Bring Omegle Back (Keep it Better Maintained)
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Omegle (oh·meg·ull) is a great way to meet new friends. When you use Omegle, someone else is picked at random and lets you talk one-on-one. To help users stay safe, chats are anonymous unless you tell someone who you are (not suggested!), and users can stop a chat at any time.
But the best part about it? If users prefer, they can add their interests (e.g. #roleplaying), and Omegle will look for someone who's into some of the same things as that user, instead of someone completely random
- It's the second point that reflects a unique feature that only Omegle seems to have. It is that reason that many people crowd to the website at peak times (often seeing 35 - 40K on a peak weekend run). And on average, around 20K to 25K during the week. And while a fair few of those numbers come down to bots, random chatters and (let's be honest - perverts), a significant portion of those all share an exceptionally creative flair by using Omegle as a canvas for their art; roleplaying. Or more specifically, frequently refining their literary skills and bouncing ideas off each other, thus further mastering their craft.
My point being; writers, roleplayers, members of specific fandoms (e.g Sherlockians) adore this website and many see it as a form of relief or therapy. It's a way to escape the world we live in (albeit temporarily) and throw ourselves into the mind of a character, such as Sherlock Holmes or John Watson.
And this is why, as of late, it is so, so disappointing to see all the problems that have arisen on Omegle.com. For example:
- The glitches of the website have led to Common Interest tags no longer working.
- The server constantly goes down on a frequent basis.
- The website is overrun by bots.
- The website now lacks a feedback button, or a way to each out to a moderator or a representative of the website where a point of contact can be maintained.
Most of this has come down to poor management of the site, and as the only founder and operator of Omegle.com was identified to be Leif K Brooks, I feel the only option is to contact him, and let him know that this website does not deserve to be forgotten or left to rot.
The purpose of this petition is to reach out to Leif K Brooks, and let him know that there are still people who desperately wish to see the website be returned to its former glory, or at least to have it managed to a point where it can run efficiently (at the very least, with the tags being operational). I understand that this may be a long-shot, but there's a community of writers out there who are direly worried about the fate of this website.
Please, Leif K Brooks, if you are reading this, please consider a better maintenance of Omegle, or at least allowing other people to better manage it so that it will run effectively, and efficiently.
The Omegle Roleplayer / Writer Community
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