New live chat tool launches tonight

In an effort to keep the load on our site a bit more manageable during the game, tonight we’re going to try a new tool for Mike Boone’s live chat called Scribble Live.

You won’t have to refresh your page to read his latest updates and you can send your comments directly into his live blog. Because we expect a high volume of comments, we will be moderating them and selecting which ones appear within the live blog itself. To comment within the liveblog, you’ll have to follow the prompts to create a unique username for the chat. Of course, you can also continue to comment with your HIO username below the liveblog post as usual.

You can turn your view of the Scribble Live comments on and off by clicking on the gear icon at the top of the chat. Click here for more details on how you can use the chat tool.

After (or during) tonight’s game, please tell us what you think about about the Scribble Live setup, both in terms of reading Boone’s live chat and making comments. And feel free to share any suggestions or ideas you might have for how to improve the over-all chat experience. You can email me at kmio@montrealgazette.com or leave a comment below.

56 Comments

  1. HNS says:

    The live chat forum is a tool. 

  2. HNS says:

    By the time your comment/comments get thru at live, game over…WTF???

  3. Danno says:

    Who needs Live CHat®? We can live blog anywhere we want. This seems good enough a place.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  4. fbkj says:

    something is giving me website font issues, times new roman is popping up when i try to type, resulting in the field being perceived as empty when im trying to post

    having to reset to a web friendly font before post will go through

    perhaps before implementing new features you should beta test to get the bugs out

  5. SLYDER says:

    Im not enjoying it – tried to post three times and they dont get through

     

    i like the idea of not having to ‘refresh’ – but i dont mind refreshing if it means i get to be part of the discussion

     

    isnt that what we all want? I WANNA TALK HABS!

  6. Aybara says:

    I agree, I don’t like it at all. The system to differentiate between posts (grey bkgrnd and white bkgrnd) is tedious to look through. Don’t like the font. Also like to go back and see what people said more easily.. while putting an avatar to a post.

    Worst of all is the moderation.. complete horse poop

  7. Danno says:

    Good work Plecky!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  8. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Killer instinct; this team needs one.

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  9. Danno says:

    Patches! Puts the biscuit in the basket! Yes!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  10. slapshot777 says:

    Got the 2 goal lead, coasted the rest of the way and lost it in a shootout. I don’t know what the hell the Habs got going through their heads. AK46 looks like he is lost again, head in the clouds. Lucky to get a point out of it. Going to be hard going out west with this young defense. Hamrlik, sucking dirty pond water. Playing Nash about 10 minutes for the game doesn’t do much to eleviate the situation on defense.

    As we can see, cycle on the Habs and they can’t control it. Had a chance to get third and still clings to 5th.

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  11. Aybara says:

    So is Miller injured?? and YES Kessel nice job!

  12. slapshot777 says:

    Subban was slashed in the first and he went back to the ref and it wasn’t called. It a village idiot thing with the NHL management and officials.

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  13. newbrunswick troy says:

    is this the live chat?????wasn,t everything we did before somewhat live??

  14. Danno says:

    Hey Lindy! STFU!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  15. Aybara says:

    This isn’t it, it’s in the boone blog thread.

  16. Aybara says:

    Didn’t notice the old blog is still usable at the bottom. I still miss the old format though.

  17. Kimberly2u says:

    Go Leafs go…Did I just say that out loud? lol

  18. Aybara says:

    P1 :20 Benny goes off for a trip… about a minute before I got there in the game… I miss refresh

  19. SLYDER says:

    the live chat isnt half bad – i think they really only filter the silly posts that dont really have any contribution to ‘game discussion’

     

    …which makes sense…

  20. fbkj says:

    smell the funky underwear?

  21. SLYDER says:

    FINALLY i got a post through on the live chat….

  22. SLYDER says:

    what a pass by white…if only DD didnt have a hole in his stick

  23. Aybara says:

    Yea patches!

  24. SLYDER says:

    and if we want to talk here – we cant see boone’s posts unless we open another tab/window

     

    back to the drawing board?

  25. LA Loyalist says:

    Desharnais is making a case for himself, considering he was a depth bring up due to injury. What do you guys think?

     

     

    P.S. My new tagline: You guys aren’t so bad when I’m on my meds.

