I have an idea and thought I can bounce it at you mates. Do you think it would be a good idea to have a site where all the ichatrooms are listed? Like a database of room names with a little description of them. Eg.:<br><br>Macminute - Macminute.com Readercafe members. Open: Meeting every thursday at 05 CET.<br><br>What do you think? Would it be useful and successful? Will I be able to sell ads on this page?<br><br>
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The problem with that is the rooms are only available if someone creates them and stays in the room. John (OSXaddict) and I try to keep the macminute room open, but if some AOL 12 year old twirp creates the room and fills it with porn spam, there really isn't anything we can do about it.<br><br>But it's a good idea. <br><br><br>Visit Me At My .Mac Site
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Personally, I would use it in support of you, and would find it useful. But whether or not Joe-Blo web user would find it useful depends on a lot of things. i.e. how many sites are out there already like this, as Gizmo mentioned, plus the control/lack of control of content factor. Does anyone need a site like this? You would have to look into that in order to determine if it has potential for success. <br><br>If you are just doing it to have some fun, then it might be worth trying it out, but if its to build some profit, then I would not let it be dependent on ad space sales. You would be able to sell space if you can show your readership and user base characteristics, and that you have a substantial number of users, blah, blah, blah - however, you would also have to look at things like ad format - users who browse with chimera won't see pop up ads (which should be banned anyway). <br><br>There is definitely no question that advertisers are looking for highly targeted websites to communicate their offerings, but its no good as a revenue model. But again, if its just something you are doing for fun, and you make a few bucks along the way, then it might be worth trying it out, even if just for the experience. Just my humble opinion. <br><br><br><br><br>MrsJC<br><br>Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug
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semi hijack...<br><br>i only used iChat with a few guys who work for me...my buddy list was 3 people (including my wife). no big deal. now, i have had to add about 1/2 of the mac world so that i could see their avatars when chatting on macminute. my buddy list is very, very full. i would rather not see most people except when chatting in macminute. is there a feature to hide most people (e.g., i have kevbhayes and sKrue and ichi and john and macinext showing up now and i have no intention of sending them an IM). i'd delete them, but i enjoy seeing something besides the generic icon when i do chat.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>is there a feature to hide most people (e.g., i have kevbhayes and sKrue and ichi and john and macinext showing up now and i have no intention of sending them an IM). i'd delete them<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>And now as I try to dry the tears from my face so that I can see clear enough to type this..I wonder what I ever did to have Sean say this about me??<br><br><br><br><br>[color:red]Don't make me open this on you!</font color=red><br>
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