On Sunday, November 30, 2014 we debuted with our first full Sunday chat session since we changed software to a new provider and dumped the company that was dependent on Java® updates and its quirkiness. This was the first major change to the Chat element of our On Track On Line product, more than likely since we signed on as OTOL in mid 2003. So after 11-1/2 years, this change was welcome.
Big thanks to Alan for getting this and the corresponding board changes up and running in the short time frame we've had to put this plan in motion and see it through. Once it was agreed that the project would be a "GO", things happened very quickly.
We welcome your impressions on this new feature. Do you like it or will it take some getting used to? Do you have any questions about what some of the buttons do? One improved ability is being able to post a hyperlink within the text of your chat, and then for the reader the link opens in a new window or tab, instead of kicking out the reader when the window goes to the website you gave them in the chat.
So ongoing discussion, pro or con, can be done here. The chat, while we officially meet for approximately 90 minutes starting at 9:30 ET/8:30 CT/7:30 MT and 6:30 PT, Is open all the time. While it may be hard to understand all the features if you enter alone, two or more can talk anytime and test out the features with each other.
We hope you enjoy the new look and feel of the Sunday chat!!