IM user names

Developer
Sep 11, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Hey guys, while this discussion group is great I sometimes feel the need to talk to someone more instantly. What IM client can we all use to contact each other? Does anyone have a preference?

Sep 11, 2010 at 1:33 AM

If we go IM, my vote would be Skype. We could also use IRC.

Developer
Sep 11, 2010 at 1:34 AM

IR who? :) Skype then?

Coordinator
Sep 11, 2010 at 2:01 AM

I'm "haacked" on Skype. Surprise surprise!

Editor
Sep 11, 2010 at 2:12 AM
How about something persistent? Maybe a stackoverflow chat room?

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On Sep 10, 2010, at 7:02 PM, "haacked" <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: haacked

I'm "haacked" on Skype. Surprise surprise!

Sep 11, 2010 at 2:15 AM

ferventcoder ;)
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Sep 11, 2010 at 4:14 AM

Regarding @shanselman, we could do both. I'd love a persistent chat, but those who want to use Skype can.

I'm anglicangeek on Skype.

Sep 11, 2010 at 12:20 PM

bsimser on skype. Scott tried out the multi-person skype and said it blew up and was pretty crummy. The SO chat room would work. I've done ooVoo in the past (I think that's the name) and it's pretty good. Tinychat might be an option. You can password protect them, they're web based so you don't need a client and the quality is pretty good.

Developer
Sep 11, 2010 at 5:14 PM

I don't think everything needs to be discussed in a chat room. Sometimes you need to discuss the technical details of a change set one on one with someone and IM seems more appropriate for that.

Coordinator
Sep 11, 2010 at 5:34 PM
IRC (or something like that) might be worth considering because having such chats persisted is helpful to others who join in later.

The Mono team swear by IRC for distributed development.

Having said that, I do like Skype for hashing out a detail one on one w/o too many interruptions. :)
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Editor
Sep 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM

On Sep 11, 2010, at 10:35 AM, "Haacked" <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: Haacked

IRC (or something like that) might be worth considering because having such chats persisted is helpful to others who join in later.

The Mono team swear by IRC for distributed development.

Having said that, I do like Skype for hashing out a detail one on one w/o too many interruptions. :)
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Sep 12, 2010 at 8:26 AM

We used webchat.freenode.net for the mvcconf and that worked for us pretty well.

I cannot use skype from my corp network... Lame I know. I can only use gtalk.

Sep 12, 2010 at 3:11 PM

We are in the same boat...only  gtalk works for us at work.
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Rob
"Be passionate in all you do"

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http://twitter.com/ferventcoder

Coordinator
Sep 13, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Does anyone object to using IRC? Is there something better than IRC we should consider? Scott mentioned StackOverflow chat, but I’m not sure we can have a private one (it only needs to be private until we launch).

For example, what about something crazy like BaseCamp. Is there something equivalent we’d want to consider (if not BaseCamp)?

Phil

Sep 13, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Have you considered leaving a livemeeting open all the time and in combination with irc. So you can share screens and voice when irc is not enough?

I am cool with irc

Sep 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Live meeting would be good as we can do voice, share desktops, etc. and I think everyone can access it from behind their firewalls.

Coordinator
Sep 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Edited Sep 19, 2010 at 5:12 AM

Interesting idea. What do others think? Also, could someone volunteer to create a wiki page which documents our various chat contact info?

Coordinator
Sep 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

So do we just set up one persistent live meeting? How’s that work? Shall we give it a try out?

Sep 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Yes setup an ongoing meeting and I ussually make a tiny url for the presenter url.

On Sep 13, 2010 11:12 AM, "Haacked" <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:
> From: Haacked
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> So do we just set up one persistent live meeting? How’s that work? Shall we give it a try out?
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Sep 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM

So once you make the persistent meeting. The team members just drop into the meeting as presenters anytime they need to colaborate.  Its pretty simple. We have used this for MvcContrib, and the other online usergroup stuff.  I like it because Live Meeting typically works behind every corp firewall I have encountored as a consultant.

It may be best to setup a private discussion where you leave the url for the meeting, since the url will be open for anyone to join.

Sep 13, 2010 at 5:21 PM
webchat IRC seems to work

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 10:11 AM, ferventcoder <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: ferventcoder

We are in the same boat...only  gtalk works for us at work.


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Coordinator
Sep 13, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Eric, did you just volunteer to set this up? J

Sep 13, 2010 at 5:26 PM

I guess so...

Sep 13, 2010 at 5:39 PM

I created a wiki page for this thread http://nupack.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Contributor%20Communication

Coordinator
May 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I think we just solved our question on what we should use for communication. :P

http://consumerist.com/2011/05/yep-microsoft-bought-skype-for-85-billion.html

May 10, 2011 at 9:49 PM
nice....