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Fate of io chat room
2002/12/06 22:27:08 PST by Bahamut ONE [0/4]

I think we should recreate the chat room. Although most of the time it was just nonsense, some good things came out of it. Maybe now that we have a new interface we could somehow integrate an IRC chat INTO the site... Or someone (I could do it) could constantly invite people into the AIM room since Phant isn't around anymore to do so.

2002/12/06 23:25:35 PST by mystik3eb [0/43]
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Just use Fate of Io on AIM. It's not impossible to invite yourself in whenever you immediately sign on. Of course, we COULD appoint someone to invite FoI people when they sign on (this would be someone who's online a ton). And again, the IRC one would be for those mostly as programmers or something...the only people who would REALLY use IRC instead of AIM. Or whatever...

2002/12/06 23:34:00 PST by Bahamut ONE [0/4]

Yeah. I'ld need a list of nicks to do that though, I think Temp has one. More than one person can take care of mass inviting. I'll try to remember to join the room each time I log in.

Note that the AIM room name is "Fate of Io", ask me (BahamutDeath2) if you're havin trouble joining it.

BTW, I like IRC better than AIM.

2002/12/07 01:16:29 PST by mystik3eb [0/43]
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Check out all the users info. If they have AIM (or want to be contacted on AIM), their sn will be there.

Well, we all have our opinions I guess. Course, you're not stuck with IRCLE anymore, huh =p

2002/12/07 08:22:42 PST by Temporal [manager]
Edited at 2002/12/07 08:23:09 PST
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No no, Mystik, you can't just go inviting everyone who has a screenname. If you recall, when you registered there was a check-box asking if you wanted to receive chat invitations. DO NOT invite anyone who did not check that!

Of course, only the administrator has access to the list of people who checked that box. So, you'll have to IM me to get the list when you want it. Also, the list changes often, and I'd like you to always use the most up-to-date list. So, that means IM me whenever you want to do a mass invite and I'll give you the list.

I would like it if we could schedule these things a bit in advance, rather than just have them occur whenever someone feels bored.

2002/12/07 09:14:20 PST by Siemova [0/24]
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Yeah, scheduling might give things a slightly more official feel, get better attendance, and ultimately get more done. I like that idea. We could even take things further with some sort of loose agenda, or at least a general "topic of the day", to sorta steer things in a productive direction. But then, that's my organizational side speaking. People might hate the idea, which is just fine. 'Sonly a suggestion. ^_^

2002/12/07 09:50:53 PST by Aetrus [0/15]

I remember we had a real meeting once. I think it was last February. We had a general chat going and then the staff guys had one too. We talked about alot of cool stuff. Most of it wasn't implemented until much later if at all though.

2002/12/07 11:48:18 PST by Black Squall [0/5]

Some kind of organization for the chat would be nice to have. It could be posted on the main page when it was going to happen, or right here in this thread.

We could also set it up with a topic so we could brainstorm ideas for one thing instead of having everyone throw out random ideas, which works sometimes but normally the more important things don't get done like that. Or we could anounce a topic to be decided list in chat, next to the anouncment. It could work out really well and things could be accomplished in every session unlike how we used to get something accomplished once in a blue moon.

All in all it was a promissing thing that we had going just most of the time it wasn't too realiable for anything important to get done in there.

2002/12/07 13:23:50 PST by Bahamut ONE [0/4]

Well... setting a topic and operating a room can be easily done with IRC but you can't really do that with AIM...

2002/12/07 15:07:12 PST by jcore [0/6]

I personally prefer IRC. I don't see how IRC is a "programmer's thing", but then again, I am a programmer, so...

It does help to have a topic, but it also would be good to have set start and end times along with an agenda.

2002/12/07 19:52:50 PST by Morpheus [0/5]

I agree, IRC is a bit better. Topics, and operators to boot anyone who could be trouble, plus no need to invite anyone, unless we set it to invite only type thing. Either way, my vote is IRC (and I don't see it as a programmers thing either... but I too program.)

2002/12/07 19:53:12 PST by Temporal [manager]
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We know IRC is better than AIM. The thing is, it is much easier to collect people on AIM. Most of us don't even have an IRC client installed, so convincing people to download it and set it up and log into the right server and all that is not so easy. With AIM, most people already have it installed and running all the time, so you just send out a mass chatroom invite and *poof!* everybody is there.

2002/12/10 16:21:09 PST by mystik3eb [0/43]
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Uhm...Temp...that's what I said =)

I think we should just go with AIM for all the reasons above (and I've so proved that only programmers use IRC ;) j/k, I use it once in a while)

2002/12/10 20:32:49 PST by jcore [0/6]

Well, if it is deemed that meetings are important enough and that using IRC would have significant advantages, it may be helpful to provide some training to members. Someone could write up a "Getting to the FoI Meetings" howto and other members could announce that they are available to help new users to IRC.

2002/12/10 22:04:06 PST by Aetrus [0/15]

IRC is a bit less user friendly, but not impossible to use. If it's better for logging and managing chats then we should use it. A howto and a FAQ would be all we'd really need. I know JACK about stuff like that and I managed to use it ok. If I can then we all can :D

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