Do you think the board would benefit from a live chat room?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by naleca, Feb 28, 2003.

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Do you think the board would benefit from a live chat room?

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. naleca

    naleca Trash Hunting

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    Please post your answers.
  2. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Sure, could be dangerous though... :)
  3. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    I think it's a good idea mate....although as zel said...opens the way for a lot of idiots to spoil things...maybe if it was members only ?
  4. naleca

    naleca Trash Hunting

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    Cheers guys definitlly 100% members only, can it be any more dangerous than the War zone
  5. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    I'm thinking it would be dangerous with... ummm.... certain combinations of members online :p (present company definitely included!)

    the arguments against?
    -Would people then not post - which creates a larger board and therefore drawing more notice to it via google and such....??
    -Would people get entrenched in chat and not do the multiple window technique that allows you to, say... help a newbie here, post a file from your collection there.... while being involved in a little War Zone post war in another window...??

    just food for thought!
  6. naleca

    naleca Trash Hunting

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    :( O.K Jeanie good point taken.
    ...Permission given to close my thread:slap:
  7. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    *cough cough*
    It's an integrated IRC Chat;
    been here for years... ;)

    If there are concerns about non-members having access to it --and I can't say I disagree-- we can probably change everything to use a vB-hack that will prohibit non-member access.

    As far as replacing posting goes... There are only about 1 or 2 connections per day (for less than a minute). Not much competition there.

    BUT, it's there. Feel free to use it.
    More info for connection with a real IRC client: http://board.midibuddy.net/t60390.html

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  8. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    P.S. There are some good uses for a live chat room that wouldn't distract from the boards here:
    • Integrated Streaming Audio Server - someone could run a shoutcast server and display info in IRC channel (using winamp and Wmon plugin). mp3 OR MIDI audio could be streamed...
    • Live trivia, or other IRC games
    • Sharing files that are not permitted for posting here
    • Live help with site issues
    • Live help with equipment cofiguration, hardware or software issues
    • Live collaboration - cooperative MIDI file sequencing or other joint projects.
    • Site staff Private channel for dynamic site discussions. Great way to administrate/moderate a site in real-time.
    • Sharing other projects that exceed attachment size for posting here (or other works/files that you (obviously) own copywrite to...

    Don't be afraid to use it. If you don't know how to use mIRC or any other IRC client, use the java applet.
  9. Nyxan

    Nyxan It wont hurt for long Staff Member Moderator

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    sorry cant answer...I'm too busy chatting with art

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