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  • Started 1 year ago by foo
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foo
foo
Posts: 3

Does anyone know if this will ever be implemented into HTG posts? It think it would increase interaction among the community quite a bit.
I'm surprised to see there hasn't been any sort of progress in this area for some time.

Posted 1 year ago
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oldgeezer
Posts: 211

The trouble with any sort of comment system (speaking from the experience of having to monitor a couple of large blogs, including one that uses Diqus (though I'm hoping the owner will finally ask for its removal because of trolling)) is that they tend to end up being pointless 'chat' exercises which, whilst they can be entertaining and infuriating in equal measure, often detract from the aim of the website. If you look on any 'free' website you'll find that there are always people who seem to just make posts in order to 'chat', often leading to exasperation from genuine forum users & members. If people want to chat either use the off-topic sections or set up a Facebook account.

Do I get the feeling that the OP is an existing member using a new pseudonym??

Posted 1 year ago
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CompWiz
CompWiz
Posts: 864

@oldgeezer, the term 'trolling', what does it refer to in technical terms?

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598
 
vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

I have to quote this from our new member (oldgeezer)

'there are always people who seem to just make posts in order to 'chat', often leading to exasperation from genuine forum users & members. If people want to chat either use the off-topic sections or set up a Facebook account.'

The pain from these people hitting forums is a total pain.
We can take a tickle in Off Topic but in the main, no.

So, just checking stardate, it could be a beaming to the dungeon for certain members.
There is a planet, far, far away>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> for others

Curiosity has taken over space travel for the moment!

Trolls need taking out as well.

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

If You Have Any Comments then send them to the Geek. @ contact@howtogeek.com - I know you shouldn't put emails on the open forum, but it is in the contact us at the bottom.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Owen, standby please..... other stuff going on.

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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oldgeezer
Posts: 211

To boldly go......

See, this is almost degenerating into what the OP wanted!!

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

oldgeezer, nope.

By the way the term grammatically is to; go, boldly
And watch this and other space.
14 posts and you tell us how to do it?

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

I wonder if OP will come back on this or as I'm suspecting a possible Self Advertising/Promotion.

Posted 1 year ago
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foo
foo
Posts: 3

Whoa. I never thought I'd get attacked over asking such a simple question. Good God. My bad all ...relax. I like to interact with others about a discussion on the page (on topic). I do not use FB for that type of stuff so I'm obviously SOL. Not a big deal. I'll be sure to never ask a site related question again in here. Thanks.

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

foo ,

Was just a tactic to get a reply, no offence meant. :)

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

I guess I scared OP away. :(

Posted 1 year ago
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oldgeezer
Posts: 211

"oldgeezer, nope.

By the way the term grammatically is to; go, boldly
And watch this and other space.
14 posts and you tell us how to do it?

Mike"

I shall consider myself slapped down. Just had a busy day dealing with the troll issue & seemed as if I was still working...

Incidentally, can any basic HTML tags be used in posts?

Posted 1 year ago
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foo
foo
Posts: 3

Nope, you didn't scare me away. I was just a little shocked at the way it was answered. I'm a big boy though & will get over it ;)

Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

We actually had a chat room for members for a while. But hardly anyone used it.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xanda
Xanda
Posts: 1

Chat room is not efficient solution for the forum member I think :)

Posted 1 year ago
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