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15. Sep 2006 at 03:49
 
Just a question, I know it'd probably be a pain in the ass, but are there any plans in the future of possibly adding a private chat room feature?
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Reply #1 - 15. Sep 2006 at 11:42
 
Mr. Labcoat is currently testing some new features that include public and private chat rooms. Don't know when these features will become available as they are still in the development stage.
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Reply #2 - 15. Sep 2006 at 15:30
 
Cool, thanks.
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Reply #3 - 15. Sep 2006 at 15:34
 
yeah, that'd be hot.... Chat rooms would rule here!
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Reply #4 - 15. Sep 2006 at 19:27
 
 
Want to make a connection?  Call 1-900-PT-FORUM today!   kiss
 
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Quote from SelfMedicating on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:27:

Want to make a connection?  Call 1-900-PT-FORUM today!   kiss

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Dang - it's about time you gave me your number!!   Wink
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Quote from proggrl on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:31:
Quote from SelfMedicating on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:27:

Want to make a connection?  Call 1-900-PT-FORUM today!   kiss

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Dang - it's about time you gave me your number!!   Wink

 
Although, if entering a chatroom would mean stumbling upon two PT Gods exchanging dirty sexual words, I think I prefer the current PM system.
 
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Quote from MorbidStalker on 16. Sep 2006 at 13:56:
Quote from proggrl on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:31:
Quote from SelfMedicating on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:27:

Want to make a connection? Call 1-900-PT-FORUM today! kiss

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Dang - it's about time you gave me your number!! Wink


Although, if entering a chatroom would mean stumbling upon two PT Gods exchanging dirty sexual words, I think I prefer the current PM system.

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Reply #8 - 16. Sep 2006 at 14:58
 
Quote from MorbidStalker on 16. Sep 2006 at 13:56:
Quote from proggrl on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:31:
Quote from SelfMedicating on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:27:

Want to make a connection? Call 1-900-PT-FORUM today! kiss

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Dang - it's about time you gave me your number!! Wink


Although, if entering a chatroom would mean stumbling upon two PT Gods exchanging dirty sexual words, I think I prefer the current PM system.

Grin Grin Grin

 
 
hence private...............
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Reply #9 - 16. Sep 2006 at 15:45
 
Quote from VaporTrail on 16. Sep 2006 at 14:58:
Quote from MorbidStalker on 16. Sep 2006 at 13:56:
Quote from proggrl on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:31:
Quote from SelfMedicating on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:27:

Want to make a connection? Call 1-900-PT-FORUM today! kiss

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Dang - it's about time you gave me your number!! Wink


Although, if entering a chatroom would mean stumbling upon two PT Gods exchanging dirty sexual words, I think I prefer the current PM system.

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hence private...............

 
Yeah if folks want to watch, then they need to request an invitation.  I'm sure for a small fee we could accomodate you.  After all, such an education shouldn't come cheaply!   Cool
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Reply #10 - 16. Sep 2006 at 17:55
 
It's too bad you don't have that job anymore, VT(or do you??)
 
You'd burn up that chat room like there would be no tommorow Grin
 
(and probably wind up talking to yourself) Wink
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Reply #11 - 16. Sep 2006 at 18:12
 
hah, no I'm back in school.
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Quote from VaporTrail on 16. Sep 2006 at 18:12:
hah, no I'm back in school.  

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I'm bumping this due to the state of the forum lately.  It'd be quite useful for some!
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Reply #14 - 08. Jul 2007 at 06:51
 
Quote from SelfMedicating on 15. Sep 2006 at 19:27:

Want to make a connection?  Call 1-900-PT-FORUM today!   kiss

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Reply #15 - 09. Jul 2007 at 15:57
 
Quote from proggrl on 08. Jul 2007 at 05:02:
I'm bumping this due to the state of the forum lately. It'd be quite useful for some!

 
Really. Like who?  Smiley
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Quote from RandalG on 09. Jul 2007 at 15:57:
Quote from proggrl on 08. Jul 2007 at 05:02:
I'm bumping this due to the state of the forum lately.  It'd be quite useful for some!


Really. Like who?  Smiley

Like, ermmmm....  people who like to have private conversations.  Wink
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Quote from proggrl on 09. Jul 2007 at 16:03:
Quote from RandalG on 09. Jul 2007 at 15:57:
Quote from proggrl on 08. Jul 2007 at 05:02:
I'm bumping this due to the state of the forum lately. It'd be quite useful for some!


Really. Like who? Smiley

Like, ermmmm.... people who like to have private conversations. Wink

 
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Reply #18 - 10. Jul 2007 at 16:34
 
This forum seems to be one big chat room already.
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Quote from lodge1954 on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:34:
This forum seems to be one big chat room already.

