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Title: Army.ca Chat [merged]
Post by: PikaChe on January 26, 2004, 23:00:00
Okay. New irc server has been setup.

How to join the IRC Army.ca Chatroom

[Instructions removed - we now have a local chat room]
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 27, 2004, 12:45:00
Thanks for your work, this seems much easier than the pervious incarnation...
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: bobthebui|der on February 03, 2004, 16:51:00
the place is kinda dead whenever i show up, hopefully this changes soon  :D
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Yllw_Ninja on February 03, 2004, 19:38:00
*holds nose* i think the ton of after shave you use might have something to do with it there Sh0rtbUs  oh and shiney sequin jump suits really don‘t help either...however i think the afro can stay *nods*
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: bobthebui|der on February 03, 2004, 20:03:00
ooooh......so thats what that is....  :eek:    :(    :rolleyes:
Title: Easy to use Java Chat Applet for Army.ca
Post by: PikaChe on February 03, 2004, 09:58:00
Well, for those of you who don‘t like IRC or just want a direct link to chatroom without the hassle, there is now a new chat applet that‘ll take you to the irc chatroom.

  http://army.ca/php/chat.php  

Just type in your username and click on connect and you should be there.

Hope to see more of you in the chatroom.   :)
Title: Re: Easy to use Java Chat Applet for Army.ca
Post by: GhostRecce on February 03, 2004, 11:00:00
theres a mirc channel for this site?
Title: Re: Easy to use Java Chat Applet for Army.ca
Post by: PikaChe on February 03, 2004, 11:14:00
Yep.
/server irc.webchat.org
/join #cdnarmy

Check the other thread on this forum.
Title: Re: Easy to use Java Chat Applet for Army.ca
Post by: PikaChe on February 03, 2004, 20:20:00
If you guys just come in and leave after seeing few guys there, how are people suppose to generate a discussion?

So, if you have time, stick around the chat. Perhaps more people will show up.  :)
Title: Re: Easy to use Java Chat Applet for Army.ca
Post by: PikaChe on February 16, 2004, 18:43:00
*bump*

To make it show on the main page.  :)
Title: Chat room
Post by: Jarnhamar on April 19, 2004, 22:38:00
What about starting the chat room function again?

Might lead to some interesting debates. The user activity really seems to be up as of late.
Title: Re: Chat room
Post by: Kyle Burrows on April 20, 2004, 08:05:00
I like that idea.
Title: Re: Chat room
Post by: Tyrnagog on April 21, 2004, 22:36:00
Hey Ghost..

I tried loading up the chat function in IE, and it didn‘t work... but I tried it with Firefox (Mozilla), and it loaded fine...  no one there but me...  but it seemed to be working, just not with Internet Explorer.
Title: Re: Chat room
Post by: PikaChe on April 21, 2004, 23:20:00
IE needs some sort of odd java client and I‘ve given up on trying to get it to load up on Explorer.

Use Netscape or some other browser to log on to the chat server using the java applet here.
 http://army.ca/php/chat.php
Title: Re: Chat room
Post by: Tyrnagog on April 21, 2004, 23:26:00
Yeah... the chat room works fine.
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Holloway on May 31, 2004, 08:35:10
Yeah mIRC is a good program but it takes time to learn. Mike, why did you make an IRC channel anyway I've been joined for an hour and the only other person in it is "EvilTree".

P.S. Make this a sticky!

Pte. Holloway
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Pieman on September 18, 2004, 21:59:35
Was thinking that maybe a 'Chat Room' Button should be put somewhere more visable.
Perhaps next to the 'Profile' button etc?

Only way to get to chat room is to go through this thread, so if the button was put somewhere easy to get at, the chat room may see more activity.
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on September 19, 2004, 11:42:03
Actually the Chat Room is also available under "Information" in the menus at the top of the page.


Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: MikeM on September 21, 2004, 01:23:48
Cool idea, chat room is usually dead when I go in there though as well.
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: PikaChe on September 26, 2004, 13:17:14
Okay, the chatroom's been reregistered.
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Griswald, DME on September 30, 2004, 12:21:18
If you have your puter on all the time you can sit in there and at least you will see who comes to visit.  I think an Op should sit in there (not to mean they sit there and stare at their bloody computer all the time), but at least it shows newbies that there actually are people that go to the channel, even if they aren't talking :)

DME
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Pieman on October 04, 2004, 15:55:21
Quote
Actually the Chat Room is also available under "Information" in the menus at the top of the page.

Never noticed that...but moving my mouse up to "Information" and then down to "Chatroom" just plain old smacks of effort. ;)

Honestly, I think that having a very visable button would increase activity...but don't know how much work it would entail to add a new button. Anyway, if it is not hard to do, consider giving it a try.

Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: jewel80002000 on October 07, 2004, 13:00:19
This chat room is very very quite ???
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: The Army Guy on November 03, 2004, 01:18:22
Yes the chat was a bit "dead" when I got there, but I will go back later and check it again.

Cheers!! :cdn:

The Army Guy
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: PikaChe on November 03, 2004, 17:42:14
EvilTree is actually me. I may be around, but people usually just buggers off before I could respond. :)
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: bobthebui|der on November 23, 2004, 13:30:20
Wow, i hadnt visited the channel for a while..seems pretty dead still.  :(

Im gonna stick around in it whenever i can, I suggest everyone else do the same. Maybe we can revive it...

C'mon in, we can talk about you're girlfriend  ;)
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: bobthebui|der on November 29, 2004, 13:56:45
well right now theres myself and 2 others in the channel...

Just need a few more and things should pick up.
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: van Gemeren on January 11, 2005, 03:33:16
I tried to join the chat room, but it won't let me download the plug-in. I have firefox, so I just wanted to know if it was my computer acting up.
Title: Re: New IRC Chatroom for Army.ca
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 11, 2005, 09:57:50
I believe you need to have the Java Runtime Environment installed to get it to work. You can download it here (http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp) with a direct link to the download here (http://192.18.97.51/ECom/EComTicketServlet/BEGIN611B75D8D04963A880C0D7B818BB21D0/-2147483648/688385175/1/561938/561818/688385175/2ts+/westCoastFSEND/jre-1.5.0_01-oth-JPR/jre-1.5.0_01-oth-JPR:1/jre-1_5_0_01-windows-i586-p.exe).


Cheers
Mike
Title: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: PikaChe on June 29, 2005, 21:02:57
Well, we have a chatroom, but it doesn't get much of an use.

Perhaps if we start an official chat night, maybe it'll get some use, and as well hopefully some good discussions.

