Stalking Directory Chatroom

Would you be in favour of a Stalking Directory Chat room?


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Beowulf

Well-Known Member
Hi All,

I have been speaking to a number of SD site members about the possibility of adding a chat room to this site. It's a good idea I think, it will take most of the banter away from the threads and the members who do wish to chat can do so more freely in a relaxed atmosphere.

I've made this a voting thread, could you please give me your thoughts on this subject.

Many Thanks Steve.F
 

Duncs

Well-Known Member
Great Idea..it can get quite annoying when you get interested in a thread, and it shoots of to an "in joke."
 

buckup

Well-Known Member
Hi Duncs,
totaly agree, and have had this conversation with another member. This would seem the perfect sollution.
Mark
 

Beowulf

Well-Known Member
I understand what you are saying Duncs but this is the nature of forums. How do you define 'In Jokes'. I have been involved with other sites with MSN messenger and find that although it helps it doesn't cure the whole problem. I also find that amongst the in jokes there is still information to be found and experiences to be learnt from. IMHO :confused:

One mans wine is a nother mans poison after all.

However a can only be a good thing, it will take a while to sort out and to get members comfortable with what is useful information and what is banter.
 

smithp18

Well-Known Member
Hi Steve,
Im with the other members on having A chat room but policing trolls could be harder and we might get more of them :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Smithy
 

swampy

Account Suspended
chat rooms

chat rooms can be great and they can be set up only open to members of our group.
 

Beowulf

Well-Known Member
Yes I'm with Swampy. You would need the sign in and be aware that the chatroom could be a bit more 'racy' than the rest of the site. If we had to have moderators on the chatroom so be it. If we were all chatting in a pub and some drunken yob crashed the party would we put up with it?
 

stone

Well-Known Member
not sure how a chat room works but does it mean you will hav to log in to open up the chat room to view after you hav already logged on to the site :confused:
and won't it take a lot of fun away from some of the posts ?
i can see where duncs is coming from ,on some of the past threads but some times members actualy read them just for that reason alone, and take a little amusment from
if we don't try it we will never know so lets see how it goes how ever it works
looks like my question was answered as i typed out the post god i am slow at typing
 

Beowulf

Well-Known Member
In my experience Stone, yes you log into a chatroom and you read a little contract and agree to follow the site rules. With the right crowd it can be very entertaining. 8)

I do think it will take time to work the problems out as I think that the main contributors on this site will spend more time in the chatroom than posting on the threads. However this may spur other members to write more.

People cannot be forced into getting more involved, they can however take a look at what is going on, on the site and think; 'what am I contributing'? It's a two way street, you get back what you put in on this site and its therefore no different to any other site online.

Here is some information on chatrooms: - http://groups.msn.com/
 

buckup

Well-Known Member
Hi guys,
I just P.M.d Beo, as I'm having second thoughts. The problem I see arising is that the earlier members who know each other might chat away in this new section, and contribute less to the site. Now I know, and you know that Beo talks a load of bo&%^*cks but generaly we all enjoy reading it. Am I wrong? If we let him sneak of to a chat room with Malc, Stone and me (if they let me past the door) he may not come out to play so often! There have been members who felt the site was becoming dull and uninteresting. Do you guys not think this may become more of a problem if there is a sort of private members club where some guys retreat to? At the end of the day, I have just discovered a wonderful NEW invention I'm going to call "THE TELEPHONE" we could chat there perhaps? ;)
Prepare for incomming, tin hats on!
Mark
 

sikamalc

Administrator
Site Staff
To keep Trolls out, (and we have had a few on this site) a Chat room is a very good idea, providing it is only open to members who need to sign in first before entering.

I am aware that a list of Trolls addresses exists, and is also being shared with other sites, in the hope that they will be eradicated from all sites. But we must ensure that we do not stop good people who have a genuine love of the sport and a view being allowed access to the site.

This site should be for everyone ;)
 

Beowulf

Well-Known Member
Well I just tried for research purposes to join an 'All Muslim Woman’s Forum' on MSN and got chucked straight out! So it works you can keep trolls and infidels out. :lol:

Any other good ideas while we are here? How about a welcome to the site message to all new members and an 'Introductions' section everyone has to post in first? :confused:
 

JAYB

Administrator
Site Staff
I think a chat room is the way to go, makes the whole site look a lot tidier and gives our detractors a little less ammunition. Mr B was it your husky tones that gave you away? :D :D

John
 

JAYB

Administrator
Site Staff
In answer to buckup and this new fangled telephone thing you can always have a chat room courtesy of skype. Download the free software and then you can have a conference call via your computer. It's great I do it all the time with my pal and his son in the US. You have the sound coming out of the computer speakers, talk into a microphone and you have the benefit of not having a sore elbow after an hour or so on the phone. It is just like a hands free phone that works.

Mr B wipe your chin, it's shining like the sleeve of a young boy's coat, that is the boy with the cold :D :D

John
 

Andy L

Well-Known Member
I think that I am with Bunkup on this one. Although there are some in jokes that occassionally detract from the original thread, I do feel it would be a shame if the regulars post less on the threads and more on a chatroom. There are only a certain number of spare hours in a day and if they are wasted talking cr*p on a chatroom, I for one, will not have time to do much forum posting as well. Not a bad thing you might say! :lol:
 
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Grantoliver

Guest
Great idea. I mentioned it about six months ago and still believe it is the way to go.
It will inevitably lead to lower levels of activity on the main site but most of this would not be stalking related in any event. However I do totally agree with JAYB that this is already available on skype (which I use all the time) and if used by the membership would save Rob some development costs.

Grant.
 

nuttyspaniel

Well-Known Member
I voted for the chat room but skype is a really good method for chat, a cheap headphone and you can chat all night with even conference calls for free.

nutty
 

Little Terry

Well-Known Member
Beowulf said:
Well I just tried for research purposes to join an 'All Muslim Woman’s Forum' on MSN and got chucked straight out! So it works you can keep trolls and infidels out. :lol:

Any other good ideas while we are here? How about a welcome to the site message to all new members and an 'Introductions' section everyone has to post in first? :confused:
Beowulf, I'm with you on the intorductions section. It is done on one of the other forums that I frequent (on hotrods....as in customised american vintage cars, not anything seedy) and it is a good way to get to know the users of the site and see what their background is. They can make very entertaining reading and are a requirement before using the rest of the forum. I was surprised to not have to do one on here when I joined recently. They can devlop into a long thread with updates on progress/projects etc and provide a place for people who know each other well to pass around a bit of banter.

On the chatroom subject, It's not somethiog that I would be particularly bothered about. Having everyone together in one place is what makes sites like this all the better. Nothing wrong witha bit of thread-banter as far as I'm concerned.

Just my thoughts anyway. Great site by the way. Don't let politics spoil it.

Terry.

A closed mouth gathers no feet.
 

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