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So many people logged on...

Would a "real time" chat be:

  • An excellent idea! (Mastiff is a Eugenious!)

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Kind of nice, I might use it once in awhile.

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Eh... Probably just a bore unless PlannerGirl is on.

    Votes: 6 40.0%
  • A dumb idea. Hey Mastiff, any idea what kind of WORK that takes!?

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Huh? What's "real time" chat?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    15

Mastiff

Gunfighter
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7,181
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...makes me think of a suggestion.

It might be too difficult, but would a little java chat area be a bad idea? It might be fun to type "real time" now and again, eh?
 

NHPlanner

A shadow of my former self
Staff member
Moderator
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9,945
Points
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Nice Idea, but....

...most people are here during the work day...not exactly "chat" time.

Plus, lots of firewalls will not allow for that kind of java applet to function.
 

Chet

Cyburbian Emeritus
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10,623
Points
34
Maybe...

I tend to log on in short bursts, rather than spend time in chat. The applets will work on our system, and I occassionally run through AIM to get in touch with friends, but can'tstay in protracted sessions. Don't know if I'd really use chat...
 

el Guapo

Capitalist
Messages
5,995
Points
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This is already CyberCrack!

I don't need/can't handle a more addictive real-time bong hit of Cyburbia!

Please someone get me to rehab NOW! I'm already shaking like Daryl Strawberry at a Urinalysis Appointment.
 

PlannerGirl

Cyburbian Plus
Messages
6,377
Points
29
Lol this place is my comic stress buster every day!

IM on the net in bursts, usualy to see how many more dead cats there are ;-) But its intresting to know ive become such a topic here :)

D
 

Dan

Dear Leader
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
18,694
Points
69
I thought about it, but then said "naaaah." Why?

1) If it's busy here, the regular bulletin boards are pretty close to real time.

2) Too much time chatting = less time posting.

3) Chat really only works for IRC and for sites that have a LOT of users. The few times I've visited the Straight Dope channel on IRC, there would be 10, maybe 15 people tops on there. That's considering a board with thousands of registered users, where there's a new post every 30 to 120 seconds.
 

Tranplanner

maudit anglais
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7,915
Points
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I'm trapped behind the firewall from hell...

Or is it I'm trapped in hell, behind a firewall?
 
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