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Do not use FlashChat #246342 10/17/2011 1:22 PM
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I've seen in the past that several of you use FlashChat and decided to buy a $5 license myself to play with it.

It says it's designed to work with UBB.Threads in an integration; well, it says it can't find my config file during install, so I emailed the owner, like a week ago, no response. Tried emailing him numerous times since then, no response.

So I post on a thread that another UBBer started months ago on their "support forum" which had, no helpful response. Then last night I posted "So what, this Darrin guy has no problem taking our money, but refuses to do any type of support? I just want this thing to install" and I finally get an email! But, it was from the forums, saying I have a "warning" for "harassing" another member... Evidently saying I want this trash script to work is against their terms of service...

So here it is for you all, FlashChat and it's "support" is a joke... And this isn't the first script I've bought from the place either, I've owned The Ultimate Family Tree (the script his domain name is based around) for eons (at least 6 years); I won't be going back.


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246359 10/17/2011 6:43 PM
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Excuse me, sir; but I believe you've already been warned once for harassment. wink

Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246360 10/17/2011 6:45 PM
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Gizzy don't stop unless its sexual harassment! Even then it's questionable if he will stop tongue jkjk

Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246362 10/17/2011 9:40 PM
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Hush Eddie, you said it made you feel special wink... lol...


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246363 10/17/2011 9:40 PM
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But you never called me the next day! lol

Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: gliderdad] #246364 10/18/2011 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by gliderdad
But you never called me the next day! lol
3 day rule...


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246366 10/18/2011 7:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
So here it is for you all, FlashChat and it's "support" is a joke... And this isn't the first script I've bought from the place either, I've owned The Ultimate Family Tree (the script his domain name is based around) for eons (at least 6 years); I won't be going back.


I've just been over there for a look-see and it appears quite a few UBBers are using it/ having difficulties with it.

Has anyone gotten it working?


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246370 10/18/2011 12:20 PM
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I haven't, and I tried emailing "Darrin" like 5 times now and no response; it's to the point now that I just sent a request in to PayPal about a refund (It's $5, but it's the principle; ANY script I produce I support, yet this guy can't even be bothered to blow smoke up my keister).


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246374 10/18/2011 5:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
It's $5, but it's the principle

I completely agree with you.

...and being as there is no smoke without fire if other unsatisfied customers did the same, Paypal may react and Darrin would need to support his scripts.


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246375 10/18/2011 7:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
yet this guy can't even be bothered to blow smoke up my keister


Told ya he liked sexual harassment!!

Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246377 10/18/2011 11:21 PM
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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: David Dreezer] #246378 10/19/2011 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by gliderdad
Told ya he liked sexual harassment!!
Only from you eddie...

Originally Posted by David Dreezer
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I knew someone was taking pictures of me as I hid in the bushes...


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246382 10/19/2011 11:25 AM
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I am one of the Flash Chat users and have it integrated with my forums. I did have issues installing and integrating after UBB 7 came out. There is a "fix" for it but my memory fails me at this present time. I'll see If I can dig up my notes in the next few days.

THis is a shame. I think it works well and would love to see some support from them but I recall having the same experience as you Giz.


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246395 10/19/2011 8:13 PM
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i have it working on a forum (trapperman.com)

took some finessing, but got it to work...


Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246402 10/20/2011 4:31 PM
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I run an older version of Flashchat, with some long forgotten tweaks. I could not get a newer version to work, and got no support from the people there.


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246405 10/20/2011 5:29 PM
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As others have said, it used to be compatible at one point. I have been using it on my site for more than 5 years.

While this doesn't help you Giz, you can download a fully functional version for free. The $5 gets you the source files.

Darren got Pavel to work on the project but he left over a year ago. Since then it has been dead.

Anyone know of any good alternatives? I have tried a few over the years but it seems that everything affordable ends up with the developers disappearing at some point.

Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Chosen] #246410 10/20/2011 9:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveS
I run an older version of Flashchat, with some long forgotten tweaks. I could not get a newer version to work, and got no support from the people there.
I actually got told that if I'm not going to be productive to not post... And even got an infraction for saying "So what, this Darrin guy has no problem taking my money, but has a problem with even acknowledging that I've bought his script and providing any level of support?"...

Yeah, that's how you run a business, take their cash and tell them to eff off lol...

Originally Posted by Chosen
Anyone know of any good alternatives? I have tried a few over the years but it seems that everything affordable ends up with the developers disappearing at some point.
I still really love IRC servers; their free, you have full control over your channels; the problem lies in the fact that you may not end up with the nickname you want... But there are thousands upon thousands of free servers to use, and my pJIRC addon over @ ubbdev should still work with it without any problems...


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Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246576 11/06/2011 4:22 PM
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Ok Gizmo. I will stop using FalshChat and disconnect it from my UBB Threads forum cus they mad you mad and gave you a warning on their site.

Re: Do not use FlashChat [Re: Gizmo] #246578 11/06/2011 6:44 PM
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Wasn't saying that, I was saying for the NEW users who are LOOKING AT NEW options to not bother, as it won't work for them...


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