Live Chat facility
[COLOR="Green"]Has this forum ever considered having a live chat facility? Several forums have this. I feel sure it would prove popular - functioning as a way of getting to know other members better, share info and socialise.
Yes, it has been considered before.
However, Healthypages does pride itself on being a forum kept free (as much as possible) from spam etc. which the moderating team work hard to achieve. Having "live chats" opens up a whole new ballpark and would potentially be impossible to moderate to protect the safety of our members.
At the end of the day, the choice is up to the site owner, but I know it was not something considered necessary in the past, and members do have private messaging and visitor messages (via their profiles) if people want to connect outside of the threads and posts.
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Could you then not limit the ability to use it to people who have x amount of posts or x reputation?
Would be a great facility in my opinion!