Chat Room????

11 years 1 month ago #14884 by forumadmin
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Some forums offer integrated chat. Ours does not. We would have to set up a separate chat program to do so.

While some good chat software is free, it takes time, effort and testing before we could offer it. We already have three separate membership systems on our website (Forum, Links and Classifieds) which don't talk to each other. Adding another one and supporting all of the lost password requests (4-5 per day on the Classifieds at times) is not appealing.

I am certainly concerned about the control issues which Nuth already discussed.

More importantly, however, is that supporting non-fish activities dilutes our focus. What bring us together in the GCCA is fish, and cichlids in particular. GCCA decisions always take into consideration whether an activity will support our mission statement:

The Greater Chicago Cichlid Association — GCCA — is a not-for-profit, educational organization, chartered in the state of Illinois, dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of information relating to the biology of the fishes in the family Cichlidae, with particular emphasis on maintenance and breeding in captivity.

Any activity requires alignment with the above.

I can certainly understand that many folks here would like to extend their presence to a different social arena. It's kind of natural given the time that many members expend on the forum.

I like the Sox and Cubs (I can like both because I wasn't born in Chicago), but there are other venues which are better choices than GCCA for indulging these interests.

I will discuss the Chat issue with the board, but I wouldn't expect they would support it.

Rick

Your friendly, neighborhood Forum Admin

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11 years 3 months ago #13406 by nuth88
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addicted~

That post has Merit, Let me see what I can do....

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11 years 3 months ago #13397 by addicted2cichlid
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how about a "enter at your own risk" type of intro u have to agree to... followed by somethign that says the views and opinions expressed in the chat room are not to be taken as a representation of the GCCA, or some other fancy legal sounding discrediting line. 


it would be nice to talk normally to some local people in real time, and not have a preschool language filter.

girl picked up at bar:  oh wow u have alot of fishies in here, arent they supposed to be gold, like goldfish...  why arent these ones gold, oh that one is so ugly, why would u have more than one tank....  (she carried on for about 10 mins).

me:  please get out of my house.

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11 years 3 months ago #13380 by nuth88
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Mbamba~

I'm with you, but we here are at the mercy of the Board. I can create any old Chat room, but If it is associated with the GCCA, it would have to be approved.

Nuth

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11 years 3 months ago #13379 by Mbamba
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

I just think it should be thought about.

Lately ive been talking on Cichlid forums chat room and it would be so much better to talk to someone that you may know and live closer to you. But its cool.

You 2 have crushed my dreams and hopes lol jk jk

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11 years 3 months ago #13377 by rm-slover
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I agree with Bob - its not likely to happen.

And I added stuff to the post talked about earlier explaining what happened.

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11 years 3 months ago #13375 by sawboy2
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It has been tried. That's the point. It has been expressed by me personally that people have more interests than fish. I was told in no uncertain terms to by all means go and find those sites and enjoy them. They want a fish forum, that's all they want. Need proof? PM Nuchal Man or ForumAdmin about this issue. It's a dead horse man.

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11 years 3 months ago #13374 by Mbamba
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But really how much does it really matter if they can or cant control it?

This will allow us to meet and know our fellow cichlid members much better, then we do now, and pass on information that may be help full.

Sometimes, i bet im not the only one, would like to talk about sports (Go Sox) on here with people, or some other junk people may come up with. Its not that bad of a thing, it makes a good conversation. Other then always talking about cichlids, it can get boring some times and repetitive.

They should atleast try it out, if they dont like how it is going, well then they can just delete it. If they do that well atleast they tried it. Thats just what i think.

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11 years 3 months ago #13373 by nuth88
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Scott~

Agreed, have no idea what they were talking about.......the problem is, how can it be controlled without offense, without staff interaction, it can't and for the club, that would be issue number 1.

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11 years 3 months ago #13371 by nuth88
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It can and will be discussed. But no promises.....

Nuth

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