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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Chatroom wanted.... Reply with quote

I think a chatroom would be a neat add-on to the site. I don't do much chatting, but I would take part in the chats if this were to occur.

Just some thoughts.....

I really would like this...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been discussed a lonnngggg time ago. In fact, even before I became a member.

I think it is a good idea, but as this link I'll give at the bottom, it should only happen on certain occasions.

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1184
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chat rooms are usefulf or small group but I think there's so many peope on here would be messy

How about a skype chatroom at a certain time each week or each night - different people can host it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This forum works just like a chatroom if you click "view posts since last visit".
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On every forum I have been on that decided to go with a chatroom the end result was a forum with hardly any posts, it basically kills the forum traffic. People stop posting questions in the forum and instead get quick answers in the chatroom. Long term the forum suffers and user numbers start to dwindle.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Chatroom wanted.... Reply with quote

Macuser9214 wrote:
I think a chatroom would be a neat add-on to the site. I don't do much chatting, but I would take part in the chats if this were to occur.

Just some thoughts.....

I really would like this...



how about a shout box, ive seen that work well on spymac before!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's not necessory
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
This forum works just like a chatroom if you click "view posts since last visit".

Exactly Bill, and it's all the more of a reason to keep things as they are when people around the planet are asleep at different times. If the forum was effectively replaced by a chatroom, it would be harder for members in Europe to have much interaction with those members in Australia/NZ or on the west coast of the US/Canada.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Bill and JohnnyBoy, the Forum works for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would concur also that a chatroom isn't suited to our community here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with this:
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On every forum I have been on that decided to go with a chatroom the end result was a forum with hardly any posts, it basically kills the forum traffic. People stop posting questions in the forum and instead get quick answers in the chatroom. Long term the forum suffers and user numbers start to dwindle.

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Exactly Bill, and it's all the more of a reason to keep things as they are when people around the planet are asleep at different times. If the forum was effectively replaced by a chatroom, it would be harder for members in Europe to have much interaction with those members in Australia/NZ or on the west coast of the US/Canada.
- and of course Thailand Very Happy

Been there done that, and for those reasons removed all the chat features from our forums. All we use now is the free Hab-la sw for customer support chat on our websites.
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