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Forum topic by Ken90712 posted 03-15-2012 08:43 AM 1828 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2012 08:43 AM

I have met and become friends with many fellow Lumberjocks. So Thank-you Martian and Debbie and who ever else works on this great site.

I would like to suggest or ask if it is possble to add instant messaging to ths site. I think it would be wonderful to chat with fellow members while they’re signed on.

What do you fellow LJ’s think about this?


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 08:47 AM

I have too many ways to be in contact as it is, and only use half of them…

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 09:22 AM

It could be nice to have IM of some kind

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 11:03 AM

This has been brought up before. I personally don’t think it’s a good idea with how easy flame wars start here and the use of the block button. Although there is a way that you can have instant messaging through google with the members of this site. I refer you to this post.
This will allow you to chat with others on other sites you visit as well that don’t have this feature.
I have this enabled but rarely use it due to the lack of its use by others.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 11:30 AM

If we had a chat function, and folks used it, I would be all for it/them. I don’t think I would use it. I get signed on here twice a day, and other than that I would not have time for it. I have it on Google, Facebook, AIM, and the MS one at work. I only use it at work. Of course at work it’s a job requirement.

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 11:53 AM

I like the idea it has been discussed no need to reinvent the wheel I bet there is a script for how it work’s end it would be fine as. long. as. it is linked to a thread otherwise if. I like yo enou to chat I’ll just give my hone number and u can text me any time you need to

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 12:54 PM

Gosh no… I’d never get anything done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 01:08 PM

lol @ CharlieM… I hear ya.. sometimes it would be good to converse a bit for helpful advice or just to chit-chat

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 01:10 PM

Like Charlie said

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 01:17 PM

we did this once
maybe the link listed above

i said hello to a guy in ireland
a couple of times
with the time differences
it was just hello

i never heard from him again
there or here on LJ’s

i guess it’s somewhere in my computer

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#10 posted 03-15-2012 01:22 PM

We had an active “chat” in a similar forum; perhaps the same software as this one. Given the recent scourge of poor behavior here, I’m not sure we could be adult enough to make it work. It’s a great suggestion, though.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 03-15-2012 02:46 PM

Come on, Charlie…..”cowboy up”......You’re retired…you know you’ve got nothing but time on your hands.

Don’t watch that clock out there in your shop…..times a wastin’......just sit, drink coffee, and shoot the sh…breeze…...:)

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#12 posted 03-15-2012 02:55 PM

Very interesting points thus far. I don’t use IM on the other sites much like yahoo or facebook but fellow lumberjocks well that would be a different story! Ok I’ll just call…... LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 11:14 PM

I tried Instant Messaging a few years ago…

I hated it… Everytime I was concentrating on a particular subject or really busy doing something, POW – BEEP – BEEP… Instant Message BUTTS IN… It really GOT to me… I quit it… I prefer to answer questions & say ‘Hello’ when I want to… NOT real-time when received.

So, I Vote NO on it…

But, that’s just me… If Y’all like it & want to do it, go for it… Doesn’t bother me any… LOL

Just don’t send me an Instant Message! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 03-17-2012 12:20 AM

I’m not a fan of instant messaging for forums like LJ … as others have pointed out, it can really open the flame wars. Also (IMNTBHO) it would result in too much band-width being tied up with drivel.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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