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King Zarathu
06-03-06, 12:29 AM
I think we should have a shoutbox at the top of the forum home page. This is an example of what i'm talking about:

http://img139.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc137&image=75789_untitled.JPG


To those who might reply "but that's what we have forums for.." That's great and all, but forums aren't always replied to within seconds.. I've had first-hand experience with shoutboxes and they end up working great. Here are some pros and cons:

PROS:
Great, fun for chat, and you can double-triple-quad-post as much as you want to, they don't increase post count and nobody really cares. It's also a quick and easy way to just throw a message or tease somebody when you want to. I could go on with the pros, but you need to be aware of the cons..

CONS:
It is possible that people spam their sites in the shoutbox. I have not witnessed this a single time, but I'm sure it could happen. What I have seen happen, however, is somebody coming in and directly asking something in the shoutbox that should be asked in the forum.


If this becomes established you won't regret it.

Kiechi
06-03-06, 01:09 AM
"It is possible that people spam their sites in the shoutbox. I have not witnessed this a single time, but I'm sure it could happen. What I have seen happen, however, is somebody coming in and directly asking something in the shoutbox that should be asked in the forum."

It happens more often than you think.

King Zarathu
06-03-06, 01:41 AM
then spam = ban.

shh!
06-03-06, 02:09 AM
I don't understand the purpose of a shout box.

Kiechi
06-03-06, 02:11 AM
There isn't a purpose. It's there just to type out random messages.

King Zarathu
06-03-06, 02:43 AM
does everything in life HAVE to have a purpose?

Kiechi
06-03-06, 02:47 AM
does everything in life HAVE to have a purpose?

Yes, if it doesn't have a purpose then what reason does it have to exist?

loveadmin
06-03-06, 10:42 AM
Shoutbox was in my list back then. However, i did not implement it into the forum as i don't find it helpful to the forum. One big problem is the spam issue. On the board, we had hard time stopping those spammer. I doubt we want to increase our workload.

But hey, good suggestion anyway.
Nice one, LTsK8eR2gO.