Monday, April 6, 2009


Hey everyone,

I know this has been touched on before in the RAFBlog, but I thought I would bring it up again. Everyone should go on RAFChat when they are on the forum. I mean, it's not that hard to open it up, sign up, and log in. It's just another window (or tab, depending on your browser) that makes a funny sound every once in a while (it might get annoying, but i got used to it!).

What really bugs the heck out of me is when I see that, for example, 24 people are online on the forum, yet only 8 people are online in chat (admit it, it happens). What the heck??

I understand that some people can't be on chat, for reasons such as your country doesn't allow it, or your cell phone doesn't support it, or your Playstation 3 doesn't open it (like me) and I'm not mad at you. Its the people who choose not to go on chat, for whatever reason, that I'm talking to.

Chat is useful because it allows you to talk to your favorite forum members in Real Time. This is neat because you are probably used to only talking to the members in the topics, where you might have to wait a whole day for the response, maybe longer! With RAFChat you ask a question, and you get an answer (if anyone wants to answer it) within seconds! Also, very notable things happen in RAFChat that, if you aren't there, might be missing out from. Examples of things like this that have happened in the past are:
  1. Ken and Anna's RAFWedding
  2. Pootang's Miraculous Birth
  3. Various RAFParties
  4. Many of the quotes in the Quotable Quotes thread
  5. and many more...

If you don't know what #2 is about, then that's the exact reason why you should be in RAFChat!

And hey! I'm not the only one who thinks so! Here's a quote from a member of RAF, when asked what has happened in RAFChat that they can remember:

"Not much really... RAFchat is dieing kinda... With the more talky people leaving or lurking more, less and less is happening..."

So please people, go on RAFChat!! I'll most likely see you there!


AKA Ell¡m¡st


Richard said...

Nice post. But I prefer the Forum atmosphere to that of the Chat's. But I'll remember to pop in from time to time. (Doubt I'll have much to say...)

Anonymous said...

I don't usually go in chat because I'm often doing many other things at the same time, so it's hard for me to follow the conversations.
I'll try to devote some uninterrupted time to chat every so often. :)

Unknown said...

I'm in the same boat as Mirienne...I don't really have the time to follow the conversation!

Anonymous said...

There usually isn't anyone in the RAFchat when I go in, unless it's the weekend... plus, like mirienne and kelly, I usually don't follow the conversations...