Does anyone here go into the Real Jock chat rooms?

  • silverfox

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    Mar 11, 2009 5:16 AM GMT
    It is a whole other set of people in the chat rooms vs. the Forums. I don't even recognize one screen name. It is so interesting that some peeps choose to hang in there while others hang here....

    To me the chat room seems like such a waste of time....

    What do you think?
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    Mar 11, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    Well, at my advancing age, I'm not witty enough to follow the chatroom.icon_redface.gif Besides I'm not verified so can't fully participate.

    I just got my first cellphone a month ago..baby steps please. I prefer to flip flop along through the forums instead.
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    Mar 11, 2009 5:39 AM GMT
    i went once...its like this evil parallel universe...like a bizzaro RJ world where people talk dirty, have meaningless pointless conversations and want to hook up. I decided it wasn't for me.
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    Mar 11, 2009 6:52 AM GMT
    I went in a few times thinking that some of the regular forum posters would be there. Of the handful of times I did not see one. Did see some funny webcaming though.
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    Mar 11, 2009 6:53 AM GMT

    I completely forgot that there is a chat room in RJ, although the link was always there next to the mailbox..

    I remember in my first days here I went to the chat few times.. then regret it, it's pointless and boring ..
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    Mar 11, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    Chat rooms are like online games except without the graphics. It's still a game but boring as hell. I"d rather be doing something than sitting waiting for responses. Not to say I'm not patient. I'm a very patient person. I just don't like to wait. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 11, 2009 11:36 AM GMT
    RJ has chat rooms? I can't even get the IMs to work... icon_sad.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 11, 2009 11:50 AM GMT
    nysexy saidi went once...its like this evil parallel universe...like a bizzaro RJ world where people talk dirty, have meaningless pointless conversations and want to hook up. I decided it wasn't for me.



    I agree with NYSEXY. I went once and it was like it wasn't even RJ. It was all kind of odd and didn't recognize anyone. I haven't gone back.
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    Mar 11, 2009 12:00 PM GMT
    OK, tried the chat button, even got my webcam & audio to work. Except nobody there I recognized, and nobody was even chatting, much less using their webcams.
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    Mar 11, 2009 12:17 PM GMT
    I pop into the chat room once or twice a day. It can be HUGE fun. There are the occasional "manhunt" type member, but there are not many. there is a different set of people who are there, kinda true, but they post here as well if you know who you are looking for. most people cam face only and no below the waist nudity is allowed in public (which si a huge relief as cock cam is very boring).

  • silverfox

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    Mar 11, 2009 2:41 PM GMT
    I don't know. Maybe the forum dudes should challenge the chat dudes to a softball game. Or maybe we should just all storm the room and take it over one night.. icon_surprised.gif
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:11 PM GMT
    jprichva saidOn the very rare occasions I've gone in there, I found no one talking. Instead, they are all camming each other.

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    that´s just cos you have no cute guys showing you their hot bods...

    though I´m not a big cammer AT ALL.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    I never have gone to the Chat Room - - - - after reading Zdrew's take a long while back.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:15 PM GMT
    OK, now the RJ chat room is working, and so is my cam, amazingly, and it's not bad, having some fun, meeting some new guys... icon_biggrin.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 11, 2009 3:25 PM GMT
    Why would anyone limit themselves? As to the chatroom - it's like anything else - you get back what you put into it. If you're a wallflower and you're there to stalk, you're not going to get much from it. If you participate, there's plenty to learn and new friends to make.

    It does change complexion from the day to the night. During the day, the chat is more about current events, news, etc. And just catching up with friends. During the late evening, it apparently becomes more risque, but nothing on the order of a pick-up site.

    This 'us' versus 'them' mentality serves no purpose. If you've been in there once and made some blanket snap judgement, you haven't given it a chance. Open your minds, people!

    And, in there, a conversation doesn't take two months to get interesting and there is a LOT less flaming of other members.

    If you go in the chatroom, jump in and say 'hi'. It's not as mean-spirited as the forums and odds are that plenty of other folks will say 'hi' back.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:28 PM GMT
    nysexy saidi went once...its like this evil parallel universe...like a bizzaro RJ world where people talk dirty, have meaningless pointless conversations and want to hook up. I decided it wasn't for me.


