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    I have installed and am going through the testing phase of vBChat. This will allow real time chat and users can create and meet in their own rooms. This is still moderated and users can easily be banned by groups and/or username.

    You will see a link to vBChat across the top navigation bar, and who's online in the chat rooms at the bottom of the forum.

    Again, right now the chat system is turned off, but I plan on turning it on once I test it out thoroughly.

    I wanted to get a feel for members opinions on this. Thoughts?
     
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    I think it's a great idea--it may help keep conversations on track and debating proceed faster! :thup:
     
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    We could create Debate Contests where contestants could debate in real time with a vote afterward to see who is perceived as the winner....

    We'll have to see how it is used, it might make some of the extemporaneous side comments in threads take a sideline to chat....
     
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    From what I've seen of it on other boards... either one portion or the other will suffer.. People will cease posting, and just argue in chat, or chat will get no use, in favor of what people are used to, which is posting.

    Here may be different... who knows.
     
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    Chat features are sometimes not as useable as posting is (work, firewalls, etc) Seems both may have value.
     
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    People tend to use the regular board as a chat room when there are 2 or 3 on one topic. It will probably decrease post numbers but eliminate a lot of the "me too" and "f@#@$" you types of posts.
     
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    excellent :)
     
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    Yeah all that, and you have to read fast, type fast and there's no spell check. :cry:
     
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    i think its would be a good idea. some times taking something to a chat might be a better idea than clogging up the server with wasted space
     
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