Maybe on whatsapp, discord, slack, reddit, or whatever you guys think. I personally think it's much easier to discuss stuff on there plus we can actually talk to each other while watching live. Or maybe have rewatches while doing a groupchat. Might even help in keeping activity high cause these platforms seem to be the most popular these days.
Those platforms mentioned above are different from a normal live live chat like here on the wiki. The platforms do have a live messaging system, but unlike the 'Live! Chat' here, the messages don't dissapear, so people can read them later once they come online, there's also different talk groups for different subjects. It's like forum posting merged with live chatting...
BillusThecat wrote: It's like forum posting merged with live chatting...
To me it just sounds like a forum (or even Discussions), which we have two of. Not entirely sure why someone would want to read chat discussion they are no longer involved in (other than perhaps moderation but the current Chat can be logged if necessary). An issue I see with messages not disappearing on exit is if someone has posted personal information when they shouldn't have. That shouldn't stick around for future viewing.
As for moderation, I have no idea what tools are available through Discord. Regardless, it would still be a part of the wiki, if supported, so someone more familiar with the wiki's policies and the wiki in general would be a more appropriate fit to moderate it.
I'm debating how much this would help the wiki or our affiliated forum partner.
Not a fan of users removing their own comments (that's a moderation issue - he said, she said type of situation, unless removals are logged). Private messaging is also available in the current Chat feature. And yes, I'm aware of the widget.
It's a form of live chat originally targeted to gamers. It allows for text and voice communication and is structured sorta like the forum (closer to the new Discussions feature Fandom's working on actually).
I'm currently on the Loud House Discord (which is by invitation) trying to get a feel for it while I work on the wiki's server.
You can create an account and join the wiki's here.
Edit: Discord may replace the wiki's Chat feature and will hopefully increase fan engagement.