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some thing to top this site off is a chat room i have seen other forum pages that have chat rooms i dont kno if its possible or not but its just a idea
 

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probably possible but at most other sites ive seen the chat rooms are rarely used. if we get a high demand for it we will certainly see about adding one
 

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Eh, I dont know,I use to be a Mod in a hunting forum and the chat room got way aout of hand, People go insane in them, and there are several young kids in here that does not need to be in there
 

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Chat rooms detract from the forum as the conversations that would take place in threads are being addressed in the chat room. also chat rooms require constant moderation as things can and usually do get out of hand. especially when open to guests. There also needs to be constraints and a well organized set of rules and guidelines in place.

In most of the chat rooms I have been involved, many of us ended up exchanging phone #s and conversing vocally. much more enjoyable than the endless typing that took 10x longer to say what you wanted.
 

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Chat rooms are not safe environments and like airbourne stated need constant monitoring.
I don't believe activating a chat room would add very many positive benefits to the DHC site, if any at all.
 
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Chat rooms are not safe environments and like airbourne stated need constant monitoring.
I don't believe activating a chat room would add very many positive benefits to the DHC site, if any at all.
X2 lots of little/young eyes here and it would be good to keep them.
 

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on the other hand, when standard forum technology evolves to the point I am about to describe, the following might be an interesting and beneficial twist.

real time audio/video conferencing.
 

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on this note we have our new forums in the works.. I had considered adding a chat box but have still yet to see an active chat room on any of the forums ive seen.. the most use i see them get are from those foreign cats trying to sell their shirts and pants..

What we are trying to add is a little more information down the right side of the forums.. examples would be moon phase, maybe setting it up to where you can see the weather in your local area, team dhc articles, top posters, sample pics from members that upload pics to their personal galleries, etc..
 

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I think you have things in proper order Buckfever! I also think the chat room amy be more problem than we need at this time. Plus I can't type fast enough to talk on line :lol: Just my imput.
 
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the only chat room i've seen work is on a local site and everyone knows everyone, they're all neighbors more or less. that said it isn't used very often. you can have profanity blocked auto as well.
 

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on this note we have our new forums in the works.. I had considered adding a chat box but have still yet to see an active chat room on any of the forums ive seen.. the most use i see them get are from those foreign cats trying to sell their shirts and pants..

What we are trying to add is a little more information down the right side of the forums.. examples would be moon phase, maybe setting it up to where you can see the weather in your local area, team dhc articles, top posters, sample pics from members that upload pics to their personal galleries, etc..
I frequent a local site that has weather and moon phase.Nice to be able to look at the weather for the next days hunt without going to another site. As far as a chat room go to facebook if that is what you are looking for. This website is a great resource, one which I personally have directed young hunters to, adding a chat feature would only attract trolls...
 

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I agree, don't start a chat room. COMON', we're guys, do we really want to hollar to our wives "hang on honey, i'm chatting in the chat room with my friend Mike".....

Plus young eyes are on here as well. I hear MARTHA STEWART has a good chat room on her web site.... :) <---joke
 

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:shocking: WOW,,, I must visit her chat room and lay down some of my best charm, that lady is LOADED.. she can buy a lot of Gun collections! :whistling: LOL
 
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I am always looking for a chat room for hunters. Most sites don't support them becasue they claim chat rooms are not used very enough. Well - I say used alot or not. It would be nice at times to have a hunter to talk to. Kinda like always haveing a Christian to talk to!
 

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chat rooms eventually cheat the forum of material and occupancy. In my experience with chat rooms they end up taking away from the forum that created them. plus you really need to have full time mods or there could be problems. as a matter of fact, there where even issues with all those in place.
And there is nothing stopping someone from setting up an IRC chat room and posting a link.
 
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