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chatterbox causes heavy load? So why don't switch to IRC?
I made the suggestion before, but I think it worth repeating. As we already have an IFRAME used for the ad at the top of the screen, would it be a hugely provocative move to make the CB a IFRAME as well?.
Done this way, a click on the talk button would only need to refresh the cb, which should a reduced load on the server by not having to re-build the entire page with associated DB hits etc. ?
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