Does anyone know of any offserver chat rooms that work well with Elgg?
I have had a look at what is available, and to give credit where credit is due there is far more options than I have seen elsewhere.
I have multiple disabilities and have never been able to understand how IRC chat works, ajax chats are ugly and difficult to read (forgive my personal opinion) Flashchat is to me the clearest to read and I also like the ability for members to be able to easily save the conversation in case anyone misbehaves, plus the many language options available.
If one of the chats available can offer this, please feel free to correct me.
(Have to take my wife out for her b'day, will be back in a few hours)
Maybe Flashchat from http://www.tufat.com/?
I've got it working to login to the chat room (on a friend's server) with the Elgg site username. It's also possible to embed the chat room with the FrameMe plugin in a widget on an Elgg site. The chat room is still accessible separately, i.e. you don't need an account to log in to the chat room and any accounts created for login to the chat server are separate from the Elgg accounts. Most likely it would be possible to restrict the chat access to Elgg site users, but I've not yet needed to think about it.
I'm back, got to keep the Mrs. happy :-)
Sorry for not explaining properly, I forgot there is a 123 flashchat, I am of course talking about the one from Tufat.com (Darren's script archieve) I have always integrated it with my web site so one login does both, then display it in an IFrame withing the web site so it as close to being part of the web site as possible.
I just had a quick look at 123 flashchat, I would rather use the money to donate to elgg!