I'm thinking the chat night to be a weeknight, perhaps Wed at 2000EST.
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: Fishbone Jones on June 29, 2005, 21:06:05
I'd be willing to try, but have never really participated in one. Also, with my short attention span, I'd have to be constantly reminded about it :D
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: MediPea on June 29, 2005, 21:09:33
I would definitely give it a shot. Sounds like it could be interesting.
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: brin11 on June 29, 2005, 21:27:35
RHF,

Were you thinking of a more formal chat with particular topic(s) for that night or something more informal?

If it is the former, members could post their ideas for topics on a thread and one could be picked for each week. 

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: PikaChe on June 29, 2005, 21:31:27
I'm thinking informal for now. If there is a sufficient demand for a formal topic on a chat night, I'd be happy to implement the idea.

The java version of the chat applet http://army.ca/php/chat.php
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: bhobson on June 29, 2005, 22:27:19
I would be interested! What night at what time?

Bob Hobson
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on June 29, 2005, 22:42:09
We'd never find a night that's "good" for everyone, so RHF why don't you pick a date and we'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: the 48th regulator on June 29, 2005, 22:47:15
there is a plan.  Even I will give it a whirl!

dileas

tess

Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: van Gemeren on June 29, 2005, 22:58:22
I've never used one before. Could someone make a tuturial?
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on June 29, 2005, 22:59:39
Have a look at this post:

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,28396.0.html
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: Fishbone Jones on June 29, 2005, 23:47:54
Well that worked pretty well. Just got to get the hang of the codes an' stuff. Just what I need. Another reason to spend MORE time here ::)
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: scottypara on June 29, 2005, 23:56:55
LOL, soo much for that:

ERROR You are banned from this network. Excessive Flooding.

Damn IRC, I bet it's because I had my applet open and.. also mIRC trying to connect. Or maybe the internet hates me :( :-X
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: PikaChe on June 30, 2005, 01:49:22
Let me know if you're having trouble reconnecting.
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: AZA-02 on June 30, 2005, 03:31:50
We have a chat room !!!! ???
Link plz, dont find it ???

 :salute: :cdn:
Title: Re: Would anyone be interested in an official chat night?
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on June 30, 2005, 09:41:19
The Java chat applet is here: http://army.ca/php/chat.php

However it's not very good. If you have access to an IRC client such as mIRC or GAIM, I recommend using that instead. Instructions are linked above.
Title: Re: Live Online Army Discussions
Post by: IcEPiCk on August 26, 2005, 08:45:09
great idea, IRC is way more instaneous...

Title: Re: Live Online Army Discussions
Post by: Savage_Tactical on August 29, 2005, 13:58:27
I'm on there now, it's TOTALLY dead...


I think that some form of realtime chat, being IRC or whatnot should be advertised a little more or something... prehaps like a PM sent to all users letting them know of the chat.


I've been on here since may and I knew nothing about it until a minute ago. I like the idea.
Title: Re: Re: Live Online Army Discussions
Post by: PikaChe on September 01, 2005, 21:21:52
I'm the guy who's basically in charge of the chatroom, and I'll try to get it back up again in about a week or so. Been away for summer.
Title: Re: Live Online Army Discussions
Post by: Moody on October 14, 2005, 23:45:04
Is it complicated to set up a 'Chat' button on the main page of the site? Would it break down into different topics?

I think it is a great idea. I have been a user of this site for a while now and I didn't even know it existed!
Title: Re: Live Online Army Discussions
Post by: van Gemeren on October 15, 2005, 00:06:21
A good location could be above the military quotes on the far right side of the start-up page, it's empty space. As a sidenote what happened to the wendsday discussions?
Title: Re: Live Online Army Discussions
Post by: Moody on October 15, 2005, 00:08:56
I think that nobody is using it because they aren't aware of it. I am sure it would get a lot of use if there was a link or button on the main page...
Title: Army.ca chat
Post by: Perry on December 03, 2005, 00:23:58
Hi,
tried to use the chat feature. I can see what other people are saying but I can't Type anything also I have no tool bar. Anyone else having problems?
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on December 03, 2005, 00:26:30
The subscribers have been testing the chat room for about a week now and it works OK. What browser are you using? I'd try re-entering the room to see if the problem is still present.
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: Perry on December 03, 2005, 01:01:35
Well I'm using IE 9. I tried to enter the chat room and still no tool bar. Still can't type a message.
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on December 03, 2005, 08:22:16
I assume you mean IE 6? That should work fine. Do you have the option of trying it on another computer, or in another browser such as Firefox?
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: PikaChe on December 03, 2005, 17:31:02
Mike, is there anyway to change nicks in the new chatroom?
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on December 03, 2005, 23:55:10
Unfortunately the nicks are based on the forum usernames (not display names). I can change people's forum usernames, but it requires a password reset.
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: tomahawk6 on December 05, 2005, 19:12:50
Perhaps if he scrolled down he would see the area where you type your message.
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: NavComm on December 05, 2005, 21:29:57
The chat does't work on my mac at the office. Works fine at home on the pc though. :D
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: van Gemeren on December 10, 2005, 21:30:21
How do you change rooms, like from Army.ca chat to Radio chatter?
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: the 48th regulator on December 10, 2005, 21:43:38
go to the top, there is a drop down

pick the radio chatter

dileas

tess

and the rules are you have to agree with everything I say....

Title: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 03, 2006, 11:09:08
Good day Mike, I enjoy the chat room very much as do many others.  We have started to see some "regulars" appearing in it and enjoy the playful banter that is thrown around.  On that note, I have been meaning to post this after noticing on a few occasions that some people would just come in and lurk.  Now this is not a problem except that these people's profiles (when checked) were not filled out and had 0 posts.  I find that akin to a group of us talking in the canteen and some guy in an overcoat walking up and staring at us without saying anything.

I was wondering if there was a way to possibly ensure that anyone joining the chat room could have at least their profile filled out or maybe a minimum 5 posts?  This would help keep out trolls and other unsavoury people as it would give the DS at least five posts to help in hunting down said person's IP if they "pushed thier luck".  I think it would also allow the person to establish themselves on the forum and perhaps avoid them asking questions that might be answered if they had just taken the time to peruse the different forums.


Cheers,
Bzz
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 03, 2006, 11:14:03
Bzz,

Interesting you should mention that as the Staff have said exactly the same thing. I'm in the process of figuring out how to implement this.


Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: George Wallace on January 03, 2006, 11:30:02
Another thing that you can do, is when they come in and you have an 'uncomfortable feeling', simply ask them who they are.  I have done this once or twice.  Usually if they are interested in the Chat Room, they will reply.  Some are there to gleam info only, and not give unqualified input, so they may state that also.  I do agree that it does give you an unnerving feeling when someone comes into the Chat Room and lurks, as opposed to reading the Forums.  Perhaps a hint, here and there, to fill out their profiles would help also, as many new members are leaving them blank.

