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Can we start an unofficial chat?

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I'm not certain this is the right place to post, apologies if so. 

From what I can gather, there used to be a chat room associated with (incorporated to?) the forum, but this isn't the case anymore and it will take significant effort and time to get one up and running again - is that right? 

Would it be OK to make an unofficial chat for those of us who are interested? Perhaps using a mobile app or something? 

I am unfamiliar with any problems that might arise from this, but if it's something we could do then I'm happy to try to get it up and running. 

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I've seen a few small forums use external chat rooms such as mibbit but I don't know much about them. I think its pretty common to use discord these days so that could be worth a shot.

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i think VE pointed out that there needs to be forum/messageboard integration. Else someone can masquerade as someone else.

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42 minutes ago, argh said:

i think VE pointed out that there needs to be forum/messageboard integration. Else someone can masquerade as someone else.

Damn, I hadn't considered that. I am too naive I guess 😂 

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I was also looking for the chat room we used to have a CB.  Is it no longer operational?

If not, any plans to bring it back?  I'm an IT/Web Dev guy, and I would be happy to work with VE to find a solution for the good of the group.  I found that chat really helped me by being able to engage with the group in real time.

VE, feel free to contact me if you'd like to work together on the project if there is a sort of technical barrier.  I really miss those chats.

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Chat is also not googlable. So not good from a business standpoint. VE has enough regrets over giving us the blogs

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The problem ultimately was that chat became impossible to moderate. The environment had gotten so toxic that we were getting reports from users on a daily basis, and trying to follow up on them was eating a ridiculous amount of staff time and energy. Believe me. I was frequently the person responsible for going through hours of chat logs trying to reconstruct the problem. 

And right around the time that was coming to a head, Invision stopped offering chat, so we stopped offering it. 

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Add to this that right after our official CB chat ceased operations, members took it upon themselves to establish new chatroom of various sorts ostensibly related to the forum.

Those efforts did not end well.

Running a chat for the Mentally Interesting requires experienced Moderation, along with the collateral resources of the forum. These cannot be dispensed with under the circumstances. Oh, and the forum software needs to have a chat feature, which as Gearhead points out, ours does no longer.

We regret the inconvenience, but at the current time, a new CB chat is not on the horizon, and from our prior experience, we strongly discourage our members from trying something independently. Really, things end in tears...

Cerberus

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Not sure if I am allowed to mention this, but there is a chat room running with mostly people from cb (not affiliated) I am not recruiting just refuting that they all did not work.  

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4 hours ago, confused said:

Not sure if I am allowed to mention this, but there is a chat room running with mostly people from cb (not affiliated) I am not recruiting just refuting that they all did not work.  

In that case, the Moderating Team wishes to reiterate that any existing chat room utilized by Crazyboards members is in no way affiliated with Crazyboards and that CB Management and Moderators are in no way responsible for, nor can be of any assistance with, matters that arise there. Crazyboards does not offer a chat room, and should any entity exist using the term “Crazyboards” in association with its chat room, that entity would do so without the sanction or authorization of the owner of this site. Crazyboards - Accept No Substitutes.*

*Your mileage may vary. Chatrooms are known by the State of California to cause butthurt and asshattery. Please talk to your doctor before breathing in an enclosed chatroom. Do not remove this tag under penalty of law or wear it over your head as a bag. Paper or plastic? Keep away from children. Don’t let them have the tag, either.

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