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TamaChat: Should it be closed down?


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Poll: TamaChat: Should it be closed down? (155 member(s) have cast votes)

Should TamaChat be closed down?

  1. Yes (26 votes [16.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.77%

  2. No (129 votes [83.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.23%

Do you use TamaChat?

  1. Yes - I am a regular chatter (48 votes [30.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.97%

  2. Yes - But only sometimes (74 votes [47.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.74%

  3. No - I never go into chat anymore (33 votes [21.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.29%

Have you ever had problems wih other people in TamaChat?

  1. No - The people are usually nice (89 votes [57.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.42%

  2. Yes - Sometimes there are mean/rude people in chat (52 votes [33.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.55%

  3. Yes - There are usually rude people in chat (14 votes [9.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.03%

Is chat the main feature you use on TamaTalk?

  1. Yes - I usually only come to TamaTalk for the chatroom (32 votes [20.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.65%

  2. No - I regularly participate in other areas of the site (forums, PMs, etc) (123 votes [79.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 79.35%

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emzz909

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:29 AM ( #52 )

I also was thinking that when you post something in chat, when you enter it, you can pick if it is a post about Tamagotchis or just chatting. Then people can choose if they want to be able to see posts about tamagotchis

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:12 AM ( #53 )

as mentioned, The only thing that changed is needing to be approved before you can go into chat. You can request to be approved here. If you do not get approved before you will not be able to enter chat (and will only see an error message saying you can't enter in).

Please keep ideas for improving chat itself to the Suggestions forum

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:51 AM ( #54 )

there is gross ppl that post disgustin photos in the chat room!
not to mentin that theres mean people in the chat rooms too
they posted a photo of a dead seal head

Edited by madi3, 23 August 2011 - 09:54 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:41 PM ( #55 )

Yeah, I think Admin knows, madi3. I was there too when it happened. >.>;

Hopefully mostly everything will be solved with the new approval system for Chat and people will be a lot nicer to others now. xP
Thanks Admin! ^-^

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:53 PM ( #56 )

I get a feeling this thing isn't working very well, to me I feel like it's just making people stay away from chat. Today and yesterday night, I have seen absolutely nobody on chat. None. Or maybe 1 or two people, but these people just happen to be inactive and don't talk at all. Even this afternoon, chat emptied and was ultra quiet. Only in the morning did I actually get to talk to people...

Edited by Runner, 24 August 2011 - 08:51 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:34 PM ( #57 )

i used to go on chat a lot but now i don't really care about ita nd i hardly go on, but this new system make me ask a question; what if someone got disapproved from chat and they made a new account and they got approved for chat?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:50 AM ( #58 )

Personally Im not really bothered ... I only use TamaTalk for forums ...

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:24 AM ( #59 )

I get a feeling this thing isn't working very well, to me I feel like it's just making people stay away from chat. Today and yesterday night, I have seen absolutely nobody on chat. None. Or maybe 1 or two people, but these people just happen to be inactive and don't talk at all. Even this afternoon, chat emptied and was ultra quiet. Only in the morning did I actually get to talk to people...


It is true that activity dropped off the last couple of nights but also remember that in the USA (where most of ours members are based) school is just starting back up for many people. This type of trend is pretty normal. Activity drops off at certain times of the day/week but it settles back to normal before long. Now I am not saying that is the reason for this... But it is my first suspect. I don't know that the approvals would have had much of another effect since we have already approved 50 or so members plus the wait time to be approved has been pretty low. I will, however, keep an eye on things and would appreciate observations from you all as well.


i used to go on chat a lot but now i don't really care about ita nd i hardly go on, but this new system make me ask a question; what if someone got disapproved from chat and they made a new account and they got approved for chat?


This is something we figure might happen. What happens with approvals though is we get a chance to catch people who are banned and try to re-enter immediately. The hope is it makes the situation better because it gives us a chance whereas before a person could re-enter chat within minutes and keep doing so. This is all an experiment so we will see how things go. :)

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:30 PM ( #60 )

I'm only seeing an activity issue occasionally. The number will decrease since school is starting up again. Lately though, I normally see anywhere from 3-8 people in Chat whenever I'm on, which is what it was like anyway even before the approval system was put into effect...

