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#959461 - Sat Jan 05 2013 06:48 PM Google Hangout
Temptresstoo Offline
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I'm curious if it would be permissible and/or welcomed of the mods and FT members to set-up a Google Hangout (a general one, at least) for FunTrivia. Groups could opt to have their own Google Hangouts concealed within their team message boards if they choose.

It's a free service offered by Google allowing you groups of voice/video chat. I recently participated in one that included members from all over the US (and a token Australian). It was very entertaining.

Some of us have played for years and it would be really interesting to put faces/voices to usernames.

Obviously, participation would be optional.

Thoughts?
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#959514 - Sun Jan 06 2013 11:57 AM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
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Is this Google Hangout a sort of private chat group? There is of course no point in setting up a group that would be open for non-members.
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#959533 - Sun Jan 06 2013 02:13 PM Re: Google Hangout [Re: JanIQ]
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One of the benefits of this site is anonymity and privacy. Google Hangouts would defeat that.


Edited by gracious1 (Sun Jan 06 2013 02:14 PM)

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#959534 - Sun Jan 06 2013 02:20 PM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
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One of the benefits of this site is anonymity and privacy.


In a matter of opinion.

Some of our more prolific members around the world hold meet-ups-- we've had some in AUS and Canada. Others speak on Facebook.

Something like this would be far from mandatory.
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#959540 - Sun Jan 06 2013 03:10 PM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
Terry Offline

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Sure, if people want to create a group for fans of the site, go for it. We wouldn't endorse it or support it officially, of course, but if there are some people who'd like to meet up and interact on google, for for it.

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#959541 - Sun Jan 06 2013 03:15 PM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
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gracious, I think the point is that it would be entirely optional.
So you could continue to be anonymous if you chose to be so.
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#959556 - Sun Jan 06 2013 06:18 PM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
Temptresstoo Offline
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Correct, it's based on your Gmail.com username. So if that happens to be something fictional (as it should be), you can stay anonymous.

It would be entirely voluntary. Participate if you want, or don't. smile
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#959562 - Sun Jan 06 2013 06:56 PM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
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I agree with Kyle. I have met many FunTrivia people both in Canada and in Australia and have made some very good friends in the process.
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#959581 - Sun Jan 06 2013 09:05 PM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
Temptresstoo Offline
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Well, here goes. This is a Google community that I created from FunTrivia. From here, those that are interested with a Gmail/Google+ account can join the FunTrivia community. From here, we can schedule and launch a Google hangout video chat.

https://plus.google.com/communities/101742520550609735772

If you want to check it out. Give me your Gmail address and I can add you to the community. You may also be able to add yourself, not entirely sure as I'm new to this. I've only did the Google Hangout thing once, and it was enjoyable. smile

Will try for next Friday night, 1/11 around 10 p.m. FunTrivia time. smile


Edited by Temptresstoo (Sun Jan 06 2013 10:34 PM)
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#960983 - Mon Jan 14 2013 04:50 AM Re: Google Hangout [Re: Temptresstoo]
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