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    Can you add a real-time chat application so that we can get quick suggestions from users instead of posting responses and waiting for hours before we receive an answer.
    Sometimes all we need to know is a little command for which we may need to wait a long time to get an answer.
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    It won't make anything faster for you at least where replies from me are concerned. The reason you may be waiting for a while is because we are volunteers and people with normal lives, not helpdesk personnel rostered to answer your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    It won't make anything faster for you at least where replies from me are concerned. The reason you may be waiting for a while is because we are volunteers and people with normal lives, not helpdesk personnel rostered to answer your questions.
    I understand that it is a community based effort ,but thought it can be quite helpful feature hence the suggestion
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    If you prefer that type of communication, then consider IRC

    openSUSE:Communication channels - openSUSE

    There are members who can be found on #opensuse for example.

    Never used it myself though - too busy with other life commitments.

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    i had noticed those irc channels few months.
    but irc feels kind of old - school and geeky
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    something similar to facebook chat would be awesome.
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    Start it

    I prefer the web-based forum communication. I can think,research, and edit in my own time before replying. If I really need to speak to someone about a Linux issue, I'm fortunate in having a few Linux-loving collegues at the end of a phone. Other than that Google is my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    i had noticed those irc channels few months.
    but irc feels kind of old - school and geeky
    There are a number of IRC chat channels on freenode that provide technical Linux support, including #suse and also other support channels specific to factory, openSUSE's Gnome, ... etc ...

    An advantage of IRC chat is in addition to X window chat programs (such as xchat) there are various ascii programs that one can run to chat in a text mode if one is trapped in run level 3 for some reason, and needs help. ie. programs such as irssi and weechat.
    Last edited by oldcpu; 04-Mar-2011 at 08:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Can you add a real-time chat application so that we can get quick suggestions from users instead of posting responses and waiting for hours before we receive an answer.
    Sometimes all we need to know is a little command for which we may need to wait a long time to get an answer.
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