Ok, I am trying out a new version of the chat bar at the bottom of the screen. All seems to be runnign well, i was even testing it out a few mins ago while chatting,
here's a few simple things you need to know in order to use it.
YOU MUST HAVE FRIENDS
Yes this sounds silly, but phpBB3 has a friends / foes list, you cannot just start chatting randomly with the whole website. you need to add them as a friend before you can chat with them.
Its easy to add a friend, click on ACCOUNT int he chat bar, and Manage freinds.
from there you can start adding members of the site to your friends list.. try it out by adding "Slayer"
there's some other cool features built in, that may help you out.
Such as (as im typing this) i got an INstant mesage (the mail icon)
the on next to it is new posts. search is the magnifying glass
Update status, i havent played with yet, but its kinda like faceboks status. play around see how it works.
also, Firefox seems to have a loading bug, its more of an annoyance right now than anything.
if IE loads the members list off to the right of yuor window press CTRL + F5 to refresh your cache and it should work.
if not let me know.
any otehr bugs let me know.