We had 29 people in there two nights ago.  It gets quite crowded at times when several conversations are running at the same time.  I try to encourage some to move to the other Rooms that Mike has created.  Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't.  I would hope that we can see those Rooms put to better use in the future.

The Private Message feature is also a great thing....unless you have several on the go at the same time.   ;D
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 03, 2006, 12:40:07
Yes, I have noticed you like that George.. but the pictures in the speedos must stop, I don't want them!!

Mike, I am sure it has been discussed with the DS (of which I am not a part of, hint hint) I just thought I would make it public to see what people's feelings were on the subject.  I know in most IRC channels there really isn't any profiling per se, but in here we are forced to stick with our forum profile and therefore I feel it should be filled out.

Another thing to maybe impement in the chat room (if possible) would be personalized away messages... I always find it convenient to say that I have gone to supper, am watching hockey, etc.. gives a time frame to expect one to return.  Oh, and a larger conversation "buffer" so I can catch up on what I missed while I was gone, thanks.

Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: ArmyVern on January 03, 2006, 12:49:33
Yes, I have noticed you like that George.. but the pictures in the speedos must stop, I don't want them!!

Some of us regulars like them BZZ!! Good thread going here. I agree with your observations (save the speedos)....PMs are a wonderful thing!!

Vern
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 03, 2006, 13:38:08
Ok, users must have 10 posts before they can join the chat room. Please let me know if you have any problems or questions.


Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: big bad john (John Hill) on January 03, 2006, 13:41:23
Ok, users must have 25 posts before they can join the chat room. Please let me know if you have any problems or questions.


Cheers
Mike
Excellent idea!
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 03, 2006, 14:17:19
Wow, that is great!!  Not only will it filter the chat room, but it will encourage those who want to come play to get involved in the forum aspect of Army.ca too!  Maybe a front page announcment of this new policy will help avoid the "why can't I get in the chat room?" posts that are sure to follow.

Idea:  Of course, I thought of this only minutes ago!! What if it allowed people in the chat room but did not give them "voice" permissions?  They can listen (and potentially learn) but can't participate until they have a high enough post count?
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 03, 2006, 14:25:41
When you can't get in, the chat room tells you that you need 10 posts.

I'll also throw out there that any user "padding" their post count to get into chat will find themselves starting up the warning system. Don't mean to sound ominous, just being proactive. :)


Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: 3rd Herd on January 03, 2006, 15:06:12
Another great reason to be on this site,well thought out constructive criticism Bzzliteyr and kudos to Mike for responding in the manner in which he did. Just joining the chat room lately, yes I was one of the some time "lurkers". Primarily to learn about it , was it worth it and how to work the controls. I agree with Bzzliteyr on reading profiles as several times I have left chat to check on a particpants profile- is this person for real, also I find this useful in understanding some of the conversations specifically ones perspective ie the well known fixation of post adolsencent males and the other gender. It also helps me in formulating answers to questions. The answer that would satisfy a 10 year CF vet with an MA will be over the head of a 15 year old army cadet and vice versa. The PM feature is great now that I know how to operate it and recivied the instructions in chat w/o out being barked at. It is nice to see a certain amount of self policing w/o running to the teacher. In closing see you in chat tonite.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on January 03, 2006, 15:23:46
Yes, I enjoy this option..

Of course the chatroom has just forcibly evolved Army.ca from Internet Cocaine to full-blown internet Crack....I just can't stop... :blotto:
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: CloudCover on January 03, 2006, 15:36:48
Yes, I enjoy this option..

Of course the chatroom has just forcibly evolved Army.ca from Internet Cocaine to full-blown internet Crack....I just can't stop... :blotto:


Unlike crack, you don't have to pay cash for this little addiction. That being said, it doesn't come free. [hint].
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 03, 2006, 16:32:48
Whiskey.. is that in reference to the little blue box "Army.ca subscriber" under your name?? True true.. I too have been getting in trouble as of late with the chat side of the house.  "Yeah right, George Wallace has to be some young hottie with a false name" says the girlfriend... if only she knew..

Bzz
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: ArmyVern on January 04, 2006, 12:11:11
"Yeah right, George Wallace has to be some young hottie with a false name"
Bzz

He's a hottie all right!! And young at heart counts for everything!! Tell your girlfriend that a girl said so!!
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Infanteer on January 04, 2006, 19:41:49
A note to those sucking bandwidth....

I'll also throw out there that any user "padding" their post count to get into chat will find themselves starting up the warning system. Don't mean to sound ominous, just being proactive. :)

Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Crossfire on January 04, 2006, 19:53:05
Three lousy Posts.....  I get booted.  Well, This is not padding, I take issue to this!  Its not like I'm lurking around, its not like I cause any trouble here, I just want to be able to get into the chat room.  So what exactly is this "Warning system", and how does it work?  Please let me know so I can keep my nose clean.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: PPCLI WO on January 04, 2006, 19:56:50
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.0.html

The warning system is covered in the "All Must Read"  Army.ca conduct guidelines.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 04, 2006, 20:02:13
You didn't get booted, you just need to become "more acquainted" with us and our forums.  Warnings are usually handed out for bad things.  I am sure by "padding" then mean someone posting replies of "cool" and "great idea" on to other people's posts instead of contributing with something of value, that's all.

Pull up a chair, don't be shy.. we love to hear new people's opinions on what they think of stuff that made be old news to us.. it's fun to get a new perspective on things.

Bzz
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Infanteer on January 04, 2006, 20:03:42
JSR - your posts to date have been good; however, it is kinda of silly to post "8", "9" and "10" when Mike Bobbitt explicitly says not to do it for the sake of getting into the chat room.  Go look around the forums and make a couple good posts and there shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Crossfire on January 04, 2006, 20:09:34
OK, I went back and read the conduct guidelines again, and from what I could see I crossed two of them.   In My defence, I didn't notice Mike Bobbitt's post explicitly stating not to do that type of thing.  My bad.   If I had noticed it, I would not have done it.  I appologize.   
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 04, 2006, 20:29:08
No worries, it sounds like things are sorted out now. And you're just one post away from "meeting friends online." ;)
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 05, 2006, 09:40:37
JSR, that is why it's important to have people read before posting, it prevents someone from skipping a "minor" detail written by the owner of the site then quoted by a moderator only three posts down.  I thought there was an unwritten rule that you must read a full thread before you post anything to it, yet not many people seem to know about it.

