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Old Dec 29 2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Cool New Year's Eve Chat Party!

I don't know that we've managed it every year, but we have a general tradition of having a chat party on New Year's Eve here on MoM.

Now, we don't officially have a chat room anymore as I let our contract lapse since I was having trouble integrating chat after a forum software update, but Hans is welcoming us to use the one that's part of his Pern Museum website.

Drop in anytime in your time zone's evening to chat with other MoMers and celebrate the coming of the new year. And feel free to post a note to this thread when you're heading in to chat, so others know someone is there.


Access the chat room here: http://www.pern.nl/pernchat.html

If it doesn't load, you may need to make sure you have the most current version of Java installed: www.java.com
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Old Dec 29 2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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Cool, sounds good to me. Wondered why we didn't have a chat room anymore?!?!
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Old Dec 29 2010, 10:54 PM   #3
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It went unused for months, so then when I had trouble getting it integrated again and then the contract came up for renewal, I just let it lapse. Maybe I'll add one back in time, we'll see.
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I will try to be there..
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I don't know what I'm going to be doing and sometime chat room and my eyes don't get along but I hope you have a nice chat everyone! Happy New Year!
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Old Dec 31 2010, 11:10 AM   #7
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I'm in at the moment and will be for the next 20 minutes. After that, I'm going to bed. I've sufficiently cleaned up that I can go to bed without stressing too much about cleaning up after everyone. It was a good night, had by all who came to visit. So anyone wishing to pop in, please do so.
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Old Dec 31 2010, 11:43 AM   #8
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I'm in at the moment and will be for the next 20 minutes. After that, I'm going to bed. I've sufficiently cleaned up that I can go to bed without stressing too much about cleaning up after everyone. It was a good night, had by all who came to visit. So anyone wishing to pop in, please do so.
Apparently just missed you by a handful of minutes or so
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Old Dec 31 2010, 02:34 PM   #9
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Edith, Peter and myself are currently in the chat room. I won't be for long now but intend going back in later tonight.
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One out, all out!
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And I popped into nothing.
I see P'ter is on line, I havent got much time but I'll try again
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I've popped back in again. Sran and myself so far.
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I've tried to get there but it wont let me in. I have Java on my computer but it doesn't seem to like me very much right now!! I'll try again later.
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Old Dec 31 2010, 10:11 PM   #14
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I'm heading in and will hang out for a while. Eventually have to go get some groceries (hmm, hope the store is open late tonight as usual...).
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Old Dec 31 2010, 11:17 PM   #15
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I'm sorry too that I missed having a chat with you. I came on this morning about 10 am AEST and stayed until 11 am chatting to KC and Sran (I think it may have been Sokar in disguise but I could be entirely wrong there). I will be on periodically during the course of today, up until 10 pm my time to allow any chats that pop up so if you see me in there, it'd be great talking to you.

BTW is it possible to use that link as our chat-room? Maybe at the start of the week we could arrange a time for the weekend so everyone can catch up example between midday to midnight on an arranged day, allowing for time differences. If you have a smaller set time, people miss out but a 12 hour gap allows for time differences. Suggestion only.
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Old Jan 1 2011, 12:31 AM   #16
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Looks like I missed it by about 24 hours.
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Old Jan 1 2011, 12:54 AM   #17
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going back in again, finally got Fi back to sleep... Just a few minutes to the new year for me!
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Yes Jube, the Pern Chatroom is always there and always available for everybody.

I wasn't at home celebrting the new year and thus not able to come in and chat. Sorry to have missed those who were there. A happy new year to all!
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Old Jan 1 2011, 07:18 AM   #19
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If we reverted to a "first Saturday" date and made it around 21.00 GMT that would be teatime in the states and a reasonable hour on Sunday moring in the antipodes.
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Sorry I was only there for a short while. But in my defence, it WAS 5am. xD
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It was great to see you Sara, even if only for a short while!

I wasn't in long either, as Fiona had a rough night. Had to drag her kicking and screaming into the new year.
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If we reverted to a "first Saturday" date and made it around 21.00 GMT that would be teatime in the states and a reasonable hour on Sunday morning in the antipodes.
Well that's 8am my time AEST Sydney time (5am Perth time) on a Sunday morning is not considered a reasonable hour for anyone. Most "normal" people are usually sleeping in at that time of the morning (or in my case, I've escaped to the market but I was never normal or reasonable on a Sunday morning anyway ) or dealing with kicking and screaming kids or getting breakfast organised or well .... take your pick there. Hence why I said a 12pm-12am (or alternatively 12am-12pm) is a good time for people to drop in. It's a wide enough gap that one can talk to several people at different times of that time period as I discovered yesterday and this is just an example only, at one stage I was talking to KC and Sran then about several hours later, talking to Cheryl, Sara and Multi-facets. Okay I missed out on having a chat to Hans but..unfortunately we missed out, still I found it more enjoyable that way because of my time difference to everyone else. Selecting a particular set time means you could put people at a disadvantage if they want to join in but can't because of the time difference between us all - I realise you can't keep everyone happy but finding a happy medium means you get the majority of MoM'ers not a select few. It is something for all of us to agree upon. P'ter gave one suggestion and I've given another ~ others may agree or disagree with us.
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Yes Jube, the Pern Chatroom is always there and always available for everybody.

I wasn't at home celebrting the new year and thus not able to come in and chat. Sorry to have missed those who were there. A happy new year to all!
I've even drop a note over at NKT if they were looking for chat room too.
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I poked my nose in, but I must have just missed everyone.
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I missed out. Didn't have internet due to our move. I used to pop into chat some months when we had it here, but quit back when I dropped out of MOM due to rl taking all my time.
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