We offer an open chat every Tuesday night (9:00 EST) during which we usually have a few agreed upon topics, followed by a general Q&A session, or any topic that might come up within the group. Moderators present tend to be myself, RC Lewis and MarcyKate. If you have any questions or want to suggest a topic, please reply to this thread. Be sure to check the guidelines posted below if you're a first time chatter, or a regular who breaks the rules a lot
Possible Topics for 11/19 Chat:
Looking for topics!
Some Chat Guidelines:
1) Either myself (BBC), RC Lewis or MarcyKate will usually be serving as Chat Moderator. What that means: We will be typing with a green background behind our comments. Occasionally the moderator may use ALL CAPS to distinguish themselves on the screen, not b/c they are angry or b/c they are yelling at you. The CM's job is to keep the conversation on course, and we do our best.
2) If you have a funny sidebar / witty comment you want to throw in that doesn't necessarily further the conversation, try hard not to. This is so very difficult for me, too. I totally understand the bite my cheek, want to share with the world how gosh darn funny I am. But during moderated chat isn't the best time - we do have a general open air time 15 minutes before official chat time, and also anybody can hang out and talk as long as they want, on whatever topic they want once official chat time is done.
3) Once the Green Mod background goes on, stop greeting each other as we come in the door. I know we all truly are glad to see each other, but if 4 people all greet one person that just walked in we end up with four lines of "Hey there BBC" and four lines of BBC saying, "Hey back at you RC" and then "Hey to you, litgal" and that's 8 lines of text that has just pushed the topic off the board and we all have to scroll up and get carpal tunnel. Feel free to greet each other, inquire after general health, and compliment me on how trim I'm looking, either before of after Green Mod Time.
4) Feel free to post, feel free to lurk. You don't have to be recognized by the Mod to ask a question, but do make sure that the topic up for discussion is moved on before jumping in with something new.