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Chatroom-Your Thoughts Please!

As you may have noticed, we've just implemented a much-requested chatroom. It is quite simple and has few fancy features, but for the moment we just want it to work!

 Anyway, have at it, and post your thoughts, feature requests, effusive thanks to the tech team, etc., right here. Thanks!

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marye's picture
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meanwhile

in the spirit of transforming adversity into art, feel free to post your surreal chatroom experiences here:

http://www.dead.net/forum/i-was-saying-chat-room

marye's picture
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hey...

I just fixed my own kitchen sink, so I'm very proud, but chatrooms are beyond me.

I don't know what all the relevant constraints are, but when the software, as contrasted to the people, is misbehaving to this extent it needs a timeout.

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Good Idea

TY Buddy...I just wish that "assertiveness training" worked with my wife. Probably better it doesn't, she's a lot smarter than me. Your idea of an outside consultant sounds good if the budget permits, but maybe it doesn't. Or maybe the person in charge has an "I KNOW I can figure this out if only..." mindset. I can't can't count the number of lawnmowers, toasters, etc. that have fallen by the wayside when I get in that frame of mind. Just guessing...

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chatroom down

since it is clearly causing more trouble to leave it up in its buggy state than to take it down, we have taken the chatroom down until we can figure out what's up and fix it. Thank you.

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What Central Station NJ Steve said

That was very polite and eloquent, my man. You must have at some point had assertiveness training. I thank you for what you said, and the way you said it. I too wish for the chat feature to be fixed. I wonder if they have given any thought to bringing in an outside consultant?

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over three weeks now

I've been using the chat room for a bit over three weeks now. I don't mean to sound impatient, but the way the room boots people out regularly seems to be getting even worse. I realize people are working to try to fix the problem, but whatever's being done just isn't cutting the mustard. I also know there are people in this community who would be willing to help, but from what I understand their offers and/or advice have gone unheeded. Please get someone involved who knows what they're doing. This is very discouraging.

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good morning folks

Brilliant, Mr. P...

Stuman, if you're still reading this, I echo what others have said, that you've added a lot here and it would be a drag to lose you. So if you must go away, I hope it's only for a short time.

As a grizzled veteran of online conferencing, I know darn well that when you hit the wall you hit the wall, and I've bailed on more than one place over the years because I Could Not Take One More Minute Of This. So do what you gotta do, but come back to us when you can.

Back in the distant past, we noted that there are now zillions of Dead-related online spots, such that no single human can possibly keep up with them all. I don't even have time to keep up with the ones I WANT to keep up with. They have a lot of different cultures and a lot of different styles to suit the different people who gravitate there, and that's good. People from a lot of those different worlds converge here, which is also good, and yeah, there are going to be different expectations of the way things should work, and it's never going to be just exactly perfect from anyone's standpoint.

So, we're feeling our way and trying to be as hospitable as possible to Heads of various ages, locations, and points of view, rather than start with a big fat book of rules up front.

And yeah, sometimes the software's buggy, and we're sorry about that, and it IS getting worked on.

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to the great sounds

of marteen playin sax,i listen to jerry "what kind of love would we have,just in case we both were wrong..."and i suddenly understand my error .its not ive been in every bluelight star hotel,its"ive been in every bluelight cheap hotel.."and so is the service...so be it:-)(-:

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Ode to the chat room

Feel free to sing along. I'm sure y'all know the tune

Logged in today, clicked on the chat room link
the text was all red from my friends at play
then they were gone, booted again for misbehavin'
and they might not be there when it's back again

but it's all right, we still try it
even if it seems deranged
kick us out, make us type stuff again and again
but still we keep returning
'cause we're undaunted by the constant pain
and need our place to have
our little bouts with the insane

were you ever in the middle of a conversation with your friends
only to see your browser page go blank
Well you know, we're only trying to have fun
and it's a real bummer when the chat goes in the tank

[insert soaring Jer here...]

we only wnat to babble, we don't want to bring you down
or consume all the resources of your server rack
It's just that My, we've gotten used to having it around
and when it went away we asked to have it back

but it's all right, we still try it
even if it seems deranged
kick us out, make us type stuff again and again
but still we keep returning
'cause we're undaunted by the constant pain
and need our place to have
our little bouts with the insane

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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What's really important in life?

For some of us in far away lands the internet is the only way we can keep in contact with the Deadhead community. We all need the love! Some speak other languages. Even when we speak the same language we don't always understand each other the right way. But we're all trying, that's why we're here.

Things always go wrong in life, patience is not always easy to have but we need to not assume things that we don't know. This place as a bonus in life, we have no right to have this place, we are lucky to have it. We don't know if anyone gets paid to run or fix this place. Maybe they do it as an act of free love?

I didn't see the sex spam. I do like sex though and have no problem with it. Spam is not something that should be here as this place was not made for that. I'm totally against banning for using certain words. We are adults here. We don't need to be wrapped in cotton wool, the world is a hard place and it doesn't get easier by hiding from it or hiding others from the truth, quite the opposite actually. I've never seen anyone being TOO offensive here. Much nicer than other GD sites guys, give yourselves a pat on the back! The GD symbolize freedom whether some would like to deny that or not, that's is accepted by most folks. Banning should only be done in cases where there is spamming, threats of violence, or repeated derogatory defamation after warnings have been tried. Swearing, sex talk, and the like are part of life. Rudeness is also but better to try to police it ourselves and report it to our hard working mods when being reasonable fails. That's my two cents.

Group hug...

Are you kind?

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