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Stix

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ALF Chatroom
« on: September 07, 2009, 07:35:40 PM »
I constantly find myself wanting to shoot some of the regular posters on here a few questions on 1 subject or another, i believe a chat room would be a great addition to the site.

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Re: ALF Chatroom
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 07:42:38 PM »
I sway more to no.
While a chat room has it's plus for me the negs are
1- Open to possible misuse
2- Everyone misses out on really useful information, big loss to all
3- I'd never get anything done!!!! :o
Keep em comin!!!

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Re: ALF Chatroom
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 08:03:19 PM »
We have thought about this before and although we are very interested to hear the views of members on this one, we did decide not to install a chat room.

The main reason being, that one of the really great things about ALF is that the information so generously contributed by the members is stored and searchable for future reference.  Chat is far more temporary and while it may benefit those participating at the time, the information is then lost if someone is asking the same question later on.

Having said that, pleased to hear what the thoughts of others are on this.

I would also point out that if you are already on IM (of various flavours), this info can be stored in your profile so if you are available to chat via gmail, MSN messenger, etc then you can have this ready at a click of the button for others to use.  It isnt quite the same as a chat room but could serve the purpose if a number of members are on a common platform.

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Leah
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