Well, I used to go into the chat room quite often. Now, I go into it occasionally hoping to talk to someone. That really doesn’t happen. As I type this, I see 13 people online, and not one of them is chatting.
I just think that if you’re not going to chat, you shouldn’t be there. New people may go into the chat looking for help, and seeing a few people online. It kinda sucks for them when nobody is going to help.
I mean, I can see for the mods idling, but for regulars, just log in every time. If you say the whole, “Well, it saves me from logging in every time” excuse, stop being lazy. It takes all of 5-10 seconds to log in.
I understand that a client may leave you logged in, but what’s the point of a chat room if everyone idles and doesn’t talk? You can set a client to log you in every time it is opened. If you go into multiple rooms, simply leave one if you’re not going to talk.
I’m just trying to think of what would be best for the people who ACTUALLY talk, and those beginners who are looking for real-time help, but don’t receive it.
Just my 2 cents…