Chat is OK, I guess. I haven't done 'chat' in about a decade.
Really isn't much multi tasking possible with chat, Chat demands too much attention.
In chat you would get to find out how bad a speller I am.
And I'm not a fast typer. Although it's faster with two hands than ..... never mind (anyone see last nights South Park? Oh MY!)
Forums and mail lists allow for thought out posts. Well or otherwise.
Originally Posted by GB
Please note that all the rules that apply to the regular board also apply to chat.
I have many filters between my thoughts and the keyboard.
I noticed in the immediacy of chat those filters are somewhat reduced.
I'm more apt to write what I really think. Among other things.
Also it seems chat and texting has reduced the literacy of those using it.