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Would a chat room be used by members of SAFF

Yes
24 (92.3%)
No
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Offline alphaone

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« on: March 02, 2007, 07:04:21 PM »
I have been thinking, would it be possible for a chat room to be set up for the site, so those that want to discuss stuff in real time can do so. How would this be done and what type of restrictions would be needed in regards to content, access.

What do others think?

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 08:00:05 PM »
sounds like a good idea for discution
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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 08:15:52 PM »
i love a good discution

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 10:03:36 PM »
I have been thinking, would it be possible for a chat room to be set up for the site, so those that want to discuss stuff in real time can do so. How would this be done and what type of restrictions would be needed in regards to content, access.

What do others think?  Thought there should be a poll on this topic.


Could a moderator merge the one with out the poll with this one???

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 11:33:47 PM »
dito.. coz i luv talking (or chatting)!!  :-P :-P

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 10:24:33 AM »
i love a good discution

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2007, 12:41:34 PM »
wot is rong with his spellin?

u tryin 2 make a point?
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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007, 02:52:53 PM »
How about #SA-Firefighter on freenode?

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2007, 04:19:54 PM »
By the looks of the resukts on the poll and the comments, I have thought of something that could be looked at.

I am no computer nerd and so do not know how one would go about adding a chatroom to the site, any suggestions.

What type of restrictions do people think there should be on using a chat room on SAFF, ie. members only?

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2007, 11:46:34 AM »
Ha ha, its those annoying acronyms again - I just thought to myself "what has the South Australian Farmers Federation have to do with this??"

We could start a Yahoo/ICQ/MSN Messenger chat, on a certain night or time? That's the simplest way I guess. Some of us already have a chat link on our profiles. I've found with other chats for groups that I'm part of that Yahoo is a bit temperamental, but MSN has not had the same problems.

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2007, 12:50:08 PM »
If it's needed here we will do it! If enough people support the idea then we will implement some type of chat system.......Won't be for a few weeks though. Current work load a bit high. Shall see how the poll ends up in a week or two and then we'll decide.

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2007, 01:03:51 PM »
Ha ha, its those annoying acronyms again - I just thought to myself "what has the South Australian Farmers Federation have to do with this??"

We could start a Yahoo/ICQ/MSN Messenger chat, on a certain night or time? That's the simplest way I guess. Some of us already have a chat link on our profiles. I've found with other chats for groups that I'm part of that Yahoo is a bit temperamental, but MSN has not had the same problems.

Nothing wrong with acronyms... When used correctly they can be a very effective method of simplifying communication..



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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2007, 01:46:33 PM »
Nothing wrong with acronyms... When used correctly they can be a very effective method of simplifying communication..  :-)

I'll hop up to my lecturn on that one cos your'e standing up for my pet hate...  :wink:

They can be I suppose (especially for lazy typists and text messagers LOL) but examples of effective simplified communication would be few and far between for several reasons -They aren't unique (for example SAFF) and so there is confusion about their true meaning, they are not self-explanatory so more often than not they cause unnecessary confusion (which is undoubtedly dangerous in an emergency situation) and are too often used to reinforce an exclusive click or put the communicator in a position of 'power' where noone else understands what they are saying.

I wonder how many CFS people did not understand or had never heard of at least one of the acronyms in the paragraph I wrote under the "Language used in Emergency Services" topic  :?

*hops down from behind lecturn*  :-D

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2007, 02:28:58 PM »
Was the "LOL" a pun? Or did you just use an acronym ??


I can't speak for others, but I for one find the use of an acronym here and there very useful... In the case of texting.. I think its time some conform with an ever changing society.. Or be one of the few who stands up against it and acheives very little..

(But throwing numbers into words to shorten them is an entirely different story.. I'm with you on that one ! :P )


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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2007, 03:11:20 PM »
LOL pun was indeed intended  :wink:

I mourn the erosion of the English language. My bill is stupidly huge from the amount of texting I do but every text I send has correct English and is still within the chracter limit  :-P

Gr8 2 c u r anti numerals in words  :-D

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2007, 04:31:29 PM »
Blue, the last two you used escaped me. Though my brain is in neutral today.

I too am not fond of text language. Type the whole damn word, and try to get the spelling correct. That seems to be increasingly rare these days though, even in non-text message communications.


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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2007, 06:47:48 PM »
LOL pun was indeed intended  :wink:

I mourn the erosion of the English language. My bill is stupidly huge from the amount of texting I do but every text I send has correct English and is still within the chracter limit  :-P

Gr8 2 c u r anti numerals in words  :-D

Amen to that Bluey :-D i learnt a valuable lesson when my first optus mobile bill came never sms every 5 mintues cause it can come back and bite you on the backside  :oops:
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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2007, 08:37:50 PM »
LOL pun was indeed intended  :wink:

I mourn the erosion of the English language. My bill is stupidly huge from the amount of texting I do but every text I send has correct English and is still within the chracter limit  :-P

Gr8 2 c u r anti numerals in words  :-D

Valid argument..

Still stand by my comment that on some occasions acronyms can be very helpful..

Keyword I guess is some..

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2007, 10:45:19 PM »
acronyms are great unless you dont know what they mean and then they are pain in the bum
Imagine the ancient romans trying to send a text message, "that sounds grVIII" or see you at the skVIII park" maybe thats why they didnt text back then!!

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Re: Chat rooms
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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2007, 12:11:47 PM »
Ha ha ha I like YABA  :-D

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2007, 02:47:57 PM »
sounds like a good idea am sick of yahoo chat rooms..... :roll:
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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2007, 05:48:36 PM »

LOL.....Blue you found that one....hehehe!!!

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2007, 10:40:03 PM »
This is going to raise a dead thread but hey, its valid.

There is a small program, quite popular amongst a lot of internet savvy people. Its bassicaly called IRC. Internet Relay Client. Quite handy for hosting chats, can set permissions (admin, mods) etc and it uses bugger all system resources. You can get free hosted channels, with no advertising.

Might be an idea for people to look into? Id be more than glad to set you lads up with something if you deem it worthy.

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Re: Chat rooms
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2007, 12:43:32 PM »
This is going to raise a dead thread but hey, its valid.

There is a small program, quite popular amongst a lot of internet savvy people. Its bassicaly called IRC. Internet Relay Client. Quite handy for hosting chats, can set permissions (admin, mods) etc and it uses bugger all system resources. You can get free hosted channels, with no advertising.

Might be an idea for people to look into? Id be more than glad to set you lads up with something if you deem it worthy.

I did suggest that...

How about #SA-Firefighter on freenode?

If you're willing to set it up, I say go for it! :)