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    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
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    I know this may seem like an obvious answer to an obvious question but...... What is the purpose of the live chat and what is it's benefit? I have a few times " popped in" but can't understand where it is going so I pop back out. Seems like a lot of people talking at the same time. Can anyone explain why they like it and it's purpose?

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    They like being to talk to folks in real time. Like chatting. It is hard when there are a bunch of people in there, it's hard to keep track of conversations. A lot will be in chat while they are doing some hand sewing or something like that.

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    I think everyone uses it differesntly but for me its a way to actually "chat" with people in more of a comversational way. it can go fast or slow depending on how many people are in there and what they are talking about. You can ask questions and get answers right away. You can chat about almost anything. It is another way to get to know the people on the board. you can jump in and chat or you can just sit back and follow what is being discussed. Sorry so long

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    It can be very fast moving...and it does take a bit to get used too :wink: but it is fun to here what everyone is up to in a real time environment :D:D:D

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    It is an easy way to get to actually know some of the other members, there is usually someone in there and if you want a real time back and forth conversation if you have a problem you can usually be talked through it faster then messaging here, And then they have social conversations as well, but you are always welcome to ask any quilting question at any time, the conversations tend to flow back and forth, it can be fun.

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    Everything from A to Z is talked about in chat. Don't believe me? Sit in for about an hour. Of course we will talk quilting, but life isnt all quilting, is it? We are all different people from different walks of life and we share our differences. We are a family here on the board and being in chat is like a family meeting, so to speak. We laugh and cry in there. We have fun. I have at some times, gone into chat only to emerge 6 hours later and my house is still a mess, I'm still in my pjs and NOTHING has been taken out for dinner. It's an escape at times.
    In a nutshell? CHAT IS FUN!

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    I like chatting especially when i have a quilting questions in this moment, i need the answer. I used it twice now and its useful i feel like i open the dictionary and find the meaning of the word in mind.
    It's technology, it's live.

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    I have popped in and then back out, too. I would rather post.

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    I have gone in with questions to quilt problems I was having immediately and boy did it help. Its faster than posting and sometimes someone can talk you through things that you simply cant get reading. The rest of the time its just to say hi, reachout a bit to others with at least one thing in common with you and learn a bit about who everyone is. Not a bad thing at all.

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    I like to go into chat to talk to real people in real time. Yes, sometimes there are several conversations going on at once but that's part of the fun. I challenge you to go in and "talk" or just sit and "listen" -- I think you'll like it!! :D

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    it's a great way to get to know our friends on this board, in real time. i love to chat and know what my friends are doing. sometimes the chat does go fast but not all of the time. we usually try to stick to a regular conversation but often times there are so many ppl in there that there does get to be a few conversations going on at the same time!!! try it a few more times, i think you'll really enjoy it

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    Ineal, first off...your banana split looks so yummy, but how distracting lol...I'm trying to shed a few... :wink:
    Chat can be like your banana split:
    if you only try it once, you might say, well there's a lot to it, and I don't seem able to take it all in.
    But try it more than once and get the taste for it...and your hooked. Especially if you have high speed, which I don't...so I dont venture in as often as I would like.
    Also, the more you join in, the quicker you get over that feeling we ALL have: like your intruding, or nobody cares what your saying, or thinking it sounds dumb.
    We all have those feelings just a bit, early on...but truly, you will learn in time, nobody is thinking those things about anyone.
    Now, if your not gonna eat that... :-P

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    like your intruding, or nobody cares what your saying, or thinking it sounds dumb

    That is a good way to put it . First I thought I was just secretly peeking and then someone piped up and said "hi lneal"
    LOL!! Which I replied "hi everyone" You can tell I have not done chats before. I will say there were about 16 people on at one time and it was fast and hard for me to follow.

    Banana Splits!! YUMMY! Crazy, but I'm trying to shed a few too.... trying out Lorettas receipe for slimming soup!

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    I like it because I feel like we are in the same room. I know if there are a lot of folks on at once, it may seem confusing, but if you just jump with a simple "Hi" or "Hey what is everyone working on just now" you will have them answering you directly and feel more involved.

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    It is over whelming at first but once you get into the conversation or just read along it's great. I have had several questions answered and help from alot of the ladies in there. It's just great I think :thumbup:
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    If you are talking about really live, not responding whenever, like here, I tried it once. I was writing an email when all of a sudden a box popped up and my daughter, away at college, wrote, Hi Mom, I see you are online, do you want to chat? If you ask me, it was a disaster with the delays between answers. I really didn't get the hang of it. I ended up calling her and telling her I prefer the phone!

