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Chat Room for our Forum?
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Posted on September 27 2008 08:43 AM
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Tammyk1 raised the idea of adding a 'instant messenger' chat room to our Forum?
Which could be a good idea, and be very useful?
So I just wanted to raise it here so that we discuss the idea.
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Posted on September 27 2008 11:26 AM

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Yes that would be a great idea Smile
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Posted on September 27 2008 09:28 PM
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Geoff, we can easily do that, the only thing that has stopped me is the time problem. I panic just thinking about arranging that. Because we can't have a 24-hour open chatroom, that would be a dead room. So specific meeting times, planned and written about, is what we need.

We have people from Europe, Asia, America, all over the place, and it would be hard to find a time where everybody could join at the same time. I think a time between 18 (6pm) and 22 (10pm) would be the best for everyone - so maybe we could have different days with different times, trying to accomidate everyone.

Is it something you would and could arrange, the time?

As far as a place to chat there shouldn't be a problem, I can find a free chatroom just for this - or we could do it through MSN messenger as a lot of people use that.
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Posted on September 29 2008 06:07 PM

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That does sound like a good idea.
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Posted on April 08 2010 05:55 PM

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I think that would be great because with this the dyscalculia chat you have to wait a while and can't have a proper disscusion.

Put it forward.
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Posted on April 16 2010 05:33 AM

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I'm smiling, just thinking about all the typos. Wink
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Posted on November 07 2010 08:08 PM

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I think a chat room would be great, i'd rather not have a specific time ( yikes!) Having spent some hours on here reading, i see there are others here too, but i cant chat to them, that's a bit of a shame.
Why not have a chat room for all hours and then maybe a specific time scheduled for people who find planning easy and want to come in to chat to loads of people at once. Personally I like it when there's hardly anyone in a chat room.
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Posted on November 07 2010 09:48 PM

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I'm thinking, Pips, that the issue might be that we'd need to have a Moderator present in the chat room. Our dear Admins clean up ridiculous spam for us here daily, and an unattended chat room would invite trolls. These are just my 'two cents worth'. Admin will probably 'get back to you' on this. - jus'
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Posted on January 21 2011 08:07 PM
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id like that to
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Posted on January 21 2011 08:47 PM
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me too Smile
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Posted on January 21 2011 09:01 PM
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It sounds like a great idea, again, if spam can be kept out. Smile
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Posted on January 23 2011 12:26 AM
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My vote is to just register a channel on the irc network of one's choice, say freenode, and put a java irc client on the website. Fast and simple.

That way, those of us who are more computer-oriented and are generally online at all times can just add the chatroom to our lists, and those who are intermittent can use the webpage.

Scheduled chats may be necessary, but the room should be open at all times - otherwise it will never be anything more than just a side thing that everyone eventually forgets about.

Spam is highly unusual in irc chatrooms. Moderating may be necessary, but it is not something one worries about until it becomes an issue. In my experience setting up these kinds of things, spam is limited to forums - where a search engine can index the spam and increase the poster's pagerank.
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