Well I'm sorry if the quiz night doesn't return, not that I've frequented it too often, but every time I visited the chat room there was no-one there Roger.only just got back from the campsite, the chatroom in general failed to make the transition, a shoutbox just does not do it. It was a place where people met and got to know each other before meeting up at a rally, many friendships were formed in there that will outlast the shoutbox (can hardly call it a chatroom) I'm sorry about the quiz the apathy finally got it. RIP and thanks Peter for your many hours in keeping it going as long as you have.
Their used to be lot of difference, in as much as fully fledged chat rooms need to be run in a Java or similar environment which means not everyone had access, phones/tablets etc. Shoutboxes were mini chat rooms but if any more than 6 people were chatting it could not cope and would slow the server to a crawl. But this new system is built in html5 and can easily handle 100 people at time using very little server resources; while all responses/chats are delivered to the browser in precise order making it ideal for quizzing and general chatting.What's the difference between a chatroom and a shoutbox? they look the same to me but then again I never frequented chat often.
Hi Peter, it may just be the time of year that there is no interest at moment. Funsters may just be enjoying the sunshine or like us at moment internet very poor. We never did the quiz bu have popped in a few times. I'm sure it will pick up when funsters get used to new site and the chat room. To be honest the chat room frightens me a little, I tend to go in and come out very quicly . Maybe when winter comes we could do discussion theme nights ect to get funsters who don't use the chat room usng it like ourselves. Sorry to ramble on x KateWell it looks like at least one thing fail to make the transfer to the new web site.
RIP The Thursday Quiz Night, died of apathy and disinterest.
Ah well time to move on then.
The old chatroom opened in a separate tab and had an audible warning when someone arrived, so it was possible for those with normal hearing to be browsing elsewhere and change to chat when someone came in. That is not possible with the shoutbox and no one is going to sit for hours watching a blank screen in the hope someone will come in. I have always championed the chatroom and did use it a lot; however accommodating phone and tablet users has effectively killed it for everyone. The rot set in with the old chatroom when an "UPGRADE" to accommodate phone and tablet users who never actually utilised chat wiped out the picture module and also for a while the webcam. It slowly died from that point on. Change is enevitable you win some and lose some. One portion of community building that worked well for those who could not for one reason or another attend meets is now virtually defunct. The many carers who were stuck indoors have to change to FB now. RIP the chatroom@Wildman The chatroom we have now is more inclusive than the last, everyone can use it, whether on a phone, tablet, Mac or PC. People struggled with the old one. Yes it is not as fully fledged as our last one but for real time chatting it is fine. It's not as buggy either as the old chat was always falling over. I know you and a handful of others are chatroom fans. But even the old one had less than a dozen regular users and was mostly empty 22 hours a day.
@peter H I wouldn't call the quiz dead yet, let's see if we can rejuvenate it. I'm sure we can
Have to agree, don't know about frightened but on the rare occasion I clicked on chat it seemed I was intruding on other folks private conversations, whereas, as Jim says, in the U Shaped lounge you can join in on any topic that interests you and you have an opinion to post.To be honest the chat room frightens me a little, I tend to go in and come out very quicly .