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    Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    The chatrooms are gone--sadface--but maybe we could get something even better.

    I know that Apok and Iluvatar either now or used to play WoW a whole hell of a lot. I assume that they used some form of voicechat, either TeamSpeak or Ventrilo. I hereby suggest that ODN maintain a Vent or Teamspeak server, which members could login to and chat. There are options for different rooms and such, so that certain topics could have private discussions dedicated to them.

    Much cheaper, I think, than conferenced phone calls. All you need is a functional microphone.
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    $20/month for a 50 man ventrilo server (headphones/speakers + mic) = unlimited live chat in an unlimited # of rooms (cheaper for less slots of course).

    Let's see how much interest there really is before adding this to the budget. Another thing we can do, is start another chat room (hosted on another site but integrated into this one) since we have a budget now...but again, just depends upon the interest level. I'd hate to start it, we run out of fundage, then we have to kill it due to lack of support.
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    There could be live debates! That would be fun.

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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    I'm in......should be able to put my donation in early next month if everything goes as planned right now.
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    That is a pretty awesome idea... or we could just use Skype...

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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    I would love it, and if I was old enough to vote I would cast my vote for yes.


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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    I would not want to hear your voices - no offense - I can hardly tolerate my own. Plus, Clive thinks it's an awesome idea, so right away I am skeptical.

    It would be a goof to hear someone talk like Edith and Archie from All in The Family. I do a mean impression of Dudley Dooright.
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    I'm open to testing Skype to see if it can handle the bw. It is free afterall, which is idea.

    Anyone else have it to test out?

    www.skype.com
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Apokalupsis
    I'm open to testing Skype to see if it can handle the bw. It is free afterall, which is idea.

    Anyone else have it to test out?

    www.skype.com
    I just downloaded it - name snoopcitysid. I'm signed in now.
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop
    Plus, Clive thinks it's an awesome idea, so right away I am skeptical.
    Aw, what's with the acrimony, man? Harsh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apok
    Let's see how much interest there really is before adding this to the budget.
    Yeah, that's a good call.
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Apokalupsis
    $20/month for a 50 man ventrilo server (headphones/speakers + mic) = unlimited live chat in an unlimited # of rooms (cheaper for less slots of course).

    Let's see how much interest there really is before adding this to the budget. Another thing we can do, is start another chat room (hosted on another site but integrated into this one) since we have a budget now...but again, just depends upon the interest level. I'd hate to start it, we run out of fundage, then we have to kill it due to lack of support.

    I would do it !

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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    yesssss, because I don't annoy Goldy enough....let's make him listen to my voice!!! mwahahaha..yesss, yesss....wonderful!!! Death by southern accent. Beautiful!!!
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    Great idea Clive! Count me in.

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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    I downloaded it and installed it, the name is ApokalupsisODN. Snoop found me rather easily (don't know how...but I haven't dug into Skype's config/settings/options yet either...so I don't know how to work it yet).

    I saw that you tried to "call" Snoop, but I had the wife dropping off the screaming, teething 1 yr old, so I didn't "pick up". Figured I'd save you the earful and me the lecture about playing on the computer when I should be taking care of the kid...or some nonsense to that effect.
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    I WOULD be in if i had a mike...
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    My mic is broken.


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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    This is like MSN, only worse

    And we ALL know how I feel about MSN

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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell
    There could be live debates! That would be fun.
    Imagine the forums being phased out as everyone takes to oral arguments...
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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    I don't think our form of debate would ever be phased out. Sometimes people need to think out their points, and can't respond on the spot.

    I wouldn't waste your money on this, though, Apok. I'd say that anyone who really would like to verbally debate can do so via MSN or Yahoo, which are both functional/reliable services that have come a long way over the past little while and I find are comparable to Teamspeak or Skype. Perhaps another forum could be started for people wanting to verbally debate, where they could state their time/e-mail, and an external MSN debate could be arranged.

    A great idea in concept, though, Clive.

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    Re: Awesome Idea--ODN voicechat!

    Before this topic dies (again) - here's a story about Microsoft's venture into voice chat. It seems like another Skype?

    Microsoft Dives Into Voice Communications

    Software giant announces its Unified Communication Product Roadmap.

    Leon Erlanger, InfoWorld
    Monday, June 26, 2006

    The product road map calls for changes to product lines to better integrate voice features with Microsoft's business software. It includes several new capabilities and name changes: Office Communications Server 2007 replaces Live Communications Server and adds presence-based VoIP call management, Web, audio, and videoconferencing to IM features.
    Microsoft spelled out its plans to integrate e-mail, instant messaging, voice and video into a single platform that stretches across corporate applications and services.
    The software, hardware and Web conferencing service are part of a family of products around Office 2007, which is slated to ship in November to corporate clients. The company plans to have betas of all the software by the end of 2006.
    Microsoft made the announcements during a "Unified Communications Day" in San Francisco hosted by Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft's business division, Anoop Gupta, corporate vice president of Microsoft's unified communications group, and Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of the real-time collaboration product group at Microsoft.
    Microsoft Office Communicator 2007, a unified communications client for that server, will have a VoIP softphone and Web, audio, and video conferencing. A product called Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging will offer a unified e-mail and voice-mail inbox, and speech-based access. Microsoft will also update Live Meeting, adding VoIP, video, and e-learning support.

    How It Might Work
    One example of the potential for the new integrated products is Microsoft Office RoundTable, a reference design for an audio/video conference-room device with a 360-degree camera with video switching and beaming technology that can focus on active speakers.
    Rather than replacing the corporate phone system or IP PBX, Microsoft is floating a unified communications architecture built on Active Directory and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The company is also moving ahead with efforts to build voice and other communications directly into mainstream applications such as Office, CRM, and supply chain, according to Gartner analyst Bern Elliot.
    "Microsoft has some failures behind it and recognizes that unified communications is a difficult area," Elliot said. "For now, they're not as much interested in replacing the IP PBX as they are in developing a new way to communicate."
    Exchange server will ship in late 2006 or early in 2007, according to Microsoft. The other pieces will be available in the second quarter of 2007.
    A number of major communications and PC makers, including Polycom, Quintum, GN Netcom, Motorola, HP, and Plantronics, issued press releases today announcing their support or involvement in various aspects of the Microsoft effort.
    John Fontana of Network World contributed to this report.


    Related Topics: Web Telephony & Conferencing
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