The concept of Turkeys voting for Christmas and Thanksgiving Day comes readily to mind.
Did you ever think that "smoke detectors" are promoted to prevent fires? No they are there to save lives and have you call the Fire Brigade earlier, rather than later. Now there's a thought.
If we can put it on the forum or blog it, then we can PM it. But a chatroom - get out in the sun and watch the bees. Facebook, Bebo etc are all there for that. The idea is to collect advice and opinion at a visible level for the general enrichment of all, with PM for a less public level of communication.
There is a concept that says to do only one thing and do it well. Adding more and more functionality will actually result in bloat choices and a diminished return. After all, A Ferarri could be fitted with a tow bar, but who would be willing to fit it and who would want to use it.
I have to respectfully suggest that the tractor you seek to pull that particular trailer might be FaceBook, Bebo & Co.
I must to confess to a liking for sitting back in the plush leather seats provided by Admin in this lean mean Ferrari (ish) machine.
I think the phrase I'm looking for is - Hands off the paintwork!
Hi Busybee, Sorry I didn't deliver the answer you wanted. I didn't realise there was such a huge knot in my knickers. Now I'm disappointed, but. I don't do annoyed, because it upsets me so!
There is nothing wrong with chat rooms. They can be fun with lots of interaction but at the expense of the advice and information being transient and not contributing to the repository of experience and opinion that people are depending on for guidance.
Maybe we can have chat rooms, where Admin can publish the logs for the benefit of everyone that was too busy to join in at the time. This would save the OLD uns from missing any real pearls of information when they are out in the fields. They wouldn't have to spend so much time lurking, but could grep a few select keywords of interest for a daily news digest.
PH, It's an interesting concept and the ladies would dearly like to believe you, but Gipetto will scold you if you tell fibs about money! I thought the figure was bigger?
You may find Admin ends up in there talking to himself.
After yesterdays exploits trying to squeeze into his daughters smock, then getting stuck like a nutter in a straightjacket, much to my delight (why do you never have a camera when these things happen), it could be interesting.