Hey guys, Hosted Comments guy here. My latest project is a chatroom! To start with, there’s a single chatroom to discuss anything related to technology and entrepreneurship, so feel free to join.
Link here : Bored Hackers
My focus is currently to get users to join the chat and build a community. If you’re interested in the big picture, it’s an experiment at building the community site that I wish existed : like reddit, but chatrooms insteads of forums. Some of the features/goals : public chatroom based communites, pseudonymous users, transparent moderation logs, an open source code base and a site that is welcoming to non-technical users. Support for user created chat rooms will be added shortly.
If existing forums, including this one, are any indication, getting a community site off the ground is going to be hard. If you have any thoughts on how I can accelerate the process, would love to hear them.
My current plan to grow the site:
send personal invite emails/messages to users on forums that I hang out on
link in the footer of my tech blog (few hundred visitors per day)
release an open source version of Hosted Comments which I expect will gain traction and use my chatroom as the community for all discussions
I plan to build a forum alongside the chat, so for each topic there will be a chatroom and forum
try and get crypto and programming communities to host parallel communities using my site (this is going to be especially hard)
Would love to hear your thoughts on my project and hope to see you on Bored Hackers.
On a side note, I’m struggling to decide on an accurate but catchy tagline for the site. “The chatroom of the internet” ? “Public chatroom for hackers” ? Something else?
Note : you can view the chat history by scrolling to the top of the chat window and clicking “Load previous messages”