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Old 10-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Many people come to this site looking for help with their computers and other devices. From my troubleshooting experience it can be a great aid to have IM to help nip those problems in the bud, strike while the iron is hot so to speak.

So I regard IM as a big help in communications. What do you think? Has this been discussed before?
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Eats bandwidth like it's going out of style. Has major security issues that can lead to forums being hacked and destroyed.
And the big one.
Answers rendered in a private chat do not help others with a similar problem and in general defeats the purpose of having a help forum to start with.
As for having talked about before, it comes up and gets killed pretty quick.
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Answers rendered in a private chat do not help others with a similar problem and in general defeats the purpose of having a help forum to start with.
This ^. It is very hard to link threads to chats to say well x helped this person in chat so why do you try it? I don't have an issue with it for socializing but I don't see it being of any benefit for trouble shooting.
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