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Sneaky2006
August 26th, 2004, 01:00 AM
I was wondering if there will ever be a chat on pets.ca in the future?

Cactus Flower
August 26th, 2004, 08:53 AM
What a GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!

Where do I sign that petition?

Oh Maaaaaaarko......yooo hooo........... :D

Writing4Fun
August 26th, 2004, 09:03 AM
OMG a CHAT ROOM?! :eek: With this bunch?! I can see the headlines now ... "Overheated Keyboards Blamed On Pets.ca - Hundreds of web surfers suffer burns from their overworked keyboards as Pets.ca launches its new chatroom service. The keyboards have been reported to sponateously combust due to the increased frenzy with which their users have been typing as a result of this latest addition to the Pets.ca lineup..." :D

Princesss04
August 26th, 2004, 11:07 AM
That does sound like a good idea! Where is Marko when you need him!!!! LOL :D

Luba
August 26th, 2004, 01:52 PM
Hmmmn that sounds like a really good idea!

Though we'd all end up getting fat flat butts :p

TalonsMa
August 26th, 2004, 02:18 PM
OMG a CHAT ROOM?! :eek: With this bunch?! I can see the headlines now ... "Overheated Keyboards Blamed On Pets.ca - Hundreds of web surfers suffer burns from their overworked keyboards as Pets.ca launches its new chatroom service. The keyboards have been reported to sponateously combust due to the increased frenzy with which their users have been typing as a result of this latest addition to the Pets.ca lineup..." :D

LMAO!!

What a great Idea...a CHAT :D

dmc123
August 26th, 2004, 05:45 PM
I love that idea!

Freyja
August 26th, 2004, 05:51 PM
Count me in

goldenblaze
August 26th, 2004, 08:17 PM
Though we'd all end up getting fat flat butts :p

Hey at least we can blame that on someone other than ourself this time ;)

Sneaky2006
August 31st, 2004, 09:23 PM
Just bringing this back up to the top!! Maybe someone will see it!
Who do I ask about this??

sammiec
September 1st, 2004, 08:00 AM
* bump again *

This looks like a great idea!! Marko would be the person to PM about this Sneaky!

Iggette
September 1st, 2004, 09:11 AM
Bump again.....tee hee......What a great idea.....hubby wont like it though he thinks I spend to much time as it is :D

Princesss04
September 1st, 2004, 09:27 AM
I think a chat would be a wonderful idea. HEY MARKO WHAT YOU THINKIN???? :D

sammiec
September 1st, 2004, 09:37 AM
Since we're on the topic of fun stuff for the board - what about new and imporve emoticons!! We need some more! I just love using them so much and there are really fun ones that would be great to add!! :cool:

badger
September 1st, 2004, 09:59 AM
I have yet to figure out how to use the little devils. Anybody feel like enlightening me? I mean the ones that appear 'inside' the message...

Sneaky2006
September 1st, 2004, 10:29 AM
When typing your message, click on the 'Smilies' to the right of the message box. :) On the smilie you want.

sammiec
September 2nd, 2004, 08:19 AM
* bump again *

Maarrrkoooo!!!

iRONKNiGHT
September 2nd, 2004, 08:38 AM
Having a Chat is a great idea but i am sure it would take away most of you from Posting on the forum and instead taking up the Topic on the Chat...
i really would like Marko's imput!!
but you guys got my vote for a chat! :)

I have yet to figure out how to use the little devils. Anybody feel like enlightening me? I mean the ones that appear 'inside' the message...
you mean this devil?http://mitglied.lycos.de/diabloopi/forum/images/smilies/43.gif

Sneaky2006
September 2nd, 2004, 10:00 AM
Having a Chat is a great idea but i am sure it would take away most of you from Posting on the forum and instead taking up the Topic on the Chat...

I don't mean a chat that's always here... I mean a supervised chat set up for maybe once a week. Like 'a big event'!

sammiec
September 2nd, 2004, 10:16 AM
I don't think that would be a main concern (people not posting anymore) I have seen plenty of boards that have chat and they usually see about 5 or 6 people at a time. It should be fine.... :)

Cactus Flower
September 2nd, 2004, 05:09 PM
I think that a 24/7 chat would be perfectly fine!

iRONKNiGHT
September 2nd, 2004, 05:17 PM
well Marko's aware of our proposed idea! we'll see what he has to say! ;)

Sneaky2006
September 2nd, 2004, 05:17 PM
I'm kinda hoping it would get to that CF... but I thought maybe with something like once a week as a trial, just so there's no problems... I just think there has got to be a moderator in these things at all times to prevent problem people. Ya gotta have someone there to be able to Kick people off when things get ugly!! And I'm sure you know what I mean!

Cactus Flower
September 2nd, 2004, 05:24 PM
Why yes, Sneaky, I know exactly what you mean! ;)

I used to be a chatroom monitor, actually.

Sneaky2006
September 2nd, 2004, 05:27 PM
Well, now that I think about it... with how busy this site is I don't think we would have a problem finding mods for different times... hint hint CF!!
No really, I think we could seriously work up to 24/7.
Now if we can just hear something about it!!!

Missy
September 2nd, 2004, 07:40 PM
I think a chat would be a great idea! How fun!! I am on these boards everyday but I just hardly post - mostly because people here have such quick fingers they have already said everything I am already thinking by the time I get to read the post!! Now, if I had the chance to chat I might be able to get a few things out!

Then again, this place already takes up too much of my time, a chatroom might only increase my addiction!!

marko
September 3rd, 2004, 09:23 PM
Sorry all, been out of town recently...ok about the chatroom

Although we never rule anything out, the ultimate goal of the Pets.ca BB is the sharing of information and the ability of new visitors to search for information.

I'm not sure a chatroom would be useful to to anyone except those people actually using it at any given time. Not that that's a bad thing....We like the fact that the board has become so popular that people want to chat ASAP in real time. Just so you know, that was kind of the idea behind the off topic forum, to allow people to chat about anything anytime.

Our concern is this, any great information that could be exchanged there would probably not be accessible to others. Plus we haven't investigated other issues like cost, bandwith and other technical issues.

BUT like I said before we never rule anything out around here....
I'll do a bit of investigation and let y'all know....A special events chat or once a week thing is intriguing.

Thanks as always for posting and please keep sharing ideas and suggestions

Marko

ADMIN

Sneaky2006
September 3rd, 2004, 09:33 PM
Thanks for looking into it, Marko!
Once a week is what I had thought in the begining.
There was a forum I used to frequent that had a chat once a week and they had the archive saved there for people to read once the chat was over. Maybe that would ease the problem of new visitors not being able to see everything we've got to offer...