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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hello new to the forum and haven't stopped reading yet.

I know on other sites I am a part of such as www.hyundaiaftermarket.com they have a chatbox that members can quickly write a few lines in.

This brings many great things to a forum.

1) grows a community and you start to know the people in the forum more personally.

2) lowers the amount of clutter and 1 line posts as people can quickly ask a question if it's a one liner type of question.

3) encourages a positive forum.

What do you guys think?
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Wish it would happen, but I doubt it, we have wanted this for a very long time.


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We have a chatbox on my local forum. Our membership is a fraction of what we have here and at times it can be difficult to keep up with.

M3F is large and highly active, I could see it spinning so quickly that it would be unmanageable.

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It would definitely become a major mess with the amount of members I believe. I think it works better on smaller communities.
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[quote author=MZ3sZoomZoom link=topic=164377.msg3486577#msg3486577 date=1262874891]
It would definitely become a major mess with the amount of members I believe. I think it works better on smaller communities.
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Why not break it into a few chatboxes then, and would we have to moderate it at all ??


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Yea you could have a small chat box on the main home page and if you want to see what their talking about you click on the link and it opens it in a full page format to see what the previous posts in the chatbox was.

Or break it down to each uhmm...link like one for the

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But yea I definetly see that it could get messy. I'll be the mod of the chatbox
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^ Lol @ mod.

I made a thread about this too, and then realized how crazy shit would get.


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Even if broken up into several sections, we have over 65,000 members on this site. It would be insane, not to mention I imagine it would slow the site down terribly.
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Even if broken up into several sections, we have over 65,000 members on this site. It would be insane, not to mention I imagine it would slow the site down terribly.
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I think about 25% are active, so the 65k does not apply, may be even less.


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Ok, so let's say we use that number - even with a percentage that sizable, it's still going to slow the site down and become hard to manage. As mentioned earlier, it works best on smaller forums.
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