If Step Talk had a chat option, do you think you would use it?

Yes, I would use it.
91% (1277 votes)
No, I don't think so.
9% (120 votes)
Total votes: 1397
jojo71's picture

Abso-freakin-lutely! :)

Would love love love it!

Adminpleasedeleteme's picture

I think a chat would be

I think a chat would be great! I think the blogs need to stay too as well! Smiling Many of my posts I post and then come back later in the day to get answers! Great Idea!

~Stepmoms do mom things, not becuase they have to, like biological mothers do, but because they want to, that is the difference~ Laughing out loud

TiredofPayingforBM's picture

that is the best quote, i am

that is the best quote, i am going to use it if thats okay.... Thank you....

Adminpleasedeleteme's picture

No problem! I got it from

No problem! I got it from another site. It was from a letter a stepmom wrote to her SD's BM. The letter was realy touching and the phrase is 100% true!

~Stepmoms do mom things, not becuase they have to, like biological mothers do, but because they want to, that is the difference~ Laughing out loud

painttalk's picture

I will definitely use the

I will definitely use the chat feature if its available to use atlanta house painters

tapabuy's picture

With those inherant pros and

With those inherant pros and cons consumers have make a decision on what is most improtant to them in tablet. Having a bigger screen (which often times features a higher resolution) is best for someone looking to watch HD movies or browse full web pages like they do on a desktop or laptop. Having a smaller screen, as mentioned above, means you'll be able to treat your icoo icou 8 like a smart phone and take it with you everywhere you go since it's relatively small.

Arturton's picture

my sister in law has been

my sister in law has been giving me "cold -shoulder" treatment for several years. i always try to make light conversations with her. but all i get in response is one word answers. so i decided to stop talking to her at all. now the the situation is really awkward because we both are not talking to each other. should i take the step to talk to her again or let the issue drag on.jack@smitth

ReadySetNot's picture

YES

YES, it needs a chat room also

Crizzle's picture

yes yes yes

chatting would be great. Some things need immediate attention.

"They say God doesn't give you more than you can handle. I just wish he didn't have so much confidence in me."

newlymarried's picture

LOL i feel the same way

LOL i feel the same way sometimes. I think i get way more than i can handle sometimes.

RB's picture

Yes.

Yes, I would use the chat option.

Rags's picture

Occasionally but I am not a big chat'er.

But, I guess I could get used to the idea.

Success is rarely final. Failure is rarely fatal. It is character, courage and consistency of effort that count. Vince Lombardi (with some minor Rags modifications) To each according to their performance, screw Karl Marx. (Rags)

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A parent is an example, mentor, confidante, advocate and disciplinarian. Not a buddy. Parenting is not a popularity contest. -Rags

If you can't listen and learn then you will have to feel.-WLR

If you want to be a piece of my life then use your head

stepmomma00's picture

that would rock!

that would rock!

Finallyinlove's picture

Yes please!!!!

I am new to the site and just spent a half hour trying to find the chat room! I came upon the place to vote for it. Yes, it would definitely be nice to be able to join a chat room or talk to someone immediately. for advise or a shoulder.

Snarky's picture

That would be fabulous!!

I would love to see that occur on ST!!

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils ... - Louis Hector Berlioz

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Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils ... - Louis Hector Berlioz

cashcow's picture

Feeling in the way of a family reunion

The mother of my husbands children was his high school sweet heart she has been out of the picture for about eight years, but I still feel in the way. His daughter wants them back together and he says he doesn't go back. But his daughter manipulates every situation to get his attention. Her and her brother had a spat approx 2 weeks ago, he is playing football, but she couldn't try out for volleyball because her foot (the one she walks on normally so long as daddy isn't around) hurts. The kids mother lives in another state but her family lives where we do and all of a sudden or when they feel like it just drop by. I have a problem with this cause they never acknowledge me even though I provide what their sister or daughter should. I get treated as if I don't exsist. My husband is no better because she mingles with them since they go back. Lately I have just been feeling like I am in the way and ready to give up so maybe he and his kids can have their old family back(even though they were broken up years before I came into the picture)
I feel like I would be happier out of this mix I love the boys with all of my heart it is just the manipulative daughter doing things constantly to be the center of attention.

