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Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004

Chat Applets

Who seconds my vote on BP looking into designing some chat applets. That way we can all chat about a certain subject 'real-time'. I personally think it's a great idea. There could be multiple categories: studio lighting, portraiture posing, landscapes, macro, etc. What do you guys think? I think if the thread got large enough they could think about thinking about it!

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12/21/2005 6:14:42 PM

Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  Chat probably isn't a good idea for a site like BP. From what I've seen of some of the Q&A and CC threads if it was happening in real time it could get ugly and I'm sure no one here would want to moderate a chat room. Years ago HGTV had a chat room and they closed it I'm sure in part because of the rowdy behavior going on in the chat room.

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12/21/2005 6:27:51 PM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  I think it's a great idea, Justin. People who don't want to participate of course, wouldn't have to. I LIKE IT and I think it'd be fun and educational.

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12/21/2005 7:27:46 PM

Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  I enjoy chat, but I've seen them get pretty out of control. There are members here you can tell would fight at the drop of a hat. They come close in the Q&A sometimes. Hey Justin, why don't you create a Yahoo group just for chatting?

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12/21/2005 7:31:36 PM

Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  I've never had good luck with any type of real-time chat. I just always seem to miss the good stuff, and just read about it later.

Just my opinion,


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12/22/2005 4:43:28 AM

John P. Sandstedt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2001
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  Justen - There's a thread that's into it's 8th or 9th iteration that started as a question about Studio Photography. I responded in the first thread and, finally, got off the list. If you check it now, the subject matter has strayed far from the original topic.

There's another problem - wasted time. That's even a problem with this Q&A Section. Have you answer the BP survey in which we're asked, "How many times a day do you log on?" Hmmm!


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1/3/2006 1:33:19 PM

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