1. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Have I been missing something? :)
    Didn't realise Chat had been set up recently. Now I'll never get anything done :lol:
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It's actually been part of the software from day one, but as it only comes with a five person capacity for free, moddy/admin types have used it privately to hurl expletives at each other. (I know, elitism; disgraceful innit.)

    Owen asked me to open it up, so I did.
    As I said, only a maximum of five chaps on it at a time, but it's cheap to expand to twenty or fifty people; so if it gets used, I'll definitely consider that.

    A strange form of comms is the chatroom, but we'll see.
     
  3. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    I have used it once or twice and it's great for saving a long exchange of PMs.

    Owen volunteered me to write some instructions for it but as I don't know a great deal about chatrooms I might give out.some duff info. It seems pretty straightforward although we managed to crash it the other day!
    The problem could have been too many users on it at the same time, or that we had a couple of 'private' rooms open.

    Some regular users have entered the chat and swiftly left without leaving a message - nothing to be scared of - give it a try if you see someone is in the chatroom.
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I saw it the other day and wandered in to see what it is all about, but sometimes you have the feeling that you are intruding on someone else's private conversation, so I quickly ducked out of it again. :(

    TD
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This is the nature of chatrooms.

    Instructions really not needed.
    If you can post here, you can work chat.
     
  6. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Shouldn't be a problem TD, if it really IS a private chat you can open a private chat room.
    Owen opened a private room so Drew couldn't see what Owen was saying about him :)

    If you aren't in a private room I don't think anyone would mind a new guest in the room.
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm currently only allowing Admins & mods to start private rooms... I think.
    With only a five limit, it'd clog things too quickly. If we get the larger room I will certainly allow it for all.
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    It may be something to do with the way my parents brought me up :biggrin: that was the way of it in the 1920's :biggrin:

    TD
     
  9. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Seems sensible Adam, at least unless (or until) you go for the wider number of users.
     
  10. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    I know what you mean TD, can see a bit like eavesdropping sometimes but everyone in the room will know you are there so shouldn't be a problem. Unless they are talking about you of course!
     
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    TD - Simple enough to say: Hi, can I join in?

    And I thought it was only me Mike I lost count of how many others avoided me :D


    Anyone feel uncertain about joining in on an active Chat ...
    Look down at the bottom of forum page
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/
    below who's online should let you know who is in chatroom. It might be someone you like!


    Could be useful for some groups who'd like to arrange a time among themselves to exchange research updates, arrange meets, swap contact details .... ...
     
  12. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Not bad this chatroom malarky, talking nonsense :biggrin:
    Must do it again sometime, especially when Owen's working :lol:
     
  13. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    I pressed the button because the red flag was showing. I thought it was a message.

    Mike
     
  14. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    TD,

    Likewise when I saw the red flag.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  15. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've looked a couple of times but there never seems to be anything on there...or has adblock got something to do with it ???
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It opens up to a blank sheet. You only see New comments onwards from entering the room.
     
  17. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Couldn't you see my "Hello" Rich?
     
  18. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    No, absolutely not....I saw 'Rich Payne has entered the room'....and then just a blank box....I wasn't knowingly being rude, honest !

    Daft idea, I reckon. 'Chattin' is what my kids do...it's for teenagers who want to huddle in the corner with a deathly blue glow reflecting off their faces...
     
  19. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Left you 2 messages on there Rich when you went on chat, couldn't you see them?

    Lesley
     
  20. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    No, nothing at all, and I had turned the adblock off...
     

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