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28-01-2012, 01:59   #1
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Just a suggestion the mods may go for, Have you considered starting an off topic chat thread for the weather forum, It works well on other fora and seems to promote a better sense of community. Would also keep general chitchat out of the model threads and give people a place to express their feelings on the weather/runs/football/jobs whatever comes into your head.

I know there is quite a lot of stickies already, But i just thought i would throw it out there.
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28-01-2012, 02:07   #2
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Can you use a live chat feature on the system that boards is ran on ?
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Can you use a live chat feature on the system that boards is ran on ?
Boards is Vbulletin i think? I'm sure you can get chat plug ins for it, But they would be site wide and not forum specific i would imagine.
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Just a suggestion the mods may go for, Have you considered starting an off topic chat thread for the weather forum, It works well on other fora and seems to promote a better sense of community. Would also keep general chitchat out of the model threads and give people a place to express their feelings on the weather/runs/football/jobs whatever comes into your head.

I know there is quite a lot of stickies already, But i just thought i would throw it out there.
We're currently looking into ways to keep the chit-chat and scientific discussion more separate, but I think that having a general chit chat thread would make things a bit messy. We will probably end up with a system of having two threads for events, one for technical discussion and one which is more chat orientated. We would be more lax in letting things go off topic in the chat thread but it should still be mostly weather related chat really, after all there is the rest of boards for the discussion of topics not related to weather!
Going to lock this one up, if anyone has any ideas for the forum please do let us know but it's best to contact a moderator by pm rather than starting up a new thread
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