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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorJon Beardsley
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2014
    • (edited Apr 12th 2014)

    Have you all considered making an nlab chatroom? It seems that there’s enough frequent interaction on the forum that such a thing would be decently populated. I know I’d certainly spend some time in there! I have no idea what the technical challenges associated to this might be, so perhaps it’s beyond the scope of the people running the nlab and nforum, but it seems a natural next step.

    Anyway… just an idea. If there was a chat room I would have just mentioned this in there. Or I guess I wouldn’t have. Uhoh, I’ve confused myself again.


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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2014

    You mean nChat!

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    • CommentAuthorJon Beardsley
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2014

    Well, yes. Does that exist already…???

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    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2014

    I would actually be mildly against such a thing. One of the nice things about a forum is that all the discussion is recorded in a way that’s easy to find again and link to, and also threaded so that many different discussions can happen at the same time without getting mixed up. In a chat room when multiple discussions happen at once, they all get mixed together and confused, and even if you have a log of the chat it’s hard to go back and read what was discussed.

    (Also, I do not need another way to spend time on the Internet. (-: )

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    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2014

    Previous suggestion of this was back in 2009. I think Mike made exactly the same comment back then!

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    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2014

    heh. At least I’m consistent.