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Title: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: RocketRossUK on 22 January 2014, 23:01
I really wish every section or at least every MK had it own chat function.

Like on Briskoda that have a chat box where you can just jump in and chat about stuff live.

Would love if they had a chat box in the MK6 section where you could just hang out....would it be hard to implement?

Thanks
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: Len on 23 January 2014, 12:30
We do have something called Chat-Off Topic! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: RocketRossUK on 23 January 2014, 12:47
We do have something called Chat-Off Topic! :rolleyes:

No like a live chat, not posting a topic. Like MSN messenger
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: jv on 23 January 2014, 13:05
Many many years ago we did have exactly that. If he read what you actually asked for, even Len would remember.

It was a massive headache because it required so much moderating.

So feel free to use the off topic chat section but no live chat will be coming back.
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: RocketRossUK on 23 January 2014, 13:50
Many many years ago we did have exactly that. If he read what you actually asked for, even Len would remember.

It was a massive headache because it required so much moderating.

So feel free to use the off topic chat section but no live chat will be coming back.

Thanks for replying JV. Why would it need loads of moderating? A few simple rules ie dont be racist, sexist, insulting religion etc...

There has been so many time where i just want to ask a really simple question with out having to post, Still think it would be a great idea. It would also bring different people together ( as i only really speak to people in MK6 section)

Another test run maybe?...if it fails, right it off
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: jv on 23 January 2014, 13:56
Rules? What that people follow?! Who is going to then sit on the chat all day monitoring that?

If you are asking something car/gti related then why move it off to a place where no-one else can then later read and contribute?
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: Len on 23 January 2014, 14:10
Yes I do remember it but hardly used it. If at all.

And yes John I did understand what he was after I was just pointing out that Chat-Off Topic was all he would get!
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: RocketRossUK on 23 January 2014, 14:29
Rules? What that people follow?! Who is going to then sit on the chat all day monitoring that?

If you are asking something car/gti related then why move it off to a place where no-one else can then later read and contribute?

I dont think it needs to be moderated that much. Would just like a place to chat about car in general on a night (VW rather than mooching about with the Skoda boys  :embarrassed:)
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: jv on 23 January 2014, 14:57
I think you underestimate how people behave online!

Collect up your friends on skype? Just post on the forum where all can join in?
Title: Re: We Need a Chat Function on this Forum !!!
Post by: Adam on 24 January 2014, 09:02
The Skoda boys are a bit limp wristed hence why it worked for them.

I remember a time when the off topic was constantly banter. Its somewhat slowed down over the last 2-3 years.