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:37 PM ( #61 )

^Well, yeah, but even during the schoolyear last year, I would come home and almost always see at least 6-7 people online. Oh, and btw, sometimes, some of the people counted in the number of people on chat aren't even on- they're like gone and they won't talk. Even for an hour. I'm thinking chat should get an automatic "Leaves the room" when somebody X's out the tab or clicks out, since it's annoying for me to be all "YAY THERE'S SOMEONE ON" and then that someone doesn't talk and when you click to see what they're doing, it says they're not online.

At least tonight, there's some people online. Yay! No boredom for me.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:00 AM ( #62 )

During the school year you are right... But the start of school has historically been a slow period.

I can adjust the time it takes to timeout somebody... But the side effect of doing that is it logs people out who leave chat running in the background waiting for other chatters. What would be a good timeout period (in minutes) before it kicks somebody off who isn't chatting and also knocks people off who don't log out correctly?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:35 AM ( #63 )

I'm only seeing an activity issue occasionally. The number will decrease since school is starting up again. Lately though, I normally see anywhere from 3-8 people in Chat whenever I'm on, which is what it was like anyway even before the approval system was put into effect...


Yup,over here in the UK I usually have nobody on Chat. That's actually pretty normal since I come on in the morning at 10am-ish and the time in the west coast of the USA will be 5am...

Admin: I would say 15 minutes would be a good timeout time.

Edited by nekopan, 25 August 2011 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:55 AM ( #64 )

During the school year you are right... But the start of school has historically been a slow period.

I can adjust the time it takes to timeout somebody... But the side effect of doing that is it logs people out who leave chat running in the background waiting for other chatters. What would be a good timeout period (in minutes) before it kicks somebody off who isn't chatting and also knocks people off who don't log out correctly?


I say 20 minutes.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:16 AM ( #65 )

You all don't think that is too short? Remember this means that if you leave the chat window sitting open on your computer while you do other stuff it will log you out after that amount of time.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:30 PM ( #66 )

Well, if you want to get back on chat after having left it on for 20 minutes, all you have to do is just get back onto chat. Simple.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:23 PM ( #67 )

I think we need to find a chat that actually has more than one room. That way, the people who don't wanna talk to each other can just go to a different room. Simple. Try to find a software that works.


I agree. We should have like Music Chat Room, Food Chat Room, School Chat Room, RP Chat Room, and of course Tama Chat Room. If we can't get that many, we should atleast have 2 chatrooms: Tama Chat and Non Tama Chat.

My mom banned me from Chat for the exact same reason you're considering removing Chat, Admin - there are not 1 or 2 trolls, but FAR TOO MANY coming on FAR TOO OFTEN! I've known someone to be on chat for 24 hours running. What's more, this person was aged under 20. I really do disagree with people living their lives on Chat, especially teenagers who have EXAMS and HOMEWORK and even worse, adults with FAMILIES! No offence, but I really think those people can change and if they're just highly addicted, removing chat would be the best thing. I know most of us here (including me!) are pretty addicted to Tamas but we don't play our Tamas while crossing the road or during a sport do we? No, us Tama addicts have certain No Tama times, but these Chat addicts...DOING 1 THING FOR 24 HOURS RUNNING IS NOT HEALTHY!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:52 AM ( #68 )

I agree. We should have like Music Chat Room, Food Chat Room, School Chat Room, RP Chat Room, and of course Tama Chat Room. If we can't get that many, we should atleast have 2 chatrooms: Tama Chat and Non Tama Chat.

My mom banned me from Chat for the exact same reason you're considering removing Chat, Admin - there are not 1 or 2 trolls, but FAR TOO MANY coming on FAR TOO OFTEN! I've known someone to be on chat for 24 hours running. What's more, this person was aged under 20. I really do disagree with people living their lives on Chat, especially teenagers who have EXAMS and HOMEWORK and even worse, adults with FAMILIES! No offence, but I really think those people can change and if they're just highly addicted, removing chat would be the best thing. I know most of us here (including me!) are pretty addicted to Tamas but we don't play our Tamas while crossing the road or during a sport do we? No, us Tama addicts have certain No Tama times, but these Chat addicts...DOING 1 THING FOR 24 HOURS RUNNING IS NOT HEALTHY!

Firstly, most of us are not on all the time. We all have our rules and bedtimes. From what I have seen, people do stay up late but they do go back to bed. Also, they do study for exams and do their homework. They aren't addicted, and the adults do have lives. Some of them have work they attend, music practices, University and more. Also, I don't think you have the right to accuse us of any of this if you're hardly on anymore. Thus, things have changed and you haven't witnessed them, ne?