*Update* The Final Version of the new chat room is up and ready to go! You will find it here:
Hi all. Very soon, latest estimate is for Monday's game, we will introduce the new and considerably improved Pacers Game Chat to Pacers Digest and its users.
It should feature all of the forum's smilies, will have a separate room relaying play-by-play text updates from one of the sports websites like espn.com or nba.com or yahoo or whatever, and we will unveil "RoboHicks", who will take the messages in the chat room and post them in BostonConnection's Game Night Threads, that way we can archive them with plenty still to read, while when the game is going on, we have the chat room to talk in.
This new chat room, I should mention, is java instead of html this time, so no reloading issues experienced like last time.
Now, I'm announcing this a little early, but not TOO early because in the meantime, we've setup a simpler, temporary chat room to tide us over for tonight if you want to use it, here:
That will be used until we get the "real" one up and going, which again should hopefully be in time for Monday's game.