And when you finally get to "meeting friends online", keep the speedo pics to a minimum. :)
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: George Wallace on January 05, 2006, 15:31:53
We are already seeing some straining of our patience in regards to the admission to the Chat Rooms.  The Chat Rooms are being inundated with annoying people, who have gained access via making numerous annoying and senseless posts in the Main Forums so as to gain the privilege of entering the Chat Rooms.  Perhaps we should aim for a much higher standard of our Posters than ten posts.  Remember, the Staff are also keeping a strict eye on people who want to spam with silly posts.  Perhaps it is time for us to become even more strict on who should or should not gain access to the Chat Rooms so that unwanted disruptions or distractions don't become common place.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Ex-Dragoon on January 05, 2006, 16:03:16
I saw bring it up the count to when they are actually regarded as members and if we have to delete 25 posts as they are nothing but garbage then we should give those personnel automatic C&P.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 05, 2006, 16:07:53
Is this not just limited to Zack?  I am sure he is the one that we have all seen trying to "get in"... any others?
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Crossfire on January 05, 2006, 18:11:17
Wow, you guys are really taking this seriously.  I would even suggest that your taking it a little too far.  It sounds to me like you want to keep the Chat room All to a select group of people, as some of you want to make it harder for other people to join your "click".  I have a suggestion for you. When I was allowed in the chat area, there were many rooms.  Why not have few rooms dedicated to persons who have made significant amounts of good, worthwhile contributions to this site.  That way, us "Newbies" can still have some ability to chat with others too.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 05, 2006, 18:17:38
We may be taking it too seriously, but it seems that others are not taking it seriously enough. The crux of the issue is that a general concern was raised regarding the chat rooms. Personally, I agree with it. It would be simplistic to register a new account, join the chat rooms and be disruptive, or even abusive there. I believe it's due diligence to take reasonable steps to prevent that, while still permitting legitmate users to join the chat room.

The current requirements are now 3 hours of online time logged and 10 posts. (The idea being that in 3 hours users will be able to make 10 quality posts.)

I expect this will work a little better than the previous model, which seemed to invite abuse via inane posts.

Cheers
Mike

P.S. There are already multiple rooms, the majority of which are never used. The issue is bigger issue possible abuse (and liability), not simple organization, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Michael O'Leary on January 05, 2006, 18:20:33
Thanks Mike.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: NavComm on January 05, 2006, 18:23:12
I agree with the limits set. I'd even go farther and say I'd like to see the same thing for first time posters in the forums. Something along the lines of not being able to start new threads until you've logged so many hours or proven you're not just taking up bandwith opening new threads on topics that have been previously covered.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: SHELLDRAKE!! on January 05, 2006, 18:29:43
  Why not have few rooms dedicated to persons who have made significant amounts of good, worthwhile contributions to this site.  That way, us "Newbies" can still have some ability to chat with others too.

 Since there are so many internet chat rooms out there, I believe the intent of this chat room is to keep some kind of decorum based on informed posts. How else are we going to keep the annoying people just looking for a 5 minute babble fix out.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: George Wallace on January 05, 2006, 18:40:47
Is this not just limited to Zack?  I am sure he is the one that we have all seen trying to "get in"... any others?
No, it is not limited to him alone.  There have been several other people on the Forums posting one liners.  In on instance one person posted three one liners in three different topics in less than a minute.  Doesn't look suspicious does he?  What a great way to catch the attention of the Staff.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Crossfire on January 05, 2006, 19:08:36

And when you finally get to "meeting friends online", keep the speedo pics to a minimum. :)

I am almost afraid to ask....What is the deal with the speedo pics??

does this have anything to do with the "inappropriate pictures incident"?  If so, I don't want to know.... Well, actually I do, but from what I have read, it is a curiosity best left unanswered.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: emmiee on January 05, 2006, 22:29:31
To add my 10 cents (inflation from the previous 2 cent requirement). I think it is a great idea.

Thanks Mike for all your help today with the site. :)
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Randy_15 on January 06, 2006, 00:39:18
See the problem for me is that I spend an hour or so a day on the computer, most of that on here or msn (or most likely both) and I don't know enough about any of the topics to contribute anything to the topics. Most of my time on here i'm just looking around reading the posts of the people that actually know what they are talking about, trying to learn something. I have no military experience and the threads that I might know something about, there is almost definitely someone with more info on the subject. So it's hard for me to post 10 posts that would be very useful to the other people on the site.

Also, I did have an account before the one i'm using know, (Randy15) and it had 30 posts posts on it (mostly questions on recruiting, eligibility and courses) but I went away for a couple weeks and when i came back it wouldn't let me on the account, it said that the username did not exist, even though I have posts on the site, so what's going on there?

So to sum it all up, I don't know enough to contribute anything to this site, and the questions that I did have have either been answered in my previous posts, i've found what I was looking for on the threads, or I've sent personal messages to people that could possibly help me. Does anyone see how someone like me could really get the short end of the stick here?
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Michael O'Leary on January 06, 2006, 00:57:49
Randy,

it's only the "short end" if you decide to let it be so. You've obviously got the capability of presenting well structured and well thought out posts, so only nine more to go.

You have to consider that this restriction on the chat room helps to protect army.ca, its owner and all members from drive-by trolls, antogonistic lurkers and those who might be seeking a way to throw a wrench into the works. Ten posts gives us a (very small) look at any members before they get into the free flowing chat room. It gives us an idea of their background and attitude and helps us head off some of the potential disasters. The chat room can include minors so we do have to be careful and watch for those who might launch into inappropriate content or other emotional meltdown states. Other participants could possible include mothers of cadets or soldiers, reporters, reps from politicians' offices, etc. All are welcome, but we want some idea of who's in the house.

The terms haven't been rewritten to obstruct you or anyone else, they have generated a necessary safeguard.

take care

Mike O
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Randy_15 on January 06, 2006, 01:05:28
I totally understand that the rules havn't been changed just to make it harder for people, you have the reasons and right to do it and I understand why you did it. I'm just saying that some of my posts may not be the best or the most helpful, so theres a warning , i may seem like a dumbass but atleast i'm not making things up and acting like i know things that i have nooo clue whatsoever about.


Does anyone have an idea of whats going on with my old account?
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Rocky Mountain Ranger on January 06, 2006, 01:37:48
From what I've gathered, as soon as a new thread is started, an immediate response is to simply tell the person to go to search.  I understand that many topics have been covered extensively, however it proves somewhat of a problem for some topics.  I think it's a good idea to maybe reopen some topics, to perhaps rediscuss, and get more opinions from new members.  The website will become rather stale once everything has been discussed.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: NavComm on January 06, 2006, 02:11:56
From what I've gathered, as soon as a new thread is started, an immediate response is to simply tell the person to go to search.  I understand that many topics have been covered extensively, however it proves somewhat of a problem for some topics.  I think it's a good idea to maybe reopen some topics, to perhaps rediscuss, and get more opinions from new members.  The website will become rather stale once everything has been discussed.

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you. "new threads" are often continuams of other threads that the new thread starter didn't bother to research. If it's truly a new thread, it doesn't get jumped on. But figure it out, this forum has been running for a long time, there's few topics that someone hasn't already thought of. SEARCH, use the search function. It's not a hard concept.

