posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 03:17 PM
reply to post by yeahright
You know, sometimes while I'm online and having to deal with nothing harder to comprehend than a keyboard or app, I forget how childish humans really
In other words, this is an explanation I can accept. Unfortunately. Regrettably.
I actually wrote a chatroom for the members of another forum a while back. We lost the free room we had once due to a computer crash (the server we
used was in a guy's basement), and everyone wanted a chat room, including me. So I sat down and flowcharted one out, coded it in Perl, and introduced
it. I had asked everyone for suggestions on what they wanted in a chatroom, and wound up with a monstrous creation that had so many bells and whistles
I was amazed I had been able to pull it off. Of course everyone loved it!
It is still running today, but not under my control. It took less a week for the problems to begin. Someone didn't like the security features.
Someone else began overloading the program by using the PM function for their own personal room. Someone else demanded an ignore function. Someone
didn't like a Mod. Since it was a tightly-knit community (or so I thought), we never initialized the Linux permissions for the control room, and one
member of that community actually figured out where it was and tried to sabotage the room (we closed it down within a couple minutes over that and
left it closed until we could get everyone a password set up)! It got so bad I just handed the reigns over to someone else and walked away. Every once
in a while i will hear about how good it is doing, or I will get bored and pop back in for a few moments as a user, but that's about it.
So I don't have to trust you on anything: I know, I just like to forget.
I still personally like the idea, but with the problems you have pointed out, I will withdraw from this subject with my tail between my legs.