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Ken90712

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869 days ago

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

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


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degoose

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#1 posted 869 days ago

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

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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macin

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#2 posted 869 days ago

It could be nice to have IM of some kind

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Gregn

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#3 posted 869 days ago

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.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/33496
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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jeepturner

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#4 posted 869 days ago

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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thedude50

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#5 posted 869 days ago

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

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 869 days ago

Gosh no… I’d never get anything done!

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

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Roger

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#7 posted 869 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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GMman

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#8 posted 869 days ago

Like Charlie said

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patron

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#9 posted 869 days ago

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
waiting

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bertha

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#10 posted 869 days ago

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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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 869 days ago

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…...:)

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 869 days ago

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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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 868 days ago

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: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TheDane

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#14 posted 868 days ago

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

-- 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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