Exactly why one would be useful.
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Quote from proggrl on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:51:
Quote from lodge1954 on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:34:
This forum seems to be one big chat room already.

Exactly why one would be useful.

 
Yes but having one available and getting people to use it is two different things.But it would be a start in the right direction.
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Reply #21 - 11. Jul 2007 at 02:51
 
Nooooo! Don't exile me to THE ROOM!
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Quote from proggrl on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:51:
Quote from lodge1954 on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:34:
This forum seems to be one big chat room already.

Exactly why one would be useful.

 
Spot on - PLEASE PLEASE can something be done?  The forum is getting ridiculous.  And how about only increasing post statistics for PT-related posts?
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Quote from proggrl on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:51:
Quote from lodge1954 on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:34:
This forum seems to be one big chat room already.

Exactly why one would be useful.  

 
 
So being it like a chat is not good..   but we would like a chatroom? Kinda?
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Quote from lodge1954 on 14. Jul 2007 at 11:20:
Quote from proggrl on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:51:
Quote from lodge1954 on 10. Jul 2007 at 16:34:
This forum seems to be one big chat room already.

Exactly why one would be useful.  


Spot on - PLEASE PLEASE can something be done?  The forum is getting ridiculous.  And how about only increasing post statistics for PT-related posts?

 
Now wow!! That would really make 'sense' Huh
 
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Reply #25 - 16. Jul 2007 at 07:55
 
Well I am not sure we need a chat room here - anyway I like to read people's contributions here.
 
As far as I am concerned as long as we can have a certain discipline and stay on-topic in the PT/other music threads I do not mind at all if some threads in the General Sections (like " Booze" , "post anything"  etc ) sometimes look more like a chat-room log.
 
I think there should be room here for everyone - and if the above discipline is adhered to people can decide in what sections they want to post or read ... without anyone nedding to feel bad about it
 
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Reply #26 - 21. Feb 2008 at 19:26
 
Hi, am new here, and just slowly checking everything out.
 
Can i surgest a shout box.  I use another forum that has this and it stops alot of idle posts.  for a newbie here i have found it quite hard work to follow conversations and post's.
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Reply #27 - 05. Mar 2008 at 19:07
 
Having been a member of other forums that also have chat facilities, I can state that the chat rarely works well unless the membership is huge to begin with. Consider: how many of the registered members are active; what fraction of those would be logged on at any one time; what fraction of those are prepared to enter the chat room, say Hi, wait for the room to respond, which doesn't happen because the others in the room have given up waiting and are reading the PTF or surfing elsewhere, and have the patience to wait until someone who is supposed to be in the room actually checks the window and responds? I can tell you, this is what happens unless there is very high patronage to begin with.
 
I am not saying that having a chat room would do any harm, but it's probably a fair amount of effort for Mr Labcoat to set up, and I don't know that it would repay the effort.
 
Considering that on one occasion I posted a question, saw the post and decided to amend it, and received an answer before I had even posted the amended, real-time chat could not give much better service!
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We have considered a chat room but have no plans to implement one at this time. We are however testing a ShoutBox solution for the major forum upgrade, PTF 2.0, which should be coming online in the next few months...
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Reply #29 - 28. May 2008 at 21:22
 
We've had a few requests over the years here at PTF for a chat room. It is however something that we don't have time to set up and administrate. However, I have discovered that the old IRC chat room used by the Dark Matter PT mailing list is still working, although no-one seems to have used it for a few years. If you want to go and chat there you can do it in two ways: using an IRC client installed on your PC/Mac or for those challenged by doing that there is a web based option. If you want a client the following will work:  
 
Windows users:http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/pirch.html  
 
Mac users:http://homepage.mac.com/philrobin/conversation/  
 
 
If you want to use the web browser option then give this a try:http://www.mibbit.com/  
 
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Reply #31 - 02. Jun 2008 at 14:32
 
wicked stuff - I had suggested an IRC chat ( or a perm skype text chat) in the FOABP forum too.
 
I'll definately check it out.
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Reply #32 - 22. Feb 2009 at 00:49
 
Quote from PTF Admin on 05. Mar 2008 at 19:15:
We have considered a chat room but have no plans to implement one at this time. We are however testing a ShoutBox solution for the major forum upgrade, PTF 2.0, which should be coming online in the next few months...

 
Is this still a consideration??  I Still think it would be very useful here.
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Reply #33 - 22. Feb 2009 at 12:44
 
Agreed, it would make the whole general chat forum actually readable.
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We're still looking at implementing a "ShoutBox' in PTF2.0, but not a chat room as such at this time...
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Reply #35 - 27. Feb 2009 at 21:38
 
And when will this PFT2.0 be administrated? I believe I heard something similar to June?
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