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    Hi,

    I want to add a chat feature to a site. Can anyone recommend any good software? I'm looking for something that's stable. Voice capabilities would also be great.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
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    If you're familiar with the IRC protocol (setting up a channel on an IRC server), the I'd recommend cgi::irc highly (perl CGI - find it at http://cgiirc..sourceforge.net) - it's quite basic but nice in that way because you can modify it to suit your site quite easily.

    For IRC there's also the phpChat app (PHP) at http://www.phpwizard.net

    The cgiirc app is quite straightforward to set up, but does depend on you having a host that doesn't mind outgoing irc connections (some really dislike the strain this can place on servers) and also a minimal understanding of perl cgi and installing scripts on a server.

    Otherwise your best bet would be to go for a remotely hosted chat facility where you join up with a chat provider and they provide you with all the html code you need to get going - there are quite a few out there, it's just a matter of googling it. You don't get as much flexibility with this option, but it can be the way to go if you don't want much hassle.

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    This piece of software is great.

    freespeech chat

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    I've also just stumbled across a rather groovy and ingenious idea for (nearly) live chat on your web front page/index page. It's called 'Shoutbox' and can be found here: http://www.addict.net.nz/~glutnix/lab/shoutbox.php - nice looking site as well IMO.

    It's quite a nice idea and probably ideal for a lot of sites.
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence jdk
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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