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Do you want a shoutbox?

Yes
5
63%
No
3
38%
 
Total votes : 8

Re: Shoutbox

Postby El Llama » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:23 am

it is a great thing for ppl that are looking for a certain tut and dont feel like making a huge discussion about it.
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby ArKabZol » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:50 pm

Oh yeah, if we want a "chat box" instead then xat have very good cboxes

http://xat.com/web_gear?cb is the URL for making one. And you can make your own avatar too... (check my topic)
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby Gimper » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:53 am

it seems many of you would like the shoutbox.. i personally agree with ookie, but this is a community site even though i pay the bills its up to you guys really, so how about a vote? setup a poll Ll_Llama and lets hear it :D
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby lolzlolz » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:32 am

is there a way to get wats said in the shoutbox to also go on the forum?
almost like it being recorded in forum?  :)
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby Siddharth » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:31 am

No need of poll gimper :D
those who want the shoutbox can use it and those who dont can keep away from it :P
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby Gimper » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:55 am

lolzlolz wrote:is there a way to get wats said in the shoutbox to also go on the forum?
almost like it being recorded in forum?  :)


nothing like that on smf's site...

Siddharth wrote:No need of poll gimper :D
those who want the shoutbox can use it and those who don't can keep away from it :P


well that makes sense but the point ookie was saying and which i agree with him is that if we did have one people wouldn't bother using the forum.. it would be like a chat room :) and that in the long run would make the forum less attractive for new members...
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby Siddharth » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:34 pm

yeah correct :D
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby lolzlolz » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:41 pm

i guess that true
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby andrew » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:15 am

ookie1 wrote: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. :)


i personally think shoutboxes defeat the whole idea of a forum
when a visitor comes in and sees everyone posting in the shoutbox and not the forums, they might not want to join

also that is the easiest place for someone to start a flame war
and if someone visiting saw that i dont think they'd be too impressed at 2 people fighting on over a shoutbox

of course its not my decision but i dont think it is necassary

in a perfect world where everyone got along, then yeah.
but if you think this is a perfect world, you need to wake up and smell the flowers
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby sglider12 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:16 pm

El Llama wrote:it is a great thing for ppl that are looking for a certain tut and dont feel like making a huge discussion about it.

I made a Gimp Google yesterday inspired by the Ubuntu one El Llama found:
http://www.gimpgoogle.co.nr

I have abunch of site links that the search engine searches in. It also searches the web but I emphasized the Gimp based sites ;D
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby ArKabZol » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:31 pm

We could put the shoutbox/chatbox in a special place that you only can enter after you reach a certain amount of posts/rank
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby El Llama » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:27 am

vote peeps!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby Gimper » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:37 am

voted :D for no of course...
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby ookie1 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:54 am

Obviously I voted for no.
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Re: Shoutbox

Postby ArKabZol » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:43 pm

No is leading! TT_TT
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