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snakehead01

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[Answered] should the forums have a shout box?
« on: November 10, 2012, 02:45:54 pm »
well the title basically says it all do you think the forums home page should have a shout box?
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 11:52:10 pm by Aaron »
"SIR! I'VE JUST DROPPED THE THUN THA THUN!"
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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 05:14:55 pm »
Moved to Meta board, since this only involves the forum



Eh, I don't really see the point. The IRC is usually active enough if you want to stop by for a live chat, and posting in boards seems sufficient enough for extended delayed conversations...
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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 06:43:42 am »
Yeah, I don't think so.

Intergration of the IRC board, maybe?

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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 01:47:37 pm »
Moved to Meta board, since this only involves the forum



i forgot that it was there so...yea,also the thing about the irc is that when someone new joins it they cant really see the discussion that was being held while with a shout box you can,
"SIR! I'VE JUST DROPPED THE THUN THA THUN!"
"YOU FOOL WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!"
*Unintelligible screaming followed by the sound of metal scraping metal and flesh ripping*

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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 03:39:12 pm »
You can also see the history of a discussion that is being held in a forum topic itself. My point is that there are two media of communication: instantaneous (i.e. "live chat") via the IRC, and delayed response via the forum. I believe trying to mash the two together (a la Shoutbox) would result in more chaos than productive discussion, especially since we already have the two aforementioned options already available.



Intergration of the IRC board, maybe?

Now that might be interesting. Stick the webchat right at the bottom of the forum? I'm sure wouldn't be too difficult to pull off.
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<Czorio> The bittersweet embrace of the Alaric is the only embrace I'll ever know.
<Gabriel> Because Alaric robbed your pleasure...
<Aaron> I feel dirty. Alaric, pls hold me.
<Terah> I don't guess when it comes to you Alaric, I just assume you are always watching...

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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 04:55:19 am »
Nah, it would just be used as some sort of Twitter, except not Twitter.
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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 11:09:21 am »
I think Christopher is just a bot that's necroing random threads, Czorio.

That said, yeah, no shout box.  They buggy!
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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 06:40:30 pm »
Oh, I had no idea it was a 2012 thread. You should lock this.
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Re: should the forums have a shout box?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 11:51:59 pm »
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