Shoutbox

Discussion in 'Help with the forum and suggestions' started by El Llama, Nov 29, 2007.

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Do you want a shoutbox?

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  2. No

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  1. El Llama

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    No way! Shoutboxes kill forums. If you add a shoutbox, what is the point of the forum? ??? I am on a lot of popular design forums and none of them have shoutboxes for that reason. :)
     
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    but it will be still a fun to hav shoutbox :D
     
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    That's what the forum is for. :p
     
  5. lolzlolz

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    nah it'd be fun to have a shoutbox i think ookie ur really into adding ideas for our forum and when other people have ideas saying that their ideas shouldn't be added
     
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    A shoutbox would be fun..we can call it..Gimp Fun Time...lol
     
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    @ ookie: not tryin to be harsh, but u can't post several-page tutorials in a shoutbox.
     
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    very true llama good point, another reason for a shoutbox
     
  9. ookie1

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    This idea has come up on a number of forums, but it has been knocked back for this reason, "What is the General Discussion Area for?" If this was a chat site, yes a shoutbox would be great, but not on a design site.
     
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    ookie, u act like fun is not allowed in forums...
     
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    It is but still, what is the chat board for??? Collecting dust lol? :p
     
  12. El Llama

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    No. But seriously, trust me when I say a shoutbox is great for idle chatter you wouldn't wanna put into an entire topic. Also, its good when ppl need a quick answer or a link to a tutorial.
     
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    Yeah but that's waht msn etc. is for.
     
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    or maybe someone wants to say hi to their mom..u never kno
     
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    ditto
     
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    Well use an IM ;) That's what they were invented for. If you get a shoutbox you might aswell delete the whole forum and put a shoutbox on the gimp-tuts site. It would serve the same purpose.
     
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    but what if mom wants the forum to be here as well? how can she read my "hi mom!" post and browse the forum at the same time if theres no forum to read??
     
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    Why can't she just pm her son?
     
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    that is the second time u have called me a dude..lol

    anyway...what if she wanted the whole world to see her "son's" message?? u can't do that with a pm
     
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    Do it your way. The site won't go far with the current theme.
     

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