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Chatrooms and IM Sytem

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    Not sure if this has been addressed before, but I think it would be great to have chatrooms and/or and IM system here on Hub pages. As it is right now anything we want to say to someone is public unless sent via the email link for each user. Also it is hard to keep up a convo smoothly in a forum.

    1. compu-smart profile image66
      compu-smartposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good point but not sure how it would work!!  also it may stop people writing in forums to ask for help, which is alwasy recorded to help others, so i think it would be unviable here at hubpages!!

  2. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    These are all good points.  Maybe a moderated chat room during certain hours?  This way people will still post in the forums most of the time, and be able to look forward to a chatroom a few times a week.

  3. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I'm so not for an IM system.  I have too many as it is! LOL

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      SirDentposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's just a suggestion. It could also be made so you can turn it off and on as you please.

      1. Inspirepub profile image79
        Inspirepubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You can IM with other Hubbers any time you like. I do.

        There is no need for Hubpages to duplicate what already exists.

        That's like asking Hubpages to build a phone system so we can call each other!


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          SirDentposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Good points. You too Gamergirl for seconding.

  4. Shirley Anderson profile image72
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    I like the idea, so I vote yes.

    Compu-Smart makes a good point, so somehow newbies would need to know that the IM is not for information seeking purposes, that they need to use the forum for that.

    I don't have Messenger or Yahoo messenger so I wouldn't have any others.

  5. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    To reiterate what Jenny has said, if you want to IM with a Hubber, use the services many people (billions) already do.  The simplicity of Hubpages is a major part of it's allure.

    It's not Myspace, it's not a social networking site in the way that most would think of them, it is a place, a hub, for writers.  In this vein, we can and do have the ability to trade our personal information - email and IM addresses for example - to the folk we'd like to chatter with.

    There's always a forum thread, as well.

  6. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    Forum posts can be searched. They are there for all to see. So infinitely more helpful.

    Chatrooms tend to have unfortunate results. You get a few people in a chatroom and they'll feel the need to say something, anything, just to stop the silence.

    And often what they say can be misconstrued, or things can be taken out of context, or they just ramble on for the sake of it. No hope of thinking before they hit submit, because there's an urgency to get it onto the chatroom so others can read and not get bored and wander off.