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How come PF Chat isn't on all the time?

  1. Sep 7, 2008 #1
    How come PF Chat isn't on all the time? I come into the website and it says PF Chat now open and then I come in later and it is not there. Is there a special time for it to be open?
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  3. Sep 7, 2008 #2


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    PF chat is open on Sundays from 10am to 4pm central time.
  4. Sep 7, 2008 #3
    Physics Forums is a forum based environment and we have good reasons for keeping it that way. The chat is to be thought of as a weekly special event. Cristo has the times. However many times it runs 30-60min later.
  5. Sep 8, 2008 #4


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    Is there any way to log the chats?
  6. Sep 13, 2008 #5
    Yes, you can save the chat.

    And also the chat room is for chatting. it's not the place to solve homework.
  7. Sep 13, 2008 #6


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    The White Zone is for loading and unloading only!

    Movie references aside, there is a really good reason why we don't give homework help in chat. Homework help should be preserved so that other students can benefit and learn from the Q&A. Chat is kind of free-wheeling and free-form. Greg is nice enough to provide it as a socializing resource, and we should be glad to have it ... just for fun. Thanks, Greg!
  8. Dec 15, 2008 #7
    when is the chat going to be open again?
  9. Dec 16, 2008 #8


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi Paul! Welcome to PF! :smile:
    Looks like …
    … but there's nothing to stop you starting a chat thread in the General Discussion forum (general section) or Academic Guidance or Career Guidance forums. :smile:
  10. Dec 16, 2008 #9
    How about an irc channel?
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