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Unread post Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:57 pm

many members say in chat that the rules are not clear abt when in meet and greet that they haven't seen its appropriate to be moved to another room if a discussion becomes dominant in chat room or a debate and the term debate is not clear to everyone
meet and greet on the left of my screen says its a room termed "lets chat "
maybe its should read for light chat only not for religion or (and ill let you decide what else I think this needs clarification
this will make the meet and greet chat room flow for all concerned ,many do not want to see debates which .usually this leads to so that's why we ask people to move to another room
if rooms used correctly ,and that's why we have them everyone should feel accommodated

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ColeWayne
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Unread post Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:50 am

Is there a way to pin a message to the top of the chat window? This is a capability in some chat software. That would allow a few basic rules to be present all the time for newbies who drop in (like "no heavy debates in the meet & greet, no readings for first-time visitors", what have you).
"Passion. It lies in all of us. And though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws, and howl."

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Rowan222
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Unread post Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:16 pm

All good comments so far.
Maybe something like the football red and yellow card system would work. You are given a yellow card or your posts turn yellow or something and is a visible warning to the poster and others that they have been given a warning and any other violation would result in a "sending off" for the remains of that day or a number of hours to cool off.

I think that abusive behaviour towards members is probably more offensive than the language used so I would be more tolerant of language if used in context as long as it is not excessive. Most people seem to have some concept of this, but people could be told to moderate their language a bit if it becomes heated.

I like the idea of the different rooms - particularly for timed events or teaching sessions, but the other rooms just seem under used and almost segregated. Would it be possible to rename a couple so they are on the same footing as meet and greet so not everyone starts there?

Maybe "Main Lounge", "café", "Garden" would confuse people enough to try new areas. Also different areas could be promoted by moderators to get people used to moving around more. For example a moderator could move a group to the cafe if discussion is light daily conversation.

We touched on something last night that most would like to see more of and that is an introduction to Tarot by discussing just one card per day. Discussion would go back and forth led by more experienced members to build up an understanding of what that card means to them. As there is such variety this could take a while but is an interesting topic and learning.

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Atcero
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Unread post Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:57 pm

I like that idea of Tarot cards Rowan222 cause it could be expanded into so many other things, such as runes, religions, oracle cards, oghams, and more. It sounds like a good thing to get people to discuss things and help newbies and more experienced people alike learn new things. Plus a more defined guide on what's okay in each room would be good as well in my opinion, and if there are different rules for different rooms it should be clarified.

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Unread post Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:55 am

Another thing as well that has escaped me for some reason is the forcing of beliefs and ideologies. Not everyone in chat is christian, yet there are some members who try to push God on others. Not everyone believes everyone is connected/the universe is one, yet some try to push that. I think having many different ideologies and discussing them is great for chat, but I do not think people should be pushing them on others or expect others to believe the same. Diversity is what leads way to new ideas and knowledge, but the forcing of beliefs stifles that in my experience.

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Unread post Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:47 pm

Any chance of posting the idea of the traffic light scheme here please... thank you
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Aileni
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Unread post Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:47 pm

I have copy and paste from the pm I sent you on 24th October,

"chat needs ground rules I propose a traffic light scheme, green is safe, amber is a warning and you have x amount of time to redeem yourself, red is out. Also if there was a way to ban IP's that would also be a great option as there are a lot of problem makers coming into chat."
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ColeWayne
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Unread post Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:16 am

This isn't a problem so much as something that might be cool sometimes if software and technology allow. I think it would be fun to incorporate voice chat events. Voice chat might be a bit much if it's on all the time, if there are many people in the room all talking at once. But for smaller development events or for smaller topic discussions based on interest I think it could be fun. Used sparingly, of course, when appropriate.
"Passion. It lies in all of us. And though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws, and howl."


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Unread post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:39 pm

ok id like to address the fact there are issues i have brought to you about abuse of power with a particular mod and recieved no response nor did anything come of it. Id like that to change. The rules i feel are a bit over the top so they should be revised and updated to suit those that actually use the chat. I feel the censor of words is ridiculous and shouldnt be the case. There is never anyone under the age of 18 that logs on in all my time that ive been a member so its unnecessary to censor words. I feel the overall authority on this needs to change, noone likes a dictatorship and i feel language used should not be dictated. If used in malice then there are options for people to use such as the mute or have a mod do a temporary ban. Permanent bans are pointless as it drives people away. Also new mods would be refreshing but make sure theyre competent and wont abuse their power as i have seen done before against myself

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