Posted by Kpro
Posted by pmoney
I like it! I could see a "Buddy List" kinda like AIM or something.
I don't know how it'd work but something like that could be effervescent.
I wish we had an AIM style chat on the site; can't hold a convo through PM very well and the Japan NYE chat was a blast. Quick enough for actual dialogue, like the Facebook chat.
Any way to make an IM type program where we could add "buddies" and chat whenever they're on or send a message to anyone who's on ? Since I'm not a programmer I'll have to assume it's easy.
This is the kind of thing that can be whipped up in an hour or two, I'm sure!
Instead of buddy list, I suppose I should have said contact page or sidebar. I know keeping the forums active is one issue in implementing chat/IM features. I don't think the forums would really be adversely affected though.
However, I would settle for a sidebar you could add friends to. After every event, I check to see how well my friends or co-workers did. Having a section with links to their profiles would be very convenient.