Videophone dilemma solved August 1, 2010 5:11 AM   Subscribe

Mefi seems to have no TinyChat. So I opened a TinyChat room.

Or is that kind of thing looked down on? If mods want to claim it or get moderation, PM me. Or I could just take it down.
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter-Related at 5:11 AM (103 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

Password: theblue
posted by mccarty.tim at 5:13 AM on August 1, 2010


Excellent
posted by atrazine at 6:07 AM on August 1, 2010


Videophone? Does this mean that I have to start wearing pants while on the internets?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 6:29 AM on August 1, 2010


Pants optional!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 6:33 AM on August 1, 2010


greeat, now we just need to find some 14 year old members with self esteem issues
posted by doublehappy at 6:34 AM on August 1, 2010


Video optional, yay!
posted by donnagirl at 6:42 AM on August 1, 2010


ABOUT THE SHOW

MetaFilter
Views: 104Followers: 0Comments: 0
TinyChat room for MeFites



Location: --Gender: Male
Next Broadcast: -- Last Active: 37 minutes ago
posted by doublehappy at 6:55 AM on August 1, 2010


Gender: Male

omg total boyzone. Except not. :P
posted by Wuggie Norple at 7:06 AM on August 1, 2010


is that kind of thing looked down on? If mods want to claim it or get moderation, PM me.

Nah that's fine. I'd never really used tinychat before. Neat.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:11 AM on August 1, 2010


It's like Chatroulette but with more cocks.
posted by grouse at 7:16 AM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is.... awesome.

Meatbomb is.
posted by Night_owl at 7:36 AM on August 1, 2010


I got to watch Meatbomb eat spam, and catpiehurts welded a kidney!
posted by donnagirl at 7:43 AM on August 1, 2010


I saw spam.
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:44 AM on August 1, 2010


I ate spam while NOT WEARING PANTS!!!!
posted by Meatbomb at 7:50 AM on August 1, 2010


fun chatting with all you lovely spammy people.
posted by fake at 8:04 AM on August 1, 2010


There was no option for None or Other, so I choose "Female."
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:23 AM on August 1, 2010


Ladies and gents, that really was something. [iateabee]
posted by hot soup girl at 8:33 AM on August 1, 2010


Ok, so if we manage to get our tiny chat in the scanner, does the Metafilter universe contract to a meme?
posted by effluvia at 9:02 AM on August 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


That was fulfilling and life affirming.
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:06 AM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


If mods want to claim it or get moderation, PM me.

Oh heck no. If people want to get their TinyChat on I think that is awesome but I definitely don't want it to be something I have to worry about in any kind of official or even officially unofficial capacity. Totally nice of you to ask, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:28 AM on August 1, 2010


OH MY GOD AIIIGH SOCIAL STUFF (hides)
posted by The otter lady at 10:52 AM on August 1, 2010


I'll be your TIIIIIINY CHATTTER CHATTER FOR MONEY DO WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO.

So it's like IRC but with Cameras! This could be fun
posted by The Whelk at 11:17 AM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


aaarrrrrrrrr, it crashed, just as I managed to see two video-screens of guys in front of their computers.
serves me right for trying this when I already have twentybillion windows open
posted by dabitch at 11:44 AM on August 1, 2010


my morning was made to see catpiehurts and meatbomb, even if I did accidently think meatbomb's living room was his garage. :O
posted by Wuggie Norple at 11:47 AM on August 1, 2010


Tried to comment. Wants an email address. Screw that.
posted by scottymac at 12:25 PM on August 1, 2010


It didn't ask me for an email address, scottymac. There are 4 ways to log in: myspace, twitter, facebook and "type whatever you want your name to be". Choose the 4th option.
posted by donnagirl at 12:33 PM on August 1, 2010


scottymac: "Tried to comment. Wants an email address. Screw that."

That's weird. It should only ask for a nickname if you don't want to use the twitter/facebook/myspace login.
posted by Memo at 12:34 PM on August 1, 2010


I did use the nickname option, was told email was a required field.
posted by scottymac at 12:43 PM on August 1, 2010


scottymac: "I did use the nickname option, was told email was a required field."

