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Old 04-12-2015, 13:34   #1
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Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it

Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it.
The company that offers it free for the first three months and after that it's $200.00 a year. I'm not the rep if anyone's asking. I installed it on another forum I'm on per their persistent request.
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The chat room quadrupled their traffic which advertisers love to see.
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Old 04-12-2015, 13:37   #2
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Re: Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it

Live chat is like trying to have a two way conversation with a teletype. It's childish, IMHO.
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Old 04-12-2015, 13:45   #3
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Live chat is like trying to have a two way conversation with a teletype. It's childish, IMHO.

I sorta agree with the first part.
I told them a dedicated Skype room would have been more practical.

My Barbara runs around in the "clothing optional" mode most of the time so I don't know how well that would work. lol



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Old 04-12-2015, 13:52   #4
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Re: Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it

Chatrooms are so 1990

And having 100's of people trying to have a convo in a chat ... No. Just no.

There are loads of chat room scripts they could use on these forums - from free to ridiculously expensive. I'm pretty sure the Social Knowledge people are able to add one if they so choose.
So far, they wisely opted not to go there; I vote we keep it that way. Sorry

You can always PM someone, and then move on to Skype or whatever you're using privately. With your webcam turned off, even

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The chat room quadrupled their traffic which advertisers love to see.
Not just any traffic.
Chat room traffic doesn't do much - if anything - for advertisers. Unique visitors that fit their target audience, that's what they're looking for. Random traffic is pretty worthless.

Just generating traffic is just adding costs to running your website which is only fun for whomever you're buying your bandwidth from
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Old 04-12-2015, 14:01   #5
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Chatrooms are so 1990

You mean like Facebook?
Seems to be working for them.
Seems to work really good for the Scuba Diving Forum.
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You mean like Facebook?
Seems to be working for them.
That sucks, too. :smile :

Just getting my Old Curmudgeon up for the holidays.

Somebody's gotta do it. eace :
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You mean like Facebook?
Seems to be working for them.
Seems to work really good for the Scuba Diving Forum.
Facebook is a completely different business model.
Also - not a chat room but private chats. Again, not the same thing.

How is it working out for other forum? Has it made them money long-term?
Or is it generating random traffic that they pay for, and maybe some short-term advertisers that may drop their ads when conversion sucks?
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Re: Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it

Bah Humbug...Are there no prisons, no workhouses, no chat rooms?
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Re: Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it

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Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it.
The company that offers it free for the first three months and after that it's $200.00 a year. I'm not the rep if anyone's asking. I installed it on another forum I'm on per their persistent request.
Mods feel free to contact me at my Winter home via phone.
The chat room quadrupled their traffic which advertisers love to see.
Thanks for the offer. Over the years we have had some live chat available but it was not used much and frankly we've had security/reliability issues with most platforms and so have opted out.

Most folks who need to have an offline discussion with another member will set up a skype or google call for that purpose.
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That sucks, too. :smile :

Just getting my Old Curmudgeon up for the holidays.

Somebody's gotta do it. eace :
You're not alone here, Stu. I don't do Facebook. I don't twitter under any circumstances and don't like standing near those who do. I got talked into LinkdIn as a supposedly "professional" way of contacting people, and quickly found out it's just more of the same. So I dropped out of that.

But then, I don't have a cell phone, either. Nor a land line. And I took the SSB off the boat.

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I sorta agree with the first part.
I told them a dedicated Skype room would have been more practical.

My Barbara runs around in the "clothing optional" mode most of the time so I don't know how well that would work. lol



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Old 04-12-2015, 17:53   #12
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There used to be a local bar that offered "Semi-Live Entertainment".
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You're not alone here, Stu. I don't do Facebook. I don't twitter under any circumstances and don't like standing near those who do. I got talked into LinkdIn as a supposedly "professional" way of contacting people, and quickly found out it's just more of the same. So I dropped out of that.

But then, I don't have a cell phone, either. Nor a land line. And I took the SSB off the boat.
How do you live in the 21 Century then?
Answer: rather well, thank you.
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Re: Does this forum have live chat? If not I can assist in installing it

It's not easy, sometimes. Some forms for internet purchases and other things insist on a telephone number. Can't proceed without filling one in. So I use the 555-1212 thing. Used to use Dial-A-Prayer.

Email is good enough for communication, leaves a written record, and is relatively non-intrusive. It never interrupts me, since it's not on my person.
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Must be in a witness protection program

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You're not alone here, Stu. I don't do Facebook. I don't twitter under any circumstances and don't like standing near those who do. I got talked into LinkdIn as a supposedly "professional" way of contacting people, and quickly found out it's just more of the same. So I dropped out of that.

But then, I don't have a cell phone, either. Nor a land line. And I took the SSB off the boat.

Curmudgeons unite!
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