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Postby Shinobi » Tue Jun 28, 11 12:33 am

...a shoutbox please?
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Postby Aidan » Tue Jun 28, 11 1:31 am

no
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Postby clyzm » Tue Jun 28, 11 1:38 am

I can personally attest from experience with forums that have shoutboxes that they are useless and only work for forums which are extremely active (i.e. not /alpha/)
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Postby Shinobi » Tue Jun 28, 11 12:44 pm

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they have one. *spits dummy out*

I WANT ONE GIVE IT TO ME DAMMIT
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Postby Dae » Tue Jun 28, 11 1:05 pm

It's never a good idea to mix a chat (a dumbed down version of it called "shoutbox") and forum.

The first request for it was filled in 2004 by the way.
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Postby Shinobi » Tue Jun 28, 11 2:04 pm

Okay. I don't see why it isn't though? A lot of forums have a simple shoutbox now? good for announcements etc.
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Postby Dae » Tue Jun 28, 11 2:18 pm

When you mix a more dynamic source of information with a less dynamic one in the same place, the more dynamic one eventually starts prevailing. It's not always good because dynamic sources stimulate less qualitative content.

The rule also applies to cases such as site + forum, social network + forum (not a particular page, I mean entire social network and its own forum), your own blog + social network profile (when you realize you get more feedback in social network, you're likely to start posting exclusively to it).
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Postby UT » Wed Jun 29, 11 2:33 am

Aidan wrote:no


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I understand like 10% of Dae, but I think I get it, he doesn't want Shoutbox, xD.
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Postby Aidan » Wed Jun 29, 11 3:16 am

Shinobi wrote:A lot of forums have a simple shoutbox now? good for announcements etc.


no.
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Postby Shinobi » Wed Jun 29, 11 3:28 am

Yes.
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Postby Aidan » Wed Jun 29, 11 3:31 am

UT wrote:I understand like 10% of Dae, but I think I get it, he doesn't want Shoutbox, xD.


yes.
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Postby ~ô¿ô~Nobody~ » Thu Jun 30, 11 5:45 pm

Yeah, generally it fails.
However, the success story of the FGS board shoutbox is a positive example.
If here was as much activity as there, it might work too! :lol:
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Postby James » Thu Jun 30, 11 5:55 pm

FGS is one of the most dead forums?
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Postby ~ô¿ô~Nobody~ » Thu Jun 30, 11 5:58 pm

Weird conclusions are weird!
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~[A]Daedalus~ wrote:There will be a day when my patience goes away and you, along with all who rant with you, will get banned.

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Postby James » Thu Jun 30, 11 6:00 pm

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I do understand but it's not exactly a success is it?, lol.
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Postby Psycho » Thu Jun 30, 11 6:08 pm

James wrote:Image

I do understand but it's not exactly a success is it?, lol.


Dammit you beat me to it :D
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Postby ~ô¿ô~Nobody~ » Thu Jun 30, 11 6:20 pm

That depends on your definition of success. :o
The shoutbox is there and used for small and often sense-free topics and on the other hand all normal issues are discussed within topics nonetheless.
I would call it success tho. 8)
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~[A]Daedalus~ wrote:There will be a day when my patience goes away and you, along with all who rant with you, will get banned.

ô¿ô¥[GODZ]¥NOCHANC wrote:I can ban any one I want ANY time I want. You have no rights here.
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Postby James » Thu Jun 30, 11 6:21 pm

It's a success of sense-free DJ and ShadowRunner rants at eachother.*
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Postby ~ô¿ô~Nobody~ » Thu Jun 30, 11 6:34 pm

Yeah, better than randomly inside the topics! :mrgreen:
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Longc[A]t wrote:I still think Dae is a russian spambot.

~[A]Daedalus~ wrote:There will be a day when my patience goes away and you, along with all who rant with you, will get banned.

ô¿ô¥[GODZ]¥NOCHANC wrote:I can ban any one I want ANY time I want. You have no rights here.
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