How does one "chat" in WikiTree?

+6 votes
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It was suggested from a person's email that I "chat" with someone, how would I go about that?
in WikiTree Help by David Heyes G2G2 (2.6k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

4 Answers

+10 votes

See Help:Collaboration, specifically Collaboration requires communication, which states:

There are many ways to communicate with other WikiTreers — private messages, e-mail, mailing lists, social media — but the heart of our community is WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum.

In short, we are chatting here in G2G now, or you can send a private message to them from their profile page, leave a comment on their profile or a profile they manage (if it is in regards to that profile), etc.

by Steve Harris G2G6 Pilot (336k points)
+9 votes

We also have chat on Friday, Saturday and Sunday hosted by the Integrator project, called: "Welcome to the Weekend Chat!" All Members Invited!! .... (then the weekend dates)

Look for it at about 8:30 EST Friday mornings, sometimes a bit earlier. 

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2m points)

Yeah, David H. WEEKEND CHAT (starts Fridays, ends with a whimper Monday 12 AM) -- (whimpers from those who just that second remembered something else) -- an awesome event, covering weather, home front, activity -- genealogical activity -- and a number of other relevant activities  --  

"...and a number of other relevant activities"

and also a number of not so relevant activities... ;)  

+5 votes

Talk / chat (informal) / discuss (formal) any information which may be confusing, have a (hopefully) mutual exchange of information, consult to (hopefully) collaborate, to engage in discourse on a topic, to debate (if need be) pros and cons of some proposed action ... 

Lovely website found, which can be taken with a grain of salt 

Chat vs Discuss - What's the difference? | WikiDiff

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (173k points)
If it's all the same to you, Susan, I'll take it with a grain of chocolate … make that several grains, please, if you will!

Neat site, by the way - THANX for sharing.
+8 votes

There isn't a chat here, in the sense of the word as it has come to be known on the internet.  WikiTree has a few ways that members exchange ideas, thought, questions, etc.:

  1. The main way is right here in G2G, which is really a discussion forum.  There are enough members, and they are all over the world, so that posts here are answered very quickly because there are always several people online at any time.  So this is the closest thing WikiTree has to a "chat" room.
  2. Members can send and receive private messages.  Actually, nonmembers can also send private messages to members.  There is a link on all member profile pages to send them a private message, and another link to do the same where the member's name appears as "profile manager" for any other profiles.  These messages are passed through WikiTree in order to keep members' email addresses private.  You will receive them as email message from WikiTree, but the sender's email address will be revealed to you and you can respond - or not - by email direct to the sender (in which case they would see your email on your reply).
  3. You can add a comment on any profile in a box on the right side of the page.  Profile managers automatically receive email from WikiTree when these comments are written.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (760k points)

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