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Discussion in 'Forum Technical Help and Issues' started by Gratch, Apr 29, 2011.


  1. Gratch

    Gratch PetForums VIP

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    Sure this has probably be mentioned before, too tired to search (sorry!) but I love the idea of a live chat for the forum. I personally can't be bothered with instant messengers and sometimes I get bored in between posts (somehow I forgot what I used to do on the internet before I joined here :confused:) so having a chat to go onto and see who's kicking about could be fun :001_smile:
     
  2. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    They can be good but other forums i have been on that have started chatboxes ect the the post count goes right down. :(
     
  3. Beagle Mafia

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    good idea, not sure I'd use it :nonod:

    We have that rubbish on FB and its always falling apart. A chat thingy-me-bob would need to not have bug things :)
     
  4. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Oh do you mean like personal 1 on 1 type chat i thought you meant like a chat room Doh!
     
  5. Beagle Mafia

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    I've probs got it confused...which confused you :D

    I read it as individal chat but Gratch may have meant chat room...I don't know :D
     
  6. sue&harvey

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    There did used to be a chat room, but I don't think it ot used much and was a real drain on the server. At least I think I read that somewhere :eek:
     
  7. dexter

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    its been suggested before. either wasn't used or peps didn't want it. can't remember now.
     
  8. Amethyst

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    It would just be another means for some members on here to bully I am afraid and unless there was always a mod present ... which of course there could not be, it would be like a playground, if anyone not in their "gang" dared venture in or disagreed with them :(

    At least on the board it's pretty public and permanent, unless abuse removed by mods, in a chat room this would not apply and I think a minority of members would take advantage of that :tongue_smilie:
     
  9. critter

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    Hi, I think I agree with Amethyst, besides the Mods have enough to do making sure we all behave now!. wayne.
     
  10. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    yes there was a chat room once but dont think it was used much.
     
  11. petforum

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    As mentioned, there was one, but there was never anyone using it. As you cant have different sections on instant chat, it is just a free for all.
     
  12. 912142

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    I'm a golden oldie and I can't make out what they are saying on these chat forums - it's almost as though they are texting half the time.:(
     
  13. danielled

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    There used to be a chat room on here but it never really got used so Mark got rid. In Mark's defence I woul have got rid of it too. I mean it never really got used so why have it. Plus as already said more bullying may accurr.
     
  14. Gratch

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    I did mean chat room but fair enough :)
     
  15. Bandy

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    Nah, that aint even close to the truth.

    I MOD on two sites, both with chat boxes. Logs are permanent....there are some versions that allow banning from the chat box (however long deemed necessary by any MOD) if a person abuses it or others in it.

    You'd be surprised how much the bull sh!t falls by the wayside when the pompousness of posts (for being a jerks sake) gives way to actual conversation.

    I've seen people who seemingly can't stand the others get along and actually have a good time.
     
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