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Do you want to Chat?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:04 am

Greetings,

This thread is for members to schedule chat sessions or simply announce their availability to have a chat with others in the Dhamma Wheel Chat Room...

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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:13 am

I think regular chat sessions to discuss the dhamma would be brilliant (rather than unscheduled random discussions about the weather, as most chat rooms become). I'm available between 9am and 5pm GMT most of the time between mon-fri (unless I have any meetings or I'm skiving for a day). I think I would really benefit from in depth dhamma discussion :).

I'll check this thread regularly to see whether anything gets organised :)
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Rui Sousa » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:38 pm

I would love to chat with forum members.

I can might be online between 10:00 and 18:00 GMT, then from 22:00 to 00:00 GMT on week days.
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Placid-pool » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:02 am

Turned up but nobody was there!
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:02 am

Placid-pool wrote:Turned up but nobody was there!

I think that's why we need a schedule :)
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Tex » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:06 am

I'll be available in the chat room for the next couple of hours if anyone wants to join...
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby shjohnk » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:21 am

Hi. I'm here to chat if anyone feels like it...
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby shjohnk » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:19 am

Hi, I'm available for a chat now! Seee you in the chat room.
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Almaril » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:24 am

Has anyone noticed any trends on when people online mostly? So far I thought people are quite active at this hour - it's 1:20 am here, Denmark - USA 4-6pm and so - but apparently not on wednesday nights... :smile:
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby ando » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:05 am

I'm available if anyone wants to chat.
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby nchavo » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:28 pm

I got some questions. real quick and simple. can someone help?
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:08 pm

I'm pretty much always available to chat online. Feel free to send me a PM with what chat client you use and I can give you my screen name on it as I am a pretty avid user of instant messages.
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby roky » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:35 pm

although i'm not that into chat, i was recently involved with an online zen group which used the new google+ for that purpose -- only a few folks used it for actual webcam chat, the rest of us used it to sit together -- just turn the webcam on, but turn off the mic, and do sitting meditation together -- its organized into "circles", and you can have i think up to 10 people together at once -- a nice thing is that it is integrated with google calendar, so its possible to schedule times together

kind of a virtual meditation hall, or meeting room -- a bit intense on bandwidth, though, so without dsl or cable, i'm not sure how it would work -- was flawless for the 3 months i used it, and very good quality video/sound

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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Cilla » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:39 pm

I have had some experience with a successful chat room. I can give you a few tips to make this work and how to use it.

One give your chat room sounds.

Two when a user goes to the chat room and no one is there, they should keep the page open and open another page where they can do what they want while waiting for someone to come in to the chatroom. When someone new enters the chatroom, the background page chatroom of the waiting person will make a noise and let them know that someone has entered. Then that person can go back to the chatroom and say hi to the person who just came in and start chatting.

These sounds can indicate - someone entering the room; someone leaving the room; and someone posting a comment. They all should have different sounds so that someone who is hanging out on another page can know what is going on.

The only chatroom i have ever been in that is busy has this function. That said, i haven't been in many chatrooms.

Chatrooms can be fun but they are addictive and i rather wonder if they are not too much of a challenge for buddhists principles.
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Ytrog » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:18 pm

I'm a member of a club that has an irc channel. Most of the members login through a virtual machine they hired (not that expensive if linux) and are online 24/7. When they want to chat they login on their virtual (through ssh) and they have the complete history of what has been said. Works wonderfully. :ugeek:
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Noah » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:37 pm

Yes! :D I joined this site to interact, if I am signed in, I will have a tab open just for the chat :) join me please, brothers and sisters in the Dhamma
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Azure » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:13 am

Hey, I'd like to use the chat feature as well.

But so far when I log in it's pretty empty. :D

If you want my msn/gtalk/skype details pm me. :)
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby dharmagoat » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:45 am

The chat room is busiest at about 3:00-5:00 UTC, and especially on Friday nights.

3:00 UTC is 11pm in Eastern Daylight Time, and 8pm in Pacific Daylight Time.
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Aloka » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:16 am

I look in occasionally - but there's never anyone there.
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Re: Do you want to Chat?

Postby Ytrog » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:12 pm

dharmagoat wrote:The chat room is busiest at about 3:00-5:00 UTC, and especially on Friday nights.

3:00 UTC is 11pm in Eastern Daylight Time, and 8pm in Pacific Daylight Time.

That is way too late for me. I live in UTC +1 (+2 in the summer).
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