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    I was talking about Walmart on one of the other sites just a little while ago and I started really thinking about how if we don't start supporting our own little shops, they are all going to be eaten up by the Walmarts. They (Walmart's etc.) all start out by offering the things that they find that the women of the house are starting to really spend alot of money on. They start offering almost the same stuff at bigger and better prices so that we all start buying at them and the locals can't do it. Then slowly but surely they start dropping the items until we can't find because they don't carry it anymore. We're sunk then because our quilting shops and sewing and fabric shops have gone out of business. Then we are angry. At who? Well, it should be at ourselves, but actually we've only been trying to get something enjoyable to do at low prices. Otherwise we might not be able to afford it. I started saving and buying all the little things I possibly can while saving for the big purchases from my two favorite quilt stores locally to me. I make an effort when I'm out of town to find a quilt store and purchase something there also. It may not be much, but I'm trying to support them. I want them to be here and besides the clerk from the other forum was right; Walmart's fabric is cheap because it's from China. What would you expect. Now that I've jumped off the nearest roof and vented the pipes, I'll get to something else, a baby memory quilt that is about to cause me to hyperventilate. I've been working so hard on this. I designed it and I have sewin it by hand putting the top together. I think I may be able to get the first border on and possibly the 2nd one on too, tomorrow. I'm doing this quilt all by hand because it is made from all those baby clothes that stretch and no matter what, it is just easier to sew it by hand. I think? I've done alot of embroidery by hand also---- on these little teddy bears I drew up for this quilt. It is a memory quilt sort of, made of bits and pieces of clothing this child wore the first 9 mos of his life. Most are expensive clothes and she wanted just some parts of the outfit displayed. I had no plan or colors or anything from her except she wanted this little horse from this one outfit in the center of the quilt. I've really struggled worrying about if she was going to like it or not, but I took it with me at Christmas to Texas so my family could look at it and Mom could tell me what she thought. My mother will tell you the truth no matter what, so I knew she'd be honest. She was totally wowed so now I'm ready to go and finish it. Wow, I've started a whole new deal here. Sorry, I'm so happy that I can talk to people again even if I don't really know anyone yet and it's done this way. Yeah!!!! Quilt today for tomorrow you can quilt some more. Bethy

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    Bethy, I'm glad you feel like sharing with us. I'm an almost shut-in so consider this to be my Quilting Club and it's full of friends. Don't be afraid to start your own topic... believe me, you will get responses!
    Cathy

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    Live Chat...I thought it was by invitation! Guess I'll have to go check it out soon!

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    This one isn't for Invitation only? Yipes, I guess I screwed up! Thanks Cathy for the support. I'm snowed in here in Indiana. I live in the country, what a white out. It can be beautiful, but it is hard for me to get out in this weather. Just life! When I hit the lottery or win that house HGTV is giving away this year, is life ever going to be a dream or maybe that's what I'm doing now.
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    Live Chat, reminds of the the days of good ole party-lines (landline telephone.) They are very socialable there, it is a fast moving media, but it to is also informative and enjoyable. Like what was stated about the banana-split, keep trying you will learn to like it. Have a good day everyone it really is time for me to go to work (As they would sign-off the live chat.)

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    I remember party lines. There was always a neighbor listening in. Try to explain a party line to a kid now days with everyone having their own cell phone. Oh, the good old days.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    Live Chat...I thought it was by invitation! Guess I'll have to go check it out soon!
    Not at all by invitation only. I go into chat quite often. What I like about it is that you can get an answer to your question immediately rather than waiting for people to reply to a post. I've talked to people in New Zealand and Japan who were in the chat room. Sometimes it's 1-2 people there, and I've seen as many as 16 people in there. It can get crazy, but it is a lot of fun!

    So everyone, please come on into the chat room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    It can be very fast moving...and it does take a bit to get used too :wink: but it is fun to here what everyone is up to in a real time environment :D:D:D
    so true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I remember party lines. There was always a neighbor listening in. Try to explain a party line to a kid now days with everyone having their own cell phone. Oh, the good old days.................
    The only time I remember my grandma really get mad at me was when I picked up the phone and listened "in" to a conversation between two people I didn't know -- BUT the phone RANG -- no one told me it wasn't Grandma's "ring" :lol: :lol:

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