Now live-AUDIOBUS Chatroom -get together, a place to hang out and talk in Realtime.
The links are below, several people have already stopped by. It may take a bit before it's always active, but there's a place to go and it's not going anywhere and runs well.
Originally I asked what we could do and several members posted ideas and I went and implimented them and now we have a chatroom for us Audiobus forum folks. We will have moderators to kick out troublemakers, but everyone is welcome. All opions are allowed and will be heard. This will be no power struggles. I imagine occasionally someone might get obnoxious, but we can let the community decide who that is and whether to block them. I really have no desire to control this at all, I just wanted a place to chat in real time and get to know people here better. Anyone can scroll back and read any of the chat log and catch up on conversations and anyone can be privately pmed.
ok, so all on the same server now we have general chat
Another room just for technical support, so multiple people can meet there to get help, or give help. Just make a meeting time, and now you have a place to chat in realtime.
and a voice chat, party line audiobus channel for those wishing to speak and not have to type
Whoever wants to hang out at times and be a moderator, just let me know. I don't really want to run the show here, but did want a place to interact in real time. It's easier to get to know each other, not have to wait for replies and just another way to communicate and also just shoot the shit if we are bored...a way to interact in real time.
If you have any other ideas for other channels, like maybe a listening room for sharing tunes?
Let me know. Discord can be download as an app on your phone, pc, mac or just accessed through a browser. We've already had a lot more activity than I expected the first day. This is not a replacement for this forum, but intended as an addition. Hell I'll give the whole thing over to Michael the owner of this forum if he has interest in integrating it into his life and work. In the meantime, I am volunteering to keep it alive, with your help of course. I'm no dictator thats for sure. You can even vote to take it from me and have someone else run it and I'll gladly hand it over, just don't shut it down once we are used to having a place to chat.