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Details on Stackoverflow's chat implementation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What technologies were used to build the chat? Has the technology behind SO chat functionality been discussed. I would love to get more details about their architecture and ...
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What technology does stackexchange use for their chat rooms? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What technologies were used to build the chat? What technology does stackexchange use for their chat rooms? An existing open source pub/sub architecture, or something ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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What does chat offer that IRC does not?

Why do we have our own separate chat system rather than going with IRC? What does the current chat client offer that IRC can't and what benefits could this choice have in the future?
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Why is the Stack Exchange chat room using simple polling instead of other Comet techniques?

Today I logged in to the Stack Exchange chat room for the first time. And, the first thing I want to know is how it works. To my surprise, Firebug told me that the chat room page sends a request to ...
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Getting Marc's chat notifications

Unfortunately, the first name of a popular individual here is also a prefix of my username. As a result, I get his chat notifications whenever someone refers to him by just his first name. Is there a ...
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Chat clean up & owner rules

I'm pretty much every open days in the PHP Chatroom with some other regular folks and I just noticed that stars could need a little clean-up and that the room creator and only owner is pretty much ...
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Multiple chat tabs

I found out that SE is using "simple" polling, but I wonder how SE chat works when multiple tabs in the same browser context are opened. When I open two or more tabs with some chat rooms it looks like ...
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The hypenated part of my name gets dropped off in Chat but the hyphen remains

In chat conversations, my name appears as "Pierre-" when it should be "Pierre-Antoine" or at very least "Pierre".
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Chat Timeout - Feedback

We were recently frozen in a chat room for being too off topic, and because I suggested it. (Oops) I do think it is a good idea overall, but it needs some work. The feature is intended to get ...
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Does the chat system support sending data via WebSockets?

I was examining the Network tab in a chat room, and noticed an interesting phenomenon. There was a WebSockets connection, but it was only used for receiving data. When I entered a message, it send an '...
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is the SO chat open source?

I am curious about the chat only. If not please recommend some alternatives that are comparable. Thanks.
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The nobodies of chat

It seems that it's possible for gravatars and screen names to not be displayed properly in chat. Check out the following screenie: As you can see, the user chatting is Marco. Marco came in first, ...
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Bug in chat: Ghost message

So, there was I, spamming my useless messages and I got this "unknown error" with the usual "retry" message that I use to get on some connection failure (which I think yields a different error message)...
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Is it possible to have a look at technical details of SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? I see SO, itself is very incredible in respect of a web application and software development. And all the ...