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Forum Thread: Want a Chat Room here?

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taffy078 Want a Chat Room here?
Contributor 23rd Apr, 2010 12:09
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Iíd like to put an idea to you all. I hope youíll spare a moment to read this and feedback.

Secunia has formed a community with this forum. Those in it range from the very knowledgeable technical guys (they know who I mean), through simple-minded users (such as me!) to new members. There many ways we can post our problems to get help and, thanks to the Secunia team & the technical guys I referred to earlier, our problems are usually resolved.

But what Iíd like to suggest is a drop-in chat room. There, you could make a general comment about a program and others might suggest you post a new thread in Open Discussions. Or you could make suggestions for changes to the site, just chat, burn off steam or whatever.

This route is already there; itís the ďIE8 Ė German GovernmentĒ thread but it has downsides: (1) if you donít know what itís for, you wouldnít look at it. (2) If you do know what itís for, it takes so long to load that friends of mine have given up trying to get to the latest post. They're the problems; hereís my proposed solution:

Each month, a new thread is posted headed e.g. Like to Chat? May 2010 (or whatever the date is). At the end of the month, thatís closed and a new one opened. If Secunia agree, Iíd be delighted to post the first one on May 1st, and then letís see whether thereís any interest/support.

What do you think? (Positive & negative feedback welcomed!)
Would Secunia be OK with this?

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Member 23rd Apr, 2010 12:13
Hi,

on 23rd Apr, 2010 12:09, taffy078 wrote:

Would Secunia be OK with this?


You can post anything you want in the Open Discussions forum. Personally, I think this is a great idea. I'll lock the threads at the end of each month, if you want me to.
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Anthony Wells RE: Want a Chat Room here?
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I would suggest that you would need to have at least two threads , the second called "bin" or a similar name , where taffy is obliged to post all his "jokes" but where only "thumbs-up" votes (including name/email disclosure) are accepted . Special disposal arrangements could be made when it's weight started to make it groan audibly .

This could be significant in reducing "global warming/climate change" and benefit Iceland in particular .

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taffy078 RE: Want a Chat Room here?
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Last edited on 23rd Apr, 2010 19:03
Thank you Emil. Thank you too Anthony! There's nothing wrong with my jokes - perhaps!

26 views so far but only two posts! C'mon. Don't be scared. My idea might be a very bad one - we'll only be able to tell by (a) your views when you post and (b) the number of posts i.e. the support when the thread is born!

For example, I have just had two on-line email sessions with Norton. They sent me a feedback form. After I completed it, they said I could download their latest product free. It's called Norton PC Checkup. It's very fast.

I'm now wondering if I should raise this with Secunia as a 'missing' program. I don't want to start a thread yet so a Chat Room would be an ideal place for me to ask.

Brainwave: it could also be a place to mention software (e.g. NoteTab Light, Rapport, KeyScrambler) that has been recommended by some of the technical members such as Anthony and Maurice. Otherwise, these programs get buried in specific threads.

VOTE NOW! Please. Have a good weekend.


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puget1 RE: Want a Chat Room here?
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Last edited on 23rd Apr, 2010 19:46
Sort of with you, I think that open discussions probably covers it. I would suggest one more thing. Would it be a waste of time and effort or would it be of benefit to have a way of posting 1-10 what a person believes there proficiency level to be?. That way it gives responding person(s) a way of judging there answers and to whom they are speaking. Have had one such mistake. i.e. 0-novice and 10-computer engineer

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wr RE: Want a Chat Room here?
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Hi all

I vote yes to 'chat' in the Open Discussion thread. I also agree with
Emil-lock it or remove contents at the end of the month.

The only other thing I might suggest is take away all voting. If
this is to be a true discussion or 'chat' thread why would you need the
reason to vote? In my humble opinion this would turn into a popularity contest.
I somewhat agree on listing the skills level, but isn't that already implemented?
We don't need the peer pressure of 'saying' something 'right' to get a thumbs up.

Let's just chat 'in general' about computers & related hardware/software.
And keep an eye out for spammers.

Well that's my 2 cents worth-hope everyone has a nice, enjoyable weekend.

Regards, wr



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taffy078 RE: Want a Chat Room here?
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65 views, 4 posts. Still time for you to say yes or no! C'mon. Flood my Live Mail's IN box with messages from Secunia saying there's been a post here!
Have a great weekend.

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mogs RE: Want a Chat Room here?
Expert Contributor 24th Apr, 2010 23:03
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Evening all !
For the Chat facility and instant messaging if possible....whereby Secunia could link members one to one. You might pick up on an aspect/facet of a post/thread and be able to unravel it immediately.
I'm not for pre-conditions nor voting.....see what grows from the positive input; that's me. I could chat with someone from China via Secunia, and not have to beef up my security ?! Where did I learn anything about de-escalating tensions ?!

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