Topic: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

The mods have been talking about what to do with magor off topic chatter such as Atinvod and Kara-chan, and that strange bit about Qui-gon's chin for example.
A few ideas mentioned

1. Chat room (Aaron's idea)
2. Off topic topic (True Warrior)
I don't have many of my own, but, any good ideas would be great.

(In any rate, any time the mods go over something, I'll usually ask the other member's on matters like these.)

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(BFFC Moderator)

Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

The off topic topic would be easier to moderate, I think.  It could be put in the FANS section of the boards.  We used to have a chat room a long time ago.  Every time I would log on there, though, there was never anyone on it.  It was one of those types you could log on to anytime of the day.  However, for more participation, we could have certain times where it is set aside for a particular group discussion or something of the like.

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3 (edited by True Warrior Saturday, June 17, 2006 8:50 pm)

Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Maltese Kentaiba wrote:

The mods have been talking about what to do with magor off topic chatter such as Atinvod and Kara-chan, and that strange bit about Qui-gon's chin for example.
A few ideas mentioned

1. Chat room (Aaron's idea)
2. Off topic topic (True Warrior)
I don't have many of my own, but, any good ideas would be great.

(In any rate, any time the mods go over something, I'll usually ask the other member's on matters like these.)

WHAT!?!?!I Was off topic?!?!? What about those two girls talking about some guy named Bryan!?!?! Dont blame me!!!!! mad

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

True, I was thanking you for giving the idea of starting an off topic topic. And yes you were slightly involved with Atinvod and Kara-chan's conversation. Don't be so worried, look back on it and notice I never said anything about you being off topic. Calm down.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

I think Off Topic would be better. It was terribly hard to catch anyone in the chatroom as you say, Sadriel.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Maltese Kentaiba wrote:

True, I was thanking you for giving the idea of starting an off topic topic. And yes you were slightly involved with Atinvod and Kara-chan's conversation. Don't be so worried, look back on it and notice I never said anything about you being off topic. Calm down.

OHHHH!!! Dude, Im so sorry!  MY bad! big_smile

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Well, for now, we might as well try the Off Topic topic.
Look for "It's hotter than a cow on fire/Off topic topic"

Although, I don't think moderating would be that much of a problem with the people we have. After all, from what I hear, we can change the time when it's open and closed depending. I trust I can Trust people. Plus, Aaron mentioned a seperate set of rules for a chat board we could have.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Noone would be on at the same time in a chat room.....

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

True Warrior wrote:
Maltese Kentaiba wrote:

The mods have been talking about what to do with magor off topic chatter such as Atinvod and Kara-chan, and that strange bit about Qui-gon's chin for example.
A few ideas mentioned

1. Chat room (Aaron's idea)
2. Off topic topic (True Warrior)
I don't have many of my own, but, any good ideas would be great.

(In any rate, any time the mods go over something, I'll usually ask the other member's on matters like these.)

WHAT!?!?!I Was off topic?!?!? What about those two girls talking about some guy named Bryan!?!?! Dont blame me!!!!! mad

{MW} TW

Thanks for your support, True Warrior. (j/k)

Anyway, I know that Kara-Chan and I would much apprechiate (sp?) either an off topic thread or a chat room.

It would be very cool if we had a time set for all of the members to get on a chatroom. It would be much easier to hold a conversation then.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Sorry, Atinvod. hmm

And yes, Atinvod's right. Im in.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Atinvod wrote:

It would be very cool if we had a time set for all of the members to get on a chatroom. It would be much easier to hold a conversation then.

Ditto.  I've been on here when several others are online, so it would definitely be possible to manage.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Kinda like on AIM where you can either have a Private conversation, or invite some peeps to join in on a chat room. That would be so sweet! big_smile


TW

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Yeah it will be tottaly  cool! big_smile
P.S TW clear your inbox!Thanks.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

And as the admin mentioned, We now have a chat room. I'm not too knowledgeable on the details but it's coming soon. Still testing at this stage, but it looks good for the most part. I'm a little excited about it I guess.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile Im REALLY excited about it. big_smile


TW

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

We're actively developing a fast (AJAX), hosted (BFFC address), sustainable (good) chat "box" for those who might be on at the same time. We would need a lot more traffic to make it more immediate.

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Here is a Yellbox if ya'll want it. Aaron has to sign up though...

www.yellbox.com.

It'll be awesome!! big_smile

TW

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

I can't imagine a chat working here. At my main forum home we had a chat, but not many people went into it (though granted it didn't help that the creepiest member was ALWAYS in there), and there we tend to have 5 people on at a time. So a chat wouldn't be for us.

I don't really like shoutboxes for conversations either. They don't hold many comments at a time, and its hard to have a conversation if you can only see a few at a time.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

I personally think an off topic topic would be good.

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20 (edited by draco fett Monday, September 25, 2006 3:54 pm)

Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

One already exists.

http://www.bobafett.com/boards/viewtopic.php?id=500

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

CeciliaCrimsondragonFett wrote:

I can't imagine a chat working here.

This site gets 20,000 unique visitors a month, or about 700 a day. (Total pageviews, thanks to the fans of this fan club, get us up to nearly 3,500 pages per day; that's about 5 pages per visit throughout all of BobaFett.com.) Most are from the United States, mostly in the East, South, and Midwest than the West. So, I can imagine it working. We also attract a pretty diverse, intelligent crowd; I bet some of the chats could be fairly good. Focusing on quality conversations and connections would be my motivation for its development, not just to have one for the sake of TrueWarrior.

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

The Koopatorivm, where I belong to, easily gets a large number of visitors per day (don't know exact number since the admins haven't checked it recently due to reworking the site), most at the same time as eachother, and the chat failed miserably. Though granted I think Mr. Creepy person being in there all hours of the day didn't help, as stated before.

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Our new chat room is open for chit chat. smile

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

Cool! A chat room.
But Qui-Gon's Chin? That scares me. Really. smile

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Re: Chat room developments/off topic banter solutions

I'll be posting some common times throughout the site and the boards (that work for our U.S., Europe, and Oceania visitors) to make it easier for regulars to chat.

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com