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Hubpage Chat

  1. Rudra profile image73
    Rudraposted 10 years ago

    How about a Chat box where hubbers can enter and chat to each other.

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
      Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think if the Forums were used more frequently and by more people, perhaps. 

      So, in other words, when everyone else who doesn't ignore their job, family, responsibilities, etc. to hang out here starts doing so, then maybe.  Real slackers only!

  2. profile image55
    broalexposted 10 years ago

    That would be great Rudra , I don`t know the reason why there isn`t one yet but maybe for the future lets hope , I started to enjoy my time here , and also have some favorite hubbers big_smile ... A chat implemented on this forum would be great ! big_smile big_smile big_smile

  3. Stacie Naczelnik profile image71
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago
  4. bloggerdollar profile image73
    bloggerdollarposted 10 years ago

    I guess a general chat room just for Hubbers would be cool. We would have the feeling of good old IRC times.

    Forums are doing great for detailed topics the chat room would be for general chat and ugly discussions only smile

  5. sevenGEIN profile image52
    sevenGEINposted 10 years ago

    Well HubPages is for hubbing, not chatting, really. So to have a chat would really distract people from the point of this site.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's pretty much it.

      One would think that HubPages Inc wants their awesome stable of authors to write stuff that others want to read. And to an extent the forum also falls in line with that. We help each other learn. In ways that they couldn't hope to service the community.

      The threads themselves, even the off-topic ones will get indexed by Search Engines. And draw more traffic.

      And chat room... is junk food. It's fun at the time, but afterwards you probably were better off without it.

      It would waste peoples time. And chatting is driven by emotion. It's a breeding ground for drama. More so than what a forum can be. And it can have consequences. Ugly consequences.

      So I highly doubt that a chat room would be a priority for a service such as HubPages. And I can say without a doubt that if there were one I'd avoid it.

  6. elisabeth reid profile image63
    elisabeth reidposted 10 years ago

    I prefer the forum format.  It gives people a chance to think before they 'speak'.  In my experience, chat tends to become one (or more) of the following:

    1. Empty space because people forget about it or are available at different times during the day.
    2. A perfect breeding ground for flame wars and dissent.
    3. A cyber meat-market where people use the cloak of anonymity to....*ahem*...let their hair down and say things that tend to get them in trouble.
    4. Encourages the formation of cliques and the propogation of middle-school-esque drama.

    and, in this particular case...

    5. Could distract hubbers from the purpose of this site.

    IMO, anyway. 

    Just my http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/225346/2/istockphoto_225346_give_your_two_cents_worth.jpg

  7. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    I should have just quoted Elisabeth Reid and said "In concur" big_smile

  8. bloggerdollar profile image73
    bloggerdollarposted 10 years ago

    Are we carrying a secret mission of writing??

    Why should chatting be considered as waste of time I couldn't understand. Even though everybody is free to concentrate on their writings or just come and have some fun as most hubbers already do on forums.

  9. ysdata profile image61
    ysdataposted 10 years ago

    Forum post show up in search, I don't like the chats will.

  10. Betty Jo Petty profile image61
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 10 years ago

    I don't have much experience, but I have seen people get into some pretty bad arguments, even just on threads.

    You can always bow out. 

    I guess if you want to chat, just do it. 

    You can always contact others through their own profile.

    I see nothing wrong if people want to keep it under control.  The wrong word at the wrong time or place can ignite, though.

    That's my opinion.  Betty Jo