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Posted 9/10/14 , edited 9/10/14
Dear fellow otaku and acquaintances:


I was too used to real-time chat aka yahoo chat, ps3 online multi-player too, I think?

Ok, bearing in mind the aforementioned limits of having to wait a possible bazillion years for interaction and having to refresh manually. Instead lets try a different approach to visualization.

One moment in a hugely populated room its like being at Times Square right when the ball and confetti and chaotic crowd going crazy, but then I post, and you could hear a pin drop and I'm standing on a grand stage in a theater packed with hundreds and theyr'e all silent and waiting, and I have a sort of stage fright, and I've seen it take hours after I posted in a packed out room, and nothing but my post there. It begins to feel like I killed the room. It gets to you if you loved the chat-rooms and had people queued up on top of one another to get words out.

In the end I forsook social networking groups here and do only forums , as well as just to watching the anime.


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What?
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To put it easier, the groups are cold to me. It takes too long, and should be in chat format. its hard being social with someone who left 7 hours ago, do you catch my drift now?


And then theres the audience. Everyone gets all quiet ,. they'll be 300 people logged in, and it will remain inactive for 8 hours

real-time chat would eliminate this and make it more like the intimacy of a phone conversation.

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the_five_headed_dragon wrote:

To put it easier, the groups are cold to me. It takes too long, and should be in chat format. its hard being social with someone who left 7 hours ago, do you catch my drift now?


And then theres the audience. Everyone gets all quiet ,. they'll be 300 people logged in, and it will remain inactive for 8 hours

real-time chat would eliminate this and make it more like the intimacy of a phone conversation.



I still don't get it, what's the point of this thread?

A forum can never be like a phone conversation...
Posted 9/10/14 , edited 9/10/14
Correct, so they should go....?

Forum-esque Groups does not equate to say yahoo chat. they are not the same thing.

Groups are archaic and its inconvenient, That is the point of this thread.

If CR had chat,I would not be making a thread about how stupid the groups! is!

I you dont understand something this basic dont post

then you cant complain about how nonsensical it is

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"groups should be totally changed because I don't like the current set up"

they're fine for most people, add members on skype if you worry so much.
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I said nothing wrong. I think I'm within my rights to make a personal opinion without invalidating the subject matter. Wouldn't it be better, though if it had chat in groups?
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I often kill groups too, and don't think chats will make it any better.
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Posted 9/10/14 , edited 9/10/14

Lowlights wrote:

"groups should be totally changed because I don't like the current set up"

they're fine for most people, add members on skype if you worry so much.


I agree with you but still i am not sure what she means
if it`s a chat section , there used to be Cr chat
but it got deleted since it was inactive



the_five_headed_dragon wrote:


I said nothing wrong. I think I'm within my rights to make a personal opinion without invalidating the subject matter. Wouldn't it be better, though if it had chat in groups?


I respect your opinion and yes there used to be a chatbox in each group but it got deleted due to inactivity

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Hi,

This seemed like a site suggestion, or at least was being taken that way, so I moved it to that section, merged a few multiposts, and so on to clean things up in here. CR used to have a chat feature, but as others mentioned, it was removed for a variety of reasons.

I agree, it is a pain to manually refresh, one thing I'd love to see is my notification count go up while I'm on a page if I get forum/group replies, PMs, etc. That would partly solve the refresh problem, though not get back into the full chat feature. Other groups set up their own chats on IRC or other systems, which lets them completely control access and rules in a way that might not be appropriate for CR, so I can understand why they did that even when CR had chat.

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MakotoKamui wrote: one thing I'd love to see is my notification count go up while I'm on a page if I get forum/group replies, PMs, etc.

Is it possible you don't know about Beardfist's extension? Or do you just dislike the Chrome browser that much? That extension even works to watch for group forum replies, if you do it at the "open in a full page" thing...
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asharka wrote:
Is it possible you don't know about Beardfist's extension? Or do you just dislike the Chrome browser that much? That extension even works to watch for group forum replies, if you do it at the "open in a full page" thing...


Hahaha, no no, Beardfist and I even talk about it at times. Doesn't stop me from wishing the site would have the automatic notification update so Beardy didn't have to, though
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Posted 9/10/14 , edited 9/10/14

the_five_headed_dragon wrote:


I said nothing wrong. I think I'm within my rights to make a personal opinion without invalidating the subject matter. Wouldn't it be better, though if it had chat in groups?

Crunchyroll had "chat" quite awhile ago, and it was nuked for various reasons (trolls, Mod time sink/overhead, copyright violations, inactivity, ALL CAPS, etc...). Chat has been suggested many times since its removal, but it doesn't seem likely to be revived any time soon (or at least they haven't announced anything yet).

What many of us do is open up a chat program, or Skype, or Google Hangouts, or some freebie IRC room while we are posting on the groups or in the CR forums, and chat it up. There are a TON of anime IRC rooms and creating a new one is pretty simple. The Google Plus anime group, which isn't exactly "real-time", but close enough, is also quite packed with people at various times.

Kind of a "hack", but that's what we do to get around the molasses pace of the forums & groups on CR.

Good luck.

Cheers.
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