So I pushed out Yakalike on the first day of this year. Things weren’t quite all that ready, but I figured that 5 years of talking about this chat thing was enough and it should finally be released.The digg.com posting generated way more traffic that I could imagine, rendering the server barely usable within a few hours, but not before about 1500 users got to sign up. It was a blast to be dugg – a new experience for me. Things are quite stable now, much more traffic can be handled as a result of a hardware upgrade and several revisions of the yakalike software. So, thanks to everyone who has used Yakalike and for all of your great feedback. I’ve taken in a lot of bug submissions and features requests. A lot of things have been addressed, but there is much more in store for Yakalike, so stay tuned.
- Ignore – almost ready to be released
- Sticky Channels – many users have complained about the constant reloading of the chat window when switching tabs, this will be resolved in an upcoming release
- Yakmasters – the title might change – Giving some control to webmasters. Recognizing users who are webmasters for a certain domain. Probably with a robots.txt like file in the root of the domain – need suggestions, please add comments to the blog if you have something to contribute
- Scheduled meetings
- Ability to schedule times for users to congregate at a channel.
- Post comments to this blog if you have suggestions.
- More… – Post suggestions if you’ve got ‘em.