    I'm not convinced you're talking about the RJ chat room... at all.

    I get on during the day in my down time at work. It's a lot of fun. It's usually the same bunch of RJers, and they're really great guys. I have chatted and continue to chat with a lot of really interesting, educated people in the RJ chat room.

    Also, no one talks about "hooking up" - this is simply not true of the chat room on this site. In fact, most of the people in the chat room live in different states/countries, so hooking up is not really feasible. With 20 people in the room on average, what do you honestly think the odds are of finding someone in your same city??

    Occasionally some loser will enter the room and spew comments like "EMAIL ME AT XXXBOY@HOTMAIL.COM IF YOU WANNA CAM," but that is rare and happens in every chat room. And if you use the block feature that RJ has so conveniently supplied us with, you won't have a problem.

    We talk about lots of things... music, culture, art, politics, but we are also gay men, and we talk about issues that relate to gay men, including sex. If you haven't really given it a chance, then it's hard to judge. Even red_vespa, who is an avid forum poster, as recently said that he's enjoying the chat room. So, check it out if you have a chance. You might be pleasantly surprised. icon_smile.gif
  • stevendust

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    Mar 11, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    nysexy saidi went once...its like this evil parallel universe...like a bizzaro RJ world where people talk dirty, have meaningless pointless conversations and want to hook up. I decided it wasn't for me.
    I'm not sure who you chose to have your conversations with, but I can assure you that they weren't with the right people in that case. Yes, the chat will have some weirdos in it, moreso during its downtimes, but I have never shown or seen nudity in there, never talked about hooking up. In fact, the only person I have ever hooked up with on RJ was a forum poster solely.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    nope, don't even know how to find 'em
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 11, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
    After the one experience, if I want a chat room, gay.com is available.
    I like the forum format here.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    I enjoy both, but it entirely depends on who is logged on. There's a loosely-fluctuating group of folks who are on regularly, who can hold a conversation (often free-ranging and random, yet often hilarious), and who I've come to know over the year or two that I've been actively using the site.

    There's the occasional cam-whore, but they are usually mocked out of existence.

    And of course the forums are great: deep, wide-ranging conversations, where people often open themselves up and offer good insights or snarky comments.

    (To be fair, there's a bunch of filler in both venues: "Could you the guy on top of you" comes to mind...)

    It's all good fun. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    I have found both the chat room and IM on RJ to be slow and boring. I prefer to occasionally amuse myself on the forums.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    jprichva saidOn the very rare occasions I've gone in there, I found no one talking. Instead, they are all camming each other.

    ZzzzZZZZzzzZZZzzzzzzzz



    that´s just cos you have no cute guys showing you their hot bods...

    though I´m not a big cammer AT ALL.


    No, you prefer to be a voyeur.

    Creepy troll that you are


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    Mar 11, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    I've popped in there a few times, although for the most part I've been the "wallflower", as PSCalif said. Sometimes the conversations are so scattered that it's a little intimidating (and a bit hard to get involved).

    Still, the few times that I've been in there for more than 5 minutes have been fun.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
    stevendust said
    nysexy saidi went once...its like this evil parallel universe...like a bizzaro RJ world where people talk dirty, have meaningless pointless conversations and want to hook up. I decided it wasn't for me.
    I'm not sure who you chose to have your conversations with, but I can assure you that they weren't with the right people in that case. Yes, the chat will have some weirdos in it, moreso during its downtimes, but I have never shown or seen nudity in there, never talked about hooking up. In fact, the only person I have ever hooked up with on RJ was a forum poster solely.


    Bahahahahaha

    Back on topic: I find it unfeasible for people here who are rarely on chat to judge it.

    Chat is a lot of fun - you get to be mean to people you like (platonicly) icon_biggrin.gif.
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    Mar 11, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
    Caslon9000 saidI have found both the chat room and IM on RJ to be slow and boring. I prefer to occasionally amuse myself on the forums.



    How can the chat be slow? It's pretty much live entertainment, while the forums are type, and wait and see kind of thing