I think that would probably be a lot of overhead, not to mention that there are quite a few folks who pop on here at odd hours due to their jobs or timezone (since it is a board with a global readership).
If folks wanted to do a chat, they could always jump onto IRC or the like - I think it is still around...
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
This topic has been raised before and I believe we came ot an agreement that the best thing about Javaranch, and the Saloon in particular is that many people do not even need to start a new thread with their questions because so much information is available in a search. This would not be possible if questions were asked and answered in chat.
Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
This would not be possible if questions were asked and answered in chat.
Yes but imagine having an interactive lounge in the ranch. It would be 3 times the fun of MD. However moderating something like that would be a disaster and that is probably why I would not be for it. Its much harder to enforce "Be nice" in that situation.