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    I know there's not a good way to moderate one, but most will allow you to limit who has access (by user group). Most also give the users the ability to block chat by someone they find offensive or not to their taste. The chat applets I see associated with most forums has some flexibility that way.

    If one were instituted here I think it would be one of the rare ones I'd join in. I'm not much of one for chat either, but I'm willing to be I'd learn a lot. Chat is also a great opportunity to pick up on things that might not come up in static post conversations that lead to new forum threads and expanded/drill down topics. It can be a big enhancement depending on the community of users.

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    All the chat rooms on forum I've been on have failed after a period of time for various reasons. I don't use them as I don't spend that much time online. I also prefer to only talk to people that I know and have intereacted with for a long time.
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    2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.
    3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amulya View Post
    It would be nice if we could have a chat room, but maybe just for regular users so it's a bit more safe?
    ya i agree, that would keep it the most safe. or else..the trolls will come flying in

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    FWIW I feel like I overdosed on web-based chat clients on forums in the late 90's, I would be interested in scheduled, moderated live-chat with pro and high-profile dancers, though!

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    Chats can also be set so that if there is a moderator present, they can boot and freeze anyone who is being disrespectful. Also, they can be set so that you have to have a certain number of posts before the chat link goes live. This would be to keep the spammers out.

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    I hope we have one....but I'm not a moderator or the administrator...meaning I'm not the one who would have to deal with all of the settings and the being online at certain times, so....easy for ME to say "let's have a chat room".

    If the mods and admins decide on a chat room...I will definitely use it....but I will understand if they decide not to.


    I completely understand being soured on chat rooms. In the interest of not making a mess and making the moderators move this around for me, I won't go into it here....it's a private message/off topic kind of story....but I sure do have quite a couple of "chat room" tales....one almost ended in a hospital stay for someone involved in it.

    IF you guys decided to do a chat room...this will probably be the only chat room I use too.

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    I wouldn't be good in chat rooms because many times I edit what I post after I re-read it and think it could be taken the wrong way when I only mean it one way. Sometimes things can come off being irreverent and flippant when at times one only means to throw in some humor.

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    Irreverent and flippant, Greek Bonfire? You're way ahead of me in the manners and social skills! I have to say I hear ya on that one...I've edited things on here because I re-read them and thought I sounded like a flat out jerk.

    There is one thread on here...the Dolphina one...where I still think I sound a little too mean.

    (I know that's the "mad" emoticon...I just think it looks more like me being mean... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyLoba View Post
    Irreverent and flippant, Greek Bonfire? You're way ahead of me in the manners and social skills!
    Thanks! I learned the hard way when I realized that not everybody knows me so they wouldn't know my sardonic humor I've taken a thrashing more than once because I came off sounding different than I meant to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightdancer View Post
    Chats can also be set so that if there is a moderator present, they can boot and freeze anyone who is being disrespectful. Also, they can be set so that you have to have a certain number of posts before the chat link goes live. This would be to keep the spammers out.
    This could work, if there are enough people interested, and having the ability to "ignore" people who annoy would be useful. Setting the chat to "members only" would also be good. However, that won't cut all the potential drama. Humans are humans.

    My voice actor friend has a live Stickam web cam chat which I help him moderate, and I have the ability to "kick" spammers and trolls out for a 24-hour period. If they keep coming back and causing trouble, since Kyle is the admin, he can permanently ban them. We do have a few members from different parts of the world, including the UK. This works with him because he's an insomniac, anyway. Not sure how well a live chat would work on this forum, but hey, if enough people are interested, we could give it a try. If it doesn't work, we can always drop it again.

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