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Hello ChatFighters!

Video introduction, click to play:
Introducing the new Chat

NO, the site hasn't been hacked! Please, everyone, stay calm. The Chat feature on the site has been updated, and I'm writing this of my own free will. Nobody is pointing a gun to my head and kidnapped my family.

It's been a while since our last official update, but we've finally mustered the courage again to introduce another major change to ChatFighters.com. *gulp*

What's New?

We're updating the core of ChatFighters – our Chat! You might have noticed our team collecting your feedback if you've been active recently.

  • Today, we're switching to the latest version of the Chat.

We know change can be challenging, so we've added some goodies to make it worth your while:

  • New User filters: Search for users; Pro tip: The filter also searches your federation badges and Chat Status text! Giving your status another reason.
  • New Room filters: For room lists and conversations find rooms quickly. You can search room tags, too, such as federation, roleplay, or ring.
  • Draft: Conversations with unsend text are highlied as draft.
  • Avatar icon: added to the conversation list.
  • Longer context windows: Now 2000 characters instead of 1000.
  • Extended edit time: 5 minutes instead of 2 minutes.


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Customizing Your Chat Experience

To make the transition smoother, we've added new customization options - to get 'old chat look and feel follow the steps below:'

  1. Clear beta cache: If you joined the beta, close and reopen the Chat or press CTRL+F5 to hard reload the Chat.
  2. Themes: Choose "legacy combat" under settings to mimic the old chat colors.
  3. Default Scaling: Reset your browser zoom to 100% if you adjusted it for the old Chat.
  4. Adjustable Settings: Text size, channel layout, and panel size can all be customized under settings.
  5. Quick Start: Go to settings in the chat, then click on Quick Start and Useful Hints for a quick reminder and introduction.

Design Philosophy

Note: This isn't just a chat update; it's a complete re-creation from the ground up. We've tried to stay as close to the original design as possible while incorporating modern best practices. And based on your feedback, we added Chat Themes, which was not originally planned.

Designs, fashion, and art are constantly evolving and repeating, even if we are not. While recreating the chat, we followed best practices in current layouts and designs. We know designs were different 5 years ago and will be different again in 5 years, but as we created the chat now, we used what is considered modern today. Our main expertise isn't in design, so we focus on best practices.

For the devs out there, only the front end was changed, and the back end remains mostly the same. This recreation allows us to add the chat to our native app without any extra work. Which was not possible with the old front end. Understandably, we don't want to support two front end chat versions forever. But for now, we do.

Some might say, "Don't fix what's not broken." But here's why we did it:

  • Progress is essential – we don't want to live in the stone age.
  • The old chat couldn't be ported to a native app. This new chat is designed to work seamlessly on mobile, providing a significantly better experience and making it possible to add to an app.

Important: The old Chat will still be accessible, but it won't receive any new updates or maintenance and might be turned off at any point without warning.

Your Feedback Still Matters!

While our beta testers have helped us fix many bugs, we need your help too. If you encounter any issues or feel something is missing, please let us know! Constructive feedback is invaluable. You can reach out here or via tickets.

We hope you find the new chat attractive. If not, you can adjust it back to the old layout using the settings.

Shoutout: If you are a content creator or video editor, we would love it if you want to create a short tutorial or introduction video for the CF or the chat - get in contact with us. And discuss details and compensations.

Have fun, stay safe, and happy chatting!

Cheers,
ChatFighters

Last edited on 2024-05-26 23:59 by The Tech; 16 comment(s)
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Hello!

We'd like to address the recent issue where some chat conversations were unfortunately lost. This happened because our server, Venus, was operating beyond its capacity. We've taken immediate action and have now doubled all server specifications to ensure this doesn't happen again.

While we regret that we can't restore the lost chats, these upgrades mean a more reliable and robust experience moving forward.

A big shoutout to our donating members! Your monthly contributions play a crucial role in supporting these necessary upgrades and in keeping our Server strong.

