When @ at someone, it would be good to know when he/she types an answer. Just like in popular IMs like Facebook, Gmail etc.
3What would this be good for?– Ivo FlipseMar 15, 2012 at 12:33
2Recently asked on Meta Stack Exchange Typing indicator in chat– Sathyajith Bhat ModMar 15, 2012 at 12:50
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.
1Dat suspense when you see: "Clippy is typing..."– iglvzxAug 14, 2012 at 21:38
It doesn't work reliably anyway.
4ahahahhahaa. perfect.– Sathyajith Bhat ModMar 15, 2012 at 12:49
@slhck So I would wait days for reply?– Boris_yoMar 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.Mar 15, 2012 at 15:00
6@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.– slhckMar 15, 2012 at 15:08