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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.
Edit - I would also encourage a few of the most respected members/mods/admins here to schedule some active discussions starting around a 'general' subject.....that would start to encourage people to be in there, and I am sure some would end up 'lurking' permanently.
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]
Originally posted by Sth Hemisphere
I never been in the chat room yet & i am looking foward to it once i get my 200 up
So when you are in the chatroom, be on your best behavior please.
ATS Members: Use your board username and password to log-in. All normal ATS rules apply in chat.
Due to previous problems with chat abuse, being banned from chat will also result in being banned from AboveTopSecret.com.
Originally posted by Flighty
Dont you get quite a few hundred points when you first join and become a member or are these points different?
Originally posted by chissler
You can keep track of how many posts you have by hovering your mouse over your Post Bar. It is just beneath your Points. The more posts you make, the longer it gets.
If your using IE, hovering the cursor will indicate how many you have. With FireFox you need to right click on the bar and go to Properties.
As Implosion has indicated, it is 200 posts you need rather than 200 ATS Points.