Should we have a chat room?

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Warrior
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Who thinks we should have a chat room as well as a messageboard? I know some people won't see the point, but chat-rooms can sometimes be more interesting. I know this chat room, where you can have SoundsIgnore listsPrivate MessagingSmiliesThe ability to create multiple roomsNO ADMINS!! (party!)And a bunch more stuff. If most of the votes want a chat room, I'll host the room myself (no bandwidth problems for spidweb.com) and tell people the link to it.

[ Sunday, February 29, 2004 07:26: Message edited by: You know who this is ]

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Ahhh, the good old days of Room 3...

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Warrior
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Uh...Room 3? Is this another insult, I've kinda had a pile of 'em lately.

EDIT: Those people who put no, why not? Whats wrong with u?!

[ Sunday, February 29, 2004 07:46: Message edited by: You know who this is ]

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

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Posts: 69 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
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There already is one. It's called "AIM". Just make up a chat name and say you'll be there. Anyway, I think no admins is a bad thing. If you have more than about five people in a room, it becomes inane and stupid, and the idiots need to be /kicked. Or, for AIM, the nonidiots can effortlessly make another room for themselves and not tell the idiots.

Room 3 was an AIM chatroom that often got used, until all the idiots found out about it.

[ Sunday, February 29, 2004 07:48: Message edited by: Khoth ]

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Infiltrator
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AIM is more fun than chat rooms, in my experience. You put more than two or three people in that kind of situation and the whole thing gets weird. I am, however, a hopeless slave to instant messaging.

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Posts: 437 | Registered: Sunday, July 13 2003 07:00
Warrior
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I think having an insane chat room is fun.

Besides, not everyone in the world has AIM (myself included), and I just thought it would be nice to have a chat room as well. But never mind.

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Master
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we all know that, if they ever make a chatroom here, i'll spam it to hell.

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Warrior
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Wait a minute, apart from Dead Sexy Wise Man here, who else would there be to spam up the chatroom? Who else here is an 'idiot'?

Even if there were going to be any, you can make a seperate 'spam room' where the noobs could make sounds and smilies to their hearts content. And what is so brilliant about AIM?

EDIT: AIM is evil. Just like AOL

[ Sunday, February 29, 2004 08:23: Message edited by: You know who this is ]

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

George Bush's answer:
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Posts: 69 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Infiltrator
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It's not really that brilliant, but a lot of people have it. It is so ubiquitous that I for one was glad that the option to show your AIM id is offered in Spiderweb profiles.

I use three different instant message programs, but then I am weird.

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Posts: 437 | Registered: Sunday, July 13 2003 07:00
Warrior
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quote:
ubiquitous
What does that mean? Good? Commonly used?

Theres a problem right there. A lot of people have it. This greatly increases the chance for spamming noobs (may I remind you of the Room 3 incident?). But the chat room I'm talking about will be unused by anyone, meaning the only spammers will be in this board (are there any among you?)

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The most pointless site in the world!

Why did the chicken cross the road?

George Bush's answer:
We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or it is against us. There is no middle ground here.
Posts: 69 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Infiltrator
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Ubiquitous: being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent.

Which means that my "so" was unnecessary, but them's the breaks.

[ Sunday, February 29, 2004 08:33: Message edited by: dareva ]

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The Room 3 idiots are all Spidwebbers.

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A lot of them WERE more than ARE, though.
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Lifecrafter
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I use three different instant message programs, but then I am weird.
I do too. Nothing unusual about that. I think the best messenger of them all is Yahoo Messenger because the smilies and other features are so much better. But yahoo, like the other messengers, does have its own problems and flaws.

I have no problem with a chat room, but I rarely ever visit them.

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Infiltrator
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The funny thing is that I have these three messengers and I hardly use them anymore. Sometimes it makes a person wonder if there is anyone out there, and then all of a sudden, you get messages galore. Happy day! Someone knows that I exist.

