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Forum:Feature vote - Chat

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As the chat feature has now been active for a trial period of two weeks, I'm calling a vote to decide whether it should remain active or be disabled again. Please leave your votes below; Yes means you'd like the feature to be kept, No means you'd prefer it to be disabled. -- Porter21 (talk) 21:13, July 18, 2011 (UTC)


Poll finished on July 25, 2011.
A consensus must be reached by voting before any action is taken.
  • Yes A nice feature overall. gears of duty
  • Yes It is a great place to meet our fellow editors & get quick answears & offer advice. Cup.jpgSaintPainThat was broke a'fore I got here! 22:40, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I don't use it but I think it's a good thing for the community --BattlecattleFont.pngBeware4sig.png 21:18, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • No I'm not too sure. On one hand, we already have an IRC for the wiki. However, the IRC is pretty much dead all the time (at least every time I've been there recently), whereas it seems like the wiki chat is pretty alive. Personally, I think the wiki chat is rather pointless, what with the IRC and all. So, for poll's sake, I'm voting against it. But I really don't care. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Supermutantslayer450 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
  • YesI think that it's a good addition to the site, but the compatibility issues caould bear taking a look at. Anyway, I disagree with gears, what he sees as argument, I see as debate and discussion. In my opinion, everything should be debated and looked at critically. Sometimes there are madmen in the chat, but more often than not, the admins handle 'em. Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 21:25, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes While we do have the IRC channel, it seems to have developed its own community separate from the wiki. This chat will always be a part of the wiki because it's literally built in. --Kris User Hola.jpg 21:33, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes The users who frequent the chat are very pleasant and I've thoroughly enjoyed my time in the chat room. There is an admin there about 90% of the time and they are quick deal with any troublemakers. The chat is almost always civil and a topic, whether it be pertaining to Fallout or not, is always being discussed. The chat is also a good way for users to form connections with each other. This wiki is driven by a community, therefore, all who are part of said community should be on good terms with each other. Almighty Higgey
  • Yes The chat can be a hostile place, but I think overall it provides a lot of benefits for the Vault. Users can quickly and reliably get in touch for admins for whatever reasons, new users can come to the chat and get help with their problems, and its an excellent place to discuss edit conflicts and problems with pages in real time, without waiting for the back and forth involved in talkpage messages. As someone else said, the chat can sometimes provide a forum for endless and usually stupid debates, and sometimes a persistent troll or spammer can take over, but about 95% of the time the chat is moderated and these issues are dealt with. Also, the chat is a great tool for building a sense of community here at the Vault. I've used the chat to get to know users I already had a relationship with better, and I've become friends with users I normally never would have interacted with. I say yes. BILLYOCEAN 21:35, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes It's a great feature, a good place to ask fellow players if you have a question, a good place, in fact the only place I know to chat with fellow Fallout players. Everyone is friendly and it's definetley a feature that should stay.-MachoFern 21:45, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I belive it's a great feature, it provides helpful info, discussions, and brings vault users together as a community, plus it's just a good time. Dr.Pibb 21:56, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes It's a great and fun feature, yuo can talk about anything, and if Fallout help is needed the ability to post hyperlinks is very helpful, not many spammers/vandals, and even so they are dealt with quickly. - RASIC Talk User blog:Crazy sam10|Poll 21:57, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I have enjoyed my time using the Vault chat. It is a great feature for people who have questions and need help or just want to talk about Fallout. EB683
  • Yes I have enjoyed the chat feature. I would like to see some permanent chat mods to keep people in chat in line. Its nice though it brings some of the community together, allows one to consult one of the admins that is typically there about various questions in regards to the wiki. Richie9999 22:45, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes It's a nice little thing to have if you want to do quick chat with more then 1 user instead of sending a message. I say keep it. Shadowrunner(stuff) 00:42, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I personally never use it, but see no reason why it should be removed. It seems very useful in getting quick responses. Clean Up 02:13, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I think the chat feature is great to be able to talk with fellow fans and editors. Gives us a nice break to intereact with each other away from the anons too haha Nashorn1127 10:31, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes The chat should stay, even I don't use. Cone was here 55px 19:38, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Chat's been an enjoyable feature, and it keeps me in the wiki more often. It's a good way to ask quick questions, or just talk about the game in general. Aside from discussing the game, it's also great to talk to folks that are into the same game. Definitely a feature that should be kept worthwhile. KnowledgeProspector 01:14, July 20, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I use it from time to time. Saxony4 09:08, July 20, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Of course. Great feature that allows to chat, get some info and pretty much have fun. -- Yakov 11:09, July 20, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Its always fun to chat well you look on the web. —Preceding unsigned comment added by NZSF (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
  • Yes I think that it is a good way to get quick advice or inform an admin of an issue, rather than to leave a message on a talk page and hope they see it. It also encourages people to make an account, meaning we have more logged-in members around here. Yes Man default.png 05:58, July 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I don't use it much, but whenever I need someones help with something, I can always go there and get it. Xa3talkContributionsMysteriousStranger.png06:00, July 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I think think its a great idea but it can also lag and fail at times but i say yes ToCxHawK 18:19, July 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I like it, its a really good thing for the community Nightshifter777 10:12 July 21, 2011
  • Yes Though most of the chat I have read so far has bordered on the infantile, it should remain. I don't have to read it, so let those who enjoy it have it.DarthOrc 07:29, July 22, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc
  • Yes Useful addition to the community, a lot of peoples questions are being awnsered quickly and efficiently through the chat and it stops 'unwanted' members of the vault vandalising through standard Anon means. Also I think it encourages more people to sign up so they can use the chat feature, but that is just an observation on my part. Gothic Neko 16:24, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes The chat is a useful addition to The Vault as a community. If chatting does not cost anyone extra money due to increased bandwidth, it should absolutely be continued.JeanLuc69 13:50, July 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • NeutralIcon neutral.png A slightly different vote, to mark the downside a bit. The chatfeature has become a popular and helped to build a closer community. People have gotten to know each other a little better, on the other hand, disagreements have the chance to heat up more. Another issue is that it attracts (active) users away from article editing and it's the question if we want that. But reading the comments above, probably the positives outweigh the negatives. JspoelJspoel Vault Boy.png 13:33, July 24, 2011 (UTC)


Compatibility issues

Since compatibility issues have been brought up a couple of times; please keep in mind that chat is still a beta feature, i.e. such issues are to be expected to a certain degree and are still being worked on (according to what I've heard). Just to mention it. -- Porter21 (talk) 21:28, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

I am aware. Another nice addition, now that this is brought up, would be seperate chatrooms. Just my two cents. Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 21:30, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

Re: Scarface11235's vote

@Scarface I never like discussions, just makes my blood pressure go sky-high =P. Anyway, I think I will change my vote a little, as I have changed my mind. gears of duty


I just wish there was an auto refresh feature.. It got old having to hit the refresh button every few seconds.. Is there one?--BattlecattleFont.pngBeware4sig.png 21:39, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it auto-refreshes for me. Which browser are you using? I've only used Firefox (4 and 5) with it. --Kris User Hola.jpg 22:12, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
IE9 --BattlecattleFont.pngBeware4sig.png 22:15, July 18, 2011 (UTC)


Chat will remain enabled. Thanks for participating in the vote. -- Porter21 (talk) 21:21, July 25, 2011 (UTC)