Livestream Forum

Livestream Forum (http://www.livestream.com/forum/index.php)
-   Production Tips (http://www.livestream.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=27)
-   -   chat options (http://www.livestream.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5140)

thesportstalkshow 6th October 2010 20:22

chat options
 
when setting up account and it asks if you wanna use the livestream chat or facebook chat or twitter, what does that mean? for instance if i select facebook if the viewers are already members on facebook can than chat right from there? because i know if you select livestream they have to sign up for a account with livestream.

tallasseetimes 6th October 2010 20:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesportstalkshow (Post 17233)
when setting up account and it asks if you wanna use the livestream chat or facebook chat or twitter, what does that mean? for instance if i select facebook if the viewers are already members on facebook can than chat right from there? because i know if you select livestream they have to sign up for a account with livestream.

I Don't think it is true that you have to sign up with livestream to use the livestream chat.
All they need to do is enter a nickname to chat.

There is an option in livestream chat (you must be loged in with the channel owner's livestream user name to change the option) that allows you to restrict chat to livestream users only.
The advantage of the livestream chat is that you can ban users and remove all their messages. I don't think that is available with facebook or twitter chat, but I could be wrong about that.

Another advantage of the livestream chat is that you can invite some users to be chat moderators to help you with banning when chat gets really heavy. Just go to the studio and add some camera operators, they will also be able to moderate chat.

As to using twitter, I can't quite figure it out. For one thing, I use twitter to post scores for six different HS football games. I then display all of the scores using RSS in the ticker on all 8 channels that broadcast the various HS games. If I use twitter for chat all the chat messages show up in the scrolling ticker and wipe out the scores. Also, I end up getting tons of emails and text messages on my cell phone, each containing one line of chat from each channel. On friday night, with six different games going, that results in hundreds of text messages.

I wish I knew more about using twitter and facebook as chat and could find something usefull to do with them, so,,, anyone using them and can explain the advantges, please chime in.

cseeman 17th October 2010 16:21

I don't use Facebook or Twitter Chat but I'm going to hazard a guess that if people are following either, when they see the posts appear they might head over to your channel page to start watching your show. I'm not absolutely sure but if it works that way you can expand your audience amongst your friends/followers.

sotrpastor 1st July 2011 15:00

cseeman is exactly right. Livestream, please work on this!

albinacers 28th April 2012 16:52

I use the Facebook chat because I get a fair amount of my viewers on the iPhone/ iPod but I am thinking of restricting it to the live-stream chat knowing I will lose the few little viewers I have because I am getting a little idiot that is being rude to my viewers and they are leaving the stream because of him. I'm going crazy trying to figure out how to ban them but i have hit my head against a brick wall, not even livestream.com have anything written about it but they should know that its costing them viewers.

ernielive 30th April 2012 13:09

albinacers,

We do not offer the ability to moderate Facebook or Twitter chat sessions.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:28.