05 Apr 2012 09:16
Ideal Chat Site/System
If you could imagine the perfect chat site/system, what would it entail?
What does it look like?
Would it be minimalistic.. or have lots of features?
Community? People, Profiles, Administration.
Is it all-purpose, or something specified such as dating?
Are your ideas based on what would be good for everybody, or specifically your tastes/opinions?
What do you think the future of chat sites/systems is?
05 Apr 2012 14:55
.. because talk was active?
06 Apr 2012 12:04
I think sites have become so specific you have dating sites with dating chats, gaming sites with gaming chat but you rarely have an all round chat with seperate areas that doesnt have a specific purpose.
I think of spin as a legacy chat, a place that reminds me of a time when chatrooms were the really cool thing to do online and you found you could connect instantly with the world. I'm not sure there is a large future for chatrooms in general as they are a tool now rather than just a place to meet but I personally still enjoy coming to one every now and then to chat to complete strangers about random topics! (i still remember a 3 hour conversation with a guy from Dominican republic about turantulas in your living room, brilliant!)
06 Apr 2012 13:07
> I think of spin as a legacy chat, a place that reminds me
> I'm not sure there is a large future for chatrooms
I think a general chat site could still be as popular as modern social networking sites if created and filtered just right. The top 5 pages of 'chat rooms' on Google is going to be mainly poorly created Java/Flash objects filled with maybe 200 stupid people in a room, usually randomers advertising or looking for sex. There's no community to them for the most part and if I'm not mistaken, never a good conversation. Top all that with a bad design and people probably just give up looking.
06 Apr 2012 13:31
well, theres always IRC...
cant begin to count the amount of wasted hours...
06 Apr 2012 17:48
Yeah.. I suppose IRC is alright. I've never liked the interfacing with it(monospaced console fonts, confusing modes, draining topics and server messages..), and again there's very little community behind it with things like profiles and forums. Never found an IRC client I liked also.
It's always baffled me how IRC has so many users on it.
06 Apr 2012 17:54
> It's always baffled me how IRC has so many users on it.
you, me, and the everybody else thats ever used it. I think, and this is an assumption,
its cause of the vast range of shit therequiz/trivia? sure?
it just has everything for everybody.
28 Apr 2012 23:50
Ideal chat/site system
Could age of users also have something to do with rooms that have ppl sitting saying nothing? This reminds me of when a person enters a general chat room and begins their agenda being sexual or otherwise and then another picks up on that and so on, until this subject takes hold over time in said chatroom and moves on to others. Like one bad apple infects the rest as time moves on or one good apple influences another, etc. I am thinking everything changes with time and within cultures and age groups. I have seen general chat rooms turn into arenas of banter and dispute beyond repair for some. I have also seen specific chat rooms flow well and with excellent fluidity. People are going to say and do what they damn well please, is that an assumption on my part? Or, am I out of context in that sort of mindset re: chat rooms/sites?
30 Apr 2012 17:13
Age of the users has an imperative effect of course. Snowballing seems to take high precedence here at Spinchat.. as the rooms are hardly manipulated outside of the channel name and poor choice of moderators, so any pattern wouldn't surprise me.
04 May 2012 15:09
we can't have all features in one system
04 May 2012 22:16
You bring up an interesting point, the plentiful amounts of people on Spinchat who cannot imagine something in their minds that is ideal. Thanks for your input..
05 May 2012 12:06
you are most welcome .. It was nice and light topic to discuss..
06 May 2012 09:16
For the most part because of my sarcasm.