  26. Laramy87 says:

    Is it just me or are the refs building their own reputation on Subban. It seems like the refs wont call on infraction against him.

    My point being the tiny little pick that Weber was called for. Then with 1 min left, Subban is trying to clear the zone and Neidermyer basically had his hand on Subbans shoulder yanking him. Thats a penalty no matter what.

  27. Kimberly2u says:

    God I hate Boston…why can’t they lose tonight?  The Leafs were winning…

  28. Alex Rio says:

    Im not crazy about this new thing. I read commments and boone every night seperatly, and it worked for me. 

    I did figure out how to put only boone, but from my iphone and the backwardsness of the pages and posts, i overall did not enjoy it one bit..

     

    perhaps i will get used to it…

  29. fbkj says:

    i think this would have been insight a month ago, nice to see you caught up though… apologize for my inability to be polite to you btw but you make it so frigging hard

    DD has been bringing it for some time

  30. Psycho29 says:

    Leafs win!!

     

  31. Kimberly2u says:

    Go Habs go…the stupid Booins lost…how sweet…lol

  32. Danno says:

    Live CHat!® Is where it’s at!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  33. The Cat says:

    Nothing I says gets through (comments awaiting moderation). yet I see some people who dont usually post getting through.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  34. Wayne says:

    No complaints from the Gilf 2 doors down… I’m good to go.

  35. 25 cups says:

    OMG I just LOL’d as the boss was walking by my office… DANG YOU FBKJ!!!

  36. The Cat says:

    Well it looks like Ill have to wait a couple of days before I can set foot in a hardware store without weird imagery entering my head.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  37. Danno says:

    There’s no tool like an old tool…..

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  38. Wayne says:

    HAHAHA, that was funny.// oh wait. Oh wait,.. my bad.

  39. HardHabits says:

    wow that live chat thing is lame, none of my clever comments are getting through

  40. The Cat says:

    The ‘translate into other languages’ thing is pretty cool if you want to see how everyone sounds in french, spanish, portuguese etc.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  41. fbkj says:

    boone’s old tool frightens me

    did i just type that?

    sorry mods

  42. Danno says:

    Call me old school, but I liked the live blog fine just the way it was. Boone’s new tool frightens me.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  43. Framlingem says:

    Hardcore!

  44. fbkj says:

    donated tonites tickets to a hich school raffle… and by donated i mean my girlfriend needed to donate something to the high school raffle where she teaches… im still at a loss how she hoodwinked me into that… one things for sure… shes makin me a sandwich…

  45. punkster says:

    You at the game tonight? Your record is outstanding. You’re becoming the Harani of the Pantsbuzz crowed.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  46. fbkj says:

    itll be interesting to see how it works out

  47. Ian Cobb says:

    Sure hope you don’t leave some of us behind with all this technology change.???

    What ever happened to K.I.S,S

  48. Mike Boone says:

    Strip backgammon

  49. Psycho29 says:

    So Boone will be playing ‘scrabble ‘while he watches the game???? I always thought he was a ‘bingo’ kind of guy???
    :-)

  50. CoffinJR says:

    lol agreed, its hard enough gettin up to open the door for the dogs every few mins let alone writing in game analysis. Im sure me and my pops will check it out though

  51. sholi2000.com says:

    If you’re chatting during game time, there’s something wrong with you. hehe  Just joking, sounds like fun, but not for me.  I’ll be glued to the game like a bed bug on a Winnipegger!

     

    They Call Me Shane

  52. spcbrass says:

    Great idea.  I have seen similar live chats set up for various other sports blogs and events.  I have used them a few times and they seem to work pretty well.  Hopefully it works as planned for tonight.

  53. Danno says:

    I’m not liking it.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  54. Habfan4lfe says:

    Ya I loved that too. I hate filtering posts, especially live. They give you the ability to post here without an account, do you think your post ever gets put up? no. Not one single post of mine ever made it. I had to register for an account and they finally showed up. Now if that is the same effort they put in, lol, they’ll probably allow 1 out of 100 posts. I’ll stick to just posting in these threads, thanks.

  55. Cool Ice Price says:

    Every members coments should be viewed not only a select few.


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