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Echo Chat

Call it a logic problem, call it a psychological experiment, call it a laugh.
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Create two chat applications on unrelated sites and pipe the output from one into the other.

If join chat.xyz.com, everything you type appears on chat.abc.com (you also see what you type, but nobody else on xyz.com does).

In case nobody twigs, seed the site with a couple of people who chat normally to each other (with everybody else only seeing half of the conversation).

To stop people revealing all about the system, replace all typed occurrences of 'abc' with 'xyz' on xyz.com and all typed occurrences of 'xyz' with 'abc' on abc.com. Optionally swap domains of email addresses with other plausible sounding domains so that people can't easily start up conversations outside the chat room.

Mu ha ha ha hahhhh.... [hand-drier starts up in background]

st3f, May 24 2005


po, May 25 2005

       I really want you to take back what you just said about my mother.
zeno, May 25 2005

       Use sugar water. It's less of a shock to the system.
wagster, May 25 2005

       This is some what similar to the way Blizzard sets up their chat rooms. Where all the games and all the players from those games can chat in the same room. The kicker being that you have a symbol next to your name telling what game your in. You can easily switch names or games and re-enter the chat room and mess with all the people that were talking to you on a different name while you were playing a different game. Anyone who has ever played starcraft knows what I'm talking about.
10clock, May 25 2005


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