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Old 11-25-2014, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a chat facility? There seems to be a good amount of people logged in...might be nice to strike up a live conversation with some of them.

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Old 11-28-2014, 10:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Steve,

We've talked about adding this feature in the past and had to say 'no'.

The chat would be open for all to view (all ages and backgrounds) plus there would be no way to have it moderated for content if it suddenly went whizzing off into places where so many of the topics we DO have to moderate (and then frequently ban members) seem to go.

We have had members do the PM thing and then connect thru facebook or some other medium so they can chat. Even using PM's work fine (but not for a group) if both people are on line.

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I connected thru facebook.
The chat msger.
Now i spend my says gabbing away to Emily lol
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Thay facebook messenger freaks me out
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I connected thru facebook.
The chat msger.
Now i spend my says gabbing away to Emily lol
That's best cause you can limit who you chat with and don't have to put up with someone who may crash into a good conversation and have it go whizzing off into CrazyLand
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I think long ago and far away this board had chats. Watched it a time or two. I think it was shut down for the reasons mentioned - hard to monitor (required a monitor on the chat during the times it was open), got nuts too easily, etc.
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All boards have the chat ability. The issue is imo is not moderation, because a mod. can delete a chat post with one click. The issue is imo $$.. Chat's don't generate money. Advertisers pay for post counts and revenue earned to make the Forum more valuable. Personally, with the drama, it just adds more mod. work to regulate the tempo of which has always been "Y" gene oriented...

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All boards have the chat ability. The issue is imo is not moderation, because a mod. can delete a chat post with one click. The issue is imo $$..

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While that may be true about the money on some forums (I have no idea about the $$$ situation on this forum), we moderators and admins SPECIFICALLY had chat removed years ago because of the reason I put above. Zero to do with the money. And when the new owners of the board learned why we didn't want chat they immediately agreed.

The issues with moderation.

We mods/admins are unpaid and come and go on this forum. Hence the issue. None of us are staring at this forum 24/7 not only reading each and every post but certainly not keeping up with the constantly changing additions to a chat room.

It only takes a few minutes for the 'crazy' to start and by the time one of us return or get a notification the damage has been done.
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