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Jprime
November 7th, 2004, 11:52 AM
I know that this has kinda already been discussed with the 'chatroom' idea, but I've seen this on a few other sites that use VBulletin (sp?), and since it tends to be a bit lower-key than a full-fledged chatroom I was wondering why we don't have one.

DownFallAngel
November 7th, 2004, 12:31 PM
1. They are over rated.

2. They need to be monitored, more than the forums.

3. It takes away the whole forum feel, don't you think?

Jprime
November 7th, 2004, 01:20 PM
1. They are over rated.

2. They need to be monitored, more than the forums.

3. It takes away the whole forum feel, don't you think?

1. How so?

2. Sure it moves along quicker than conventional posting, but there are plenty of Mods about to keep things under control.

3. The forum will still be here, just with a shout box added on.

Erik Pasternak
November 7th, 2004, 04:44 PM
I think the Forum is fine the way it is, but I wouldn't mind a shoutbox.

Gothann
November 7th, 2004, 05:46 PM
1. How so?

2. Sure it moves along quicker than conventional posting, but there are plenty of Mods about to keep things under control.

3. The forum will still be here, just with a shout box added on.
1. Shout Boxes don't give anything other than contribute to spam and bandwith leeching of a site.

2. There is no possible way to monitor a forum's Shout Box when it has over 10 active members on it (believe me, I've tried and failed, we were 3 mods for the Shout Box alone)

3. The Shout Box becomes the center of all debate, stupidness and spam. Not to mention that it's also the best place to chat with the least amount of chances someone will report something offensive.

ShadowMaat
November 7th, 2004, 05:49 PM
I'm with Gothann. No shoutbox, please. It'd get abused, just like every other "fun" feature, here.

GateWorld
November 7th, 2004, 07:41 PM
I've never been a big fan of the shoutbox. They don't seem to be used for much other than snippets of nothing.

Darren

Erik Pasternak
November 7th, 2004, 08:28 PM
I've never been a big fan of the shoutbox. They don't seem to be used for much other than snippets of nothing.

Darren
My personal theory is that there will be no shoutbox.

Anubis
November 7th, 2004, 11:16 PM
I'm with Gothann. No shoutbox, please. It'd get abused, just like every other "fun" feature, here.



Like the rep system? I'd agree. :)



But the shoutboxes are basically just like the forum, but with everyone posting within one thread really quickly! ;) I'm not much of a shoutbox fan, but even if it was to be used, I probably would hardly ever use it. But if there was in IRC channel ;) then I'd drop in! :D