sorry for late replay.
If you want a chat, install a chat instead of a bulletin board. chats are for instant chat back and forth, usually about nothing important.
sorry that is rubbish!
Why does many Company use Facebook? Simple Answer that Customer could ask an Question and get instant Replay. When I have a special question like what kind of Train operate tomorrow between X and Y the give me an answer in <2h. When I send an Mail how long did it take if the replay? Yes Days or longer.
So why not the same for an Forum? Ok ok I am not an Company but I try to help Peoples.
If you want a chat on your board, install one. there is the mchat extension that works just fine and many many people use it with no problems.
Sure I will try it.
you will surely get quick replies using chat application , but thats also true it might reduce thread conversation if users get addicted to chat usage.
what is better and "clean" discussion or people who "spam" in the Board like: "hey does the Bus X realy go to Y ?".
Sure when you place Adds on your Board you want many Treads you could get.
Only if there is somebody who knows the answer on line at the same time as you are on line otherwise you may never get an answer - whereas posting a question will eventually be seen by somebody who will be able to answer.
sure thats true. In the German phpbb Chat Group normaly in the evening some geeks are online who know the answer for simple questions. It save a lot of time and the best the could give an instant replay.