If someone starts a new thread and I can pop one or two words from their question into the search function and come up with 6 or 7 replies, I'm pretty sure they didn't use the search function, and that leads me, as a regular user to search the new topics thread only to find out some moron didn't use the search function.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Michael O'Leary on January 06, 2006, 02:18:28
RMR,

the number of simplistic question posted by new members, sometimes within minutes of registering and obviously without any attempt to even look around led to the creation of this post. You may find is offers some perspective.

FRIENDLY ADVICE TO NEW MEMBERS - http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.msg259412.html#msg259412

The posts where someone is told to search is when they ask simple question. Few start out bye articulating an interest, expressing an opinion (if they have one) and asking specifically for the opinions of other members based on their most recent experiences. All we really seek is for people to have put some thought into their contribution. If we pander to each "newbie" individually we will quickly lose the interest of very experienced members who also look for a very different level of discourse. And we need to keep them interested not only in those levels, but also to the point that they will willingly look in and contribute to the younger members' threads as well.

Mike
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 06, 2006, 10:17:32
Does anyone have an idea of whats going on with my old account?

It exists here:

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=9260

I'd guess that you forgot the password, but you can reset it on the login screen (assuming the e-mail address is still valid.) I only delete accounts that have been idle for over a year, and then only after notifying the owner and providing a 2 week grace period. It seems that "the short end of the stick" was self imposed in your case. ;)


Cheers
Mike

P.S. On first inspection Randy15's posts seem pretty reasonable to me...
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Journeyman on January 06, 2006, 10:21:24
The website will become rather stale once everything has been discussed.

Yep, and in the 1870’s, German physicist Max Planck (the guy who invented quantum theory) was advised against going into physics, having been told that “in this field, almost everything is already discovered.”

I think we've got a wee bit more ground to cover before the realm of military, defence and security topics is all discussed out.   ;D
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: George Wallace on January 06, 2006, 11:09:15
Journeyman[Edit]  Sorry......RMR

I am sure you never tire of hearing the same question over and over the same day from someone and all of their friends.  "Can you hear me now?"
Mike's working out of his own home with his own equipment to run his site.  "Can you still hear me now?"
His Hard Drive and Server can only hold a finite amount of data.  "Can you hear me now?"
When several people come onto the site a day and ask the same question or start a new Topic using variations of the same question, "Can you hear what I am saying?" over and over again, using up bandwidth and everyone's time it makes me wonder if "You can still hear me, right?"
It behoves the Staff to regulate it all and keep the site running smoothly.  "Can you still hear me?"
Sure our patience sometimes gets a bit stretched.  "Are you still hearing me?"
One word nonsensical posts waste all our time here.  "Do you still hear me?'
People who can't use their own initiative and want to become members, even officers, in the CF, without the abilities to use the Search Function become suspect in their intentions, abilities, and potential to become members of the CF.  "You still listening?"  It becomes rather disheartening to have to deal with these immature attitudes at times.  "Can you still hear me?"
Do we get annoyed at times and try to take measures to prevent abuse of this site.  "Are you still hearing me?"
You bet we do.  "Is the reception still good?"

We are trying to maintain a serious and informative site.  We try to keep it a professional site.  We do not want it to become a childish Chat site.  Naturally some sensibilities may be insulted by gruff responses at times, but those gruff responses are most likely due to someone not researching their question first.  The site has been up and running long enough to have covered all but the most recent changes to the CF, so yes we will never become "Stale or Stagnant" as you put it.

So if you really like listening to the kids in the backseat asking every five minutes: "Are we there yet?" you can take up the job full time to answer those questions.   :o    ;D
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: George Wallace on January 06, 2006, 11:10:22
I so felt like the annoying Cdn Tire Guy.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: NavComm on January 06, 2006, 14:24:46
I so felt like the annoying Cdn Tire Guy.

Can you repeat that, I wasn't listening  ;)
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: 3rd Herd on January 06, 2006, 15:52:55
Journeyman[Edit]  Sorry......RMR

  Naturally some sensibilities may be insulted by gruff responses at times, but those gruff responses are most likely due to someone not researching their question first. 


At this time I feel I must commend the 48th for his clear concise language and grammatical skill for answering the above. He also shows an usual understanding and ability far beyond his peers in dealling with the proverbial "Are we there yet"
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Rocky Mountain Ranger on January 06, 2006, 21:25:45
Perhaps I should've reworded my thread a bit.  I completely understand the purpose of using search, however, it's important to keep topics open-ended for new opinions, instead of just automatically saying "SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH!"   

In retrospect, I now realize how difficult this can be for the majority of the topics covered on this site.  New, interesting threads will pop up less often on account of the number of topics covered.  I admit, this is one of the better sites out there, and a big thanks to Mike. 
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: the 48th regulator on January 06, 2006, 21:54:22
....it's important to keep topics open-ended for new opinions, instead of just automatically saying "SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH!"   


How about posting opinion obout topics already covered in a previous threads.  Would you not agree that it would help in the mechanics of the site as opposed to started a thread that has already been done.

dileas

tess
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: 3rd Herd on January 07, 2006, 19:13:46
No, it is not limited to him alone.  There have been several other people on the Forums posting one liners.  In on instance one person posted three one liners in three different topics in less than a minute.  Doesn't look suspicious does he?  What a great way to catch the attention of the Staff.

Pot calling the kettle black? I was wondering how someone can have 2000 plus posts. Here we are hammering away at new members for quality posts so not as waste moderators time and control entry into the chat room. Well I just spent the day going through the entire Military History Forum. Not each and every thread but page by page and on every page I would sample a thread or two. Frankly I was astonished at the number of one line posts. Hmmmmmmmmmm!
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: the 48th regulator on January 07, 2006, 19:21:53
From people who no doubt have proved their mettle, here on the site, with many other quality and informative  posts.

That is the difference.

dileas

tess
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: SHELLDRAKE!! on January 07, 2006, 19:38:42
 Although it would look sloppy, there are times I wish that as soon as you login you would get a full screen flashing banner that says STOP....HAVE A QUESTION?USE SEARCH FUNCTION FIRST.

 It astounds me how on a daily basis, a new thread is started with a topic that has been flogged to death in dozens of threads.
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Meatpuppet (Banned) on January 21, 2006, 14:35:37
When does a chatroom on a military friendly site become so ploitical??? :-X
Title: Re: Chat room requirements.
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 21, 2006, 14:41:45
Wait I know this one... when there's an election coming in 2 days? :D
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: cryssy22 on January 23, 2006, 17:11:04
OK OK the fifty million question...how do i get into the chatroom?plz help me i am having a hard time here...lol
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: Bzzliteyr on January 23, 2006, 17:14:18
you only have 2 posts, so once you have met the minimum post count (10) you will be able to partake in the chatrooom.  You are encouraged to read through many of our interesting topics and join in the conversations to bring your post count up.  Be aware, the admins are very keen at looking for "waste" posts just to bring your post count up.
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: cryssy22 on January 23, 2006, 17:16:46
thank you...i just wanted to know that...
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: George Wallace on January 23, 2006, 17:17:18
And the Moderators are very quick to pick up on things.    ;D

Just don't break the rules.

