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  11-Dec-12, 04:42   #1
Can we have a Chat Room added? 0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
Dear Administrator Worship

I was wondering if you could add a chat room feature onto the site. I think it would be GREAT if I could go into a chat room and have actual live, real time conversations with my fellow mobsters.

Have you considered this feature? I used to love the old BBS days when a couple dozen members would just sit in a chat room for hours and talk about games and stuff.

Just an idea sir
Worship

Be cool.

Ronin Harper
Cool

     
  11-Dec-12, 09:11   #2
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thefly131 
Joined: Jun '10
Location: Belgium
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1346
Nice idea

a chatroom would defenitely be a plus for the site.

I am sure it will be a succes here.

I vote for the chatroom

     
  11-Dec-12, 09:28   #3
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pinku135 
Joined: Sep '12
Location: India
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 335
@ Ronin Harper - Why don't you create a poll ? So that an estimate can be done who wants it and who doesn't so that it helps to approach the Admin by giving him stats and the final decision could be left to him .

By the way chat room is a great idea , it surely will succeed in a better way of communication .
I vote too Big Smile

     
  11-Dec-12, 09:32   #4
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Administrator 

Joined: Aug '07
Location: Malta
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 7839
There's a chat thread:
http://www.bankrollmob.com/forum.asp?mode=thread&id...

We don't want a chat room because it's going to be "wild west" in terms of spamming etc since we have no way of monitoring it live.

     
  11-Dec-12, 09:34   #5
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Mysik86 

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Poland
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 773
Chat room will be nice option... but I think that the number of posts in the forum will dramatically decrease - because why we would post on the forum if we will have chat?

     
  11-Dec-12, 12:03   #6
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
It could be interesting, sometimes it would be useful to arrange meetings at the tables and stuff like that. But that could also give place to exchanging too much personal information. We wouldn’t be sharing nothing special of our own at that chat, but someone could think of using it to talk with other mobsters while playing at the same tables, and that could bring problems to the BRM without having direct fault about it, but being the way the players used to apply collusion would be very bad for the community. This could be avoid if there was someone accessing all the chat. This happens in the forum, comments are read and some are blocked, but doing the same in a chat should be harder…

     
  11-Dec-12, 17:28   #7
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Sorin888 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 2375
If you do not want chat room,what do you have against private message option?Collusion can be made through others chat rooms ,instant messaging or by phone.
Good luck stopping crime over enthernet Thumbs Up

     
  11-Dec-12, 19:17   #8
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
It could be an interesting idea but i imagine that it also could mean problems for some members...

Definately the biggest problem will be spamming and unfortunately as admin said it can't be controled.

     
  11-Dec-12, 19:38   #9
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Weenie 
Joined: Aug '12
Location: Slovakia
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 680
Chatroom could be good admin you should think about it again Smile That "chat thread" is lame Big Smile And I dont think so that posts in forum will be dramatically decreased.. Cause there is still 50 mobpoints daily for posting, you know Smile

     
  11-Dec-12, 20:03   #10
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justblazed1 

Joined: May '12
Location: United States
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 156
good idea i would llike to have a chat room too Big Smile

     
  11-Dec-12, 22:52   #11
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Greenmohave 

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 3361
I remember back in the day when one of our Mobsters from the past created a site which had live chat support and we had some good times. One of them was BMWman and I remember Hoodi used to get involved, but can't remember who actually constructed the site.

Not that I want another site to go to just for the purpose of chatting live, but it is a lot of fun.

Although I'm content with BRM and the way it is!

     
  11-Dec-12, 23:32   #12
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retribution 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Canada
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 1490
Posted by Administrator:
There's a chat thread:
http://www.bankrollmob.com/forum.asp?mode=thread&id...

We don't want a chat room because it's going to be "wild west" in terms of spamming etc since we have no way of monitoring it live.


Not necessarily true. If you integrated an IRC based chat room, there's lot's of ways to ensure it's relatively, if not completely spam free. It's really easy to run IRC scripts to ban/mute spammers, and there's already tonnes of scripts already available. Best of all, integrating an IRC client directly into the website is relatively easy.

     
  11-Dec-12, 23:46   #13
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4873
While the basic principle is a good one the problem is the potential for grief caused by various unscrupulous individuals or organisations who would not treat it with the respect us BRM'ers would expect and also Admin have given it a big NO

     
  12-Dec-12, 00:37   #14
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RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
ow sorry i never notice there was already a chat thread. i thought i was expressing a new idea. i should have known better mate. I apologize if I have cause you ant new grief.

I will look more closely before opening my mouth again.

thank you for the fast reply. I LOVE this site just want to help make it better.

Ronin Harper Cool

     
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