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[UPDATE 2] Just a friendly reminder that this still exists, we have 41 users currently in the chat, though not all online at once.
[UPDATE] We have the first batch of chat moderators set up: blaze6106, Chris Mrkvicka, GoldvsSilver, and Mojomonkey12. For future decisions about the chat, it will be majority vote of the five of us. Remember, if you want to join just get me your Skype name somehow, the room has roughly 20 people so far.
Now, I'm gonna keep this blog fairly short, what I'm wanting to ask the community is basically, would you all be interested in a Skype chatroom for Game Informer Online? As of right now, the only way we communicate as a whole is in comments, and this would attempt to give us an outlet to foster more rapid-fire communication. This would in no way be sponsored by the site. It would be headed by me, and I would choose group moderators originally from the interested most-respected members of the site, such as if Blaze, Saint, Mray, Born4This, or Mojo were willing, followed by anyone who has proven themselves to be reliable in the actual chat after it's up and running (meaning; I won't play favorites). After I pick the original batch, new moderators will be voted on democratically among the mods.
As far as the rules go:
1) Keep it clean.
There are many members of the site who are under 18. For the sake of them, keep vulgarity, adult language, and profanity out of the chatroom.
2) No spamming.
This is going to be a rapid-fire chatroom if enough people join, so we ought to keep it to actual meaningful words, lest the chat get drowned.
3) No trolling/flame-baiting/drama.
This is a place where people would want to hang out, not a place to have to deal with annoying arguments. Please keep this away.
As a further point, I have no idea how many people can fit into a single Skype chatroom, so I'll remove offline users when someone is online and wants to join i if we hit the limit. You merely have to message one of the moderators when you log on to rejoin the chat. (Note: this will only be necessary IF we hit the overflow point, which I doubt.
This chat is not about personal gain, it's about bringing us together. This is not MY chat, it's for the entire community. If you disagree with a policy, feel free to message me. Anyhow, if you're interested, leave your Skype name in a comment below and I'll send a contact request (I'm strangerinusall1). If you're particularly averse to making your Skype name public, send me a conversation with it in it. Thank you for your time, and good night.
(Side note: Skype AND an account are free, you don't need to worry about paying. Also, we will only be doing IMing, not video or voice chat.)