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Talk Corner
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:32:04 PM »
We have rather much text flying around here (almost chat level) so wouldn't it be a good idea to get some IRC channel online so that people can shout at each others faces in real time? ;P

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« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 08:07:31 PM by Doomspeaker »

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 07:33:50 PM »
But doesn't that lessen the quality and quantity of forum discussion?

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 07:35:16 PM »
We have rahter much text flying around here (almost chat level) so wouldn't it be a good idea to get some IRC channel online so that people can shout at each others faces in real time? ;P
Ohh I think this is a great idea!  Would definitely be useful and fun!
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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 07:36:51 PM »
But doesn't that lessen the quality and quantity of forum discussion?
Valid point here! It really comes down how many people use it and what they write in chat instead of the forum.

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 07:42:04 PM »
But doesn't that lessen the quality and quantity of forum discussion?
Valid point here! It really comes down how many people use it and what they write in chat instead of the forum.

I think perhaps just taking non-discussion bits to Chit and Chat would be a good idea as well. It's early yet in development...threads are going to derail. Just how forums go sometimes.

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 07:47:06 PM »
I like the idea, but at the same time it's real-time chat vs forum chat which, for me, means the former is cutting corners to post responses quickly enough to keep the flow of chat going while the latter gives me time to check over my post before sending it on its way; checking it for errors and content.

Also, I've no doubt it would split up the wonderful little community here to some extent as some people (like myself) would be too lazy to use IRC.

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 07:50:19 PM »
Merely posting a thread to channel the off topic post isn't a bad idea either.

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 07:54:18 PM »
Merely posting a thread to channel the off topic post isn't a bad idea either.
You mean like a talk corner?

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 07:56:52 PM »
Yeah, I'll say that it's getting hard to run around and do other stuff all day, then come back and sift through all the new posts on the forum (I'm probably going to tone it down and just start skimming for threads I'm really interested in, I've never really been quite so active on a forum before! XD). An IRC would at least be useful to maybe alleviate how quickly the forums fill up with new posts, and give a good place for some of us to do a quick check-in with the community then jump off to take care of other stuff. I know I've already spent hours a day on here, not that it's a bad thing, but my free time is getting sucked even more than usual!
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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 07:57:25 PM »
Merely posting a thread to channel the off topic post isn't a bad idea either.
You mean like a talk corner?

Yes exactly. And if it gets to be a problem a Good Guy poster could just say "Hey, lets take this to the Talk Corner".

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2013, 08:01:06 PM »
Merely posting a thread to channel the off topic post isn't a bad idea either.
You mean like a talk corner?

Yes exactly. And if it gets to be a problem a Good Guy poster could just say "Hey, lets take this to the Talk Corner".

Excellent idea!
Let's see what the others say.

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2013, 08:02:26 PM »
Merely posting a thread to channel the off topic post isn't a bad idea either.
You mean like a talk corner?

Yes exactly. And if it gets to be a problem a Good Guy poster could just say "Hey, lets take this to the Talk Corner".
  This would work as well!  Doom, how about you if this seems to be a consistent thought just change the name of this Threaad to "The Talk" and there we go! No need to start a new thread.
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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2013, 08:06:23 PM »
Merely posting a thread to channel the off topic post isn't a bad idea either.
You mean like a talk corner?

Yes exactly. And if it gets to be a problem a Good Guy poster could just say "Hey, lets take this to the Talk Corner".
  This would work as well!  Doom, how about you if this seems to be a consistent thought just change the name of this Threaad to "The Talk" and there we go! No need to start a new thread.

That was the plan all along

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Re: Set up some kind of IRC for the forum?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2013, 08:08:35 PM »
Merely posting a thread to channel the off topic post isn't a bad idea either.
You mean like a talk corner?

Yes exactly. And if it gets to be a problem a Good Guy poster could just say "Hey, lets take this to the Talk Corner".
  This would work as well!  Doom, how about you if this seems to be a consistent thought just change the name of this Threaad to "The Talk" and there we go! No need to start a new thread.

That was the plan all along
  Too clever for my brain!
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Re: Talk Corner
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2013, 08:09:46 PM »
You thought you knew the topic? You never saw the true thread.

 

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