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Should we have a chat room party?

Asked by PhiNotPi (12152 points ) September 18th, 2011

It seems like the chat rooms always have people in them. The problem is that no two people are in the room at the same time. It always seems to go like this-
Person1 entered room
Person1 left room
Person2 entered room
Person2 left room
Person3 entered room
Person3 left room
etc.
This all happens within a few minutes. If we somehow coordinate when we all go to the chat room, there will actually enough people in the room to have a conversation.

This is why I think that we should have a chat room party. We should just set a time, and have everyone go to the chat room at that time. We might actually set a record for the most people in a chat room at the same time.

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KateTheGreat's avatar

I’m definitely up for this.

Mariah's avatar

I’m in!

Lightlyseared's avatar

It’s worth a try.

jrpowell's avatar

They need to get rid of the six different rooms. Make it one and people might stick around.

jrpowell's avatar

Haha.. During the winter Olympics I made the “Current Events” room. Even the tagline Stuff is actually happening outside. Try it. has remained the same.

Time to prune all the extra rooms.

PhiNotPi's avatar

When should the party be? I was thinking it should be later today, before everyone forgets about it. It is important that we take into account the different time zones when setting the time.

jrpowell's avatar

There are audio notifications. People just need to keep it open in a tab. That way they can browse and it will make a sound when someone enters.

mangeons's avatar

I’m not allowed in the chatrooms :-(

ucme's avatar

Whoo, like totally rad dude! ~

incendiary_dan's avatar

I’d say I was in, but with my intermittent internet connection I probably wouldn’t be able to make it anyway. But I’ll try. :)

PhiNotPi's avatar

Ok, I am going to set a time for the party as today at 4:00 pm EST, or 1:00 Pacific time, or 9:00 GMT, so in about one and a half hours. Any later would mean very late at night for those in Europe. PM everyone you know, and tell them to join the party in the Watering Hole chat room.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I won’t be able to since I stealth fluther from work but this is a great idea and I’ll send out a group email to the people I know still/once fluthered. Fluther could use a party right about now.

How to find the chatroom?

KateTheGreat's avatar

I posted it in the Facebook group.

Dutchess_III's avatar

This is going to be insane!

PhiNotPi's avatar

@Neizvestnaya The chat rooms are found here. The party is going to be in the first one, the Watering Hole.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I’m subtly spamming a few threads with it.

I feel sooooo bad. ;)

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I am told not to speak to strangers…..

Jude's avatar

I only go in if I like the people.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@Jude what people?

Jude's avatar

The people.

PhiNotPi's avatar

@Jude Hurry, the party is going on right now!

Lightlyseared's avatar

@Jude i mean there usually isn’t any!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Go Jude!!

Eggie's avatar

thats a good idea.

PhiNotPi's avatar

@Eggie The party is going on right now!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Go, eggie.

PhiNotPi's avatar

How many people were there at max? I had to leave before it was over.

XOIIO's avatar

Here is a video of the chat party I threw together in like, 5 minutes.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think someone said 28.

Dutchess_III's avatar

That was just pretty cool, XO!! Except…it didn’t go on for hours! Just for one hour! In the middle of the day! I think I still have the screen print of Auggie leaving and immediately coming back in…shucks. I lost it.

Hibernate's avatar

Yeah but remember sometimes you see someone inside but he/she ‘s already in idle mode and can’t chat or just closed their browser.

XOIIO's avatar

@Dutchess_III Meh, I was there for a while after, it felt long XD

Dutchess_III's avatar

Next time we all need to get interesting screen prints to send you for your next Grammy Award winning video!

XOIIO's avatar

Great idea

Ela's avatar

Selling commemorative pins… please PM me : )

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i383/EnchantingEla/y1mTP90fWOGAGdobb399wcvlMBhTEEKW91EFz2lDPBmzizUzNl-QmjLCHBfwUq4EXE81tViDj9-e8GQHbZbwV3q5A.jpg

I tried for an hour how to get this into a “link” format and finally said flog it!

Ela's avatar

<——- would appriciate assistance on the linkage thing if anyone could help me

Dutchess_III's avatar

What linkage thing, @EnchantingEla?

Brian1946's avatar

@EnchantingEla

Link format: “The name you give to your link”: the url for the link but without any spaces.

There’s an example of the formatting below the answer box.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh!! OK. You surround the word or phrase you want to turn into a link with ” ” : and then post the link after the colons (no spaces…)

Ela's avatar

@Dutchess_III @Brian1946 Where’s picture of the stick guy beating his bloody head on his keyboard? I caould relly use it righ now : ( I am just not understanding this….

Ela's avatar

commemorative pins….. I finally got it! Yay me!!

i need a drink

Dutchess_III's avatar

You got it! Yay for you!
Here. Have a Natty Lite….

Brian1946's avatar

@EnchantingEla

“commemorative pins….. I finally got it! Yay me!!”

Congrats and good job!

It took me awhile to learn how to do it too when I first saw other people do it. That was over 9 years ago at this site, so it was easy for me to learn how to do it here when I joined.

Ela's avatar

@Dutchess_III Thank you! I could never have done it without my trusty assistants ; )

@Brian1946 I’ve linked at a book site I’d joined but that was awhile ago and all we had to do was cut and paste the correct link into the message box.

Incoherency_'s avatar

@Brian1946

“That was over 9 years ago at this site, so it was easy for me to learn how to do it here when I joined.”

Wow, it only took you 9 years to learn the method. You’re quite the quick learner! ;-)

Brian1946's avatar

@Incoherency_

Thanks. I’ll teach you how to do it if you develop a cerebral cortex. ;-)

Dutchess_III's avatar

Wow….long time, @Brian1946! Way longer than me!

Brian1946's avatar

@Dutchess_III

Perhaps you’d like to answer this question.

AshLeigh's avatar

<—May, or may not, be hanging out in the chat rook all alone…

Ela's avatar

@AshLeigh I went to the chat rook looking for you! : (

Dutchess_III's avatar

@EnchantingEla She’d be DAID by now if she’d been there all this time, nothing to eat, nothing to drink, no light, no air!

AshLeigh's avatar

I’m about to go back in now. :)
I was there almost all day yesterday. O.O

Eggie's avatar

I was looking for you too…...sigh

Dutchess_III's avatar

@AshLeigh What do you do in there all day, all by yourself???

AshLeigh's avatar

Talk to myself, mostly.
But in all seriousness, I just leave it open, and do other things on another tab. Half the time I’m not even at the computer. I just leave my laptop on. hah.

PhiNotPi's avatar

<—Possibly in the room right now.

AshLeigh's avatar

<—Might be hanging out by herself in there….

XOIIO's avatar

<—Might not care what people are doing alone.

AshLeigh's avatar

^^ Definitely cares what I do alone. ;)

XOIIO's avatar

@AshLeigh That’s what the cameras are for

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