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#162621 - 02/11/12 09:57 PM #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox?
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We've offered the #bowlingfans chat on BowlingFans.com essentially since the site launched in 1998 but the chat network that we've always used is contemplating shutting down. We could move the #bowlingfans chat to another chat network (probably freenode) or we can just stick with the ChatBox here on the forums (on the left side of every page.)

We have some time to decide so I'd like to start a dialog about the #bowlingfans chat so we can gauge how important it is to our members. Most of the time, besides RichieV and myself, it's only really used a couple hours a week.

Would anyone be upset if we discontinued the #bowlingfans chat and just had the ChatBox? Or should we move the #bowlingfans chat to another network if/when our current chat network shuts down.

Please vote in the poll and/or comment in this topic. Thanks!

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#162655 - 02/12/12 02:45 PM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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I'm so sorry that I forgot that making a post a global announcement meant replies are not allowed. I've corrected the topic so you should be able to reply now.
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#162665 - 02/12/12 05:12 PM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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Personally, I've been an IRC junkie almost since I found the Internet closer to 20 years ago, and, indeed, I started using the chat before the forums here and can usually be found in the chat, but there are good points to the ChatBox, too, so I'd rather see both available.

BTW, Atochabsh pointed out in the chat that you never know who's online at any given time in the ChatBox, but the list of users currently logged in is always available in the IRC chat.
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#162706 - 02/13/12 12:33 PM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: Richie V.]
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Originally Posted By: Richie V.


BTW, Atochabsh pointed out in the chat that you never know who's online at any given time in the ChatBox, but the list of users currently logged in is always available in the IRC chat.


This is what I was also going to bring up. Plus it would be nice if there was a way to get a time stamp with the posts because there are times that you have no idea how long a certain chat post has been up.
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#162710 - 02/13/12 12:48 PM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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sk8, there is...just mouseover the post and you'll see the timestamp in a sort of bubble help thing. smile


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#162724 - 02/13/12 03:29 PM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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Ah, Richie you are a genius! HAHA glad you told me smile
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#163389 - 02/21/12 06:42 PM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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#163468 - 02/22/12 06:43 PM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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i do prefer the regular chat, if we get a few people going at once on the side chat box, i will never be able to keep up, lol. granted, i only use the chat function during bowling on TV, but if 'we' could keep it, i would prefer it.

and thanks for a great place to hang out, i do really enjoy this site.
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#163506 - 02/23/12 10:19 AM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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#163519 - 02/23/12 11:40 AM Re: #bowlingfans chat or the new ChatBox? [Re: BowlingFans.com]
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What about a plug-in that has the chat-box reflect the conversations in #chat?

This would give people an indication that the chat is active and people are in it, and would give those who are just passing through the ability to toss in a quick "hi" . . . but give those who want to really chat a place to dig in.

Basically, reflects real life practices - I'll pop in to the main office to grab my mail and refill my mug and see if anything is up. If not, or if there is an issue I don't care about or doesn't apply to me, I'll head back to my area; if there is something I do want to talk about, I'll stick around. . .

Should be something for UBB . . .
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