Hi folks, I've been bogged down with other unrelated business, plus a mighty dose of chronic fatigue which has plagued me all my life. I have been reading the forum posts on a daily basis, but as most things are being covered, I've avoided giving my input which mostly duplicates what has already been said.
However, I think I need to make some comments about the things being discussed in this chat thread. I don't care whether you allow gifs, photos, embedded videos or whatever, but PLEASE give the Admins the control they need via the admin panel to switch EACH feature off individually. My site needs a chat room, but I do NOT want it to end up like Facebook with all the stupid Gifs, animated Gifs and videos that people shove down my throat on a daily basis.
My site is using Anton's excellent massaging module that enables people to communicate One-on-one and they can add videos and photos there. All they need to say in Chat is "I'll PM you.
That's it! Allow as much as you like for people to communicate in a child-like manner with images of Homer Simpson and the like, or seriously with a clean simple chat interface. For really serious sites like my own, I need to be able to turn all the Bells and Whistles off.
I wouldn't only restrict it to Chat however. Those Yellow keys in the profiles allow members to keep things hidden. In my opinion, if they need to hide stuff it shouldn't be on the profile. I've coded the keys out, but this should be a simple option in the Admin Panel.
I said it a hundred times on the Boonex site, the script gives the user far too much control. Some admins like myself prefer every profile to be consistent and if that's what we want, we should have the ability to control that.