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Curious Aardvark
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Experimental Permanent Chat Room
Jan 17th, 2022 at 9:23am
 
https://minnit.chat/SlingChat

If it works, I'll add a link directly on the forum template.

But for the moment it's a trial Smiley

If you could use the same username you use on the forum - that would make life sooo much easier for everybody.

Click the little gear icon at the bottom of the screen to change the chatroom nickname Smiley

You don't need to create an account, just use it as a guest.

Seems to Work as well on phones and tablets as pc's.
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Reply #1 - Jan 17th, 2022 at 11:12am
 
I like the idea but might have to wait awhile and see if anyone else joins. Not a big chat room guy myself. Ill give it a week or so and check in.
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Reply #2 - Jan 17th, 2022 at 2:45pm
 
I like the idea but like Morphy I wonder if enough people will join. We'll see.
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Reply #3 - Jan 17th, 2022 at 6:05pm
 
No joining necessary, just click the link and type.
Although it will make more sense if you change the random nickname.
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Reply #4 - Jan 17th, 2022 at 10:12pm
 
I think that will work.  Especially if there's a subject for discussion that needs quicker responses than posting back and forth to a forum topic.
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Reply #5 - Jan 17th, 2022 at 10:19pm
 
I donít think I can handle chatting with that many Morphys at one time.
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Reply #6 - Jan 19th, 2022 at 12:09pm
 
One of the biggest problems I see is that this is an international forum. We cover a helluva lot of timezones and, trust me, I know how problematic timezones and communication can be. There are already two slinging Discord groups (or is it boards? Whatever, "places" I guess) and a Reddit page so I don't know if this is all that necessary. I get the not wanting to sign up for stuff, but still.
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Reply #7 - Jan 20th, 2022 at 4:39pm
 

discord is just a mess.
Although it's probably just that I'm not a millenial. But just could not make any sense of it at all.†
what the hell is reddit ?

Chatrooms are simple, require no user accounts or signing in.

It's an effortless communication method.

And i did say 'experimental'.

Given how mauch wingeing I've had over the last 10 years or so about 'why don;t we have a chat room'.

I thought I'd give it a go.

But now - wall to wall moriaties Smiley

This works on all devices, just one click to join in.
You can watch telly or listen to the radio while you chat.

No video or audio to bother with.

It's almost as if it's too easy....

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Reply #8 - Jan 21st, 2022 at 1:41am
 
I've not used the audio or video chat on the slinging discord once. I've just used the text chat.
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Reply #9 - Jan 21st, 2022 at 10:59am
 
well it still remains a different and odd website that requires an account and password.

So I think a standard chatroom still has the edge.

And the small matter of a slinging.org chatroom - being on slinging.org.

The odd thing is for a chap who's a professional tech expert - I just really hate social media.
And a lot of it is from the software point of view.

Most social media software sucks a lot of data, requires a lot more info from you than is ever necessary.
And to distuinguish it from all the other social media facebook wannabees, they all come up with some janky arse software. 

Oh and  most of the recent ones have some kind of social gimmick to suck the 'youth' in.

No matter what any of the people behind a software platform claim - they ALL want to be billionaires.
Either that or they're not human and the AI's are way more advanced than anyone realises and are just taking over the world by stealth Smiley

Actually more likely than most people realise.
Given that the most powerful AI's are all 'owned' by commercial entities. Yeah they'd start up social media platforms.

I'm not anti social, I just hate 'social' media lol
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Re: Experimental Permanent Chat Room
Reply #10 - Mar 22nd, 2022 at 8:18am
 
👍 yep.
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Reply #11 - May 7th, 2022 at 1:15pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 21st, 2022 at 10:59am:
well it still remains a different and odd website that requires an account and password.

So I think a standard chatroom still has the edge.

And the small matter of a slinging.org chatroom - being on slinging.org.

The odd thing is for a chap who's a professional tech expert - I just really hate social media.
And a lot of it is from the software point of view.

Most social media software sucks a lot of data, requires a lot more info from you than is ever necessary.
And to distuinguish it from all the other social media facebook wannabees, they all come up with some janky arse software.†

Oh and† most of the recent ones have some kind of social gimmick to suck the 'youth' in.

No matter what any of the people behind a software platform claim - they ALL want to be billionaires.
Either that or they're not human and the AI's are way more advanced than anyone realises and are just taking over the world by stealth Smiley

Actually more likely than most people realise.
Given that the most powerful AI's are all 'owned' by commercial entities. Yeah they'd start up social media platforms.

I'm not anti social, I just hate 'social' media lol


Man it was refreshing to see iím not the only one who feels this way about big tech.
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Reply #12 - May 9th, 2022 at 10:37am
 
Yeah the big tech platforms have issues for sure and I could go on about it for a long time. Unfortunately the network effect is very strong and the convenience they offer is difficult to say no to.

For a more modern 'discord-like' approach you could look into Matrix which is more privacy respecting.
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Re: Experimental Permanent Chat Room
Reply #13 - May 16th, 2022 at 12:00pm
 
At the end of the day, discord is just another forum.
I've joined a couple to get files.
Just don't see what the fuss is about.

Apparently members no longer want a chatroom, c'est la vie.
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