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I was just in the Hardware & Softwre Chat. Here are a few lines

Mon 1:31  pm savedlema I see Reverend Jim here...you have answered so much of my difficult questions on VB.NET...Thank you so much.
Mon 2:04  pm savedlema nobody is here..time expired?
Mon 11:06 am DaveAmour Hi
Mon 11:25 am Reverend Jim Glad I could help.

Just scanning the log quickly, the eyes see Mon Mon Mon... and it isn't immediately obvious that one or more weeks passed between Mon 2:04 and Mon 11:06. Would it be possible (and reasonably easy) to modifly the chat log display code to add a spacer of some sort to indicate a large gap in time? Perhaps something like

Mon 1:31  pm savedlema I see Reverend Jim here...you have answered so much of my difficult ...
Mon 2:04  pm savedlema nobody is here..time expired?

--- gap of 6 days and 7 hours

Mon 11:06 am DaveAmour Hi
Mon 11:25 am Reverend Jim Glad I could help.

Or possibly a line with the date/time the log resumed if the last displayed entry was on a previous day

Mon 1:31  pm savedlema I see Reverend Jim here...you have answered so much of my difficult ...
Mon 2:04  pm savedlema nobody is here..time expired?

2015-05-18

Mon 11:06 am DaveAmour Hi
Mon 11:25 am Reverend Jim Glad I could help.

I think some indication that the conversation has been paused/interrupted/discontinued for an extended period would help.

Edited by Reverend Jim

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good point
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We do that in the static chat log but, due to the nature of our chat application, it isn't very easy for us to do it in from within the realtime chat.

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Nonsense. Implementing realtime timestamp from NTP is piece of cake
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