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[meta] Any interest in a PM or instant-chat system?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Last night, I had a pretty cool conversation of a personal nature with someone via comments on a question I had answered. The problem? It took something like 18 comments to have this conversation, and the info discussed wasn't really relevant to the question at hand, nor would it have been useful for anything except getting to know me a little better. While it was technically "off-topic", there wasn't anywhere else for us to talk except in the question thread.

Has anyone else found themselves wishing there were a PM system or some kind of instant-chat a la Facebook? Maybe just some more, light social network elements to the site in general to enhance the incidental community of Paleohacks frequenters?

Patrik, you know computer stuff. Any chance you would make this happen?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Isn't Patrick working on another website? Maybe that's being addressed there. There are a number of people on here that I would like to get to know better, but there's no way to exchange messages on here.

6869a1f2294b3a717a53645589a91d18

(1689)

on September 10, 2011
at 03:21 AM

PM function and a chat. People can put IM contacts in their profile.

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 10, 2011
at 01:43 AM

there is a paleo group set up by cillikat/Katherine. https://plus.google.com/102827299002180820118/posts/hFnX4igu94t

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 09, 2011
at 06:43 PM

I don't think patrik has that kind of control over this platform...

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on September 09, 2011
at 06:51 AM

I second IRC on a private server; there's a reason it's still here after so long. We'd just need an eggdrop or some-such. :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 18, 2011
at 02:44 PM

Oh wait, like back in the Compuserve days? Aren't you too young to remember that?

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 18, 2011
at 02:16 PM

Haha, newsgroups were like... fetal search engines. So glad they're gone.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 10:05 PM

Becker, could you send those pills to me? I've always dreamed of having a 5.5 inch member.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on May 17, 2011
at 09:54 PM

Lord of the Flies quote for paleos: "They used to call me Piggy!"

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Jake, what's your email address? I have these pills that will add 5 inches. Seriously. Straight from Bangladesh.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 09:29 PM

How about Yahoo groups?

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:49 PM

That they are. I'd really rather see a built-in system, in any case. Guess I can't speak for everyone else, though.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:29 PM

Sherpa. Do you spell "dot" with a small "d" or a big "D"? Definitely will email you.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:07 PM

I don't even know what a newsgroup is, LOL.

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:59 PM

We should start a newsgroup!!??

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on May 17, 2011
at 07:15 PM

a chat lounge....takes me back to the good ol' dial up days of AOL and Compuserve!

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(5639)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:14 PM

Uhhh, hell yes. Have you been watching the show? I'm just finishing up Feast for Crows for the third or fourth time right now...CANNOT wait til July!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Email me Thomas! sherpamelissa at gmail dot com. Seriously.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:30 PM

+1 for the mention of Game of Thrones =)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Straight up Lord of the Flies - but we'd all fight over who gets to eat the pig's head.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Ikco, as a Paleo-Kitavan, I am offended that my group was left out of your considerations. :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Yes, a lounge might be better. That way, if two or more people WANT to communicate on a topic they can without being intruded upon.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on May 17, 2011
at 06:12 PM

I would like a lounge chat room more than FB type one. Chat for all, with all !

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:11 PM

Nah labels would be a disaster. Lacto paleo Harrises would kill Lacto paleo Cordains :laughs:

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Bummer for me, Sherpamelissa, because you are one of the ones I would like to chat with :(

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:34 PM

Great idea. I would love to see this feature on PH

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I'm sorry, um, you mentioned Game of Thrones? Is it possible that you might just be a huge fantasy nerd like myself? Got some Robin Hobb sitting on my lap right now...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Yeah, I'm not big on chat like Facebook chat. I find it intrusive and it's obvious when you are ignoring someone.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:59 PM

+1- I'd love a private message system as well.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:38 PM

I agree with becker AND I think that it would cut down on some of the noise on the main threads.

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

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on May 17, 2011
at 04:35 PM

True, but what if it's a personal question that doesn't contribute to Paleo-related discussion but would strengthen the community by allowing members to learn more about one another as people, not just sources of information?

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on May 17, 2011
at 04:26 PM

and Paleohacks isn't?

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on May 17, 2011
at 04:25 PM

Paleo Lounge! .

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on May 17, 2011
at 04:56 PM

I would absolutely love a PM function. Sometimes there are things mentioned within an answer or comment that I would love to chat about off the board. Not enough PHers have their email address or a website attached to their profiles!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:07 PM

I don't even know what a newsgroup is, LOL.