This is not a Gamer's Forum, nor is it a Chat Forum.
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: Cataract Kid on January 27, 2006, 01:09:53
Thought I'd post this here, instead of starting a new thread.
Is there a way to show who is in the chat room and what Chanel they are in, without having to actually "enter" the chat room?
Title: Re: Army.ca chat
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on January 27, 2006, 08:14:47
Unfortunately not. Given some time I may be able to see if it's possible, but it would require a bit of work.


Cheers
Mike
Title: Chat Down
Post by: BulletMagnet on March 08, 2006, 21:46:06
Is it just me and my system or is the chat room down?....If it's me no big I'm sure I can figure it out.

If not and no one had noticed yet then I guess I provided a service...Oooohhhh Loookkkeee I'm useful ;D
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on March 08, 2006, 21:53:45
It seems like it is down... When was it last known to be working? I'm checking it out now...
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: BulletMagnet on March 08, 2006, 21:56:27
Mr Bobbit,

I know it has been down since 2000 hrs, anything farther back I could not tell you.
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Trinity on March 08, 2006, 21:57:04
Is it just me and my system or is the chat room down?....If it's me no big I'm sure I can figure it out.

If not and no one had noticed yet then I guess I provided a service...Oooohhhh Loookkkeee I'm useful ;D

OMG  chat is down...

where is HoM going to sit and complain all night long????   ;)

Or hit on Card_11 or Camochick, or Muffin, or armyvern...
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on March 08, 2006, 21:59:18
Alright, I'll use the Microsoft school of troubleshooting and reboot the server to see if that hepls. Back in 5.
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on March 08, 2006, 22:08:22
Ok, it's back, but went down under some very suspicious circumstances. Investigating now...
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Trinity on March 08, 2006, 22:09:19
Ok, it's back, but went down under some very suspicious circumstances. Investigating now...

I would like to nominate Hit or Miss (HoM)
to be the scapegoat for chat breaking....

I need a seconder!
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: 9r domestic on March 08, 2006, 22:18:50
I will second that!
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on March 08, 2006, 22:38:15
Somebody getting blamed for breaking something, and it's not me???



HoM did it!!!!
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: MediPea on March 08, 2006, 22:42:46
I did not break it.. I was smart and made the little brother buy me dinner since he was in town..  ;D YAY..

Oh ya Padre...very funny..  :P
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: BulletMagnet on March 08, 2006, 23:03:16
I did not break the chat......

*note to self, delay plan obfuscate by 2 weeks*
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: ArmyVern on March 08, 2006, 23:07:31
I did not break the chat......

*note to self, delay plan obfuscate by 2 weeks*

It was more than likely Sig_Des...cause he didn't have my computer around to break today... ;)
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: beach_bum on March 08, 2006, 23:13:26
I blame Polkaroo!
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Trinity on March 08, 2006, 23:26:13
I blame Polkaroo!

Polkaroo was here?
AND I MISSED HIM AGAIN!?!?  :(
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: MediPea on March 08, 2006, 23:31:07
Polkaroo was here?
AND I MISSED HIM AGAIN!?!?  :(

Hey...you stole HoM's line!  >:D
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on March 09, 2006, 01:59:08
It was more than likely Sig_Des...cause he didn't have my computer around to break today... ;)

I admit nothing....

Polka Roo is a good one to blame, though...If not Card...Card's devious
Title: Re: Chat Down
Post by: MediPea on March 09, 2006, 12:32:55
I admit nothing....

Polka Roo is a good one to blame, though...If not Card...Card's devious

Des... what ever gave you that idea?..  ;D
Title: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on March 25, 2006, 09:02:02
All,

I've noticed a disturbing trend in the chat room recently in that some conversations seem to steer towards innuendo and generally inappropriate topics. Please keep in mind that the chat room was set up for Army.ca users to discuss relevant topics and is subject to all the same Conduct Guidelines (http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.0.html) that the rest of the site is.

Running a chat room is a bit of a risk in terms of liability, so please let common sense prevail and use the privilege respectfully. If the chat room becomes a problem, it will have to be shut down. I don't think anyone wants that, so please keep it clean and dignified.


Thanks
Mike
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Ex-Dragoon on March 25, 2006, 13:59:11
Mike is there a way for the DS to lock down the chat room in case this sort of situation arises?
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: BulletMagnet on March 25, 2006, 14:12:13
I can honestly say that I an a culprit of this, and for that I apologise.

I Shall endeavour to keep things and conversation in the right place.

Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Target Up on March 25, 2006, 14:23:13
You need to be very careful about this, IMO.  If you turn the chat into a church meeting, it will perish.  While I find army talk infinitely interesting, if you want a think tank/study hall atmosphere, may as well shut 'er down now.  ALL chat between groups of adults degenerates to two topics after a while; feces and sex.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Ex-Dragoon on March 25, 2006, 14:33:39
Yes that it does but we also have cadets and interested kids that frequent the chat room so a certain degree of responsibility and decorum should be maintained at all times. In essence folks police yourselves because what it might boil down to is have a chat room open when there is a mod around or willing to host for awhile. We don't want it to go that way and I know the chatters do not but.....
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Target Up on March 25, 2006, 14:37:52
Then slap an "R" rating on the room, and limit the kids to the cadet forum... They won't see anything in the chat that isn't available to them multiplied tenfold on basic cable....  scan MuchMusic lately?
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Ex-Dragoon on March 25, 2006, 14:39:30
Thats not the purpose of the chat room....if you want to trash talk go to yahoo.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Target Up on March 25, 2006, 14:43:38
Yes, that's exactly what I said "release the hounds! poo, fart, peepee!!!"
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Ex-Dragoon on March 25, 2006, 14:45:59
Just follow Mike's Guidelines as he posted above and you won't need to worry.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Michael O'Leary on March 25, 2006, 14:49:46
Consider this scenario:

1.  Mike Bobbitt creates army.ca with a chat room
2.  A member comes in and start talking trash and sexual innuendo
3.  Young person (perhaps no age in profile, so who knows) sits reading that content
4.  Young person's mother looks over shoulder and is offended that a site open to young Susie/Johnie has such content openly accessible to her offspring - and no 'agreement to use' criteria is going to be upheld when a minor made such decisions
5.  Mother calls lawyer or RCMP
6.  Mike Bobbitt gets served papers or arrested
7.  Army.ca disappears

Minor risk? - probably. 
Serious consequences (to army.ca) if it happens? - YES.