Aah, yes, you need an email address for leaving a comment. For some reason I thought you meant chatting (which doesn't require one).
posted by Memo at 1:01 PM on August 1, 2010


Oh weird. What's that comment field even for? Wouldn't you just chat your comment in the window? Are the comments like tinychat MeTa?
posted by donnagirl at 2:07 PM on August 1, 2010


Tiny MeTa

this sucks. No it doesn't. Why does it suck? how can we make it not suck? Metafilter: this sucks! Everything was better before! Look at this cat!
posted by The Whelk at 2:08 PM on August 1, 2010


This rocks.
posted by Stewriffic at 2:30 PM on August 1, 2010


I don't know why there's a comment field, but yes you can chat freely without commenting. You can also see babbies, learn about deer eating gardens and the lighting in other people's rooms!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 3:24 PM on August 1, 2010


Wicked cool!
posted by ChuraChura at 3:34 PM on August 1, 2010


I showed everyone my pickle.
posted by seanmpuckett at 3:40 PM on August 1, 2010


Wow my ears started turning red so I said OKBAI and fled. Plus I think I saw a tater.
posted by not_on_display at 4:52 PM on August 1, 2010


I showed everyone my cock.
posted by fiercecupcake at 5:26 PM on August 1, 2010


Were there really taters? I'll gladly give moderation privilages to anyone who memails me with their TinyChat account.
posted by mccarty.tim at 5:37 PM on August 1, 2010


Taters? All I saw was a bald dude playing a concertina.

That was the only time that sentence has ever been uttered, I would think.
posted by 8dot3 at 5:59 PM on August 1, 2010


Well, Mr. F did bring home that Starro the Conqueror mask from Comic-Con...
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 7:32 PM on August 1, 2010


So - nobody is there.

Is this like the end of Les Miserables when Cosette and Marius slowly remove one piece of furniture at a time from Jean Valjean's room until there's nothing there, and he has to leave?

Or is there some kind of secret tinychat schedule that I'm not privy to?
posted by tzikeh at 9:04 PM on August 1, 2010


Still nobody there. Except me.
posted by kylej at 9:08 PM on August 1, 2010


Mad Men is on.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:19 PM on August 1, 2010


I'm having a great time in there on my own, it's like multiplayer Notepad and I'm waiting to connect to a game.
posted by turgid dahlia at 12:32 AM on August 2, 2010


I hopped in at several points throughout the night, encountering at most one other non-talkative person each time.
posted by Phire at 2:26 AM on August 2, 2010


Cool story.
posted by doublehappy at 2:42 AM on August 2, 2010


I am there and I posted a picture of taters which I took in a gay bar. The advert for "tater salad" was just above the picture of a naked man, who would be dancing that night. I think we're super close to solving this mystery, Scoob.
posted by greekphilosophy at 11:51 AM on August 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is pretty awesome. :)
posted by zarq at 2:58 PM on August 2, 2010


Kinda fun, akshully.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:21 PM on August 2, 2010


To those in the room today, I apologize for the tiny personal drama. And the puppets.

Working from home can get weird.
posted by digitalprimate at 3:38 PM on August 2, 2010


Completely full of awesome!!
posted by Mamapotomus at 3:47 PM on August 2, 2010


checking it out after running ALL GOD DAMNED DAY
posted by The Whelk at 3:48 PM on August 2, 2010


That was...kinda weird.
posted by Sublimity at 6:57 PM on August 2, 2010


It's fun and people promise to get drunk and take off clothes!
posted by keli at 9:19 PM on August 2, 2010


So when's the next tinychat meetup??
posted by Wuggie Norple at 3:35 AM on August 3, 2010


This very moment.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:48 AM on August 3, 2010


Can someone make sure this is linked on the Wiki someplace?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:12 AM on August 3, 2010


I created a VideoChat page and I'm now linking it under "Special Features". please don't stab me in the face if I'm doing it wrong!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:39 AM on August 3, 2010


Ha, this is fun! I see Cortex's cats. And Griphus' medieval weaponry.
posted by functionequalsform at 9:45 AM on August 3, 2010


It's super bad for your productivity when there are actually people in the chat and chatting. You stay glued to the screen.
posted by Phire at 10:32 AM on August 3, 2010


I like showing up, doing something very random on the webcam, and then beating a hasty retreat.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:19 PM on August 3, 2010


People are watching me pay my bills! Wooooooo
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:42 PM on August 3, 2010


That was scary.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:55 PM on August 3, 2010


That was scary. It looked like a train loaded with facial hair derailed.
posted by dirty lies at 3:55 PM on August 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


...how did I get banned?
posted by griphus at 3:58 PM on August 3, 2010


Remember that photo we took? I have added it to the wiki with usernames professionally elided.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:08 PM on August 3, 2010


Neat, it works with my webcam.
posted by mrbill at 4:10 PM on August 3, 2010


I'm on the wiki! This is so exciting!
posted by kylej at 4:43 PM on August 3, 2010


And now I'm unbanned!
posted by griphus at 5:10 PM on August 3, 2010


It was just a timeout for having too awesome of a stache.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:12 PM on August 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would assume it was the nipples before I'd assume it was the 'stache. I always assume thusly.
posted by greekphilosophy at 5:22 PM on August 3, 2010


Remember that photo we took? I have added it to the wiki with usernames professionally elided.