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:59 PM

We should start a newsgroup!!??

Medium avatar

(5639)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:15 PM

a chat lounge....takes me back to the good ol' dial up days of AOL and Compuserve!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Yes, a lounge might be better. That way, if two or more people WANT to communicate on a topic they can without being intruded upon.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Email me Thomas! sherpamelissa at gmail dot com. Seriously.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:12 PM

I would like a lounge chat room more than FB type one. Chat for all, with all !

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:59 PM

+1- I'd love a private message system as well.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Yeah, I'm not big on chat like Facebook chat. I find it intrusive and it's obvious when you are ignoring someone.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Bummer for me, Sherpamelissa, because you are one of the ones I would like to chat with :(

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 18, 2011
at 02:16 PM

Haha, newsgroups were like... fetal search engines. So glad they're gone.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:29 PM

Sherpa. Do you spell "dot" with a small "d" or a big "D"? Definitely will email you.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 18, 2011
at 02:44 PM

Oh wait, like back in the Compuserve days? Aren't you too young to remember that?

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on May 17, 2011
at 04:45 PM

I think it's a great idea, and one I've thought about myself many times. I've also had the late night-off-topic-comment-chats, and I sorta feel guilty when I do it...like I'm being distracting.

You and I could talk about Bloomington, Becker. I could chat with Stephen-Aegis about Game of Thrones, etc...

EDIT/UPDATE: Any chance this will ever happen? It would be a VERY useful function. Patrik?

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(5639)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:14 PM

Uhhh, hell yes. Have you been watching the show? I'm just finishing up Feast for Crows for the third or fourth time right now...CANNOT wait til July!

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:30 PM

+1 for the mention of Game of Thrones =)

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I'm sorry, um, you mentioned Game of Thrones? Is it possible that you might just be a huge fantasy nerd like myself? Got some Robin Hobb sitting on my lap right now...

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:46 PM

IRC chatrooms are easy to set up i`m told.

http://www.irchelp.org/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 09:29 PM

How about Yahoo groups?

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:49 PM

That they are. I'd really rather see a built-in system, in any case. Guess I can't speak for everyone else, though.

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on September 09, 2011
at 06:51 AM

I second IRC on a private server; there's a reason it's still here after so long. We'd just need an eggdrop or some-such. :)

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84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Chat can be addictive, very addictive.

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(5136)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:26 PM

and Paleohacks isn't?

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F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on May 17, 2011
at 09:10 PM

A PM system would be nice...or at least a way of communicating some way without seeing all of our info blasted over the net.

I'm not necessarily a privacy freak, but I'm also not giving out my e-mail voluntarily unless I trust someone. I get enough spam already, thank you =)

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Jake, what's your email address? I have these pills that will add 5 inches. Seriously. Straight from Bangladesh.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 10:05 PM

Becker, could you send those pills to me? I've always dreamed of having a 5.5 inch member.

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Other people would then miss out on any info shared.

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:35 PM

True, but what if it's a personal question that doesn't contribute to Paleo-related discussion but would strengthen the community by allowing members to learn more about one another as people, not just sources of information?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 04:38 PM

I agree with becker AND I think that it would cut down on some of the noise on the main threads.

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Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on September 09, 2011
at 06:17 PM

For those of you on Google+, we could set up an ad hoc Huddle, which is basically a chat.

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 10, 2011
at 01:43 AM

there is a paleo group set up by cillikat/Katherine. https://plus.google.com/102827299002180820118/posts/hFnX4igu94t

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:57 PM

I've thought the same thing! However, I agree with Jeff in that some valuable info could be lost. On the other hand, becker makes a great point as I have wanted to ask questions that I felt would be irrelevant to others.

Though, if we consider the dedication of information sharing in this community, if people discover information between themselves in a DM/PM environ., they will absolutely share it.

There is another option of meta communities for people who are lacto-paleo, women, crossfitters, kids, etc. While tags are helpful, we could get more micro data from the meta sites.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on May 17, 2011
at 09:54 PM

Lord of the Flies quote for paleos: "They used to call me Piggy!"

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:11 PM

Nah labels would be a disaster. Lacto paleo Harrises would kill Lacto paleo Cordains :laughs:

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Straight up Lord of the Flies - but we'd all fight over who gets to eat the pig's head.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Ikco, as a Paleo-Kitavan, I am offended that my group was left out of your considerations. :)

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