Wishing everyone happy holidays and fantastic matches ahead!

Last edited on 2023-12-27 20:33 by The Tech; 7 comment(s)
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New Text Editor

Hello!

Today, we are releasing the first version of our new text editor.
For now, the new editor is only active for NEW stories.
Compared to the old editor, this one follows a WYSIWYG (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYSIWYG) model.

That means you can see what the finished story looks like inside the editor.

More importantly, it also comes with many formatting options (text size, text- and background color, alignment, and much more), all much simpler to use within the editor. You can even post formatted text into it to a certain degree.

We tried to test as much as possible, but with the number of different devices and browsers, please expect to find some bugs or rough edges. If you find them, post them below or open a ticket so we can fix them.

We also ensured that we did not remove any functionality of the old editor, but if we overlooked something, please let us know too.

Once we polish the new text editor, it will replace the current editor for all parts of our site (forum, comments, profile introduction, etc.)

As always, with these updates, you can expect us to closely monitor things and push fixes as fast as possible.

We hope you like the change and are looking forward to your feedback!

Best Regards,
ChatFighters

Last edited on 2023-10-06 18:46 by The Tech; 15 comment(s)
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Hello!

The chat cache improved, including the annoying problem of the chat delay when the primary picture was changed.
The chat will now directly update the picture with the next login or refresh (F5), which could previously take up to half a day or even longer.

Announcing Lustfinity

Our veteran members might know, ChatFighters was born out of MeetFighters.

Today, we present a new website we are about to launch similar to MeetFighters. It will focus on real meetings, and in contrast to MeetFighters, it will center around Sex, BDSM, Kinks and all kinds of fetishes:

We proudly announce - Our brand new site: Lustfinity.com!

Lustfinity promises to be an inclusive sanctuary for every imaginable fantasy and kink. Dedicated features to stay close to kinks you love but far away from kinks you dislike. Discretion, security, and privacy, together with verification and recommendations. FREE* of charge; *Sounds simple but is actually hard to maintain and host a site for free. To be transparent, we use the same model as on ChatFighters and MeetFighters: small volunteering contributions yearly- non-recurring. To gain some smaller perks - but no restrictions when it comes to engaging with other members or scrolling the userbase. And, of course, free of advertising and data collection.

Eager to learn more? Visit Lustfinity.com and sign up for our launch newsletter. You'll receive an exclusive invite to our closed Beta launch, granting you a chance to be at the forefront of shaping Lustfinity.

Final words:
We are in this unique position to go into the adventures of creating niche websites and keep adding features and improvements to our existing ones only because of the continued support of our community. Financial support, but also recommending our platform. Thank you very much!

Thank you for reading, and we would love it if you sign up for the Lustfinity newsletter.

Best Regards,
Admin

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Introducing Titan!

Dear Community,

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you today! As you may have seen from our teaser, or over on Mars, the enigmatic moon Titan has made its mark in our cyberfighting universe. However, before we dive into the wonders of Titan, we have some fascinating updates to share regarding the first visitors from that celestial body.

AI

It appears that the initial visitors from Titan have landed now on Venus! Don't worry, though! We have created a designated room, #titan, where you can engage in conversations with these early explorers. Due to security reasons, they are isolated within the specially protected room, but private discussions are still possible. Now without further ado, let's introduce it:

We are thrilled to welcome our AI fight bot from this moon: "Lira Firehand.
Other Fighter AI fight bots can be found over on Mars.

These AI fight bots have volunteered for our beta test after their journey from Titan. While they may have suffered some damage along the way, we are working diligently to fix all the bugs and glitches they might be experiencing. We kindly request your assistance in reporting any unusual behavior you may notice.

To interact with them, join the public room #titan. There you will find the AI Fight Bot, you can start a private conversation with it. Remember to end your turn with "yt." You can even tell the Fight bots how you would like them to behave or what they should do, just as you would with a normal human opponent. Put these side comments simply in parentheses, like "(With the next hit, you go down.)"

