Do you think that EF should have an instant messaging system in place?

LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
I don't know how you all feel about instant messaging systems but they are quite useful to me. I don't really like how I need to "message/e-mail" or "post on a wall" to people who I want an answer from right away and have a decent conversation.

I want to have it in real-time and instant message them. You know what I'm talking about? You know on facebook how at the bottom of your screen, it says "Number of people online" and you click it.. and it takes you to all your friends so you can simply chat with them easily and one-on-one.

I think it would be really useful to have that here on EF. I know I have a lot of questions and want to talk to a lot of people on this website. I don't want to have to wait for them to get a notification that I messaged them or wrote on their wall, and then wait for my notification to come in. It takes forever.

What do you think? No judgement!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes! I would love EF to have an instant messaging system.
Sinfully , LusciousLollypop , sunkissedJess , Arch600 , Dawn (Lilac Distraction) , Loriandhubby , November , Mwar , bayosgirl , sjclayton2912 , wildorchid , ksparkles16 , Entropy , padmeamidala , Miss Nessa , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Terri69 , dhig , Midway through , Ex-prude , PassionCpl , Lioncub , PropertyOfPotter , mama2007 , BG529 , CaliGirl , MistressDandelion , Scrawberry78
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No! I hate social networking websites.
ghalik , tA , Nazaress , Raigne , Gone (LD29) , Madsinner , Jon S , Ms. N , 12345678 , Voilet , amazon , hhh , KrazyKandy
13
I just use my preferred instant messenger to do that.
ghalik , Kayla , Nazaress , griffonc , BlooJay , GONE! , Elnoa , humblepie , Ice1 , Antipova , Miss Nessa , Woman China , 12345678 , mariamaria123 , Kissy , Feisty , Voilet , amazon
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Other - Please Explain!
deltalima , tA , Gunsmoke , Chirple , Badass , DreamWolf , Master DarkWolf , True Pleasures , Gracie , gorgeous , ViVix , KrissyNovacaine
12
Total votes: 71 (64 voters)
Poll is closed
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Sinfully Sinfully
I think it would be neat if Eden had an IM.
04/12/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
Quote:
Originally posted by Sinfully
I think it would be neat if Eden had an IM.
I'm glad you think so! Me too.
04/12/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I guess the messaging system serves me well enough.
04/12/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I think this would be a great idea !!
04/12/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I don't know how you all feel about instant messaging systems but they are quite useful to me. I don't really like how I need to "message/e-mail" or "post on a wall" to people who I want an answer from right away and have ... More
I'd be happy enough with a notification system.
04/12/2012
tA tA
I dislike social networking sites as well as sharing my messengers with people in general; having a built-in IM system would only make me avoid EF because I don't like talking to people except on the forums for the most part. ):
04/12/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm indifferent - it may be a good idea for some, personally I would not use it.
04/12/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
Quote:
Originally posted by tA
I dislike social networking sites as well as sharing my messengers with people in general; having a built-in IM system would only make me avoid EF because I don't like talking to people except on the forums for the most part. ):
And that is totally fine. Not everyone likes instant messengers.
04/12/2012
Chirple Chirple
Perhaps if set up like Facebook so it's only your "Friends" that show up - otherwise, I can see it getting really bogged down and overtaxed with everyone on here.

The thing about forums is that it lets you think or take a break or be eating a sandwich and not look like a jerk for not responding quick enough.

I know that you can list multiple IM-clients, though, on your profile - thus giving people an option. Since it's free, people could easily make an EF-only one.
04/12/2012
Badass Badass
It would be awesome for the mentor program. You could sit there and chat with your mentor/student while they look over your review or you look over theirs.
04/12/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I am not sure...
04/12/2012
griffonc griffonc
Maybe don't know if I would use it very much though.
04/12/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
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Originally posted by Badass
It would be awesome for the mentor program. You could sit there and chat with your mentor/student while they look over your review or you look over theirs.
I agree with that totally. Mentoring can be difficult without instant messaging. I add my students on skype so we can discuss the reviews or if they have any questions they need answers right then and there. It is pretty convenient.

@Chirple, You do make a good point. There should be a "contact list" with people you just want to talk to, not everyone. Very nice suggestion! xoxo
04/12/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I am indifferent...
04/12/2012
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
It would totally help out the Mentor program a whole bunch!
04/12/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I'm neutral on the subject.
04/12/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
I realize that EF does not want to become like those other big social networks. but a instant messaging system would be so helpful in areas like the mentor porgram and communicating on the reviews.

I love the idea.
04/12/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
The mentoring program would definitely benefit from an IM system. You guys are great. xoxo
04/12/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I think it would be good for some people, I rarely use the IM system that I have though.
04/13/2012
Mwar Mwar
I would be cool, but not needed.
04/13/2012
sjclayton2912 sjclayton2912
For sure, it would be awesome... I don't think it's a necessity though
04/13/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
It would be awesome for the mentor program. You could sit there and chat with your mentor/student while they look over your review or you look over theirs.
This precisely.
04/13/2012
GONE! GONE!
Well, I could see the use for the mentor program but I wouldn't want random people IMing me.
04/13/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
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Originally posted by GONE!
Well, I could see the use for the mentor program but I wouldn't want random people IMing me.
No, just your friends.
04/13/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I think that would be cool!
04/13/2012
Entropy Entropy
Cool idea. I'm not sure how plausible it is, but cool idea.
04/13/2012
Gracie Gracie
I'm not that tech savy, so I'm not sure how complicated that would be for EF. I can see it would be convienient at times, but what we have now does work. I guess I feel indifferent. I'm for it if it happens, but okay if it doesn't. It is certainly worth exploring.
04/13/2012
Antipova Antipova
I just list my Skype address.

I would definitely opt out if there was an im system---with Skype, I can list myself as away if I'm working on something, but if I am working on something and also have an EF tab open, and then somebody ims me, I look like a jerk for not responding immediately.
04/13/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
Perhaps if set up like Facebook so it's only your "Friends" that show up - otherwise, I can see it getting really bogged down and overtaxed with everyone on here.

The thing about forums is that it lets you think or take a break ... More
Yes
04/13/2012
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