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Old 09-19-2005, 04:32 AM   #1
dyffcult
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Chatting

I frequently see that a number of members are reading the boards, but no one is in the chat room.

Do most people not know how to open a second window for the chat room while browsing the boards?

Do they avoid the chat room because they aren't certain of protocol?

Do they fear discussing all types of matters in real time with their fellow aikidoka?

Or are aikiweb members just shy?

Just wondering how there can be so many people reading the boards and so few people in the chat room?

And why would one read the boards and not enter the chat room on the chance they might meet someone interesting?

Always figured more practitioners would be interested in real time conversations with their fellow students.

Just confused.

Brenda
[Maybe chat was a big hit when Jun first introduced it and then it fizzled and I wasn't here for that....]
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
Nick Simpson
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Re: Chatting

Maybe they are already chatting to people on msn/yahoo/aol etc etc etc?

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:41 AM   #3
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Re: Chatting

good point

Unfortunately, I am not sophisticated enough to use all those other programs :-)

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Old 09-19-2005, 04:43 AM   #4
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Re: Chatting

ahhhhh Brenda .....
u not like a chatting to me???
ITS MY ROOM .... AND YOU CANT HAVE IT! mwhahahahahahahahaha
nahhhh seriously peeps .... come say hello .... Im a sad lonely individual ... whos a natural insomiac and spend waaaaaaay to much time in there on me own!
COME SAY HELLLLLOOOOOOOS!!
thats all

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:45 AM   #5
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Re: Chatting

As tempting as the offer is...

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:29 AM   #6
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Re: Chatting

because very few people use it, there is no point in just using it - tried it but I was there on my own!

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Old 09-19-2005, 08:04 AM   #7
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Re: Chatting

I also went there once, to check it out. and found it to be just another place to talk to myself
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:44 AM   #8
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Re: Chatting

I type too slow...
kvaak
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:58 AM   #9
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Re: Chatting

it is simply not user-friendly (sorry, Jun) with the page reloading every ten seconds or so, by the time you have responded to ne remark the subject has been changed and it is simply to difficult to follow.
MSN & Yahoo IMs are infinitly easier to use.

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Old 09-19-2005, 11:00 AM   #10
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Re: Chatting

Hi folks,

Maybe it's time for me to schedule another "set" time for people to show up so we can get a group discussing a specific topic? We did that a long while back and it seemed to work out...

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Old 09-19-2005, 02:12 PM   #11
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Re: Chatting

Personally, I'm more afraid of making an @$$ of myself when finding out that the private message function doesn't work! Eep!

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Old 09-20-2005, 12:55 AM   #12
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Re: Chatting

I agree it isnt particularly user friendly, perhaps if there was a well maintained IRC channel somewhere and the link on the page opened one of them java IRC clients that connect straight to the channel, a dedicated IRC server can make it possible to do authorised logins using the Aikiweb usernames, passwords etc. Another possibility is a Jabber server, im sure you can have a web page version of a jabber client too. Even if Jun cant host these im sure some nice member here has the facilities. I'd even do it but it would not work too well on my dial up 56K internet connection!
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:18 AM   #13
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Re: Chatting

IRC can be used in a Java environment through a Web browser, too.
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:25 AM   #14
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Re: Chatting

Chat and web board are two different things, and interest in one of them does not necessarily mean an interest in the other one.
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:55 AM   #15
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Re: Chatting

I'm not real big into chat rooms. I like the appeal of taking my time reading through the posts. If more than 3-5 people get in a chat room they are sheer chaos.

Anne Marie Giri
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:22 AM   #16
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Re: Chatting

HI folks,

Yes, I have already tried using an IRC server (with code modifications that I put in to limit channels and so on) and also have looked into a Jabber server/client architecture as well. However, with all of that experience behind me, I went with what we have now due to its integration with the forums.

There's a new version of the chat software that I use, but I've been putting off installing it as there's also a new version of the forums software coming out as well.

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