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  1. Standard member Miss Hope
    I'm Loved!
    19 Jun '03 16:42
    Hi Russ!
    Could RHP have a chat room?
    People are constintaly reminding all the 'spammers' that the forums are not chat rooms- so why don't we just have a chat room?

    Miss Hope
  2. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    19 Jun '03 17:12 / 1 edit
    Because we don't want the kind of drivel that spammers produce. Read some of the great discussion that takes place here. Participate in it; you appear quite capable. Then compare it to spam. Also, the "Longest Thread in RHP History" is the equivalent of a spam repository, and fulfills the purpose of a chat room.

    ~Mark
  3. Standard member Toe
    19 Jun '03 17:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Miss Hope
    Hi Russ!
    Could RHP have a chat room?
    People are constintaly reminding all the 'spammers' that the forums are not chat rooms- so why don't we just have a chat room?

    Miss Hope
    If you're that interested, just start a 'chat room' thread in the general forum ans post to that. or as royalchicken suggests, just use the longest thread in history, though newbies might not suspect that it can be used for 'vocal garbage'.
  4. 19 Jun '03 18:29
    RHP did indeed once have a chat room. A warm and inviting place with good hearted souls who provided it. Or not.
  5. 19 Jun '03 20:16
    Originally posted by T1000
    RHP did indeed once have a chat room. A warm and inviting place with good hearted souls who provided it. Or not.
    Wasn't it taking up all the bandwith? I heard something about that...

    Olav
  6. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    19 Jun '03 20:18
    Originally posted by T1000
    RHP did indeed once have a chat room. A warm and inviting place with good hearted souls who provided it. Or not.
    I heard from Acolyte that there used to be a forum called rants. I was unaware that there was also a 'morons' forum .
  7. 19 Jun '03 20:24
    Aye, there was also a rants forum in addition to the chat room.

    Not so sure it was solely (if at all) a bandwidth issue that led to the chat room's demise.

    RHP Live has a real time chat facility, but only between you and your opponent rather than a whole room.

    T1000
  8. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    19 Jun '03 20:57
    Originally posted by T1000
    Aye, there was also a rants forum in addition to the chat room.

    Not so sure it was solely (if at all) a bandwidth issue that led to the chat room's demise.

    RHP Live has a real time chat facility, but only between you and your opponent rather than a whole room.

    T1000
    If I remember correctly, the chat room was not on the RHP server. There was a link that took you away from our server and connected to the server where the chat room was operated.

    I think the common practice was to stay logged onto RHP to play games, and be in the chat room at the same time.

    We had an exclusive room that could only be accessed by RHP members (and the people who ran the chatroom server).

    As I remember the real problem, it was that several RHP members were unwilling to comply with the rules that were being enforced by the people who controlled the chat room, which eventually led to the chat room being shut down.

    regards, Marc
  9. Standard member CFC
    Zak the mad boy
    20 Jun '03 06:59
    Originally posted by Miss Hope
    Hi Russ!
    Could RHP have a chat room?
    People are constintaly reminding all the 'spammers' that the forums are not chat rooms- so why don't we just have a chat room?

    Miss Hope
    What's the difference?
  10. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    20 Jun '03 11:49
    The chat room thing just never took off. It was hosted externally - and one day they just switched it off. I didn't even notice, and no one brought it to my attention, which is the surest sign that no one cared about it too much.

    When I leave work, I have plans to move this site forward, as you all know, but I also may develop a more commercial (not chess related) site. This will require the purchase of some chat software, which I may reuse here at a later date if it is successful.

    So it may return at some point.

    -Russ