I have given this some thought and I will have to restrict the
times that the chat room is open. I am unable to run both the chat
room and my personal ICQ account at the same time. This means
that during my working hours, I appear to be offline to co-workers
and associates if I am running the chat room. Therefore I will
only run the chat room between 5pm and 8am PST on weekdays and 24
hours on the weekends. If others are want to run the chat room
when it is offline, they can email me for the password and
instructions on how to do it.
Also ICQ is just one of many solutions. We could run an IRC chat
server on my box as a private chat network, set up an IRC channel
on an existing network, or set a web page with a java chat system.
Each of these solutions has its good and bad points. What would
the collective Orchid list like to do? I am very willing to set
up what ever it is you want to do. I am not much of a jeweler,
but I am a very good computer programmer and I hope that this can
be my way of contributing to the list.
Let the debates begin.
Pullman WA, USA