Persistent chat rooms

Kevin M Stange kevin at
Tue Sep 18 19:13:26 EDT 2007

Luke Schierer wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 05:37:20PM -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
>> Richard Laager spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>> On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 17:17 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
>>>> Richard Laager spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>>>>> - What's the timeout for eventually clearing the backlog?
>>>>> I think Sadrul said 10 minutes. I'd really like to see the conversation
>>>>> timeout within 10 minutes of the user closing it and 1 hour if it is
>>>>> left open. I don't think these need to be preferences.
>>>> I don't understand what you are suggesting here.
>>> After I close a conversation window, I want the PurpleConversation to be
>>> destroyed after 10 minutes if the window is not re-opened.
>>> If a window is left open, I want the log closed after X hours of
>>> inactivity (I suggested 1, but it doesn't matter so much).
>> Clearly you do not have conversations with Sean, my dad, or my
>> roommate.  ;-)  I regularly have conversations where the delay between
>> volleys is 6-8 or more hours.  I would not be happy with this change.
>> I think this is not uncommon on IM.
>> Ethan
> I too at times have conversations with very long lag times.  That is one
> of several reasons why the current behavior of one log file per window,
> with the log file remaining open until *I* close the window, is valuable
> to me.

I'm going to agree here.  I'm fine with conversations sticking around
for 10 minutes after I close the window, but my conversation is not over
until I say it is and I'd like not to have to read several different
logs to see a full conversation.


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