Originally posted by padger
sounds like an accident waiting to happen
Yes, I agree! :-)
Actually our forums are very similar to a live chat room anyway, unless I'm missing something or if live chat has changed over the years.
Everyone who is currently logged in can participate in posting in any thread in 'real time' and get fairly quick responses.
You do need to refresh the browser often to keep up but that's not too difficult.
I have not looked at any chat rooms for years, but my opinion from past experience is that it was like hanging around in a giant room with many people all talking at the same time about several different topics and sometimes it was a nightmare to follow along or participate in anything.
Instead of one big 'free for all' chat room, our forums are an improvement because each forum is a separate room with different conversation threads! You can have several conversations going on at the same time and everything is organized and separated instead of all thrown onto one big page.