View Full Version : Real Time Chats on here

07-21-2004, 10:21 AM
I think kungfumagazine.com needs an IM feature...
I also think it needs a real-time chatroom feature.

What do you think?

07-21-2004, 03:58 PM
...but it bogged down the system so badly that everyone complained. It's still on the backburner as a possible addition to the site, but way down on the backburner.

07-22-2004, 10:02 AM
Personally, I'd rather just keep it like it is. Some of these discussions are great and I like the "permanence" of being able to access old threads. Real-time chat would be ephemeral.

07-22-2004, 11:35 AM
I was the biggest proponent of the chat room. In fact, if anyone remembers our chatroom event where we had all of our staff online and were giving away a whole bunch of freebies, well, that was a lot of fun. That's was all staged by me and design sifu. Unfortunately, it didn't improve traffic signifcantly, and we are a business, so the bottom line was that it was a lost leader that lead nowhere. There are many other bigger concerns about our websites now, so I doubt we'll see a chat room here anytime soon.