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A Little Hangout Experiment

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Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:30

I'm planning a new feature for the sites. For a long time I've had this idea for an open mat feature.

There are a couple different ways I'm looking at doing this:

  • Just a video chat room that anyone could pop into at any time
  • Rooms dedicated to certain belts
  • Rooms dedicated to certain times of the day or week
  • Rooms initiated by users. They could control who gets invited.
  • Maybe something totally different. Send me your suggestions

For today I just want to run a little experiment. Below is a link that SHOULD open up a google hangout. Try it out and tell us.
If you are not logged into google you probably will have to login to make this work.

  • Were you able to get in?
  • Were you logged into google at the time?
  • Was anybody else in there?
  • Did you workout with them?
  • Did you talk with them?
  • Could you see yourself working out in this way?

Anything else you have to say about this. Comments, suggestions, ideas. Post them in the comments below. That way when we build this we build it in the way that benefits you the most.

https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYeZOupz1-KmRn4dqcJ31yw3...

I really appreciate your input in making this the most incredible learning environment ever.

Suggestion: If there's no one else in there maybe connect with someone and schedule a time to meet in the hangout.

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All I Got is a green dot with two commas.
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

Shun Shifu Weaver's picture
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Dave that sounds like you were actually in the room. Maybe it hadn't finished loading yet or your camera wasn't on.

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i took the link that you gave us and while activating it asked me did i want to open it with web browser,google,or hangouts ,i chose the hang out option and it took me tgo a perfect virtual room. it made me wonder if someday we will be able to all be in the room together where we can acually see us as a group instead of invidual spots, but it was reall cool seeing how it might work for example ,i would like to work on this with you guys if you dont mind,this project could grow to be very fun to watch grow.thank you for providing me with something safe and sane do do with my time ,

james sullivan

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Yes I see many possibilities with this. I had planned it all along but the technology has advanced quickly and made it much more doable.

I can see this being able to open up training at different rank levels. Training together in virtual rooms. We're looking at outfitting the studio with all the media equipment needed to make it seemless. As close to being there as possible. It'll come.

Sure any input or help you have is very welcome. We look forward to collaborating on this.

Perfect idea... But I need to create a new account because I forgot my password. Ill see if I can do it tomorrow (later). But I first have to ask my mom...
I really like the idea you came up with, though. I'm sorry I can't do it now :( but I promise I will do it. ;)

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A place to go and train certain days and times.

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Yes that's eactly what I'm thinking. My plan is to setup several of these. I would great a group that people could join and agree to a certain time that they will join in. This way up to 10 people could train together and help each other out.

I feel like a dummy, I forgot that you have to have a camera, would a digital camcorder work?
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

I feel like a dummy, I forgot that you have to have a camera, would a digital camcorder work?
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

I feel like a dummy, I forgot that you have to have a camera, would a digital camcorder work?
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

I feel like a dummy, I forgot that you have to have a camera, would a digital camcorder work?
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

I feel like a dummy, I forgot that you have to have a camera, would a digital camcorder work?
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

I feel like a dummy, I forgot that you have to have a camera, would a digital camcorder work?
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

I feel like a dummy, I forgot that you have to have a camera, would a digital camcorder work?
Yours in Christ
GM Dave

David E. Spangler

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Hi David
Most digital cameras can be used as a web cam, though not all. Just plug it in and try hangouts no harm trying.

Kindest regards

Sean

I couldn't get in. Please make the link available on all devices. When I clicked it there was a message that said:"We're sorry but this product is not available on your device."

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What device were you on?