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Originally posted by AccessDenied
The simple fact that there are other ways of IM people outside of ATS, I don't see the need for it here.It would not really contribute to the site in anyway whatsoever.People can contribute to threads and get responses within a minute.
An IM system would make people get too 'Off topic" and just be a regular old chit chat thing. Either that or a very good discussion between two members would be missed out on by everyone else because it was kept in the privacy of an IM.
ATS will always expand and change with the times if it benefits the site and the members as a whole, and I just fail to see how IM could do that .
I truly do not want ATS to become "Just like Everywhere else".
That is the very reason I come here.
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
We currently have "U2U" for sending private messages.
We have a flash chat.
We have a "private message" component to chat.
Now if you want to talk to others without being restricted by ATS's rules, you and your friends get aol/msn/yahoo accounts.