Ah yes, yet another chat-room. How many have we had over
these years. Three at least, maybe four or five; hard to remember
them all. With each comes the fun of learning what all the
'whistles & bells' do. We do not seem to have the same learning
curves. The older I get the more mine changes. I hope you find
our newest chat-room the easiest of all to function in.
I do remember one of our first ones. Some guys would have
their cache fill up, the text would turn red and poof; all gone.
Staring at a frozen screen. Don't feel badly, happened to me
more often than you might think. Remember, computers are
by nature evil, they hate us all, equally. Well, except for you
That room cost us plenty too back then. They have come
down in cost these days and gone up in quality for the most
part. This is our new room, all paid for and we are still making
tiny corrections on it. You will find it has many features we have
never had before, not all of which are turned on at this time.
Going to be a fun ride.
Fast. Way beyond the speed of any chat-room we have ever
had before, blazing fast response time. You may type something,
(I did) hit enter and wonder why it didn't transfer to the room.
And you watch and watch (yes, I did this). Then it hits you, it
did it so fast you never saw it. For sure, it has happened to me
a couple of times already. Makes me feel stupid, I'm just so
used to the transfer speed of the older chat-rooms I guess.
I really like the little ‘pencil icons' by any name on the right side
list when someone is typing. Lets you know who is almost ready
to send something. Kewl. The ‘FAOL Profiles' feature now brings
you the full profile from the Bulletin Board section. Nice that the
two programs will talk to each other like that. There is a small local
profile section too, use it if you want like. One thing I like too is that
when a person 'logs off' it says so on the chat page. Annoying when
I notice that someone just dropped off, but who was it? Now we
can see his name right away. A lot of other 'goodies' are standard
with this one and even more are possible in the future.
The old chat-room was busted, files got corrupted and the ability
to re-write and overload had reached the maximum in futility. It
was time to start fresh with a new one. Hope we can all make
friends with it and continue to enjoy our times together. It seems
to be working out very well so far. The little video in the lower
right corner will have a wide selection of fly casting film clips.
Presentations, pickups and tips and tricks. You can float it
around on the page or reduce it to make room for a longer
list of names if you wish.
Rather soon I will rearrange and expand our hosts members too.
More on that as it happens. Any volunteers out there, email me
with the offer. Look at the slots that are filled now, pick one that
is empty. I have had several offer to host but have held back until
this new room is up and running. To those of you who have offered
and shown interest in hosting, you have not been forgotten. I will
make sure that you all get the opportunity if you still are willing to
I would like to have the room hosted during the evening hours
every day and longer during the weekends. Also I would like
to have random hosts during some off hours. To be a random
host you need to be able to hold at least one regular two hour
shift as well. If you want or can, fill more than one two hour slots,
that would be great too. Dependability is very important.
To any who have not joined us in the chat room, please check it
out. There is someone in most of the time in the evenings, usually
a host as well. Pretty friendly bunch just gossiping about things
related to fly fishing. Even possible to learn a thing or two occasionally
and spend a pleasant evening as well. Don't think you have all the
answers to anything; it's not a quiz program.
Hit the chat room link from the main page, the top of the BB or a
link near the bottom of the BB. Follow the directions and you will
pop right in. See you there. ~ JC