may be considered subversive, but for some of us who pop on the chat at work, having the little icon at the bottom on our taskbar that says "Chat Room | ..." is a big give away! Ever give any thought to a different title for the page so it might be a bit more boss friendly?
are you using a computer at home or at work?
When I try to go into the chatrooma message come up saying, no connection, you might want to check your firewall settings. Well I did but I don't fully understand what to do. Does anyone know what program I should open up on my firewall to let me into the chatroom. I kind of new on the computer and don't have a full uderstanding of it. Any help would be appreciated.
in the spirit of transforming adversity into art, feel free to post your surreal chatroom experiences here:
I just fixed my own kitchen sink, so I'm very proud, but chatrooms are beyond me.
I don't know what all the relevant constraints are, but when the software, as contrasted to the people, is misbehaving to this extent it needs a timeout.
TY Buddy...I just wish that "assertiveness training" worked with my wife. Probably better it doesn't, she's a lot smarter than me. Your idea of an outside consultant sounds good if the budget permits, but maybe it doesn't. Or maybe the person in charge has an "I KNOW I can figure this out if only..." mindset. I can't can't count the number of lawnmowers, toasters, etc. that have fallen by the wayside when I get in that frame of mind. Just guessing...
since it is clearly causing more trouble to leave it up in its buggy state than to take it down, we have taken the chatroom down until we can figure out what's up and fix it. Thank you.
That was very polite and eloquent, my man. You must have at some point had assertiveness training. I thank you for what you said, and the way you said it. I too wish for the chat feature to be fixed. I wonder if they have given any thought to bringing in an outside consultant?
I've been using the chat room for a bit over three weeks now. I don't mean to sound impatient, but the way the room boots people out regularly seems to be getting even worse. I realize people are working to try to fix the problem, but whatever's being done just isn't cutting the mustard. I also know there are people in this community who would be willing to help, but from what I understand their offers and/or advice have gone unheeded. Please get someone involved who knows what they're doing. This is very discouraging.
Brilliant, Mr. P...
Stuman, if you're still reading this, I echo what others have said, that you've added a lot here and it would be a drag to lose you. So if you must go away, I hope it's only for a short time.
As a grizzled veteran of online conferencing, I know darn well that when you hit the wall you hit the wall, and I've bailed on more than one place over the years because I Could Not Take One More Minute Of This. So do what you gotta do, but come back to us when you can.
Back in the distant past, we noted that there are now zillions of Dead-related online spots, such that no single human can possibly keep up with them all. I don't even have time to keep up with the ones I WANT to keep up with. They have a lot of different cultures and a lot of different styles to suit the different people who gravitate there, and that's good. People from a lot of those different worlds converge here, which is also good, and yeah, there are going to be different expectations of the way things should work, and it's never going to be just exactly perfect from anyone's standpoint.
So, we're feeling our way and trying to be as hospitable as possible to Heads of various ages, locations, and points of view, rather than start with a big fat book of rules up front.
And yeah, sometimes the software's buggy, and we're sorry about that, and it IS getting worked on.