I suggest a Web-based Chat Room!

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by RichL, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. RichL macrumors 6502

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    On http://www.invitescentral.net.tc/ they have an active chat at the bottom of the forum and it's pretty cool. Not sure how it would effect the forum if for the better or worse. How do you guys feel?
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    there's already an IRC channel that's been in use for years now...although nobody ever frequents it other than during events and when the forum is down...
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    1. Totally different forum software they're running to us.
    2. More importantly, it looks revolting! :eek:
     
  4. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    If you generate enough interest, you could always use http://gabbly.com/macrumors.com.
    Some people tried it... it was ok.

    I do think incorporating a chat in to the forums is not a good idea. Transcripts would be needed to be able to search for a solution. And who likes to wade through chat transcripts for a sollution...
     
  5. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Yeah that's quite the heinous forum! Blech.


    I don't see a live chat feature being integrated into this website in a way that isn't disturbing, ugly or annoying somehow.
     
  6. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Then there comes the issue of moderating it. I have seen some of the threads here go down quick (the one about certain people not liking Katie's writing style), a chat has the potential to go down hill even quicker.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The irc has been quite for a while now so I don't see any form of chat taking off.
     
  8. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    I suggested the same thing, and I got shot down.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    We don't need a web based chat since we have a perfectly good IRC that is not really used. It is obvious that nobody here wants to chat since MRChat is always quite and nobody seems to care. If we really want to get a chat going it is best to advertise the IRC and get it active again.
     
  10. RichL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Everything you guy said is understandable. I just wanted to put it out there for discussion. :p
     

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