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Assuming you had a working webcam would you still post if the forum became a live video forum (no audio).
Personally I would have to think twice on occasions.
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So, how would it work.... would you have to write out your posts on a sheet of A4 and hold them up to the camera  ?  Roll eyes
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Re: Vidoe Forum

I'm not sure how that would work?
If there's no audio, what's the point of the video?
It wouldn't be any different to a profile picture of yourself would it?
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If it meant having my ugly mug sprawled all over the form, no thanks Crazy

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@Devonian A picture is still...a video is moving. Wink
Your avatar would become a live video link.
Seriously though having a discussion via text only, limits the meaning of the post to the reader's interpretation of the text.
Video would add another dimension to enhance the message and help to reduce misinterpretation and argument.
Adding sound would confuse things with background noise and other posters having a say.
@shutter well you wouldn't have to take a photo of your phone socket wiring, just point the webcam at it.
@Mav I can't say that as my ugly mug is on the left for all to see.
On a personal note it would make moderating somewhat more of a challenge Lips are sealed
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Ahh I understand now.
Well, I would say 95% of my posts.. and real life conversations are tongue in cheek, so it would probably keep me out of hot water Wink
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I wouldn't use it, a few years ago a bunch of idiots filmed me attempting to do push ups and sit ups (which due to disability and lack of fitness I can't do) and posted it on Youtube with VERY offensive comments.
Since then I don't advertise my own Youtube channel ANYWHERE, the video quality on my videos is rubbish anyway because they're recorded on my phone from my Xbox.

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I don't even like using the webcam when chatting with SWMBO when she's with her family and I'm still in UK. Even though she says I'm better looking than Brad Pit Tongue - Yeah, right  Grin

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Some girl at School once told me I looked like Jason Donovan, I wasn't sure whether to be flattered or mortally insulted!  Grin
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If it meant having my ugly mug sprawled all over the form, no thanks Crazy

Likewise.  Tongue
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As long as it was voluntary yeah I would - it's a great idea as long as i can select to opt out  Crazy  Grin
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Re: Vidoe Forum

Start simple with an unrecorded voice chat line only. Incidentally Skype used to run such a service but packed it in when they discovered some extremists were making use of the service.
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Edit: Fixed title Embarrassed

I had a little chuckle when I first saw that (but, of course, was too polite to mention it).
How come Moderators aren't subject to the 1 hour limit on changing posts (including title of first post)?  Roll eyes
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Re: Video Forum

I get a pensioner's concession.
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