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Anyone thought about a chat room?

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Hello everyone, I thought instead of asking Nehe directly I thought it''d be good to hear people''s point of view on having a NeHe productions chat room. A kinda help resource for people with burning questions to ask them directly to a group of people guarenteed to be online. Just wondered what others think about the idea. -Jezz

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I like the idea, but there would be the problem of keeping the chat room on topic when over a hundred people are in it at once.

It would be cool if anyone could start a chat room with a topic, much like the forums here, then anyone could join to chat about that specific problem.

If it could work like that I think you have a great idea.

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Perhaps it's better if the whole of gamedev gets an IRC server. Or do they have one already?
Anyway, you'll probably find that these forums are a much better way of communicating. Chatting is usually banned at work places and conversations are volatile there. Here you can post a topic and you can look back every day to see if you got a reply. In a chatbox you have to be lucky enough that someone there just happens to know your answer.
I'm not against a chatbox or IRC server or whatsoever, I even believe that it could be fun and handy from time to time, but there are always conns.

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Almost forgot... if any admin reads this:
www.netgamers.org hosts a big IRC network and online games on it. If you cannot host your own IRC server they may be a good alternative.
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[edited by - Structural on January 20, 2003 2:46:12 AM]

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NeHe did have a javascript chat room like RipTorn said. I went in there when I was online and I think I only actually saw 1 or 2 other people in there, and they were afk at the time. Perhaps that''s just a timezone thing. *shrug*

Plus, there are plenty of really good opengl chat rooms out there. Try irc.enterthegame.com #opengl for a start. </shameless plus>

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