...I'd rather not have to start a whole new thread for every single little thing I'd want to discuss, and I'm pretty sure there's other members that feel that way.
[ A chat room would need 24 hour oversight.]
I know I opened this unfortunate can of worms and this will be my last word on it but to your last statement, Why? I'm on three other forums with chats that are not moderated unless someone makes a direct complaint (which has never happened to my knowledge) about a member the same as a thread would be, and there are no problems. What makes you think the folks on here are so immature that they would need 24 hr. observation by a grownup, you do realize thats just a tad insulting to most of us don't you...
Barbigirl said:Please choose to not be insulted, there are people on here age low as 15, so there is the possibility of immaturity rearing its head whether it is age related or not.
My query was ignored the first go-round so I'll ask again......Doesn't PM serve this purpose.I joined this forum in 2004, and many times I would have liked to have a conversation with someone who had knowledge about something I was interested in without posting it publicly. Im sure I would have spent much more time on here if that would have been a possibility.
I'm insulted as well.What makes you think the folks on here are so immature that they would need 24 hr. observation by a grownup, you do realize thats just a tad insulting to most of us don't you...
I'm still in favour of a chatroom. I don't see the need for 24/7 moderation on it and I do believe that self-moderation of said proposed chatroom would be possible. I don't see why extra bartenders would be required to monitor it, unless such monitoring was deemed necessary and was asked for, by the members using it.
People have expressed concern that people would act inappropriately in the chatroom. That's as maybe.
What? They would act inappropriately there, but be angels on the forum? Get real. If they'll be idiots in there, they'll be idiots on the forum. And if they are, the bartenders would remove them anyway. I absolutely fail to see how (apart from the fact that the chatroom would make the forum physically BIGGER) this would adversely affect the amount of work done by bartenders or necessitate the recruitment of additional bartenders JUST because we would have a chatroom here.