Sometimes you just want to chat rather than make a lengthy or essay-quality post, and the fabulous functionality of this forum, which updates live on your screen without needing to be refreshed, allows it to be used like a chat room, so I’m making and pinning this thread for those kinds of light-weight conversations, and as a general hangout space!
If people want to propose a date and time for chat on a specific topic, please post it in here, and enjoy! I’ve pinned this for one month to give it a fair shot at being seen.
Cool, I’m loving this idea. The forum needed a place for casual conversation imo. So, I’ll start. What are you people planning to do for the weekend? I’m going out for drinks with friends tonight and tomorrow morning I’ll go for a stroll at a forested area just outside the city of Athens.
No, it doesn’t. A member called Redcircle set one up in 2013, but it wasn’t active by the time I joined a few months later. This software acts more or less the same, with the added bonus of being able to edit your typoes (well, bonus for me, Queen of the Typoes, anyway!).
There was a Skype group on here about a year ago. It seemed to be fairly active, but most, or all, of the members involved are either inactive, or rarely active anymore. I get what you’re saying, though. If you don’t get what someone is saying on the forum, you have to wait til they log back in and clarify. Most people tend to get ideas across better through verbal, rather than written, communication. Not to mention the spontaneity of real time convo.
We actually heard a few complaints about that, but I was trying to be tactful given the dynamics… because of this, and because what occurs on it is outside this forum’s control so to speak, and yet reflects upon us, I can’t really give sanction to setting up a chat and promoting it on the forum, but if you wish to start one and PM-invite the people you’d like to talk to, that’s totally fine, it’s no different to you PM-ing someone to ask them to e-mail you.
I’d be all in for something like that, but unfortunately, living in the sticks has some drawbacks, like internet service. I’m limited to 5G of bandwith per month ($10 for each Gig I go over), so Skype and such isn’t doable for me. Fortunately, I have a couple of people I can talk to IRL who don’t practice, but are very much interested. So I get to rave and babble to them, lol.