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shout box sugestion
#11
Good god, it drains me trying to translate what you call 'English' into something readable.
#12
(2010-07-30, 12:55 PM)yhpar Wrote: hmmm but shoutbox is a part of forum

That's like saying a caravan is part of a car. It's not, it's an unnecessary extension that you can do without.

(2010-07-30, 12:55 PM)yhpar Wrote: we cant chat in a forum itz called spam .. we need shout box for normal chat itz fun to have shoutbox in forum

It's only spam if you consider it spam. Nevertheless if it's really spammy it's probably not what a forum is intended for, whether it's on a shoutbox or not. Doesn't look very appealing to new users when they see a load of childish txt spk in a shoutbox.

There's nothing stopping you using one of the many shoutbox plugins around; this is why there's a plugin system Smile
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#13
Actually, a shout box is a very good way to release announcements. We have custom coded one for our board (along with many custom coded things, char mod, soft delete mod, change log mod etc) and its only used via staff. Very useful, if you wanna see what i mean:

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#14
On one of my sites, the shoutbox gets used more like a short private message function than for public chat.
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A forum software is a forum software. It is NOT a software where we add whatever social network features we feel like it. MyBB is renowned for it's fast speed and page loads. Adding a shoutbox would ruin it.

(2010-07-30, 12:55 PM)yhpar Wrote: hmmm but shoutbox is a part of forum
No it is not. I don't know where you got that idea from.

Quote:... we cant chat in a forum itz called spam .. we need shout box for normal chat itz fun to have shoutbox in forum
If you have so many people spamming in the chatbox, just create a forum for just spam.
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(2010-07-30, 03:17 PM)Nathan Wrote: Actually, a shout box is a very good way to release announcements.

Agreed! It also comes in handy for live user assistance, if a staff member or an experienced user happens to be viewing the forums at that time, that is.

In most cases, I'll try to establish a date and time, via email, to be on-line with a user that has requested help doing something on the forums, after which I'll remove our 'chatter' so as to not clutter up the forum's Shout Box with such. I may, however, copy, paste and edit the discussion to a FAQ or similar forum for future reference by others.

Should it be a built-in 'standard' feature? NO!

Why? Because they are prone to abuse and over-use and it basically defeats the purpose of a forum's predefined discussion topic areas.

If one wants "live chat", as apposed to an organized forum system, then I suggest that either a 'Chat System' be installed on the site or that a link to a dedicated 'Chat System' be on the instead of using a dedicated forum package.

-- By definition (my definition); Forums, such as MyBB, are intended for organized and/or archived discussions & messages. Chats and/or Shouts are not.


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