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Originally posted by chissler
Do not allow other members to bait you into a conversation that will have you in hot water. The Terms & Conditions are enforced in chat just as they are on the boards. That is a common misconception I think.
I believe Chat is logged aswell, so it would prevent the he said she said if a situation did arise.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Can any of you read my post yet??
Originally posted by Strodyn
Trolls and undesirables can post on the board and wreck havoc......if they do they are warn/banned.....surely that can apply in chat also?
I think you are alienating too many people who prefer to chat and develop a community by getting to know the personalities without having to just stick to a specific 'topic' in a thread.
IRC has dealt with trolls easily for years, it shouldnt be too difficult here.
If someone is spamming or being abusive the option should be there to 'mute' them, during which time the complain button can be used to alert a mod to look at the recent logs, from which appropriate action can be taken.
Also, if it does become popular as I believe it could be, make it open for 'viewing' only by the visitors to the site. At this time there are 96 members and over 1100 vistors at the site. A decent discussion on the chat would encourage visitors to signup to engage....they would be disappointed if after doing so they could not chat tho.
[edit on 10/10/06 by Strodyn]