Welcome to an exciting development on our platform! We're thrilled to announce that we are the 4th website to integrate the groundbreaking Hive-based chat system. Noticed the new icon in the top right corner? Click it and get ready to dive into an entirely new experience!
STING CHAT: WHY IT MATTERS
Imagine having Discord style channels, but based on Hive Communities. A place where every community gets its own #general channel, channels can be public or private, and all your direct and group messages are encrypted for your security. Sounds amazing, right?
Even better, all messages are held on server nodes, laying the foundation for a decentralized system (we're just on one server for now). To ensure top-notch security, sensitive messages are encrypted and decrypted using the user's Hive Posting keys. This chat can be integrated on any site, offering you the same message options wherever you are.
But there's more. Community chat rooms, a new feature that allows community admins to create as many chat channels as they want for their community, is a game-changer. Hive has already empowered users to connect and create content, and now it's taking this interaction to the next level.
PEAK OPEN PROJECT
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ACCESSING STING CHAT
Simply click the top right corner icon to open the chat.
Want to message someone directly? Open their profile and click on the icon to open a widget with a default to message that person.
We're aware of a few minor issues and rest assured, our developer is working tirelessly to improve your user experience. Some improvements you can look forward to include:
- Enhanced tagging of individuals
- An emoji box that doesn't close prematurely
- Fixes to issues related to sending pictures from the clipboard
- Improved chat box to prevent message overlap with icons
- Better order of Roles/titles in the right-hand menu
- Enhanced notifications and read notifications indication (when switching websites)
- Options for font customization to satisfy all our font enthusiasts
Is Sting Chat Open Source?
Yes! All Peak Open Projects tools are open source. We actively encourage developers to help make additions to the software, and we reward contributors with funds from the Hive Community.
What about security issues?**
Sting Chat offers excellent security benefits. When you talk to someone, you can be sure you're talking to that account unless their Hive keys get compromised. Always double-check usernames for misspellings, and ensure you're using the chat from a reputable Hive site connected to a reliable Node.
Can I change fonts?
Yes, you can! Click on your profile, select "Themes" and modify the color and font as per your preference.
When will it be on _____ website?
If you want it on another website, go on, tell their developers about it! The Peak Open Projects team is more than ready to assist them in integrating the widget onto their site.
What happened to BeeChat?
BeeChat stopped development shortly after its creation and integration with PeakD. We started looking for a replacement and found an enthusiastic developer for what is now a fantastic addition to the Peak Open Projects. We're thrilled to have replaced BeeChat with this system.
Do I need Keychain to use Sting Chat?
Yes, Keychain is currently the only system that supports what is needed for this software.
Do I have to confirm each time I send or read an encrypted message?
If you're using Keychain, you can set it to Auto confirm to avoid these messages.
Does C/about PeakD community show up for everyone?
Yes. Each site that uses the chat widget can choose a default community, and we chose C/about PeakD for PeakD.com. That's why you're seeing so much action happening on that community right now.
Any other questions?
Please ask in the comments!
LESSER KNOWN TOOLS
THEMES AND FONTS
ORGANIZE COMMUNITY SIDE BAR
- Remove subscribed to communities from your side bar
- Re-add them
- Maybe add communities that you don't even subscribe to
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