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OP Firestorm 6 | 400  
21 Aug 2007 /  #31
I like the element of SURPRISE! :) ahahaha!

This would be easier.. If you knew where they were.
You could sneak up easier than hunting for them.. Lol

And you cant see who is in a thread when you are in it..
Only from outide..
osiol 55 | 3,922  
21 Aug 2007 /  #32
There might be 'friends' on-line you want to chat with, but
what can be better than chatting with people you don't know.

There are no strangers in this world, only friends we haven't met yet
(and a few enemies if you go for that sort of thing)

An unneccesary idea IMHO.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Aug 2007 /  #33
well can't they do that anyway, with the pm's??

In a sense - yes. However, they won't know if I am here or not. Someone PM's me and I don't want to know about it, I'll delete and ignore it. If they keep doing it I'll click on the report button and say why I am reporting it. It's not the same as being hassled really. If I was online and someone knew it and wanted to hassle me they'd bug and bug me.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
21 Aug 2007 /  #34
what can be better than chatting with people you don't know.

you can do both, there's nothing wrong with catching up with old friends and making new ones at the same time ;)
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
21 Aug 2007 /  #35
If someone knows I am online and not answering they might continually bug me!!!

I think that's a very good point. Let's say one of the members posted a translation request and s/he can see there's a historically helpful translator online. Now if the translator didn't have time or pleasure to do the translation, the requesting member would think they are ignoring him/her, keep "bumping up" posts, or keep sending PMs to the translator. And that wouldn't help build a good relationship.

Admin
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Aug 2007 /  #36
This would be easier.. If you knew where they were.
You could sneak up easier than hunting for them.. Lol

And you cant see who is in a thread when you are in it..
Only from outide..

A good fifteen minutes observation after login and I can pretty much guess where everyone is at...
OP Firestorm 6 | 400  
21 Aug 2007 /  #37
keep "bumping up" posts,

They do that anyway...

only friends we haven't met yet

How you going to.. If you cant find them..?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
21 Aug 2007 /  #38
A good fifteen minutes

man thats ages!!! :)

How you going to.. If you cant find them..?

good point :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Aug 2007 /  #39
Quoting: PolskaDoll
A good fifteen minutes

man thats ages!!! :)

*sigh* maybe to a man...

And that wouldn't help build a good relationship.

Correct - or be of any use to the forum!
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
21 Aug 2007 /  #40
*sigh* maybe to a man.

well when it comes to searching for forum members yes, but other activities well thats a different story :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Aug 2007 /  #41
well when it comes to searching for forum members

All I will say on this is...if I want you to know I am around, I will post in a topic...
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
21 Aug 2007 /  #42
okaly dokaly :) message received and understood captain :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
21 Aug 2007 /  #43
Since it ain't going to happen, I'll say this anyway.

There must be many people like me who log-in, check a few posts and then wander off to do something different. All without logging-off. Any search or request will only reveal the last post. It won't tell you if they are paying attention or using the forum.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Aug 2007 /  #44
There must be many people like me who log-in, check a few posts and then wander off to do something different. All without logging-off.

Yes, me for one. I've only just got into the habit of logging off! I used to get leave it logged in...imagine how confusing that would be to other members if it said I was logged in 24/7...!
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
21 Aug 2007 /  #45
yeah thats a good point, i do this myself, go away and do something else
osiol 55 | 3,922  
21 Aug 2007 /  #46
if I want you to know I am around, I will post in a topic...

Sometimes I accidentally post on a topic when I'm trying to lurk.
I just can't keep me big mouth shut.

Anyway, I say it is a silly idea. Things work as they are. You find where people are quite easily and if you're intertested in the discussion, you join in. If someone's not posting, their presence does not need to be known.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Aug 2007 /  #47
So we're agreed? Change nothing.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
21 Aug 2007 /  #48
ok i'll roll with that :)
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
21 Aug 2007 /  #49
Thanks for suggestion though.

Admin
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
21 Aug 2007 /  #50
Thanks for suggestion though.

no need to ask me for an opinion as i'm sure your already aware :)

thanks for the interaction and the answers, points you have come across with
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
21 Aug 2007 /  #51
thanks for the interaction and the answers, points you have come across with

You're welcome. And believe me I know about most available forum features out there and tried them out; in the end the most user-friendly, useful, and important ones have been implemented here, I hope.

Admin
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Aug 2007 /  #52
It's a fine forum Admin, and one of the best. Keep up the good work. :)
OP Firestorm 6 | 400  
21 Aug 2007 /  #53
I Agree. Leave it as is. :)))

See.
Democracy does exist.. lol

Fair points one and all.
Thx for everyones input..

<-- Back to the proverbial drawing board. lol

Sometimes I accidentally post on a topic

At least you dont allways make an Ass.. Of yourself. ( Jk )
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
22 Aug 2007 /  #54
There must be many people like me who log-in, check a few posts and then wander off to do something different. All without logging-off. Any search or request will only reveal the last post. It won't tell you if they are paying attention or using the forum.

I've got Windows Vista, so I'm permanently logged onto PF when ever I'm online, but may well be looking at a different sight
Lady in red  
22 Aug 2007 /  #55
OK, but how would it improve the quality of discussions? :)

In my view it wouldn't!! If you want to have other levels of conversation with a particular person, then communicate in a different way. Why should you know when a certain person is actually logged onto the forum ? What if the person doesn't want to reply to your thread there and then ? Just 'cos they are logged on it doesn't mean they are available. This is a forum not a 'chat line' lol. Also, I'd think it would have the opposite effect and stop people logging on to just read first and then maybe reply later on when they have more time.......

I hope it doesn't change......

:)
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
22 Aug 2007 /  #56
I agree
Lady in red  
22 Aug 2007 /  #57
I'm cookin,

Don't ya just love a man who can cook !!

.........and do the dishes afterwards too <g>

:)
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
22 Aug 2007 /  #58
I've never met one that did both

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