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POLL: Chat Room

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by enjoythemusic, Apr 5, 2004.

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Do You Want A Chat Room?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Don't Care Either Way

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  1. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    We need one, pure and simple.
     
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  3. mustgofaster

    mustgofaster Karting

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    quiet everyone! I can almost just hear the arguing now...............
     
  4. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Yes, we need one, that way we can flame eachother in REALTIME.
     
  5. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    FYI: Allan, most chat software has a user IGNORE mode :)
     
  6. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    I'm on the fence - while I think it might cut out a lot of the quibbling crap, a) I don't see many users actually getting on it due to time-zone differences, and b) permanent vs. lost content.

    That said, I don't suppose it would hurt to have one, but why not just organize something else that's far better suited? You could even do some voice chatting (meet2talk, etc). IRC (EFnet is always good), even AIM/MSN and their ilk have specialized services that will be more effective and useful than some software integrated here.

    --Dan
     
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  8. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2003
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    I like the idea. I think I remember from the newsletter seeing that this website gets ~2000 unique member visits a day, so I would expect to see at least ten people at a time or so at any given time.

    If it got popular, though, it would cut back on the number of posts that are made. And the good thing about the posts is that they are recorded for others to read and benefit from/ respond to.

    All in all, though, I think Ferrari<b>CHAT</b> needs to live up to its name.
     
  9. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Steve: curious as to why you think it's such a good idea?

    --Dan
     
  10. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    It's a good idea because it would cause alot less clutter on here probally. All we would need to do really is make one on AIM and give it some weird name so no one else goes to it.
     
  11. Wildwarrior

    Wildwarrior Formula Junior

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    This could be interesting!
     
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  13. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    Chat rooms are good to help with a community feel. Also, if someone is in the middle of a job on their car and comes up with a problem, they could hop on the chat room and see if anyone there can help with a solution. This is but a few of the many benefits. Think of the difference as writing letters (this discussion board) versus using the telephone (chat room).
     
  14. TimN88

    TimN88 F1 Veteran

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    i made an aim chatroom named "ferrarichat"
     
  15. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    Thanks Tim! Most people who use chat feel that IRC is best. On benefit of IRC is also that the chat room can be "hidden" from the public eye unless they KNOW about the chat room. This will keep out those who are not DIRECTLY knowledgeable about the chat room's existence.
     
  16. Jordan Ross

    Jordan Ross Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Id like a Chatroom.
     
  17. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    CREATED AN IRC CHATROOM

    i have extra computers here so...

    Where: Efnet

    Name: FerrariChat

    Password: Fchat
     
  18. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    How do you get on efnet...
     
  19. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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  20. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    I'm in.....I think.
     
  21. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
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    The problem I have with a chat room is that you generally cannot archive the info. One of the most valuable resources on this site is the archives. You have a problem with your car, someone figures out the answer, it is all recorded in the archives.

    If someone solves your problem via IRC, the solution is not recorded. When someone else has the same problem, he will have to ask all over again.

    Dom
     
  22. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    IRC can be logged/recorded and posted by Rob in a special section.
     
  23. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Generally if there is a chatroom bot, a log will be kept by said computer of all thigns occurring, manage ops, etc.

    --Dan
     
  24. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Formula Junior

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    Howdy,

    A chat room would be great and it might be something that Rob might want to think about adding to the Silver/Rossa subscribed areas. A good way to attract serious FChatters and a nice perk at the same time. Just my two euros...

    Cheers,
    Travis
     
  25. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Reminding me every other day isn't going to get it here quicker. ;)

    Priority List...

    1) Day to day operations.
    2) Get Consultants set up.
    3) Get standard header and footer on all non forum pages.
    ....
    36) Implement Chat Room. :)
     
  26. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    The squeaky wheel gets the grease :)
     

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