Hello, I was wondering what people think about the idea of creating a feature that will allow all GAG users to join a chat room. No longer need to message each other and wait the response of the other person.
We used to have an IM feature when I first started.
It was good for some people, but bad for others. The problem is, sometimes you would get 4 people messaging you at a time either wanting to sex chat or answer their questions. There was no way to opt out or sign out of that feature. If you were logged onto GAG you were logged onto the IM.
That made it really hard to enjoy the site because some people would harass you or send you unwanted messages or get upset if you weren't answering them fast enough.
I'll be honest, I was glad to see the chat go. It was just a lot of headaches I'm sure for moderators of the site who were possibly having to deal with reported people.
I am neutral about the idea - I can see the pros for groups of friends but I feel that if people stayed in the chat rooms too much and away from public forum then newbies may not get full benefit of meeting people on site as I would think a lot of the main chat room users would be the most friendly active users on public forum.
A chat room will attract an undesirable element of hormone-driven motor mouths and encourage a lack of unspoken thoughts. We had a chat room for a prolonged period in the past, and it proved to be an abysmal failure. Just sayin.