Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks DiBona
We don't bite newbies here... much
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
I don't post in chatterbox often, but I do like to keep an eye on the conversations going on, just so I don't miss on anything interesting.

But the web interface has always seemed to be clunky and inefficient. If there is some interesting conversation going on and I want to follow it, I have to constantly refresh the page. And, on the rare occasions when I want to post (or msg someone), the little text input field just doesn't cut it. I usually type it somewhere else and copy it into the field. There is also the limit on the length of the text it can accept.

But, I see all these revered monks chatting merrily without these problems (at least I assume so), so they must not be using the clunky web interface. So, I searched for a better way and found a list of alternate clients on ZZamboni's home node. I didn't want anything graphical so I chose the Curses Chatterbox client. I used it for a while, but recently I found that it stopped working. It logs me in and I can get my XP etc, but it doesn't show any conversations, and /who says there are no users logged in.

So, I have two questions:

  1. What client do you use to chat?
  2. If you use the Curses Chatterbox client, why has it stopped working? I assume it might have something to do the move to pair.com, but I may be wrong.
I don't mind using the Tk-based client if there is no alternative. I am on a Debian GNU/Linux system.

Thanks,
/prakash


In reply to What's your favorite Chatterbox client? by PrakashK

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others having an uproarious good time at the Monastery: (6)
    As of 2014-04-16 04:59 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      April first is:







      Results (413 votes), past polls