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tech (MNHQ) Wed 09-Mar-05 00:21:54

We are going to start "retiring" threads in the _chat topic once they are over 30 days old.

What this means is that once they are 30 days old (since last contribution rather than since starting) you won't be able to add messages to them any more - they'll still be in the archive search, they just won't have the "add a message" box at the bottom, and they won't be in the thread lists under the topic. This list is at over 8500 entries currently and becoming useless.

If archive searching starts to slow down, we might start deleting chat threads from the board altogehter after a certain time. As the content of these threads tends to be chats (surprisingly enough) rather than requests for information, there's not a huge amount of point keeping them for future reference.

On the subject of chat, we are currently test-driving chatroom software with a view to putting a live chatroom up on the site - for them as wants.

Gwenick Wed 09-Mar-05 00:25:23

ooo - how exciting a chatroom

I really am going to bed honest!

lou33 Wed 09-Mar-05 09:36:15

sits on hands in excitement...

fastasleep Wed 09-Mar-05 09:37:31

You want a chat room?! After the way MN has gone recently?! Madness!

SeaShells Wed 09-Mar-05 09:39:07

I'm not that keen on the chatroom idea, I like MN just the way it is.

SoupDragon Wed 09-Mar-05 09:39:26

I don't think we should have a chat room at all.

It should be a Mortal Combat Arena.

AnnieQ Wed 09-Mar-05 09:40:36

It would be a mortal combat arena. Sorry, I think this is a bad idea.

fastasleep Wed 09-Mar-05 09:41:53

Can you imagine what could have happened if that louisiana person had been in a chatroom with the people she was slating!?

Anteater Wed 09-Mar-05 09:42:47

photos, chatroom, loads more 'Dads'... sound a bit familiar?

Has anybody asked for one??

Anteater Wed 09-Mar-05 09:43:58

nails and coffin..

lou33 Wed 09-Mar-05 09:44:11

nothing more would ahve happened than posting ona thread as we are still online, and ai am guessing there would be a way of modding a live chat room, so someone could be booted out.

Actually, if you need a chat room mod, can i do it? Would love to wield that power!

HardcoreEnid Wed 09-Mar-05 09:44:45


SoupDragon Wed 09-Mar-05 09:44:52

Lots of people have asked for a chat room.

I suspect it will run alongside everything else - if you don't want one don't go there. I dn't want one and wouldn't use it but it doesn't bother me in the slightest if there's one there for hose who do want it.

People want it so fine - let's have a chat room.

lou33 Wed 09-Mar-05 09:45:17

yes people have asked before, ad it might be easier for storage cpacity for mn maybe? Or am i talking out of my arse?

fastasleep Wed 09-Mar-05 09:45:59

But... the fallout from being kicked out of the chatroom? The endless complaining and b*tching... do we really need it?

Snugs Wed 09-Mar-05 09:46:09

Hate the idea, really hope it doesn't happen

katierocket Wed 09-Mar-05 09:47:17

think that would be an error

lou33 Wed 09-Mar-05 09:48:17

fallout is fallout. what happens when there is an argumentative thread on mn now? Another thread starts up discussing it! What's different?

There was the same sort of unwillingness voiced when the chat area was started iirc

fastasleep Wed 09-Mar-05 09:48:25

Can't we have some kind of thread where you get to vote yes/no?

redsky Wed 09-Mar-05 09:48:28

I am an old dinosaur so please enlighten me. How does a chatroom differ from how MN works now?

fastasleep Wed 09-Mar-05 09:48:33

Can't we have some kind of thread where you get to vote yes/no?

redsky Wed 09-Mar-05 09:48:34

I am an old dinosaur so please enlighten me. How does a chatroom differ from how MN works now?

fastasleep Wed 09-Mar-05 09:48:54

Sorry computer went funny!

redsky Wed 09-Mar-05 09:49:20

mine too!

HardcoreEnid Wed 09-Mar-05 09:49:33


I know you are busy, but can't you just get on with updating the review section - after all, thats what used to set mumsnet apart from all the other yawny chatsites on the web.

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