Forum or chat rooms?

Discussion in 'Debates' started by LadyOnArooftop, Nov 22, 2019.

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Forums or chat rooms?

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  1. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    In some respects there's no difference between them. In both you can be ignored (tell me about it) but you can't be talked over or shouted down. It wasn't always the case but these days I much prefer forums, It's less manic than chat rooms. You can log on, leave your comment, come back days later and carry on the discussion. This forum is well moderated which is another attraction.
    Leaving aside ban appeals, the forum mainly consists of lonely people trying to get fixed up (nowt wrong in that) or threads designed to stimulate debate. I prefer the latter because I'm not looking for someone online (well, not anymore) and I'm not interested in blowing with the wind, running with the hounds as they say or posting populist comments to garner 'likes'. It's nice to take an opposing view not simply for the sake of it but because you believe in it. This may not be the Oxford debating society but it's a nice way to pass an hour.
     
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  2. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    My response was prompted by you re-opening this Thread.
    I am disappointed that it didn't create any interest . No votes! I wonder why …
    First of all, about 99.9% of people choose chat rooms because they prefer to exchange simple pleasantries and esoteric humour without having to think too deeply. Forums, normally, do expect one to think a little more about the subject matter, even though that seems to have gone out of fashion recently.
    Secondly, if Forums were a means by which 'lonely people trying to get fixed up' exist, it is something I am totally unaware of and never seen any evidence of it. Perhaps this was mere speculation and not factual, as is often the case.
    LadyOnArooftop makes a valid point, however, as this particular thread demonstrates; one can return, and indeed re-open a Thread, ages after it was started. This one is an example, ironically.
    "Forums give time" I agree. But "chatrooms take up time", I would contest. At the end of the day it is down to the time you invest in chat that matters.
    The input to satisfaction ration is quite often one of a rapidly descending curve as most of us will regularly find.
    If, like me, you like wordplay, then certainly more satisfaction can be gleaned from chat rooms where one can use badinage often to an unappreciating audience, but that's chat life, I guess.
    Just look at some of the topics being discussed in the Forums right now: 'What song/film would best describe your sex life'! I ask you.
    Save it for the chat rooms where you can titillate far more people than you ever could in a Forum.

    I rest my case, m'lud ….


     
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  3. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle UKChat Familiar

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    Oiiiiii don’t be bringing mine and shaz’s posts into ur little rants lol :)
     
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  4. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    As I said …. I rest my case.

    By the way, you could have at least voted while you were here!
     
  5. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle UKChat Familiar

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    Do u want me to speak to the bosses to get u free :D
     
  6. NGJames

    NGJames Guest

    For general discussion / debate - Forums. To occasionally enjoy getting to know someone more intimately (not the sexual kind) - chat :)
     
  7. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    I think some of the older Threads are more interesting, and, as mentioned, was surprised that this one got overlooked.
    I understand what you mean about wishing that you could retract something said in haste. That's what I find makes banter in the chat rooms challenging.
    You have to be aware of what is being said, especially if several 'conversations' are taking place simultaneously.
    You have now inspired me to start a new Thread.
    I won't spoil the surprise.
    :)
     
  8. TacoBelle

    TacoBelle UKChat Newbie

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    I would have voted chat room, but a good forum is loads better.
     
  9. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    Regardless of submitting a vote or not, you still haven't posted anything to add to the discussion, alas. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Bad_Influence

    Bad_Influence Chat Legend ;)

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    And you have yet to post anything that anyone cares about. Go figure.

    You only matter in your mind WP! Deal with it.
     
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  11. megs233

    megs233 UKChat Familiar

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    Ladies and Gentlemen we have contest between the Wicked Perdition v GJI247

    Lets see which one gets booted 1st......
     
  12. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    What I'm finding on the forum is that some treat it like a chat room. :rolleyes: If someone who is disliked posts something, the response
    is usually negative, no matter how valid the argument. The replies should be to what was said, not because of who said it.
     
  13. TacoBelle

    TacoBelle UKChat Newbie

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    Agreed 100 percent.
     
  14. Jody

    Jody Administrator Staff Member

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    Gentlemen, please stop turning every thread into a boxing ring I have a hangover, ty
     
  15. ZombieGirl

    ZombieGirl Guest

    I don't always have the time to sit in a chat room but forums are always here and quite entertaining.
     
  16. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    Just out of interest, do you go into chat rooms at all, and if so, which one(s), may I ask?
    From my observations, I hardly ever see anyone who frequents the Forums in the chat rooms although I should mention I am around more late at night than in the afternoons or evenings.
     

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