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A new Monthly Chat format

Postby Ellegria* » Sun May 29, 2011 6:27 pm

Was wondering if Magnolia and Ash would consider a different format for the monthly chat parties. I for one might consider coming back and participating if the current format would change. As it stands, it's just not my cup of tea to sit there and read post after post of stuff that I'm completely uninterested in and that has very little to do with the paranormal, the occult or spirit keeping.

My idea is not new in that i've participated in these elsewhere before. The monthly chats could be built around a theme, and it would be via a moderated chat format.

Moderated chats are where only the moderator(s) and the person(s) answering the questions can actually post in the chat room itself. Everyone else who has a question they'd like answered, would ask it to the moderator(s) who would then in turn go through the list of questions and post them for the person(s) answering the questions to answer.

A couple of things would have to happen...
(1) This type of moderated chat would need a moderator(s) who was mature enough and knowledgeable enough about the content being discussed, and who could discern from all the questions being sent which ones were the most beneficial to the people participating. They would need to understand the content well enough to keep it moving but also use questions by participants that could move the topic along more deeply and more fully. And also when it was time to ask a NEW question.

(2) CH would have to adapt their software so that only the moderator and the person(s) answering the questions could actually type in the chat room; everyone else could only "speak" to the moderator to submit questions.

I used to do these ALL the time and they were amazing. I learned so much because I was able to ask the person questions and get an answer within a few minutes. It was also great to see the other real and genuine questions being asked by others. The one thing I believe it had going for it is that the moderators were actually sitting in the same room with one another, making it easier for one to read through the questions being asked and the other to actually moderate the chat room itself. But that probably isn't necessary.

It's just a thought as I think the current format for the end of the month chat parties might be interesting to younger members, but quite honestly...who is actually getting anything out of them except a few minutes of entertainment?

I also know it is a problem during regular chats that a LOT of mis-information is being disseminated either intentionally (as fun and sport) or unintentionally through lack of knowledge. For the newbies out there who might get caught up in this web of lies, misinformation and "sport" at another person's expense...this type of moderated chat would certainly hold a LOT more benefit as to actual genuine and worthwhile information being passed along.



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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby crone maatkaere » Sun May 29, 2011 6:34 pm

ellegria, i remember those chats and they were very informative especially to new members who might not otherwise get the chance to ask questions and be replied to honesty.

great suggestion and i'd certainly return!


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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby AmnesiaReminisced » Sun May 29, 2011 7:25 pm

This is an awesome idea and I would love to participate every Saturday night (as a learner not a mod of course, haha).

You could still have rooms where people could just shoot the stars about whatever for those who just want to connect with their buds.

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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby sadlotus79 » Sun May 29, 2011 7:54 pm

i like the idea as well.having a themed question and answer chat could be very informative.

there could be a basic ''getting to know the in and out of spirit keeping''

''myth versus reality ''

Magnolia could host one specific to white arts and Ash could host one specific to the dark arts

spirits what they can and cant do.what to expect and not expect.

course things would have to be settled down at CH headquarters since it would mean more work for them.


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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby VAMPIRELOVER » Sun May 29, 2011 8:01 pm

great idea :thumbup:



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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby Princess:LadyRedStar » Sun May 29, 2011 8:31 pm

I like it too.

As it is some of us cannot even keep up, the screen rolls so fast with basic every day chit chat. And often when a question is asked it is lost in the other and not answered.


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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby Magnolia » Sun May 29, 2011 9:12 pm

I wasn't aware that it was such an issue to participate in chat parties that you guys would segregate yourselves over it.

My suggestion if day-to-day chat isn't your cup of tea, would be for us to make different rooms at monthly chat party time, one room for day-to-day talk, and one room with a theme for the day. That way those who want to just mingle & socialize with each other could do so, and those who want to have a focused discussion could do so.

And perhaps rather than having 1 hour it could be a 1/2 hour of day-to-day talk, and 1 hour of focused talk. Those who want to talk in the discussion can move over to the focus room, those who don't can stay in the main chat.


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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby Farrell » Sun May 29, 2011 10:48 pm

^^ great idea


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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby Ellegria* » Sun May 29, 2011 11:49 pm

creepyhollows wrote:I wasn't aware that it was such an issue to participate in chat parties that you guys would segregate yourselves over it.

My suggestion if day-to-day chat isn't your cup of tea, would be for us to make different rooms at monthly chat party time, one room for day-to-day talk, and one room with a theme for the day. That way those who want to just mingle & socialize with each other could do so, and those who want to have a focused discussion could do so.

And perhaps rather than having 1 hour it could be a 1/2 hour of day-to-day talk, and 1 hour of focused talk. Those who want to talk in the discussion can move over to the focus room, those who don't can stay in the main chat.

I wasn't suggesting segregation. I was suggesting making the MONTHLY chat parties more fruitful and less "anything goes." I was talking about making just the monthly chat parties more of a moderated chat like what I described. I wasn't talking about the everyday chat as I'm sorry, but I wouldn't go there if my life depended on it. That's just me and anyone can squawk all they want. But I've heard too many ridiculous stories about the shenanagins that go on in there for me to have any desire to participate.

Again, I really don't care what goes on in the day to day chat room...its not my site and I don't participate so it doesn't impact me at all. I was only trying to make a suggestion as to how to make the monthly chat parties more beneficial. That's all.



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Re: A new Monthly Chat format

Postby Ellegria* » Sun May 29, 2011 11:50 pm

Sorry, my edit button has gone AWOL. That should say "shenanigans"




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