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Old 11-02-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Hey Fellow Avaloners

We need a chat room!

I can't help but notice that there are always quite a few of us online everyday...and yes the posts are insightful and thought provoking but i think that having a chat room would keep our energy, focus and brains stimulated.

And i also realize taht chat rooms need tobe monitored, but i believe that could be worked out among us...i would love to share "real-time" with my friends here!

What does everyone think?

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Old 11-02-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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hehehe should have posted a pole
But I agree on that a chat room would be cool.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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Maybe you/we could chat using any of the free messenger services...just a thought?
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:55 PM   #5
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I've thought that Avalon could use a chat room as well.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:27 AM   #6
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A chat room might be the perfect solution for the board. The message boards could be used as they were intended for information and the chat for our socializing.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:43 AM   #7
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Maybe you/we could chat using any of the free messenger services...just a thought?
Thanks for the suggestion Kathleen...

Free messengers services are not set up to accommodate many users in one venue at a time...chat services/rooms are just that...yes, if you wish to have a small get together with a few people you can use IM services but this is hardly sufficient for a group...

There are some alternatives to a traditional "chat room" scenario...i suggested in another post that we may be able to use conferencing type site such as Paltalk...http://www.paltalk.com. I invite you to at least check it out and see how you feel about it.

You can sign up for FREE or pay if you like (if you need or want more features i.e. the ability to see webcams or streaming movies)...i have had a subscription there for 5 years...you can create and open a room within minutes...private (locked) or public....just a thought...you can appoint admins and control whatever you want...if the room is invite only, you can control who comes into the room...Anyway, it's just a suggestion and if anyone is up for it, please send me a message and we can get it started...

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Old 11-03-2008, 01:54 AM   #8
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Yes I agree.

Blog Talk Radio has a free chatroom and it can be private so the public cannt interrupt.

Then of course there is Skype which has audio as well as file transfer abilities.

Who is going to lead this charge?
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:12 AM   #9
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Yes I agree.

Blog Talk Radio has a free chatroom and it can be private so the public cannt interrupt.

Then of course there is Skype which has audio as well as file transfer abilities.

Who is going to lead this charge?
Thanks Waterman, good ideas...

I am more then willing to lead the charge...

Let's let the thread mature and see if anyone has anymore suggestions on possible chat sites...

I appreciate the interest so far, i just think it would be great to interact on a more personal and immediate level...who knows what the possibilities are...

Please post the addresses of any chat sites you may know of or already use.

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Old 11-03-2008, 02:25 AM   #10
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great idea, ill be there
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:29 AM   #11
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best idea. as long as there is no charge for it. i'm a moderator for another chatroom at a different forum too, soo, if i can be of some assistance!
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:31 AM   #12
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Hey Fellow Avaloners

We need a chat room!

I can't help but notice that there are always quite a few of us online everyday...and yes the posts are insightful and thought provoking but i think that having a chat room would keep our energy, focus and brains stimulated.

And i also realize taht chat rooms need tobe monitored, but i believe that could be worked out among us...i would love to share "real-time" with my friends here!

What does everyone think?

peace

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:09 PM   #13
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I agree it would be a good idea and might even help to keep the more, day-to-day, mundane posts to a minimum in the rest of the forum.

Mind you, someone will have to moderate the chatroom too I guess and the mods work hard enough as it is now.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:46 PM   #14
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Chatroom sounds like a good idea!
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:50 PM   #15
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:05 PM   #16
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I think chat rooms have their purpose but what happens to all of this information? Does it get recorded or lost to the wind once the chat is over?
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:13 PM   #17
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Yes definately i'm in for that one
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:34 PM   #18
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Hi all

I own a irc (chat) network and would be more than happy to provide free access to avalon members and anyone else who wishes to join. At the moment it is named after my domain 2012info.ca but can be renamed to match the avalon domain in desired. The network can be accessed via the web through a java interface or with a IRC client like mIRC.

via web: http://2012info.ca/chat/

or with a client: irc.2012info.ca

To the Mods or Founders: it can easily be renamed to irc.avalon.net just ask.

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:38 PM   #19
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as a footnote to the post i made above. The network has several security features and can provide user and channel registrations and is monitored 24/7
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:32 AM   #20
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They have a chatroom already on these forums buts its hidden


Talk to the FORUM ADMIN .. and tell him to make it public ..

I have a feeling they are using it behind the scenes :P
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #21
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They have a chatroom already on these forums buts its hidden


Talk to the FORUM ADMIN .. and tell him to make it public ..

I have a feeling they are using it behind the scenes :P
Your probably correct, in a forum such as this good communication amongst all the administration is essential in the interest of efficiency and should be left as is, if it exists. I am offering an alternative for the general population.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:23 PM   #22
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Your probably correct, in a forum such as this good communication amongst all the administration is essential in the interest of efficiency and should be left as is, if it exists. I am offering an alternative for the general population.

Exactly ~ this is what it says

" ChatBox "

" Viewing ChatBox Archive ChatBox Archive "
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:27 PM   #23
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The mods do have a little chatbox and we use it for all kinds of stuff.
we laugh a lot....grinn.


But we use it especially to talk about how we can handle issues, how to respond to members, inform us all on what we are doing and give a lot of feedback to each other.

It is moderation tool.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #24
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I have been wanting this since the day Avalon opened, and there was a thread started then too

I would like one that you can create your own private rooms etc so there can be one on one conversation or small groups discussing something without public interference or judgment

these things exist all over but the good ones cost money for hosting

IRC does have a learning curve to use and software is needed but if that is all there is...
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:00 PM   #25
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Colin, please confirm my thoughts on this.

Everyone... as far as I know adding a new member chat area to the forum would cause a major slowdown of the forum.

This has been discussed since the onset of Avalon's creation and it is known that opening something like this up will do nothing but cause hosting server issues. If anybody has suggestions/experiences please provide to myself, Colin or Gareth.

Thank you Heretic for your IRC suggestion above.

Thanks

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