That's me too! I took a snap too. I'll put it on my Flickrs in a bit. Shoulder-tattooed gals represent!
posted by functionequalsform at 5:43 PM on August 3, 2010


oh god oh god I signed into this after reading functionequalsform's tweet about it. Some friendly person cried, "zoomorphic!" happily, and whatever tiny kernel of social anxiety I have just SWALLOWED ME WHOLE and I screamed and shut the computer.

I guess I just wasn't prepared for the "video" or "chat" part of that endeavor.

I'm banned for life, aren't I?
posted by zoomorphic at 6:30 PM on August 3, 2010


I was in the library which was perfect for watching but not listening. You don't have to video. You don't have to chat. Sheesh when I show up people are like "Cheese it -- the cops"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:41 PM on August 3, 2010


As soon as I get on camera, I feel the urge to freeze, run or spaz out. This is fun. It's a little like telepathy without the brain part.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 6:52 PM on August 3, 2010


That was scary. I actually did open my camera for a second but I hid from it.
posted by The otter lady at 7:40 PM on August 3, 2010


I'm on the Wiki now! Forever enshrined in the hallowed chronicles of MeFi. Until it gets deleted or something.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:44 PM on August 3, 2010


I seen a baby walk for the first time tonight, beat THAT the rest of the internets!
posted by padraigin at 9:33 PM on August 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


This thing is great so far: ColdChef and dusty's baby antics, Cortex's drum solo, Functionequalsform and I had a staring contest. I love Tinycam!

Also: If it was the nipples, you can ban me away, fascists. I refuse to put on a shirt unless you people are actually physically in my house.
posted by griphus at 6:11 AM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Stop making me want to get a webcam people, this isn't 1998.
posted by The Whelk at 6:15 AM on August 4, 2010


Right. If it were 1998 you'd HAVE a webcam.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:48 AM on August 4, 2010


There is a shirtless Meatbomb with no waiting right now.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:34 AM on August 4, 2010


Meatbomb: No Waiting.
posted by The Whelk at 8:36 AM on August 4, 2010


"Shirtless Meatbomb" sounds like something preceded with a siren at a male strip club.
posted by griphus at 8:37 AM on August 4, 2010


He was, really!
posted by Burhanistan at 8:39 AM on August 4, 2010


Liar.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:43 AM on August 4, 2010


Let it always be A Shirtless Meatbomb in your heart.
posted by The Whelk at 8:43 AM on August 4, 2010


Here's my screengrab, with usernames also expertly 'shopped out:

STARING CONTEST
posted by functionequalsform at 10:14 AM on August 4, 2010


Yeah but I know what half those people look like any-w

ah.

I see.

This is an intervention.
posted by The Whelk at 10:21 AM on August 4, 2010


It was all fun and games until anonymous showed up. S/he's got issues.
posted by griphus at 12:41 PM on August 4, 2010


Here's what you all missed last night since I don't have a working mic:

"hi daddy. hi daddy. what you doing daddy? working? working on com-puter? oooh. people. look! people. yucky. feel yucky. sick. look! people moving!"

"sweetheart, can you say hi to the people?"

*silence*
posted by zarq at 12:51 PM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


If someone could tell me how to get my mic to work more than 50% of the time, I'd greatly appreciate it.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:23 AM on August 7, 2010


I have found that my mic must be connected to the computer before I load tinychat. Otherwise it wont recognize it. Don't know if that will help solve your problem!
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:15 PM on August 7, 2010


It's a MacBook that allegedly has its own mic. Allegedly. It does at least 50% of the time. Sort of.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:23 PM on August 7, 2010


Oh my. Alleged indeed.
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:36 PM on August 7, 2010


Yeah, my brief chat interlude this afternoon it was like Schrödinger's Mic. Could you hear me? Could you not hear me? SCIENCE HAS NO WAY TO KNOW.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:42 PM on August 7, 2010


Note to the couple of mefites who upon entering the chat felt free to send me direct messages about wanting to fuck me and see me naked: seriously knock that shit off. As the two of you who have done it so far have learned, I do tell the rest of the room what you've just said. If this happens to anyone else, I encourage them to do the same thing!
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:53 AM on August 8, 2010 [7 favorites]


Wow, mandyman, that's seriously fucked up.
posted by Stewriffic at 1:23 PM on August 8, 2010


Speaking of which, if anyone else has a similar problem, please tell a room mod immediately. You'll know us by the little star next to our icons. We have the ability to ban by IP address, and won't hesitate to do so.
posted by zarq at 4:24 PM on August 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oh wow, I'm on the wiki too. Although the baby didn't make it... for once, I'm not being upstaged!
posted by coriolisdave at 11:42 PM on August 9, 2010


balonius intervention RIGHT NOW
posted by Meatbomb at 12:22 AM on August 12, 2010


iohf
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:44 AM on August 12, 2010


This is bizarrely fun.
posted by Mitheral at 10:09 PM on August 19, 2010


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