Is it worth that risk? - Not to those who wish to see army.ca continue.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Trinity on March 25, 2006, 19:08:16
I blame Card 11


She's always talking about breasts..  because she raising money for breast cancer.
And when she's done about that, its Brokeback Mountain and how we should see it.
Finally, she been talking about being married to Camochick, which ultimately leads to
lesbian discussion. 

I really am quite disgusted with chat myself and plan not to frequent it again
until this filth is cleaned up.














 :P





Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Chimo on March 25, 2006, 21:43:33
Firstly, I have been guilty as charged however, in my defence, I usually chat in an adult context when it is fairly late at night. Since Mike says clean it up I will. Roger that.

Secondly, Trinity whats with slamming Camo and Card? I am unsure if you meant it as a  joke or as some kind of example. I enjoy both of their comments.

We are as Kat pointed out adults and I have even mentioned breasts in front of my children now and then...usually in the context of, please pass the chicken breasts. However the mention of female breast is not a bad thing particular with Camo and Card's goal of raising money for cancer research.  :salute:
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: beach_bum on March 25, 2006, 23:57:01
Firstly, I have been guilty as charged however, in my defence, I usually chat in an adult context when it is fairly late at night. Since Mike says clean it up I will. Roger that.

 

I'll second that one.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: bobthebui|der on March 26, 2006, 00:02:41
I believe my comment was the straw that broke the camels back, as old medic can probably attest to.

My apologies.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Trinity on March 26, 2006, 00:56:21
Secondly, Trinity whats with slamming Camo and Card? I am unsure if you meant it as a  joke or as some kind of example. I enjoy both of their comments.

Yeah.. it was a total joke.. although it looked serious, thats why i put the  :P.

In fact, the irony of the post is I am responsible for the three items raised, not card.

But now that Shortbus has taken responsiblity, I am perfectly happy to shift the blame to him.  :P
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: reveng on March 26, 2006, 01:24:49
The chatroom is spooky.

I entered and everyone began talking in german...damn you profile!

I'm not sure whether to be offended or thankful.


 :cdn:
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: monika on March 26, 2006, 01:35:55
Talking in German? We started that before you came in. Just one of those silly "Hey who speaks this" things. A lot of the people in there were finished work so to speak and weren't up to chatting about the day job after hours.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on March 26, 2006, 04:09:55
mea culpa, mea culpa, mea frickin' culpa.

of speaking German in the chat...I did that.

The problem with the chat, is that some of us frequent it too much. And we start to view it as the mess...We save the more serious stuff for the forums. Not that it means that we don't discuss some serious issues in there, but it's the same people a lot of the time.

I do second the statement of it being Card's fault...and Shortbus's...and mine...and definitely Trinity and HoM too....wow....we're all horrible human beings
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: BulletMagnet on March 26, 2006, 04:53:24
Des your confusing our bad behavior with your bad humanity...remember though I have been told that people hate me, you have been called a horrible human being :D

Wow I escaped blame for once!
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: MediPea on March 26, 2006, 04:57:04
The problem with the chat, is that some of us frequent it too much. And we start to view it as the mess...We save the more serious stuff for the forums. Not that it means that we don't discuss some serious issues in there, but it's the same people a lot of the time.

I do second the statement of it being Card's fault...and Shortbus's...and mine...and definitely Trinity and HoM too....wow....we're all horrible human beings

I have to agree with you there. I think part of it is some of us are there quite often and feel we are hanging out with friends, which can cause things to get carried away. Also, I do have to own up to my share of the behaviour. Mike, I apologize for it. I do respect your site, and your rules.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: camochick on March 26, 2006, 05:06:55
Ok, I guess I can take part of the credit for the debauchery. Mike I love the site and totally didnt mean any disrespect. :-*

We'll keep it clean from now on :)
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on March 26, 2006, 09:39:53
Thanks... It's not a "big" issue but I generally don't like to wait until it gets to that point, so a I'm hoping that a gentle reminder will do the trick. It sounds like that's probably going to work just fine.

I'm not trying to suck the fun out of the chat room, just trying to make sure we have a chat room for your kids to frequent some day. ;)


Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Trinity on March 26, 2006, 09:50:41
just trying to make sure we have a chat room for your kids to frequent some day. ;)

I dunno...

I think we can all agree.. I shouldn't reproduce!?!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: ArmyVern on March 26, 2006, 09:53:15
I do second the statement of it being Card's fault...and Shortbus's...and mine...and definitely Trinity and HoM too....wow....we're all horrible human beings
How the heck did my name manage to be left off the list here? Perhaps I hid too well behind HorM's unused BEWs??

I apologize Mike. I am the worst offender.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Journeyman on March 26, 2006, 11:51:07
How the heck did my name manage to be left off the list here?
I agree Vern. I feel slighted too.  :'(   I guess it's 'cause we're too sweet & innocent.

The obvious way to clean up the chat room is to ban the Padre. Or better yet, perhaps keep him in there, but don't let him speak - - that way we can continue to mock him, but he can't ratchet up the inappropriate behaviour, only to blame his actions on Card/Camo.

( Is this the "just kidding" icon? --->  :P  )
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: airmich on March 26, 2006, 12:01:22
   I guess it's 'cause we're too sweet & innocent.


Speak of the sweet and innocent and I shall appear.  Although I could shift the blame, as others have tried to do, and blame it on being led down the garden path, I too have been part of the uncouth crowd.  So since they have said their parts well, ditto to Card and Camochick's comments.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on March 26, 2006, 12:05:52
How the heck did my name manage to be left off the list here? Perhaps I hid too well behind HorM's unused BEWs??

I apologize Mike. I am the worst offender.

and

I agree Vern. I feel slighted too.  :'(   I guess it's 'cause we're too sweet & innocent.

Oh, don't think that I consider you two above reproach...You're two of the worst offenders, after HoM and myself, of course.  :D

Actually, I think a worthy punishment would be for Mike to get some strings pulled, and have all of us posted to an isolated post, like Italy, or Australia, somewhere were the sun would punish us all, and then give us control of the mess, and not give us internet access...We're happy, everyone else will remain unoffended... It could Work!

seriously though, I'll try to cut down on the innappropriate innuendo and such....I won't type it, but you'll all know that I'm thinking it really hard!
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: monika on March 26, 2006, 12:09:22
Actually, I think a worthy punishment would be for Mike to get some strings pulled, and have all of us posted to an isolated post, like Italy, or Australia,

I think that would solve the problem. Can I tag along as the civilian observer?

I agree Vern. I feel slighted too.  :'(   I guess it's 'cause we're too sweet & innocent.

