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View Poll Results: Should we have a chat room here on diyaudio?
Yes, open to all registered members. 7 28.00%
No, no need for a chat room. 7 28.00%
Yes, for Enthusiast Level or up. 4 16.00%
Not sure if it would add to the site. 7 28.00%
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Old 1st October 2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hi, I would like to get everyone's opinion on the idea of having a chat room on diyaudio. To be honest I got the idea from other sites, like audiokarma, and I really would like to see it here.
I think it would be nice to have the ability to chat with other members here on the site, talk a little gossip, get some input or opinions or just hang out while browsing the forums.

It may have up- and downsides and it would certainly add to server traffic, but still, I believe it would be a nice feature.
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Old 1st October 2011, 04:58 PM   #2
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I'd love to see a realtime chat feature here.

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Old 1st October 2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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Me, too.
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Old 1st October 2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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Old 2nd October 2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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Old 2nd October 2011, 05:46 PM   #6
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There's none in chatroom other than blocking a user post facto. That's the hazard.
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Old 2nd October 2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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Personally, the idea sounds good but it will get political, vulgar and what not every once in a while....beside.. Waitng for post replies gives plenty of times for soldering or for the pros, calculating room treatment and applying the big bang theory to my useless furutech RE-9(only teasing)...
Live chat could be very useful but I am sure members in need have taken it on yahoo messenger, facebook and such...
No point bothering the administrators too much or we'll all have to end up paying an admission fee while watching ads about french fries while the pages are loading..

Just my piece....
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Old 4th October 2011, 06:16 PM   #8
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Yes, enthusiast and up. That keeps some trolls out. It might not be always good but at least there'll be some good tech discussion. The other existing audio chatrooms are fine but more about personality than audio.
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Old 4th October 2011, 06:45 PM   #9
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There's none in chatroom other than blocking a user post facto. That's the hazard.
Hazard?

It's just words.

What's the hazard?

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Old 4th October 2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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That's the way I see it, but many people are delicate flowers.
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