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Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 01:03

A small Shoutbox like here
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 02:04

I like the idea, but how about a CBox (http://www.cbox.ws/)instead?! Like on budRich's webpage!
I find it mor calming to the eye, and it looks nice to my opinion :P
Or is it because Cbox does not update live? I don't know.. :P
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 02:05

I think the IRC is already a good alternative and adding such thing would disencourage posting, as it's much easier and quick to simply ask for help using the shoutbox. I mean, perhaps most of us here probably wouldn't do that, but we gotta think about new users.
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 02:07

+1 good point!
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 04:55

I think the IRC is already a good alternative and adding such thing would disencourage posting, as it's much easier and quick to simply ask for help using the shoutbox. I mean, perhaps most of us here probably wouldn't do that, but we gotta think about new users.
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 09:39

nnnik wrote:
I think the IRC is already a good alternative and adding such thing would disencourage posting, as it's much easier and quick to simply ask for help using the shoutbox. I mean, perhaps most of us here probably wouldn't do that, but we gotta think about new users.
Answering Questions on IRC sucks.
But it can be really funny sometimes. ;)
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 10:13

Alibaba wrote: But it can be really funny sometimes. ;)
haha that's right. Ignore and trolololo! >:( ;)
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 10:14

Yeah I know(Space Pirate Squirrels) but it's not good for awnswering questions (even though i like the shoutbox idea)
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 10:24

If you dislike answering questions on IRC... think of what will happen if we put a shoutbox. :roll:
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 10:36

XD
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 14:42

I dislike IRC "helping" for the following reasons:
1. It's a mess dur to the fact that all people talk at once and there is no topic split.
2. Often offtopic (That's the reason I like IRC)
3. not memorized.

All of these can get solved with a shoutbox.
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+Fast help for Scripts and functions (keeps the topic clean)
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 16:06

nnnik wrote:I dislike IRC "helping" for the following reasons:
1. It's a mess dur to the fact that all people talk at once and there is no topic split.
2. Often offtopic (That's the reason I like IRC)
3. not memorized.

All of these can get solved with a shoutbox.
Also
+Fast help for Scripts and functions (keeps the topic clean)
I don't know if 2nd point will really be solved by a shoutbox. ;)
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 16:30

Lol
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 17:19

Seems like a ShoutBox that is constantly updating would make the forum appear "alive" "dynamic not static".

I am in favor of a ShoutBox. How can this get implemented?

Would it be on every page or just the board index page?
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 17:35

I say no to ShoutBox. I'm a member of another community which installed a box on the forum. Thread starts have decreased alot since, peolple are just fooling around in the box. Also i bet you that lots of newcomers will ask questions in the box instead of creating a new thread in AfH.
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 18:52

budRich wrote:joedf, haha, i'm flattered that you are reffering to my simple page. (click my signature to visit (C-Box entry is mandatory.))
;) :D
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Re: Shoutbox

07 Oct 2013, 23:32

Shoutbox only for Full Scripts section.
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Re: Shoutbox

08 Oct 2013, 00:40

yeah that could work maybe... elaborate :)
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Re: Shoutbox

08 Oct 2013, 01:43

My opinion, again:
[1] About "Shoutbox only for Full Scripts section"... I see your point and I would support that kind of thing, but... newcomers WILL find that shoutbox and use it to flood it with questions, requests, etc. just like a "normal/general shoutbox". Don't underestimate this. :D
[2] "Keeping the topics clean" is not necessarily good, because many important/relevant/common questions could be asked on the shoutbox and we wouln't be able to index it - making search useless.
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Re: Shoutbox

14 Oct 2013, 21:32

after much thought on the subject and reviewing the feedback. I think a shout box will more often be misused. There is now a link to the IRC post on every forum page and within the documentation. It is a better vehicle and the MODS already have their hands full keeping the boards clean and the irc channel clean.

MasterFocus makes the most important point that it is information shared and lost.

I do not intend to add this feature
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