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Posted: hmmmm i think Malcolm was considering it too...i don't know how many of us will be online at the same time though - the good thing with the BB is that you can post and everyone else can see it; with the chat room the others should be online (of course we'll still have the BB ).emmm i don't know what to say really - i might not use it much but then again it might be fun to have one when you are in a chatty mood...let's see what others think on this too...happy swinging,Simos[This message has been edited by Simos (edited 26 February 2001).]
Posted: A chat room could be interesting, although, how many of us are on-line at anyone time?+ major differences in time zones would definately make it more difficult.Caine-and-Unable.
*GiZmO*member 7 posts Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted: You could alwayz just make the chat room, at least it is there if anyone wants to use it, if not then well, the BB is still here Set it up in mIRC or something, have a couple of ops from different time zones to keep out the idiots, it could be fun, to just have a chat to people rather then just posting notices about moves, fuels etc. GiZ (<----------a self confessed chat room addict, hehehe)
Posted: Yes I had tried a live chat room here a few months back. Did not get enough visitors into it at any one time to get a chat going I had to ring a friend and tell them to go into the chat room to have a chat Some Stats from the Month of JanuaryThe Forum page was viewed 8300 timesAll Pages viewed total 167,000Visitors 12,000Approx. 1000 posts in the BBoard.At any one time there is usally at least 18 visitors brousing the site.Only a minority of visitors actually leave messages on the message board or "Chat". Only 5% of the total pages viewed are in the Bulletin Board.5% of 18 visitors at any one time is 0.89people. We require 2.00 people in order to chat.That is probably why the chat room previously did not work.It however could work if we organise a chat time for different time zones. Personally I like to hear what others are doing throughout the world, so yes the time zone thing will limit the possible participation at any one time.As always your comments are much appreciated Malcolm
Posted: Well as the nerdy types do, i chat on IRC and recent;y have been sitting myself in #poi. This is on the oz.org network (mpx.oz.org, client.oz.org etc etc), no one else has joined me as yet, so if anyone wants to come visit some time, do so.
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smittymember 104 posts Location: Brisbane QLD Australia
Posted: what about using both, using the bb 4 what it is now, and the chat incase that.89 people chabge to two one day, if its aproxamatly 18 people, a chat might encourage them to stay longer in the window aswell,just n idea though
Trickymember 33 posts Location: Right behind you........
Posted: I rekon I'd agree with Simos. There is little point haviong chat as it would end up like the Crystal Stix sites chat page...never anyone online (not meant to diss the site or anything), but the chat idea just didn't work (not that I have seen anyway). Could be woth a try though, as I am not any sort of authority on such matters!
Posted: ...before this whole thing gets out of hand i would like to make a correction:5% of 18 people = 0.9 and not 0.89 Malcolm you gave me a laugh with that 2.00 figure! (and a pain as well since as from last night i have an injured spine - i guess that means swinging is out of the question for a few days (weeks??? )...happy swinging,Simos [This message has been edited by Simos (edited 27 February 2001).]
ShawnFmember 162 posts Location: Springfield, MA - USA
Posted: As having some experiance with chat rooms, can mention a couple of things. First they are not easy to keep going, but can still have possibilities, especially if they are the only one of their kind.I think having it use IRC would be a good idea. Ideally, it'd be nice if it could be accessed from the website at the same time (using some sort of java irc client).The reason is that if someone is using a real irc client like mIRC, they can set it up to sit in the room and make some sort of a sound when someone enters, and there are controls to throw out troublemakers, etc.As for the last chatroom, to be truthful, I don't even remember there being one. Did it have a prominant place on the page? Or maybe it had been a java-only room that seemed clunky and I got turned off of it?In any case, I think having an assigned time is a good idea. That way it'd be like mini-get togethers...
Captain Howdymember 3 posts Location: Charlotte, NC, United States
Posted: Will you guys be posting the address for the chat room here? Check out this site for a few laughs and giggles if you get a chance:https://www.geocities.com/snackrelatedmishap/main.html
ShawnFmember 162 posts Location: Springfield, MA - USA
Posted: Hey, I'll try to hang out in the #poi chatroom this weekend if I can. If you see me in there (probably Shawn or SilverT), I'll probably be away, but say something or private message me or something. I'll try to check every 15 mins at least...But anyone have any idea when you might come in day/time-wise, give a post... the more people we can have in there at once the better. And I'm guessing the weekend will be the main possibility because the time-zones will make it harder to connect during the week...Hope to chat with you!