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    Why does the forum not have an audio talk room?

    It can be of great help to lonely people. In 2001, I thought text forums would be rare by 2012...

    Forgive me for making this suggestion -- perhaps it is beyond the means of the forum.
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    Get out and meet people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCitizen View Post
    It can be of great help to lonely people. In 2001, I thought text forums would be rare by 2012...

    Forgive me for making this suggestion -- perhaps it is beyond the means of the forum.
    It would be expensive and having to type out a response forces people to consider what they are saying, whereas they are less likely to control their responses in an audio chat. No one would benefit by hearing people scream at each other or talk over one another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    It would be expensive and having to type out a response forces people to consider what they are saying, whereas they are less likely to control their responses in an audio chat. No one would benefit by hearing people scream at each other or talk over one another.
    Agreed. Editing is a good thing.
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    Yahoo Chat had an audio talk room 20 years ago. You could talk or type and turn it on or off and it was a lot of fun and the type scrolled and moved VERY quickly in real time.

    When that closed down and I moved to message boards I found them very slow but I'm not sure I could keep up with the rolling screens now. In fact, I know I couldn't.

    ADDENDUM: These were social chat rooms. I think a political site would completely implode with audio!
    Last edited by Red Lily; 07-19-2022 at 06:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Get out and meet people.
    Real professional response.
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    Theoretically, the forum could include that feature, but it would probably be costly and fairly complicated to implement. I also doubt it would be used enough to justify the added cost and complexity.
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    You'd have to convince vBulletin to invest the money. And then Admin to purchase the upgrade.

    Posting is linear, everyone gets a turn. How would you implement that in audio?
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    We used to do it at another site I frequented. It actually went very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Get out and meet people.
    Where?
    Progressives are Passionate about establishing Totalitarian Tyranny.

    Conservatives are Apathetic about maintaining a Free Society.

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