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It'll be nice to be able to talk to other people in here... Without having to private message them all the time... So Yeah I'm all up for a chat room!!!

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A chatroom sounds like a lovely idea. Being able to communicate more efficiently and quickly would be beneficial. Goodness, I just realized I speak like someone from the eighteen-hundreds or so, ha.

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Past lives catching up on you Chandler. But yes I am so much hoping for a chat room. Easy to chat with others.

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A chat room would be great, a quicker and easier form of communication with your fellow artists. Easier to bounce ideas off each other, all that. That would be awesome!

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it's got my vote!

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Jordanne
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Private Messaging is quite a pain at times.

Vote: YES!

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This is a great idea, and I'm all for it, but none of you know how hard it is to code a chat box. Not so much that, but where would she put it on the site? Have a new tab? No one would go to it. Have it just lying about? No one would see it, or it would be too big and take up too much space. And someone said something about a real-time shoutbox... I hate those things On top of that, they're even harder to code than chatboxes IMO. But that's what I think anyway. If you guys have any suggestions on where the chatbox would go, please be my guest to one-up me.

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Considering how long it takes for this site to refresh pages and post poems, I have to wonder if such a thing as "real time" exists in this hemisphere of cyber space. But a chat room might be worth a try. I haven't done chat rooms since the old days of AOL back in the day. It was crazy in those rooms, chaos most of the time. When you found someone worth chatting with, you had to go to PM's. Hmm, the grass is always greener... jj

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yes it would be easier than refreshing the page to go to your inbox

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like i love my ps3 and im always on psn and the chat on there

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Chandler said:A chatroom sounds like a lovely idea. Being able to communicate more efficiently and quickly would be beneficial. Goodness, I just realized I speak like someone from the eighteen-hundreds or so, ha.

dont worry

so do i, my friends think i has issues but wait i do

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KingSchmoe said:This is a great idea, and I'm all for it, but none of you know how hard it is to code a chat box. Not so much that, but where would she put it on the site? Have a new tab? No one would go to it. Have it just lying about? No one would see it, or it would be too big and take up too much space. And someone said something about a real-time shoutbox... I hate those things On top of that, they're even harder to code than chatboxes IMO. But that's what I think anyway. If you guys have any suggestions on where the chatbox would go, please be my guest to one-up me.

I have NO idea about coding but it makes sense to me in my head if the option was put in the "online now" section on the left. And when you hover over the icon to give you the option to 'view profile' or 'start chat'

Sound sensible enough doesnt it but um yh as i said idk anything about coding.

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Jordanne said: Chandler said:A chatroom sounds like a lovely idea. Being able to communicate more efficiently and quickly would be beneficial. Goodness, I just realized I speak like someone from the eighteen-hundreds or so, ha.

dont worry

so do i, my friends think i have issues but wait i do

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[font=Tahoma] Jordanne said: KingSchmoe said:This is a great idea, and I'm all for it, but none of you know how hard it is to code a chat box. Not so much that, but where would she put it on the site? Have a new tab? No one would go to it. Have it just lying about? No one would see it, or it would be too big and take up too much space. And someone said something about a real-time shoutbox... I hate those things On top of that, they're even harder to code than chatboxes IMO. But that's what I think anyway. If you guys have any suggestions on where the chatbox would go, please be my guest to one-up me.

I have NO idea about coding but it makes sense to me in my head if the option was put in the "online now" section on the left. And when you hover over the icon to give you the option to 'view profile' or 'start chat'

Sound sensible enough doesnt it but um yh as i said idk anything about coding.


Again, it goes back to the issue of having to open another page so no one would go to it. I think DUP should get a Xat! :DD Incredibly annoying thing, but easy enough to use and implement.

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There are a number of issues I can foresee with the addition of a chat room (which probably goes some way to explaining why very few chat rooms seem to exist anymore, despite the fact that internet usage has grown massively).
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- Too few participants and nothings going on.
- Too many participants and the conversation becomes hard to follow.
- Attracts spammers.
- Attracts trolls, cyber-bully and so forth.
- Related to the points above; people are less accountable for their actions (while chats may be archived, the business of searching through these archives in order to find incidents of bad behaviour may be time consuming).
- Again related to the above points; chat rooms typically need the constant presence of a moderator. People may not realise the extent of the awesome work that DU Poetry moderators already do here. For example, they are kept busy with checking "extreme content", checking images and videos added to poems and of course dealing with forum issues.


I hope my thoughts don't come as a disappointment. There are certainly things in the pipeline aimed at helping members communicate with one another more easily...

- I plan to give members the opportunity to start their own groups, although as yet I haven't thought extensively about how this might work. Ideas welcome.

- I want to improve the private messaging system. Perhaps making it more like a instant messaging system that allows people to communicate with each other more immediately via some kind of chat box.

It's also worth mentioning that DU Poetry is currently on a shared web host to keep costs down (hence why the website can sometimes run slower than other times). As DU Poetry grows it may be that we need to move to some kind of dedicated web server, which would allow me more flexibility to build in these kind of features.
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