Private messaging or private chat

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Private messaging or private chat
January 12, 2017 11:07PM
Hi all,

I'm currently setting up a piratebox to mostly be used as a document sharing platform while running pen and paper RPGs (like dungeons and dragons). For document sharing it is great, but I was wondering if there was a current mod that would allow users to directly message someone privately so they can communicate with the GM/DM without the other players hearing/reading. The current forum and chat set up will not work since it is all open.

Re: Private messaging or private chat
January 13, 2017 12:21PM
While I'm not exactly technologically proficient, couldn't you perhaps use PGP encryption for players, so while anonymity of the project as a whole is maintained, private messages are still viable, as only the intended recipient can decrypt the message.
Re: Private messaging or private chat
January 14, 2017 10:16PM
You can install a IRC server that can be used both for general chatrooms and private messages
Re: Private messaging or private chat
April 23, 2017 01:20AM

Saw this thread while working on my piratebox, and just want to share what I had done. I wanted a private messaging feature, so I did exactly that- I installed an IRC server, then added a standalone javascript IRC client to the home page. Worked out very well.

My base system was a Raspi3

I used Unreal IRCd: []
then added a "Shout" server: []

Then modified the base index.html. Shout runs on port 9000 by default, it was easy enough to just give it the frame to which the previous board had been assigned (Shoutbox, not to be confused).

Last, I added the UnrealIRCd and the Shout server to /etc/rc.local. Not the best solution, but it worked.

Good luck!
Re: Private messaging or private chat
July 03, 2017 05:20AM
What you did was probably the best solution as PB is meant to be anonymous. With that being the case, it would be difficult to message someone without an ID of some sort.