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Random Zoomer

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When you sign up and confirm your identity with Zoom, there is a new feature you can select called Random Zoomer.

Random Zoomer has two modes - hosting and ghosting. With Hosting, Random Zoomer selected, you open up zoom and wait for fellow Randomers (called Ghosters) to show up until your quota is reached.

With Ghosting mode selected you will find yourself being dropped into a totally random zoom somewhere that has enabled this particular function.

You can refine your randomness if you choose some characteritics from an extensive range on offer: such as "spiders", "Japan", "inner tubes" and "fire walking" Random Zoomer will try to match you up with members who picked more than 3 of your descriptors.

Rule violators will have their access denied permanently.

Meet combinations of strange and interesting people remotely. Engage in mad conversations. See stuff you could barely imagine, and all in total safety and in total anonymity. What could possibly go wrong? Ha

xenzag, Aug 16 2020

Google random group video chat https://www.google....om+group+video+chat
Chatroulette is only one of the more notorious - there are many ... [kdf, Aug 16 2020]

Chatroulette https://en.wikipedi...g/wiki/Chatroulette
[kdf, Aug 16 2020]

Omegle (wiki) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omegle
"In 2012, Omegle added a special new feature to the text and video modes, the option to input "interest" tags. Adding interests lets users be paired with a stranger who has something in common with the user." [tatterdemalion, Aug 17 2020]

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       Chatroulette (link) is an online chat website that pairs random users for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor.
kdf, Aug 16 2020
  

       Pairs? Ha! With Random Zoomer you can have 100 sharing at once or even more.
xenzag, Aug 16 2020
  

       [-] Groups vs pairs only multiplies “what could possibly go wrong.” The world already has enough websites for putrid fat men looking for jerk off partners.
kdf, Aug 16 2020
  

       No one's forcing you to use it. It's an idea for a new add on to the existing Zoom platform. I had the pleasure of sharing ten weeks of Zoom sessions with over a hundred fellow artists/designers/performers in which 4 artists per week delivered a Pecha Kucha talk relating their work to a set theme. The sessions were brilliant and very popular. I'm sorry you view the world through grubby lenses, but you can always search for the like minded with your topic profile.
xenzag, Aug 16 2020
  

       Huge difference between random hookups and selected/themed group discussions. Neither concept is new and platforms already exist for both.
kdf, Aug 16 2020
  

       Show me the feature on Zoom that delivers what I have proposed.
xenzag, Aug 16 2020
  

       // The world already has enough websites for putrid fat men looking for jerk off partners //   

       ... and you've been banned from all of them ...   

       // What could possibly go wrong? //   

       In your case, everyone else on the chatroom agrees that you have failed the Turing Test.
8th of 7, Aug 16 2020
  

       “Show me the feature on Zoom that delivers what I have proposed”
-xenzag, -August 16, 2020
  

       C’mon xenzag, you’re better than that. Suggesting Zoom should do something many other sites have already tried does not make it a new idea. The only possible advantage of yet another random hookup site is it might give 8th a new audience to jerk off with, reducing his time doing it here by some small fraction.
kdf, Aug 16 2020
  

       I like it. I guess I'm a zooming dummy too, xens.
blissmiss, Aug 16 2020
  

       I read once of a restaurant which offered to seat solo diners at 'The Renegades Table'. In Prague, shared benches are the standard basement seating.
4and20, Aug 16 2020
  

       This posting may have the most repetitions of the phrase; "jerk off" in this sites' two decades or so of existence.   

       ...so there's that   

       It wasn’t what I was going for, but if it bothers you I could probably revise my wording.
kdf, Aug 17 2020
  

       Naw man... things go down the way they go down.   

       Rewrite that shit and we're no better than our ancestors.   

       Clambering eagerly into the rickety bus the driver struggles with the controls engages the clutch with a jerk off we go! Holidays at last!
pocmloc, Aug 17 2020
  

       I would like to speak to the manager - cough, cough.
pertinax, Aug 17 2020
  

       //Suggesting Zoom should do something many other sites have already tried does not make it a new idea// Show me any site where potentially large groups of random people can meet as I have described? The easiest way to facilitate this is to add it as a feature to zoom. Meanwhile, that some people may behave strangely does not meet my criteria for something being a bad idea. [bakery full of negativity again]
xenzag, Aug 17 2020
  

       “Show me any any site...?” ... you mean beyond the first page of hits when you google random group video chat? You’d like me to visit each and compare it to your idea on a point by point basis?   

       I already googled it for you ... (link) ... do your own research. Just be prepared with a bottle of eyewash or a stiff drink (or both) if you actually visit any of them. You might spot 8th doing unexpected things with a cat.
kdf, Aug 17 2020
  

       There are no sites offering what I have proposed. You're new here, but you'll learn (slowly in your case). I'm a very patient teacher.
xenzag, Aug 17 2020
  

       You have to be, because you're no good at it.   

       // You might spot 8th doing unexpected things with a cat. //   

       "Fake news ! Fake news ! Oh .... "   

       Well yes, that was us. Just the once.
8th of 7, Aug 17 2020
  

       //You have to be, because you're no good at it.// You are my only failure to date, but then this experience is a helpful example for me to hold up to others of the consequences of a pupil's brain being stuck permanently in idle mode.
xenzag, Aug 17 2020
  

       Would bigger electrodes help?   

       Xenzag - which points do you consider most important and unique to your idea? Randomly connecting 1 to N number of video chat users is definitely baked. The idea that one person can host a room for people to get randomly dropped into? Optionally weighted topic preferences?
kdf, Aug 17 2020
  

       Agree with the [kdf], this is well and done and usually unpleasant.
tatterdemalion, Aug 17 2020
  
      
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