission process during this sta.sh project, since you can upload multiple files and see a progress bar =P

The sta.sh project is huge, but there's always room for other ideas here.
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When-in-Dallas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Writer
It is not for Sta.sh, it is a widget on your profile page.
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MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
:icondoublefacepalmplz: If it wasn't like that, I could not have made the joke.
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01309 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Want.
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