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Being all hyped up I would like to suggest a chat function in here, ...
April 16th, 2008 06:51 AM
Ok..its 4am and am wide awake; thank you so much Starbucks..
Being all hyped up I would like to suggest a chat function in here, one of those fancy thing..I search but could not find anything..
April 16th, 2008 07:08 AM
I doubt you'll see a chat here anytime soon. I'm not a moderator, but I know they stay busy with just the forums. Add a live chat with the number of members we have here and it would be almost impossible to maintain at the level of Defensive Carry.
Good idea, but not workable with a forum this size.
April 16th, 2008 07:16 AM
Moved this thread to Forum feedback. I believe Bumper has already decided we are too big / our purpose is more informational . moderating such a feature would be a nightmare.
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April 16th, 2008 09:40 AM
Someone made the suggestion a year or so ago, but I'm afraid that it would be impossible to manage. The few I have seen seem to have been pretty unruly and an opportunity for the spammers to push their wares, not to mention being a drain on forum bandwidth.
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
April 16th, 2008 05:12 PM
Although I would enjoy a live chat forum, I have to agree with Bumper. In no time at all there would problems with spammers as well as "bots" invading the chatroom. I used to go to the "Gun Cabinet" in yahoo, gave it up because of all the bots and spam. At the very least it would require a moderator in the room 24/7. Just the idea of scheduling moderators to cover is mind boggling.
April 18th, 2008 12:36 AM
That was my first thought. Your cost would what quadruple over night. No wonder you're red faced just thinking about it.
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April 18th, 2008 03:49 AM
I agree on the yahoo front, as far as the rooms go. I chat with a few friends sometimes, a conference at most.
A friend started a room on pal talk, not weapon related, that's a pay site, was fine for a few months, but he tells me it had gotten out of hand, and has given that up. He is on a different server now, he likes it and I think it's free.
April 18th, 2008 02:39 PM
I was an admin on a vbulletin-based forum a few years ago. We tried chat a couple of times, but at that time, there were few options, and though I can't recall what we tried, I do recall that:
1) it didn't work very well (as compared to a 'real' chat client)
2) the novelty wore off quickly, and ultimately, nobody used the dang thing.
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