Why doesn't HP have a streaming chatbox or two, like chatango? I would throw a parade.
Why reinvent the wheel when it already exists dozens of other places?
I don't think he was saying for hp to make a chatroom, but to embed a chatroom. That's not reinventing the wheel, it's reusing an existing one.
Not that it matters because I remember that a lot of people here are against a hp chatroom, and having an external one (like we used to) just means most people will forget to come by - if they even know it exists.
What'd be nice is, if we did do an external chatroom like before, have HP acknowledge that it exists to entice users to come by.
We have Mac computers and I have something called IChat..I can see and hear the person I am chatting with as long as they have a built in camera and microphone.
Been suggested and turned down many times.
A lot of old time HP users seem to be against the idea. They say that's what the forums are for, even though I find that there are things I'd rather talk about in a chatroom instead of in a forum (so I end up going to a squidoo chatroom to talk about hp stuff.)
We did have an external chatroom once but, since it wasn't on the site, very few people came.
I used to moderate a couple of anime chatrooms for several years, alot of the times forums make me want to punch a baby.
I think the reason people are against it is that HubPages is supposed to be a writing site, and in the last year or so, it's become more and more like a social networking site. Some people even join just for the forums and barely write Hubs at all.
The fear is that if there's a chatroom as well, the social side of the site will swamp the writing community.
by Info Bucket 7 years ago
I've started a chat room for hubber's to connect each other easily. Relache suggested me to start a chat room for hubbers when I posted a Thread on 'Report a problem or Suggest a new feature' forum about starting a chat room for hubpages. If you're interested.....check it out....
by Cordale 8 years ago
Hey community! If I started up a HubPages Chat do you think you guys would start using it? It gets rather boring writing and being by yourself all the time and itd be nice to get to talk to some other hubbers and maybe even get some ideas from each other!.Anybody interested?
by Mary McShane 4 years ago
Recently I'm noticing new members who have no hubs, no activity where they read or comment on hubs, and only join to participate in self interest and/or bleeding heart questions in various forums. Sort of using HP as a chatroom. Before anyone attacks me for this, please know I enjoy the discussion...
by Don Bobbitt 4 months ago
It looks like a fourth of my feed lately is comprised of new people wanting the rest of us to tell them how to write. All day I get request after request for help on passing the Quality Assessment. I mean Really? Many of your requests are just one step above being a jumble of mis-spelled words...
by Spacey Gracey 8 years ago
I've been watching the fireworks in the forums and it's made me lonely because I didn't want to join in on those discussions.Anyone around wanting a friendly chat?How's October treating you? Has Christmas started for your hubs?
by Rudra 11 years ago
How about a Chat box where hubbers can enter and chat to each other.
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