I can accept responsility for many things, but being sweet and innocent isn't one of them. >:D  I too am guilty as charged; I'd hate to do anything that would result in long time members getting in trouble or worse having their chat taken away. Just new here and following the flow of things.
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Journeyman on March 26, 2006, 12:12:20
don't think that I consider you two above reproach...
Oh come on now Des. You say that like anyone....ANYONE... gives a rat's buttock for a Jimmy's opinion. Ever since that "I don't understand it, the radios worked fine in the desert" debacle.....    ;)
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on March 26, 2006, 12:16:35
Oh come on now Des. You say that like anyone....ANYONE... gives a rat's buttock for a Jimmy's opinion. Ever since that "I don't understand it, the radios worked fine in the desert" debacle.....    ;)

Well, you don't get to come to Australia with the rest of us disturbed and depraved, and you know why?

"You didn't check that the antenna was properly connected, sir"  >:D
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Trinity on March 26, 2006, 14:21:52
I think...

The UN should vote and send delegates.. lets say.. a peacekeeping
force INTO the chat to ensure that all sides agree by the binding
arbitration put forth in the rules and user agreements of army.ca.   :P
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: MediPea on March 26, 2006, 15:03:08
Actually, I think a worthy punishment would be for Mike to get some strings pulled, and have all of us posted to an isolated post, like Italy, or Australia, somewhere were the sun would punish us all, and then give us control of the mess, and not give us internet access...We're happy, everyone else will remain unoffended... It could Work!

Des, what a great idea. Let's go with Australia. Also, will BMQ be offered there? I really don't want to have to delay my app again.  :)
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on March 26, 2006, 15:11:50
I guess we could run a BMQ there....surfing in squads...

I'll be the Padre, and Trinity can be the Chief Instructor....JMan can be the medic...anyone else interested in positions for our Degenerate forced move to Australia, and concurrent alcohol-full BMQ?
Title: Re: Chat Room Etiquette
Post by: Ex-Dragoon on March 26, 2006, 15:15:15
Congrats, Mike started this to bring to your attention a serious concern of his and you turn it into a circus. No more, its locked.
Title: IRC Chat
Post by: MattDeLong4 on April 19, 2006, 21:05:37
I never seen this suggested, or am I aware that it has ever been suggested. Why not offer a chat service through this site, get 1-on-1 person advice, not through the forums? It's more personable than through the forum. You can do it through an IRC server, or using my geeky computer skills I could whip up a java chat client which could be implimented into the site; either that or you can use one of many availabe free clients on the internet which is at hand any time you may wish to use, opensource baby - open source.
Title: Re: IRC Chat
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on April 19, 2006, 21:12:52
Hi Matt, we actually had an IRC based chat room for quite a while, but we now use Flashchat. It's available ot any member who has been here for 3 hours and has 10 posts.

Edit: I should point out that users who add inane posts simply to reach the 10 will find their posts deleted, and may even be on warning. Please folks, just participate normally and you'll get to the chat room in a reasonable time.
Title: Re: Army.ca Chat [merged]
Post by: Jacqueline on May 20, 2007, 21:57:48
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this... I can't get into the chat room, when I click on  "chat" the screen at the top says " army chat, all messages logged." Then the rest of the screen is blank (white). Do I have to install something or the other? Help?
Title: Re: Army.ca Chat [merged]
Post by: yukon on May 20, 2007, 22:06:31
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this... I can't get into the chat room, when I click on  "chat" the screen at the top says " army chat, all messages logged." Then the rest of the screen is blank (white). Do I have to install something or the other? Help?

Most likely a flash plugin issue, you can download the latest version here http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&promoid=BIOW ...install by following the prompts then come back and try again:)

cheers.
Title: Re: Army.ca Chat [merged]
Post by: Jacqueline on May 20, 2007, 22:15:12
yukon:This is still not working. I have a feeling it might be the computer do you think so?
 
Title: How to acces the Chat Room ?
Post by: Bellesophie on February 16, 2010, 13:23:45
Hi,

I wanted to access the Milnet Chat Room
I've entered my username for the forums and my password but it didn't work
How do I access this place and where should I go to create ID...
Thank's a lot for the info's...

Sophie  :yellow:
Title: Re: Army.ca Chat [merged]
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on February 16, 2010, 13:58:02
Hi Sophie,

You need to have 10 posts and 3 hours of time logged on the site prior to being able to visit the chat room. This is done to prevent bots and spammers from creating an account just to overwhelm the chat feature.


Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Army.ca Chat [merged]
Post by: Bellesophie on February 16, 2010, 14:22:29
Mike
Thank's a lot for the quick answer...
It's all noted...
Good Day

Sophie :yellow:
Title: Chat
Post by: tomahawk6 on August 28, 2019, 17:29:03
I don't normally chat but kimbrly3434 engaged me in conversation. She wanted a penpal,not my thing,but I suggested she might find one here in the forums. Then she asked my age which made me feel uncomfortable so I politely ended the chat. I dont want to make this an issue just more like a FYI.
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on August 28, 2019, 17:54:09
Appreciate the heads up, that does sound fishy. I'll check into it.
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: KJK on August 28, 2019, 18:57:52
I got a chat request from her too which I ignored.

KJK
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: dapaterson on August 28, 2019, 19:24:56
ForeignPrince147 has promised me $20 million, once I send him a copy of my driver's license and bank information.
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: Good2Golf on August 28, 2019, 20:12:51
ForeignPrince147 has promised me $20 million, once I send him a copy of my driver's license and bank information.

He wants to make sure he doesn’t send it to the wrong person. :nod:
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: Blackadder1916 on August 28, 2019, 20:48:11
I've had a couple of requests to chat (not recently) but I've ignored all.  None of them appeared to be a Nigerian prince and I'm not stupid; only a genuine Nigerian prince can be trusted.
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: AbdullahD on August 28, 2019, 22:09:00
I've had a couple of requests to chat (not recently) but I've ignored all.  None of them appeared to be a Nigerian prince and I'm not stupid; only a genuine Nigerian prince can be trusted.

Yep, he is a good guy. My bank account was accidentally charged $1,500 CAD. Messaged him and he said if I gave him my CC numbers he would get it all sorted.

Top notch fellow.
Abdullah
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: NavyShooter on August 29, 2019, 08:32:29
I had a similar experience - _HAWT_Military_Wife_Petawawa asked to chat with me, and politely offered me a free supper next time I was in town...she said her house was the 2nd one on Normandy Street with the Tide Box in the front window.  I politely declined, partly since I'm on the east coast, and suggested that she seek out Our Lady of Sorrows instead...

Title: Re: Chat
Post by: my72jeep on August 29, 2019, 11:28:54
We have a chat option? Who knew.
Title: Re: Chat
Post by: mariomike on August 29, 2019, 11:51:39
We have a chat option?

See also,

Army.ca Chat [merged]
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,28396.175.html
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