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Topic   RIP Chat

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
9-Feb(#1)
I've decided to remove chat from GameTZ.

My reasons are nothing new (see topic from a 1.5 years ago: https://gametz.com/Site_Feedback/chat-dead-lives--... ). The latest feud that erupted this week was the last straw for me (for real this time, won't be talked out of it again).

In short, despite only a handful of people using it, feuds are common, behavior is often bad (immature, rude, antagonistic, disgusting, "adult", etc.). It has long felt like an embarrassment for the site to have chat up there given what people talk about in there. Usage has been way down for many years now.

Technology-wise, though I put a lot of work into it, it's nothing special. You can all do better using Discord and/or whatever else is the hot new chat tool in the future. That will always be off-site, unofficial and nothing to do with me (no official link to it; I'm not going to be involved at all; if you get in a feud on Discord, don't come to me about it, etc).

I see this as part of my effort to focus on what's most important to GameTZ.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
9-Feb(#2)
It's sad to see it go, but I understand your concerns. I love this place and respect your decision. If this helps in the longevity I'm all for it.

Just not a big fan of discord, but I can get used to it.

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 9-Feb(#3)
lol chat fights. Considering the crowd that generally frequented it, I wouldn't fudge with that crap, either, not for nothing
bluemetal04
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Feb(#4)
It ok, we have GTZ Discord Chat now

https://discord.gg/M5WzQQJ

dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
9-Feb(#5)
DiamondDave wrote:
> lol chat fights. Considering the crowd that generally frequented it, I wouldn't
> fudge with that crap, either, not for nothing

This is kinda the reason I stopped using it. Too many arguments and general stupidity for my taste.

Reed
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 9-Feb(#6)
I remember when 80+ users would be in chat at some points way back in the day. good times.
John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
9-Feb(#7)
So, now we have two GameTZ Discords... frown
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
9-Feb(#8)
I guess someone fet the need to idle and not chat in two servers instead of one.
lordly_llama
Triple Gold Good Trader
9-Feb(#9)
frown frown frown.
SirConnery
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
10-Feb(#10)
John wrote:
> So, now we have two GameTZ Discords... frown

I was under the impression new users had to private message someone to get a link, I think it was Scott? Unless there's an obvious public link, nobody knows about it and it doesn't get used. I'm all for combining them but there needs to be multiple moderators.

There's two moderators on the new one. It seems to be getting more traction, although that could change in the future.
SirConnery
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
10-Feb(#11)
Since this is not site endorsed, can I still put a link in my forum signature so new users can find it after the post in general fades away? @bill
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
10-Feb(#12)
whatever floats your boat, dude
Scott
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review
10-Feb(#13)
SirConnery wrote:
> John wrote:
>> So, now we have two GameTZ Discords... frown
>
> I was under the impression new users had to private message someone to get a link,
> I think it was Scott? Unless there's an obvious public link, nobody knows about it
> and it doesn't get used. I'm all for combining them but there needs to be multiple
> moderators.

Yes, that was me. I said before that I did it that way instead of a public link to prevent past/banned users from joining. But, I also said that I was up for discussing/changing that if people didn't agree it should be set up that way, but nobody ever really protested it, so I left it.

> There's two moderators on the new one. It seems to be getting more traction, although
> that could change in the future.

The one I created has two moderators as well, me and John.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
10-Feb(#14)
I'm on name changing duty in the new one. The Ultimate goal is going to be making everyone's username match up with their GTZ name. That way there's no confusion on who's who.

Won't be an easy task, but with cooperation we can make it a more smooth procedure.

If we feel we need more mods down the road I'm open to it. I just wanted to pitch in as much as I can. I'm still learning how discord works.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago) Secret Santa
10-Feb(#15)
John wrote:
> So, now we have two GameTZ Discords... frown

4 errrr 3 actually.
Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
10-Feb(#16)
I don't think I have ever seen a bill post with so many negs.

Can I start a GTZ Ventrilo?

SirConnery
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
10-Feb(#17)
Porksta wrote:
> Can I start a GTZ Ventrilo?


That would really get people angry. Where are you going to buy/create the dummy?
Boss
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
* 12-Feb(#18)
RIP chat. OldLady aka @Lady and I had some good times in there when it was more popular.

/me waves a fond goodbye
SirConnery
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
12-Feb(#19)
Boss wrote:
> RIP chat. OldLady aka @Lady had some good times in there when it was more popular.
>
> /me waves a fond goodbye

Have you been over to our Discord? I don't see your name in the offline/online list?
Boss
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
12-Feb(#20)
SirConnery wrote:
> Boss wrote:
>> RIP chat. OldLady aka @Lady had some good times in there when it was more popular.
>>
>> /me waves a fond goodbye
>
> Have you been over to our Discord? I don't see your name in the offline/online list?


Not yet. Have to setup discord app on my phone.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
12-Feb(#21)
Do me a favor folks, if your Discord name differs from your GTZ, drop me a message of who you are so I can update your nickname within the Discord. It would be very appreciated!

Topic   RIP Chat