When @ at someone, it would be good to know when he/she types an answer. Just like in popular IMs like Facebook, Gmail etc.


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I disagree, basically because we aren't an IM client - we're a chat room. I think all that would do is just add more data for the servers to transmit, and doesn't really benefit us as a whole in the end.

Also it's slightly creepy I find.. Much easier to just wait for that sound you hear when someone @'s you back.

It's also a bit ineffective when you have 20+ people in the room.

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    Dat suspense when you see: "Clippy is typing..."
    – iglvzx
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 21:38

It doesn't work reliably anyway.

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    ahahahhahaa. perfect.
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 12:49
  • @slhck So I would wait days for reply?
    – Boris_yo
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 13:35
  • I agree with Simon Sheehan but this example may just be due to a bad algorithm for detecting whether someone is writing.
    – N.N.
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 15:00
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    @N.N. Either that, or people are really stopping to type frequently. Which, frankly, happens to me way too often. It really makes me nervous.
    – slhck
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 15:08

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