Is it possible to have a chat thread in community discussion?

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  1. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    Like the title says...

    In another forum I post on--there is a designated chat thread where we can all banter on about whatever--this generally helps keep the rest of the forum "clean" and provides for much enjoyment for the many frequenting members.

    Is this a possibility?

    I posted a tentative one in the community section and mods you can remove it if you wish...if it's possible, can we get the a-ok and chat in that one thread?

    Thanks!
    Amanda
     
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  3. Btrthnezr3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I posted that thread thinking we could start one...someone mentioned I may want to ask mods...hence this thread.

    They can close it if they'd like...or both.

    I was just thinking it'd be a) helpful b) fun

    I searched before I posted that one and couldn't find anything...hence why I posted that one to start with.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's a forum policy not to allow chat threads because they clutter the Forum Spy and New Posts displays and because they encourage posting habits that would probably show up in other discussions. For example, chatter in news story discussions would make it harder for everyone else to find the substantive posts.
     
  5. Btrthnezr3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I understand--

    I had just found that this became the outlet for those chatters in the other forum. But I'm all about obeying the rules--it's all good.

    I just really like the people here and enjoy talking with them. :D
     
  6. R94N macrumors 68020

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    You could use our IRC channel if you just want to chat with people, not many of the total MR users are on there or use IRC at all though.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Back in the day when Blue Velvet was a moderator she used to create a thread most Friday evenings for random Friday night chit-chat and then wasteland it on Saturdays. So there is some precedent for chat threads...
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Some people complained about this practice.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There will be a small subset of people who complain about anything. For what it's worth I thought it was pretty cool.
     
  10. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I enjoyed it a lot. She made one just for me once. :)

    When I first signed up I kinda got into trouble for being too chatty. :p
     
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    Still gets you in trouble from time to time
     
  13. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    But not here. ;)
     
  14. Btrthnezr3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't want to tweet with random people...I wanna chat with intelligent Mac owners :p
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Stay out of the iPhone Forum and the PRSI then ;)
     
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  17. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Where you can join me, DoFoT9, Tristangage and a few others in some friendly banter. It would be nice to see some new people on IRC though.
     
  18. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    People actually use that? Wow.
     
  19. Btrthnezr3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be sure to get on this evening and see what is going on...

    See you all in about 8 hours, haha!
     
  20. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, great channel - usually has someone there, whatever time I go in
     
  21. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Heh, you'd think not - IRC is kinda old but I'd comfortably say it's still alive and well. The room we have is not busy all the time but it's a good place to go.
     

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