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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 13, 2012 (12:32 AM)
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This post is meant to tell you about a new section of the site that I call HG Chatter. When you're logged into your account, it's linked from the top as "Chatter," or you can find it at the following URL:

HG Chatter is still in its "beta" phase, though I've done a lot of testing. Unfortunately, I can't make everything perfect before launch because I need you all to help. So the section is in near-complete beta now, and I'll (hopefully) fix problems as they arise. Or maybe I'll be extremely fortunate and no problems will arise.

I hope that you'll use--and enjoy--the HG Chatter section of the site. There's not a lot of need for huge new sections on the site, but HG Chatter was developed as a means of allowing us to all communicate in a freer manner. You'll see that it borrows much of its form from Twitter, but there is no "retweet" feature. My goal is for HG Chatter to be used as a persistent chat room of sorts.

Basically, use it like you would Twitter (if you're familiar with that service). When you are using HG Chatter, or if someone views your profile, your real name that is associated with your account is displayed. If you do not wish for that name to display, you should update your account immediately.

Throughout the years, I've occasionally had requests to add a chat service, but that can be difficult and another problem is that a chat room requires people to be logged in at the same time. With HG Chatter, you can easily engage in discussions with the people you like, in a conversational manner, and it'll be easy to follow those discussions.

Like I said, I hope that you'll all give it a shot and have some fun with it. If it really takes off, I hope to integrate it more fully throughout the site down the line... but that will all depend on how quickly the community adopts it (if it does at all).

Thanks for your attention!

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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: November 19, 2012 (04:50 AM)
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Nice idea. Hopefully it takes off. :)

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