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Old 08/20/2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Real time chat room for GT/CS?

Hi all....I'm new here so I'm wondering if there is a live chat room available? I see when there are users online but I wonder if anyone would be interested in talking in real time in a room/group? Jon?
Just a thought. I have really enjoyed the camraderie here already. :)
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Old 08/20/2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

I like that idea too. Hey Jon, How about it?
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Old 09/15/2005, 07:06 AM   #3
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

Interesting that it's the women who want to gab. ;D (j/k)

We used to have a chat room, but it was hardly ever used, and it wasn't private so people would wander in and sometimes cause problems.

When I upgrade the forums to the new software I'll have some more choices for chat add-ons. I'll take a look at those and see if we can't get something together.
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Old 09/15/2005, 07:09 AM   #4
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

Ok, I'll ask this question for all us chat room ignorant people.

What is the difference between what we now do and a chat room?
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Old 09/15/2005, 07:31 AM   #5
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

[quote author=Mosesatm link=board=4;threadid=2056;start=0#msg14472 date=1126793380]
Ok, I'll ask this question for all us chat room ignorant people.

What is the difference between what we now do and a chat room?
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real time compared to delayed.




Can we add a section of the forum for prices realized on Ebay/auctions etc?
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Old 09/15/2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

I would like to see a link to a members Gallery photos when you click on their member name.
Maybe I'm missing something but when it's said photo in Gallery I haven't found a really easy way to find it.
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Old 09/15/2005, 11:12 AM   #7
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

Not that it's a big deal but another small change that would make sense is to remove the word (NEW!) by the Forum link on the left. I'd say we've had enough battles in the forum to consider it established. ::)

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Old 09/15/2005, 11:36 AM   #8
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

I hope everyone realizes that every new and nifty thing we ask for adds significantly to Jon's workload.

Jon, I think the site works great as it is but if you want to make upgrades to it by all means go ahead. I agree that some of the ideas presented would be nice but if they are too much work please just let us know.

Personally, I don't mind not having instant messaging. Some times it's good to slow things down.
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Old 09/15/2005, 03:30 PM   #9
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

Instant messaging is fun, but the way the forum is now, we can read through the posts, past and present and know what everybody is saying. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

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Can we add a section of the forum for prices realized on Ebay/auctions etc?
I wonder if that would really require a whole new forum or if it could just be handled by an ongoing thread that was always on the top? I don't mind making a new forum if it will get used and updated regularly.


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Not that it's a big deal but another small change that would make sense is to remove the word (NEW!) by the Forum link on the left.
Good point. Clicking on it is so automatic to me that I don't even notice.


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I would like to see a link to a members Gallery photos when you click on their member name.
Agreed, but not possible with the current forum software. (or more accurately, I don't know how to code it) When I switch to the new forum software the gallery will also be revamped. It will become integrated with the forum so that each member can control their own photos and description. There will also be a link under each person's name (if they chose) to take you to their personal photo album.


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Instant messaging is fun, but the way the forum is now, we can read through the posts, past and present and know what everybody is saying.
My guess is that adding a chat room won't detract from the forum. Most questions will still get asked and answered in the forums just as they are now. In my experience with another automotive site I run, typically the chat room ends up being more of a social thing with very little technical discussion.

Although, you can get some great tech info if you catch the right person at the right time. We have enough experts on here that it might be worth setting up a specific time/day of the week when the chat would be open for tech questions.


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I hope everyone realizes that every new and nifty thing we ask for adds significantly to Jon's workload.
Maybe not "significantly", but that's true to an extent and I appreciate you bringing it up. However, I'm always open to suggestions. If I can incorporate them I will. If it's something I can't do because of either lack of time of lack of knowledge (like custom coding forum software) then I'll let you know. But it's never because I don't appreciate the ideas.
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Old 09/15/2005, 10:06 PM   #11
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

With all that said Jon I'll also add you do a great job and it sounds like you have some great plans ahead, I really like the changes in the photo section you mention. Keep up the great work and you have my appreciation for offering a place to get together with so many friends of the CS and I'd like to think friends of mine as well.

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Old 09/16/2005, 12:26 AM   #12
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

Ditto from me Jon. I probably wouldn't use the chat room since I'm usually on here at about midnight PST, and everyone else is asleep dreaming of wide tail lights glowing through tire smoke, but if it works for everyone else, have fun.
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Old 09/16/2005, 04:12 AM   #13
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Re:Real time chat room for GT/CS?

on hipomustang.com they have a section on sales and prices and they list the vin in the title of each thread which makes it somewhat easy to find what car you are looking for compared to scrolling through a really long post.

my vote is for an extra section for prices. :)
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