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    the room of chat

    Joe, my bestest friend , buddy , pal, mate,chum, how hard would it be to set up a chat room ? , where only registerd members could use ..?? is it possible ?
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    Originally posted by Buddy Hayden
    Joe, my bestest friend , buddy , pal, mate,chum,
    What kind of a crawler are you?
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
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    Shooooosh
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Buddy Hayden
    Shooooosh
    So that's what you'd say in a chat room is it? I ask merely for information
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    yeh i remember asking about a chat room not long after i came on this forum and joe said the software was in place for a chat room to be set up. however still no sign of one....

    anything happening on that side of things joe?

    cabledonut.

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    I like reading and posting dont know if I want to talk to any of you.
    this works. (dont fix whats not broke)

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    This is the only chat software i have at this time... If you guys seriously want a chat room, i'll setup one for registered members.

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    Joe that chat page looks good !, perhaps you could do a poll in the general forum , and see what the other members think about it . thanks ....
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    I believe someone recently brought up the point that a chat room does not leave a permanent archive of topics discussed. So, if members started using the chat room more than the forum, a lot of info would be lost. I could see how a chat room would be fun to get in to once in a while, but I wouldn't want it to replace the Forum itself. But, I doubt that would actually happen, since most of us just jump on for a few minutes and check for new posts.

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    Originally posted by ahuman
    I like reading and posting dont know if I want to talk to any of you.
    this works. (dont fix whats not broke)

    don't use it then!


    go for it joe, or would it be too much of a hassle to do? surely there can't be any harm in putting it there, then if anyone wants to use it they can do?

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    That chat software looks good.
    Booyah!!

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    I believe someone recently brought up the point that a chat room does not leave a permanent archive of topics discussed. So, if members started using the chat room more than the forum, a lot of info would be lost.
    That's my big fear...

    Maybe it's just me but I don't see any advantages to a chat room...

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    A chat room could be good for just that .. chatting !! , the forums would still be used for longer , more involved detailed questions !, and I think someone to moderate the room to keep things under control would be a good idea
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    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    Originally posted by Buddy Hayden
    A chat room could be good for just that .. chatting !! , the forums would still be used for longer , more involved detailed questions !, and I think someone to moderate them to keep things under control would be a good idea

    I agree but I think I mentioned when this was discussed previously that one worry I had was that members would chat and not post, and given the time differences, it might mean some members never get to hear the ideas of others.

    Also from experience on a motorcycle chat site, the chat room quite often either degenerates into flaming, or a clique.
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    Can we at least try the chat room on condition that if posting dramatically drops, and flaming and cliques start, we will discontinue the chat room?
    I would really like a chat room because sometimes I just want to chat, not really give advice or anything. I would like it also cuz then I could talk to Buddy, he's been trying to call me but with a fam as big as mine, someone talking on the phone isn't well accepted.
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    As Fubar is saying, sometimes one needs to have a conversation with someone, which is where a chat room would be helpful. With a chat room, one could get to the bottom of a problem faster, since with a thread it often takes several days to get to a final conclusion.

    So, my final opinion is...with a chat room there would be a place for everybody. If you like to post on the forum, post. If you like to chat, chat. Boy, I am glad I have finally figured this all out in my head.

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    So is it a go?
    Booyah!!

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    Fubar / Buddy / Nate, check out http://www.jpilot.com/ , this is the best chat software i have found for the price ($50). I can also limit chat to registered users, very nice layout... hmmmm

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    Joe that is a sweet looking appelet(sp?), but I think for the time being , the software that you already got would do just fine ! .
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    Anything you use is fine with me Joe. I'm not like Buddy, asking for new and better stuff all the time, never happy the way things are.... J/K
    Booyah!!

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    Joe, I think you should go with which ever one you think is best. I, too, think the one you already have is adequate, but if a lot of users start using it, you may want to upgrade to the $50 one. So, how about this; Set up the chat room as is and wait for some feedback and then go from there.

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    Yes... go with the chatroom that you have. If it takes off, and it looks like we could use the features of the $50 applet, then go for that... You could even have a build-a-chatroom bond drive. I'd probably even use a chatroom from time to time... particularly at times like this, when I'm supposed to be working, but when I would rather just shoot the breeze with other cyclists...
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    I'll work on this tuesday

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    Originally posted by Joe Gardner
    I'll work on this tuesday

    !@%# (%^*%& #&%&%^# %$^$!!! Your going to make us wait till tomorrow?? #%$^# %*%&^$ %$*%&%
    Booyah!!

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    Originally posted by fubar5



    !@%# (%^*%& #&%&%^# %$^$!!! Your going to make us wait till tomorrow?? #%$^# %*%&^$ %$*%&%
    Geez Fubar you have the mouth of a SAILOR!!
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