Do whatcha gotta do, mang. 'Syour baby.
Truthfully, relative to the total number of Bears, regular users constitute a rather insignificant percentage, if it's numbers you're looking at to determine worth.
The few who do pop in semi-regularly seem to enjoy the catching up, hemming and hawing, talking about where snow is or is not falling, etc. It's not so different from the proverbial workplace water cooler.
I am curious as to whether there were specific expectations, or hopes, regarding the chat room's utility when it was installed, or whether it was more a just-kinda-curious trial balloon.
A couple others who've dropped into the "cr" have been quiet in this thread, and there doesn't seem to be much of passionate rally toward keeping it, so I suspect it may have seen its last day.
And yes, there are other ways of communicating but I don't think that's entirely the point here. (But, anyway, "real-time" discussion DOES happen to be dissimilar enough from epic board format that it is interesting and allows for about two ounces more of "personalness," which I happen to find refreshing and generally fun, however light and insubstantial it may be as far as volume or import.)
[ March 02, 2004, 07:23 AM: Message edited by: ryan ]