Sherlock Holmes, I even have my messenger programs allotted to certain people. Family uses one, RL friends use another, and folk that I only know online use the other. Didn't plan it like that, it just happened.

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But I have never known or heard of anyone in real life who has said, "Yes! My goal in life is to be a brainless follower of obnoxious people!"
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Law Bringer
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If you want a chatroom, go ahead and make one. You'll see for yourself how many people will choose to avail themselves of it. I'd guess that it would not be many, but I could be wrong.

—Alorael, who misses Room 3. Life's just not the same without rampant insanity and, yes, even rampant inanity.
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Yahoo Messenger is the worst messaging service ever made by man. -_-
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Am I the only one who fell out of his chair laughing/crying every time #3897 posted on this topic?

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Guardian
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Nope, you're certainly not.

YKWTI, if you are so set against AOL and AIM that you find yourself unable by principle to use the latter for communication purposes, that's your call. But if you really think that anyone around here is going to opt for a chat room over AIM simply to engage in the joy of conversation with your majestic persona, you may be in for a surprise.

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Infiltrator
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*coughs, and dust circulates around him and falls to the floor.*

I don't know.

I was thinking, perhaps a 'token-based' chatroom would be more suitable.

The process works like this:

Around 5 hand-picked administrators are chosen to hand out 'tokens'.

These administrators give out tokens (which are small lengths of text, somewhat like passwords. We could make them meaningful, like AOL's, i.e. "BUTTER-GHIRKIN", or meaningless, like "dh83klj2Y") to anyone they determine to be suitable to enter the chatroom.

Anyone who recieves a 'token' can enter the chatroom. Anyone who does not recieve a token can not enter the chatroom. Tokens can be 'revoked' whenever the administrators feel like it, providing an excellent ban system if someone turns into an annoyance. As the only way of getting into the chatroom without a token, there is effectively no way to get round the ban (which is pretty much the same as never getting a token in the first place).

Or, should you want to use IRC (the advantages being excellent access control), it also becomes quite simple. By setting the +i flag on an IRC channel, only those who are invited to join the channel can join it. Those who are not invited to join the channel can not, but they can 'knock on the door' using the knock command of IRC.

IRC also has a +k "Key" option, meaning only those with the correct password can get in.

[ Sunday, February 29, 2004 10:55: Message edited by: So Old, So Back... ]

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BUTTER-GHIRKIN. It has a certain quality to it, as if it's the answer to something.

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La Canaliste
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Room 3 collapsed because it was abused. *snif*
There is nothing to prevent you finding the AIM SNs of people and saying hallo. Some of us use AIM rooms a lot still.

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I didn't fall out of my chair, but I came close...

Room 3 does not belong to Spiderweb. Someone, I believe it was UA, told an online friend to meet him there, and then another friend started using it, then another, then another... there was three people in it last time I check, which was a while ago. There is one person there now - me. But if we are going to revive the Spiderweb AIM chat thing, it should probably be in a different room.

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Warrior
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Hello, I've been gone for a bit, but I'm back now

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A lot of them WERE more than ARE, though.
Well then, most of the spammers are gone anyway.

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Am I the only one who fell out of his chair laughing/crying every time #3897 posted on this topic?
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YKWTI, if you are so set against AOL and AIM that you find yourself unable by principle to use the latter for communication purposes, that's your call. But if you really think that anyone around here is going to opt for a chat room over AIM simply to engage in the joy of conversation with your majestic persona, you may be in for a surprise.
I thought I wouldn't be able to say anything without a few stupid unwanted comments.

*sigh* look, as I'd previously mentioned, not everyone has these fancy-ass message thingies, and I don't want to use stupid frickin' AIM, or bother applying for it. And in fact, 7 voters have decided that they would rather have a chatroom, which is still some, even if a minority.

Nobody wants your useless comments, this is a poll for people to say yes or no, not try to get on my nerves. So just GO HOME. No I mean it just GO HOME and leave the rest of us alone!

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

George Bush's answer:
We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or it is against us. There is no middle ground here.
Posts: 69 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00

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