justmoi wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:25 pm
No. I meant use the forum as is for race chats and drop the live chat.
I don't get the point of the live chat. If anything it takes people away from the forum albeit temporarily
Which is exactly the point, it gets all the fan boy ying yang out of the race threads. The race threads should be a discussion, not a "chat". The difference being a post on a thread would be a long format type post, well formatted with some analysis/opinion/questions etc. A chat message would simply be something like "vettel was at fault", "button is going quicker now", "verstappen is my driver of the day" etc.
Sometimes the race threads are being updated so quickly you can't even keep up with them, and I imagine the mods have a massive clean up on their hands after each race. IMO the race thread should be locked during the race and "race chat" should be done somewhere else. There's no reason why that chat can't be saved and stored somewhere, maybe something like http://rocket.chat
is an option?
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