Thought you guys might be interested in this.
esoTalk is an alternative communications platform scripted with AJAX and JS. While ET mirrors the features of a forum software, live and script-based discourse can act as a messenger. Private discussions can be made, and users can ‘shout’ on other’s profiles - similar to the comments of olden MySpace and Live.
While the latest edition of esoTalk is abandoned, b1 (1.0) of ET has been taken up by me. I am continuing development of esoTalk by repository and continue to make changes, improving support with later browsers; while maintaining the simplistic and gradient design.
If you’re a fan of Live-era design, you should check out esoTalk-b1. It’s elegant, fast, and emulates the experience of an older forum without the bloating advertisements. It’s free, and you can use it on your forum - all you need is Ubuntu 14.04, LAMP - with PHP 5.
If you have any questions or are in need of support, my Discord is