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Should we keep the DBSTalk.COM Chatbox?

  • Yes - Keep It

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No - Get Rid of It

    Votes: 10 58.8%
  • Don't Care if it stays or goes.

    Votes: 7 41.2%

Should we keep the DBSTalk.COM Chatbox?

1954 Views 22 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  JBKing
So lets find out what you think of the DBSTalk.COM Chat Box.

Now that it has been online for a few weeks I am sure you have seen and possibly even tried our DBSTalk.COM Chatbox.

Sometimes the chat has been very busy while at other times it seems as though no one is home.

We here at DBSTalk.COM value your opinion, so now we are seeking your thoughts on the DBSTalk.COM Chatbox.

Should it stay or should it go?

Its your call. This poll will be open untill 9am Friday Morning. The outcome will determine its fate.

Only the yes or no votes will be counted. :)
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I don't use it unless I'm really board. I'd rather see that chat room open since its much easier to use. I've never really seen anyone use it, but maybe I don't spend enough time here. :rolleyes:
Yes, I'm still not ready to give up on it yet.
I voted no. The idea about a chat room had been discussed before and it was agreed that it should only be open during special events.


I for one rarely even look in the new chat box and when I do it's a pain to read because it keeps jumping me up to the top every time it refreshes.

Also, I think it slightly takes away valuable questions and answers that could have been asked in the forums and stored for future reference.
I think it is a good idea for the chat box 24/7, but the lack of participation is discouraging.

You can right click on the refresh button (IE 6 anyway) and open in a new window and enlarge full screen, so the auto refresh isn't much of a problem. Then again, it's not much of a problem anyway with so few chatting.

I look at the chat box as just that..."chat" or "bs" may be a better word. And there is nothing wrong with that. Any serious discussion or question would be better served as a post in the forums. Buy STX a couple of sixpacks this weekend and the chat box will liven up! ;)

And Nick seemed to like the idea of a 24/7 chat, according to the previous thread Chris linked to. I haven't seen Nick in there, cat got your tongue? :eek2:
Agreed JB, I like the chat box, but I wish there were more participants, I did have some good conversations with Scott and I'm hoping to have some with other members.
I like the chat box.
It's just another dimension of DBSTalk that I check on every visit. Just like every Forum here; sometimes there is activity and sometimes it is dead. It will catch on.
Just one night last week I stopped by the chat to say hello and some JB dude said hi. It was a full on BS chat. That's all. It was fun.
He told me he was from Kentucky. I asked him what he did that night and he told me that he went to see his 'Old Gran Dad' looking for his good buddy 'Jimmy Beam'. He then said that they were going hunting. I think he said that they were going to shoot some 'Wild Turkeys'.
I really didn't know what in the hell he was talking about but it was the first time I have ever read anything that was slurred in a chat room.
I didn't know that was possible.:D:D:lol::D:lol:
Keep the box!:)
I dislike Chats in general. I have a hard enough time following a conversation in a thread when the page is static. I have a very hard time considering a response and typing it out in a chat room before I'm three topic changes behind the group! :)

I voted no.

See ya
Unless it turns out to be a bandwidth hog, I think it's not causing any problems. It's convienent to say "hi" once in a while.
47% say keep it
33% say it should go.

I guess it stays for now. Now we need to find a place to put it so that users can easily see it so if someone is chatting they can quickly join in.

At the top seems nice however it will clutter things up, just having a link to the chat will do no good, it will be like the other chatroom, no one will use it.

We need your ideas on this one.
C'mon you two. Let's tone it down a little. :D :lol: :D
Just put it out of its misery. It will be gone in another month anyway when people get tired of it. :shrug:
I already said the chat won't go on top. Take a pill Chris. :D
I'm not much a chat person, but a couple of things I've noticed that could be improved:

- refresh on new post rather than by an arbitrary interval

- make chat window resizeable by the user - also, to capture more previous posts*

- clear text box after post

*right now I don't even have a scroll bar.

I'm using NS 6.2.2 so that may be a factor in the performance of the chat box on my pc. Otherwise, I like the concept of having it available. I have a phone but I don't use it all the time.
Nick I answered your questions in the chat. (As you know) :D
How about placing the chat box at the top? ;)

Seriously, what about a hyperlink at the top, linking down to the bottom of the same page. That way people will know the chat box is available, but you click to get to the bottom of the page, where it is tucked out of the way. Personally, I hate scrolling down a page, and would rather click a hyperlink and let it do the work for me.
So, is the chat box gone now?
Looks like it. Seems to have died a slow death. :D
Yes the Chat Box is gone, Scott removed it last night.
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