Locally Grown informal live group chat in right sidebar

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  1. Griff Wigley said:

    I think there might be a middle road someplace with the informal chat. On the one hand, it’s probably not going to generate much in the way of interesting or fun interaction by leaving it on/available 24×7 with participation wide open to anonymous visitors. On the other hand, it’s too time consuming for me to tend to it all the time. So I’m inclined to try a hybrid of some kind but I’m not quite sure how to do it or whether it should be in a sidebar or blog post.

    Suggestions welcome.

    March 3, 2009
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  2. kiffi summa said:

    I would be really opposed, as you would expect from my displeasure with the problems of anonymous comments on the NFNews site, if you/ the triumvirate/ Locally Grown allowed anonymous comments, Griff.
    Watching the news’s site, you can see how quickly it degenerates into a freeforall of often irresponsible, inaccurate , and sometimes outright untruthful comment. The anonymity allows an escape from accountability.

    Is that what you want for Locally Grown?

    How would that square with your desire for a responsible citizen journalism site that is a new model of communication?

    March 3, 2009
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  3. Griff Wigley said:

    Kiffi, the live chat test we did last night had the names of everyone, as would the bix chat we’re planning. It was only the Meebo room chat I did in the right sidebar earlier today that didn’t. And that’s why I wrote above that I’m looking for an alternative. So I agree with you.

    March 3, 2009
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