View Poll Results: Would you use a free live programming chat room

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This is a discussion on programming chat within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I have been considering reinstating the live free programming chat room on my website, would you use it?...

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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    programming chat

    I have been considering reinstating the live free programming chat room on my website, would you use it?
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    but..

    wouldn't IRC be better? I would use it, anyway..

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    They have like literally more than 100 programming chats.
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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    this will just be a fast easy way - no long setup, no signing in. If the 'YES@ is greater than 'NO' by more than 10% by the close of the poll, it will be reinstated.
    Thanks all and keep on polling - remember your vote counts!
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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    could those that vote NO, please include a reason?
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    A reason why not....

    I think such a chatting ability on a site would be very useful, however I'm not sure that you'd get too much use. The problem would be simply that people would not be on at the same time. And unlike on a message board, where your question sits for months till answered, people arn't going to be inclined to sitting around and waiting for someone to log on to help them, or simply talk.

    For example, look at this board, dispite the fact that it is well established and most days it recieves hundrends of posts and thousands of views on its threads there's never been more than 15 people on at once, and more often than not it only has 1 or 2 people on it "actively."

    While this would be an awsome resource i'm not sure you'd have the base enough to have active rooms. We have proven that coders, or prehaps people, have no attention spans (what was i saying? oh yea peas....) so i don't think people would sit around and wait.

    It might work though...and it would be great if it did....Good Luck!
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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    i think you are probably right Kermi3! I tested a chat board before but the most active users at one time was 3! I may set it up on a two week trial or something like that. thanks for the input all and keep on polling!
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