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I think it would be great if we could get an online chat room going on here. Any thoughts or ideas, maybe?

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I think it would be great if we could get an online chat room going on here. Any thoughts or ideas, maybe?

Please? Pretty please?

We could just Post a bunch in a topic. :blink:

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I think this sounds like a wonderful idea. Before hand, you could have an agenda of topics to discuss and then make a date for the chat. What a fun way to meet other members, too :)

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uummmmm.....just what is a chat room....?

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uummmmm.....just what is a chat room....?

Not entirely sure. Thought it sounded fun though. Everyone having a glass of wine or wodka. Shooting the breeze.

Oh....Wait.... Sometimes we do that on the Tickle Thread.

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It's kind of like yahoo messenger. You can talk live in real time kinda like talking on the phone, but instead just online with us folks here on the website.

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I remember doing that once on a trivia game site. It was full of 12 year old boys typing "penis" and " show us your boobs". Our chat room would be more highbrow with discussions about gas and poop. :P

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I remember doing that once on a trivia game site. It was full of 12 year old boys typing "penis" and " show us your boobs". Our chat room would be more highbrow with discussions about gas and poop. :P

:P Hopefully we wouldn't be that childish but thinking about discussing poo and gas just has me cracking up.

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I remember doing that once on a trivia game site. It was full of 12 year old boys typing "penis" and " show us your boobs". Our chat room would be more highbrow with discussions about gas and poop. :P

Highbrow! Fo' sho'!!!

I'm in!

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Our chat room would be more highbrow with discussions about gas and poop. :P

:lol: I'm in :D

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My brows are not very high :( Can I still be in??

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My brows are not very high :( Can I still be in??

Are they above your eyes? Then yes, they are high enough.

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Ok, so anybody know the admin? Maybe sweettalk him into givin us a chat room. :D

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I used to be paranoid to read the forum because I thought it WAS a chat room!! I'm not that tech savvy and I didn't know the difference between a forum and a chat room...Probably gluten paranoia had me back then, but I ain't scared of y'all no more....so I'd be in!

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Me too...wine..or whine - whatever.. and cathartic venting.. or psillie pstuff. I think a chat room would be very fun and helpful too.

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Chat rooms can be a pain. I used to run one. It was fine for a while, then the kids found it. I didn't have the time to babysit it all the time.

As I see it there are two options. Make it for registered users only or have moderators around the clock.

Also free chat rooms seem to be hard to come by these days. But you never know. Maybe it could happen.

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I know some of the forums come with chatroom software. Not sure if this one does. When I ran a graphics forum, there was an option to have a chatroom which we sometimes used. The only way a person could get access was by being a member of the forum so we did not have the worry of outside people coming in.

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Would love a chat room!!!!!

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I sent a question asking about it to admin. Scott sent me back a note saying that he's looking into it. Now, let's keep our fingers crossed!

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I fully support the idea of a chat room! just give some trusted users admin ish power to make sure none of these penis happy children get into it!

and if they do, BANHAMMER! =D

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Hi Everyone,

Although I am not sure at this point whether I will be able to add in a chat feature, did you know that you can add your chat info into your personal profile, then connect with other users who do the same and are online? For example, in your profile area you can add the following type of accounts:

AIM

MSN

Website URL

ICQ

Yahoo

Jabber

Skype

and then you can connect to others vie live IM chat who have also put in their info...just a thought. Basically live IM chat requires a large amount of server resources, and most of the larger internet companies give these services away for free now, so perhaps you can test it out and let us know how it goes?

Take care,

Scott

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I'd love a chat feature specific to this board. Maybe someday :)

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I'm thinking even if we couldn't have an open time 24/7 to chat, perhaps a scheduled time every week?! I think it would be great to be able to chat real time!!

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Don't need scott to set one up. You can download an IRC client (mIRC for you windows users) and join/create a chat room on any of several dozen IRC (Internet Relay Chat) networks. I looked around a couple years ago when I was first DX and was really surprised that there was no #celiac or #glutenfree on EFNet. I used to help OP several singles chat rooms years ago. When I was single. :)

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Yes, and on top of this if you go into your personal profile for this forum you can enter your gmail, yahoo, msn, etc., instant message info and then you can connect with whomever you like via live chat, as long as they have also entered their info.

Take care,

Scott

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