Any thoughts or suggestions

Misunderstood's picture

Definitely!!! Just being

Definitely!!! Just being able to have this outlet has made such a difference. Reading all of your stories has helped so much and getting feedback on my own posts is icing on the top. Thanks to all those stepparents brave enough to be in these relationships.

krisguzman79's picture

i think a chat option would

i think a chat option would be great, some might not use it, and i would use it but not all the time, but it would be nice to have the option.

stepwitch's picture

yippers Stepwitch Thank you

yippers

Stepwitch
Thank you Disney for portraying a positive image on all stepmothers!!!!

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Stepwitch
Thank you Disney for portraying a positive image on all stepmothers!!!!

Admin's picture

peacenquiet, I appreciate

peacenquiet,

I appreciate your opinions, but it takes time. That's not something I have much of. Dawn and I read every suggestion and are taking them all to heart. The problem is that I'm the only technical resource this site has so every improvement has to come one at a time, as I get time.

The request for money to keep the site running is just that, to help keep the site running. The hardware and bandwidth we lease is expensive and gets more expensive the larger the site grows. The revenue we get from donations and ads just doesn't add up. In the end, Dawn and I end up paying out of our own pockets each year to run the site. Which we don't mind doing, obviously. We're just asking for help.

When chat becomes a reality, only members will be able to use it. I envision having the ability to create private chat rooms, etc. It will be as private as you wish it to be.

We have a laundry list of features we want to add to the site, many of them privacy related, as well as moderation, etc. It's getting better, just slowly. We're hoping to be able to set aside some time over the upcoming holidays to begin some software upgrades and begin adding these features.

Keep your suggestions coming, we are reading them, and considering most. Eye-wink

-Admin

Admin's picture

We try.

We try. Eye-wink

shutout's picture

Please add a chat! Writing

Please add a chat! Writing mini novels about my problems doesn't always appeal. A simple "is anybody out there", would be really helpful at a time such as this when I could really use someone that understands.

StepMadre's picture

I haven't used chat before,

I haven't used chat before, but I would be down with trying it. My only concern is being able to stay a member if fees ever emerge that are over my ability to pay? It would be awesome if a paid membership could include benefits like chat, but people like me could stay members without the fees and have everything we have right now. I love this site and will be eternally grateful to everyone involved with creating and maintaining it. You have saved my life and sanity! Even if all I could do was read other women (and men!)'s stories it would have been enough to get me through the really rough patch I was going through when I found this site. It's such a wonderful outlet for me and the support and advice has been incredibly helpful. Thank you so much for making such a great site, you probably have no idea how many people you are helping, but you have made a huge, positive difference in my life and I am very grateful!!!

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they will kill you." ~Oscar Wilde

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" You're dealing with children. They need to be terrified. It's like mother's milk to them." ~Sue Sylvester, on Glee.

nawlinsangel's picture

I would certainly use it . .

I would certainly use it . . . it would be nice to chat and make new friends who can offer insite/advice/wisdom or just a place to vent about some major life issues we are dealing with. We may even find out that we can laugh a little together. Smiling

2ndwifeblues's picture

Absolutely. The way I feel,

Absolutely. The way I feel, you would probably have to kick me off of it. Smiling

DC1221's picture

I think a chat room would be

I think a chat room would be fantastic!!

MiseryNMissouri's picture

I really do think that the

I really do think that the chat feature would be great..to be able to communicate in real time with these great ladies would be great....i cant wait until the upgrade...

StarKnight's picture

I also think a chat room

I also think a chat room would be exremly help full this sight is amazing

mommyofour's picture

I would love to chat and get

I would love to chat and get immediate response from other parents.

lynneranne's picture

I am new to this site as

I am new to this site as well as the whole step parent thing. I think chat would be helpful, especially when we just need to vent... Smiling Thanks for having this site. It seems like a great place to vent and vent to people who might have a chance at understanding the difficulties!!

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Life isn't about the days you have, its about what you do with the days you have.