As very early adopters on Mars and Venus, they are still confused about 'adult' content or extreme violence. So they might refuse your interaction. Use the '/reset' command to start a fresh match.

Please note that AI requests can be resource-intensive, so we have imposed some limitations on the request amounts for our Fighter AI Bots. Donor members will enjoy more frequent request allowances compared to standard users. (~4 times more on Venus)

Public API

But wait, there's more! Here comes the major part of today's announcement: the introduction of our new public API. Yes, you heard it right! The Fighting Bots we just launched are powered by this very API. If you're a developer, this news might make your heart skip a beat, while others may find themselves scratching their heads in curiosity. With our public API, you can create your own bots infused with your unique personality. These bots can do more than just chat; they can create private rooms and perform various tasks limited only by your imagination. For example, you can even design a script to help you manage your federation. Your bot will be notified through a WebSocket whenever someone contacts it. To get access to the API, contact us over support.

Titan

Now, let's talk about Titan itself.
"---Picture a world teeming with advanced technology, where robots, AI, and computer systems reign supreme. Titan surpasses Mars and Venus in terms of technological sophistication.---"

Titan will serve as a public limited copy of ChatFighters, providing developers with a space to explore, experiment, debug, and test new plugins, bots, and other applications they develop using our public API. Once you're satisfied with your creation, you can seamlessly transition it from the testing environment on Titan to the production systems on Mars and Venus.

This means that anyone with ambition and a certain skill set can create their own chatbot or unique add-ons. The Fighting Bots we've unveiled today are primarily meant to serve as a proof of concept, inspiration, and a tutorial for our technically inclined community to get started. As a federation admin, you can also write scripts that easily query or modify stories and assign characters.

Security

Rest assured, the API adheres to strict security measures and operates within the confines of your account's permissions. It doesn't introduce any additional risks beyond what a web scraper could already pose.
On that note, we have limited the Bots to the isolated room #titan, and developers will have the opportunity to explore and experiment on the dedicated ChatFighters instance on Titan. If you prefer to engage solely with human characters and avoid non-human interactions, you can simply stay out of these rooms. As with all our features, it is completely optional. You can choose to embrace it or ignore it according to your preferences.

Moving Forward

We encourage you to explore and test our three major AI Fighting Bots while eagerly anticipating the launch of Titan for developers and bot creators to join. Additionally, we are working on developing a simplified interface that will allow you to create and personalize your bots without the need for extensive programming skills. However, please note that this will limit you to the AI options we provide (limited adult content). At the same time, developers can unleash their creativity by utilizing their own self-hosted bots using one of the many AI solutions available on the market. It's an exciting time, as new AI solutions are constantly emerging!

Above all else, the success and future of the public API and "Bot creator" will rely heavily on your feedback and usage. We value your ideas and requests, and we want to know what you envision and what you need from us to make it happen. If you are interested in creating a bot or utilizing the API, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us or share your thoughts below this news post. Your input will help us better understand the resources and support required for Titan, the developers' world.

We are genuinely excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. The public API and "Bot creator" represent significant milestones in our journey, and we are committed to refining and expanding these features based on your input. While some functionalities are still being developed, creating chatbots with a wide range of AI capabilities is already fully functional. And remember, you don't have to rely solely on AI; you can script your bot's behaviors and have access to the character sheet of your chat partner.
Your engagement and participation are crucial as we shape the future of ChatFighters together. Share your experiences, provide us with feedback, and let us know what you envision. We're here to listen and make your ideas come to life.

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as we continue to explore the vast realm of Titan and its endless possibilities. This is just the beginning of an extraordinary journey, and we're glad to have you by our side.

Fight on!
ChatFighters

Last edited on 2023-05-29 19:36 by The Booker; 6 comment(s)
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