Notice in the bottom right corner of the screen there is a small “Open Chat” tab. Clicking it will allow the Gitter chat room to slide out from the right side of the screen. Is it possible to implement this tab into the existing forum, so we won’t have to click on a separate link to visit the chat?
Okay I’ve added it. It will need some css tweaks but I can do that over time. It doesn’t seem to break anything at the moment. Let me know if it’s mucking things up for anyone and I can turn it off and do more testing.
Would it make sense to create a gitter room with a name that makes clear, this room is embedded in the forum here - something like “NuNetwork/NuForumEmbedded” and link to that?
Composing posts and the embedded chat don’t work well with each other.
If the chat is open, it doesn’t get shrunk. If you close it and try to open it again (hoping for an adjusted size), you can’t reach the "open chat"button.
Oh and I will eventually move the “open chat” button from it’s current location because it sorta fights for space with the blue navigation thing, but I don’t have the time to tool around with it right now.
I tried enabling it on mobile but it seemed to break the site. The chat loaded and worked fine, but that was it. No threads. So that’s going to need some more testing, but it should be workable at some point.
There’s no way to do a full dump of the history, but it stores all of the chat history. If you scroll up you’ll see it goes all the way back to May 6th when I created the room. If you click the expand icon which takes you to the main chat page you’ll see it has search and many other options. The embedded chat window is limited in the features compared to the main site.