Now live-AUDIOBUS Chatroom -get together, a place to hang out and talk in Realtime.

edited October 27 in Off-topic

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
https://discord.gg/GxZG8Tz

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.
https://discord.gg/YYPykA

and a voice chat, party line audiobus channel for those wishing to speak and not have to type
https://discord.gg/YYPykA

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.

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  • Maybe use dischord?

  • Facebook group maybe!?
    "Audiobus Forum members delight" - group

  • I dont have facebook or belong to any social media for that matter but yes a real time chat group should be great. Telegram perhaps? You don't have to give up your telephone number with your user name is enough

  • @Prog1967 said:
    I dont have facebook or belong to any social media for that matter but yes a real time chat group should be great. Telegram perhaps? You don't have to give up your telephone number with your user name is enough

    I was hoping there was a piece of code I could paste into a post here that would show a chatroom....the chatroom would exist somewhere else, but it could be displayed inside of a post and then all anyone would have to do is search for the chatroom post in the searchbar and always find it that way. But I suppose a link in a post to a chatroom would work as well...then It comes down to what's the best free service and I guess assigning admin status to people willing to hang around an moderate.

  • Here is a simple one, but I'm not sure if this will work yet
    https://tlk.io/audiobus

    Anyone can start a chatroom by simply adding any name to the end, like I added audiobus.

  • @bedheadproducer said:

    @Prog1967 said:
    I dont have facebook or belong to any social media for that matter but yes a real time chat group should be great. Telegram perhaps? You don't have to give up your telephone number with your user name is enough

    I was hoping there was a piece of code I could paste into a post here that would show a chatroom....the chatroom would exist somewhere else, but it could be displayed inside of a post and then all anyone would have to do is search for the chatroom post in the searchbar and always find it that way. But I suppose a link in a post to a chatroom would work as well...then It comes down to what's the best free service and I guess assigning admin status to people willing to hang around an moderate.

    http://www.e-chat.co/room/19790611

  • btw... the Discord i mentioned is this one... not Tim's :lol:

    https://discordapp.com/

  • @bedheadproducer said:
    Here is a simple one, but I'm not sure if this will work yet
    https://tlk.io/audiobus

    Anyone can start a chatroom by simply adding any name to the end, like I added audiobus.

    That's what i did for the above one, seems there are a few options.

  • edited October 26

    Slack would be a great option. You can spawn off separate focused conversations into channels & it supports videos/audio posts

  • Dischord group would be good actually.

  • Well come to a decision and I will follow

  • @theartwebreathe said:
    Slack would be a great option. You can spawn off separate focused conversations into channels & it supports videos/audio posts

    Good one too :smile:

  • Not sure how to implement. But at work we use Rocket Chat and if i'm not wrong, its free
    Somewhat like Slack and Discord

  • So if everybody could agree on a best one, maybe Michael could add it as a Sticky near the top of the front page and we could just go in there and hit the Link..??..

  • Dischord has my vote

  • https://tlk.io/audiobus

    It's working and only requires you to propose a user name.
    Twitter (which Marc the @bedheadproducer used) and Facebook logins are also available if you want that connection to bring more traffic to those venues. I just used my handle here and created a parallel account to test.

  • Ok this one works temporarily but I’ll start one through dischord, but we will have to advertise to keep it alive . If nobody is ever there it will quickly die

  • edited October 26

    We have a discord chat over at Intua forum.

    It's great for all the things forums are not so great for - like short quickfire round-table discussions and announcements, etc.

    We also use it to bitch about AB all the time

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    (The last bit was a joke, btw)

  • I vote for Discord.

    @bedheadproducer said:
    Ok this one works temporarily but I’ll start one through dischord, but we will have to advertise to keep it alive . If nobody is ever there it will quickly die

    Awesome! Throw up a link and I'll definitely be over there. I usually have Discord running each evening but the channels I'm on are so low volume that it becomes pointless after a while.

    Alternatively someone suggested Facebook. There is the iPad Musician FB group already that has a huge amount of traffic, but it isn't exactly chat though it is as close to real-time as you might get.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ipadmusician/?hc_ref=ART1P2STDhTA-oCSFDA0MIbtCQoJQ4RS6HT2vwifLQXbQqzjhzo44RxiE0uRAGu5rVU

    I miss the days of IRC!

  • ok, it's up and running and we have a few moderators. shoot me a message if you want to be one. I saw Daveypoo drop by buy didn't get there until he left.
    I'll have it running on my phone and will check in a few times a day

  • I’m in. B)

  • ok, so all on the same server now we have general chat
    https://discord.gg/GxZG8Tz

    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.
    https://discord.gg/YYPykA

    and a voice chat, party line audiobus channel for those wishing to speak and not have to type
    https://discord.gg/YYPykA

    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.

  • @bedheadproducer : Wow, yiu jist continue to amaze man.

  • Come join us! We have been having some fun convos.

  • edited October 30

    There are 35 members on the Discord chatroom now and some rather interesting conversations going on. I'd recommend it. :)

  • You wouldn’t want me there. I’d just yammer on about waiting for DRambo and NS2.

  • Interesting ? Or more like this ? :D

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