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Pf chat room

  1. May 28, 2005 #1
    so, i was discussing this with a comrade...

    remember back in the day? pf had a chatroom... i think it only operated every once in a while. but it was a real time way for pfers to chat it up. it was good times... if i remember.... seems like ages ago really... anyways, there weren't really as many people around then, so it was sometimes boring... but i'm thinking with the sort of activity general discussion gets nowadays... a chat'd be cool eh?

    yep...
     
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  3. May 28, 2005 #2
    Chat room conversations are either going too fast or it's totally dead. The great thing about message boards is you can post anytime you want and have someone reply at their own time and it won't kill any momentum.
     
  4. May 28, 2005 #3

    SOS2008

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    Also, when you have such a demented group it's probably best to keep some control on standards. :devil: :bugeye:
     
  5. May 28, 2005 #4

    JamesU

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    I think a chat room would be great. Then we could talk without having to wait every thirty seconds to do a search.
     
  6. May 28, 2005 #5
    exactly. it'd be cool to have a chatroom. like i said, there used to be one. it'd totally be entertaining too... man... thatd be sweet.
     
  7. May 28, 2005 #6

    dextercioby

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    I'd be sure to stay out.I'm not a funny person to chat with.

    Daniel.
     
  8. May 28, 2005 #7

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    You could be the one that everyone hates...no, we have BT
     
  9. May 28, 2005 #8
    I remember the chat room for PF. Several of us spent hours debunking several notions on magnets??? lol thats all I can recall of the chats. Except getting to know a few people better, by seeing how they express them selfs in real time.
     
  10. May 28, 2005 #9

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    Chat rooms get out of control, too many people talking at the same time, and you end up missing the important messages because of all the garbage, so I end up making everyone invisible, which defeats the purpose of the chat.
     
  11. May 29, 2005 #10

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    As soon as there are more than 8 or 10 people in a chat room, I get completely lost. At least I can touch type; those who need to look down at the keyboard are really lost in chat because by the time you type something and look back up, there are two more screens you've missed reading. I also run out of room in the little text box before I'm done saying what I have to say.
     
  12. May 29, 2005 #11
    Who looks at the keyboard anymore.... :uhh:
     
  13. May 29, 2005 #12
    I'm the fastest four fingered typist in the world. Thumbs for the space bar.

    What was the PF situation like when it had a chatroom?

    From chatrooms elsewhere that I've been in they get out of hand quickly. It is an entirely different way of communication than the posting method. Posting gives a person time to consider the previous posts and reflect on their own words. It is all lost in chat. I have to say I am curious to see what a PF chat would look like.
     
  14. May 29, 2005 #13
    I don't recall it getting out of hand, mostly due to the time differences of members around the world. It wasn't over crowded.
     
  15. May 29, 2005 #14
    ya, from what i recall of the pf chat, it was sorta mellow. nothing at all like the other chatrooms. i hate chats usually, cause people just start doing stupid stuff. but the pf one wasn't really like that... and like hypatia said, time zone differences and all... i think it'd be fun times.

    Also, when there was a pf chat, it wasn't like the boards stopped. the chat room loaded when you first got to pf, but you could leave whenever and just post on the boards normally. obviously, people who post seriously all the time didn't stay in the chat long. the chat was mostly a real-time general discussion. it was optional. it was fun.
     
  16. May 29, 2005 #15

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    Didn't the chat room here die because no one was using it? I remember going to it a few times and no one was there.
     
  17. May 29, 2005 #16
    ya maybe.... i'm not sure what the declared reason was... but that was probably it. general discussion didn't used to be this popular though. i mean, when i first joined, i could log in once a day, and there wouldn't be any active threads. now though, i can leave for an hour and there's 12. people post like mad. a chat would make much more sense nowadays.
     
  18. May 29, 2005 #17
    You cant just go saying things like that without details.
     
  19. May 29, 2005 #18
    Fire it up. Perhaps organized chat rooms would work.
    IRC?
     
  20. May 30, 2005 #19
    michio kaku used to have an irc chat and nobody would go to it so his chat was shut down and he moved to these forums! irc is kinda hard for inexperienced computer users to handle so a webbasd irc would be needed most likely. but i think irc is great and if it is added i would idle there all day :biggrin:
     
  21. Jul 11, 2005 #20

    dextercioby

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    This thread needs revival.

    WE NEED A CHAT ROOM. Everyone, look at the amount of useless posting in General Discussion lately. It would benefit everyone if we had a chatroom. I mean there are ~ 130, 140 new threads in July alone :surprised

    So i admit that i won't be here to benefit (in case it's done), but let's do it for the other members. :smile:

    Please, Greg. :!!)

    Daniel.
     
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