Nice Essy !
Good to know that there are some mods here who actually READ stuff ( :p Maaf karna, Jayant mere bhai...but so is the case).
I can see that you too have a strong case there. You know what, there is a lot of things that can be argued on this issue. But is there really a way out?
I mean, what I was telling you was from experience of various sites related to computers and stuff. They have chatrooms and people discuss strictly computers there. Also, there is the IRC where there are specific rooms for specific subjects. Of course, there are freaks over there but then no one talks to them and they soon get frustrated and scram. Also, the number of freaks are limited even though the IRC is probably a million times more popular than us.
One more thing I wanted to clear...
Well, I would say a chatroom needs EXTREME amount of moderation activity. Take the IRC again, there are a number of ops out there who manage the flow. As opposed to that, there is Yahoo chat where there are no mods and hence we have a number of flooders and unwanted people out there. Also, the moderators (If IGT starts a chat, that is) would have to make sure people talk only on related issues.
That is not something which we have ever voiced out yet... the chat option will not add anything to our work currently, because chat boards are usually left un-moderated.
Easy solution to this. Just diable personal messages. Just have a mains chat where everyone talks at the same time.
People will ask questions directly on a person to person basis which will not be preserved in the forum as it is now for future reference for other ppl. In short the discussions in the chat boards will not benefit anyone apart from the few people who actually take part in the chat.
Well. I'd like to know what all the others think about this.
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