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    Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    What are the chances a chatroom or similar shoutwall could be added to the forum. I've seen them on other vbulletin forums. Then we could talk swim 24/7 without waiting for new posts

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Facebook works pretty well that way. I'm in 4 or 5 special interest groups that chat a lot like that. One of my groups has a "live" session focusing on a certain topic every Wednesday night from 9-10 p.m.
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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Yeah but, facebook sucks

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    It seems to work pretty well for me. I guess it's all about who you're on there with.
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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobinator View Post
    It seems to work pretty well for me. I guess it's all about who you're on there with.
    Yeah you're right about that, but I'm not going to friend and sign up in a group with everyone here either. A forum chatroom would serve this purpose well. I know facebook can replace many things but, that wasn't really what I was asking for.

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Many of the threads turn into chats anyway, why change?
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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Heather View Post
    Many of the threads turn into chats anyway, why change?

    instant gratification... posts aren't fast enough to be called chat, lol

    I'm not asking anyone to go crazy over it, just a wishlist item that would enhance my forum experience Unrelated: If its gonna cost a load of money to add, then I withdraw my suggestion.

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    [QUOTE=fmracing;246752]instant gratification... posts aren't fast enough to be called chat, lol

    Instant Gratification? You must be a sprinter, Lol!

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Its easy enough to start a chat room on something like IRC - freenode won't even make you sign up!
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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Well yeah, theres always irc, but there would be like 2 people in that chat room unless it was a java web client right off this site. People here aren't gonna bother with chat unless it is easy, one click type access.

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial View Post
    Instant Gratification? You must be a sprinter, Lol!
    Well unless they start the 5 or 10m free as an event, there is no instant gratification, even for us sprinters

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    I think a chat room would be nice to meet people with common interests in swimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmracing View Post
    What are the chances a chatroom or similar shoutwall could be added to the forum. I've seen them on other vbulletin forums. Then we could talk swim 24/7 without waiting for new posts
    I think a chat room would be nice to meet people with common interests in swimming.

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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    Just create an IRC chat in Freenode:
    http://blog.freenode.net/2008/04/reg...l-on-freenode/

    Totally free- call it #usms-swimming or something.
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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    I'm assuming everyone on here has an interest in swimming. You can start a thread about whatever you want to discuss and wait to see what happens! Just follow the Yellow Brick Road......................
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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    I think this is a great idea. What would it be hosted under though? Would it be on this site, or like an IRC chat?
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    Re: Suggestion: Can we get a chatroom?

    I think it would be a cool idea. You'd have to integrate it into the site when people are logged in they can know it's there. Otherwise I feel like it would be empty all the time.

    Also a great way to pick up some pedophile friends.

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