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Old 21st December 2014, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Adding media appearances to the forum ?

Written conversations are the traditional way of exchanging info and opinions, of course.

But what do mods & members think about starting a section where links are given to members' talking by webcams & links to them ?


I would love to have the extra communicative dimension of seeing whoever my respondent is for threads we are mutually participating in . . .
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Old 21st December 2014, 04:22 PM   #2
DF96 is online now DF96  England
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Written conversations are the traditional way of exchanging info and opinions, of course.
Some information is best conveyed in writing. It is already possible to post a link to video content on other sites. If video was posted here the mods would have a lot more work to do.

I prefer to judge what people write, not what they look like.
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Old 21st December 2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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Yes, DF96, you make valid points . . . And I am a relative newbie here, so the idea was put into 100% speculative form.

OK, I am satisfied that sticking with the present way of doing things on DIY is totally cool, and I will sign off this thread.
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Old 21st December 2014, 05:28 PM   #4
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I much prefer reading text to watching videos on the internet. (I will read an article and skip a video almost every time if given the option.) A lot of my activity here is performed while doing other things like listening to music.
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Old 21st December 2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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Like kevinkr, I guess 80% of my time here is also spent while listening to music.

The beauty of written text on a forum such as this is that its (semi) permanent and all the threads and topics become a kind of reference volume that can be constantly referred back to again and again.
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Old 24th December 2014, 07:41 AM   #6
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Agree with the posts above. I prefer to read.

However, the video chat thing is not a bad idea, but it would be a whole other forum and format. Not here.
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