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Poll: Your choice... (47 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you want to see the shoutbox at the top or bottom of forum pages?

  1. TOP (28 votes [59.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 59.57%

  2. BOTTOM (19 votes [40.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.43%

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#41 Baloo

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:04 PM

So, trying to keep up to date with this one now!

Will it still use up loads of bandwidth if it is tied to the main forum page only?

I prsume the little "Loading" tag that pops up at the top of the window is to do with the Shoutbox refreshing?

Oh, btw, just changed my vote from bottom to top if the shoutbox comes back onto thr main page.

The change that Watty asked for made it more sensible for me. And the ease with which it can be turned off if you want to.

Edited by Baloo, 31 December 2009 - 05:07 PM.


#42 Reef Runner

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:27 PM

What happened to Shoutbox from the main page ????? Posted Image Oh, now I see. I don't like it, but if that's the way it's got to be, I'm sure JB is the one that knows......................pooh Posted Image


Now you need to do the same, over on the Kitelife forum. Honestly, I don't care what you do, or how you design the site, just keep them the same. People will adapt, no matter what you do. They might not be happy at first, but they'll come around. After all, lots of people didn't want you to change the REV forum, but it seems to be working out just fine. Don't worry about it JOB, just do what needs to be done, and be done with it, but it sure would help us old guys, if we didn't have to learn to operate, on two different forums..........gotta go, it's New Year's Eve....................Happy New Year !!

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#43 Scott_of_melnsct

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:46 AM

As time goes on, I'm considering more and more the idea of removing the Shoutbox from global view and just having folks use the dedicated Shoutbox page as a chatroom with the timeout set to something more like 5 minutes.

The thing is, I think it's chewing up tons of bandwidth on the server as well, having to load on every single page.

I know the sentiments of those who wish it gone, but would the folks who ARE using it regularly forgive me if we use only the dedicated page?



In light of the bandwidth issue I say that's a good decision. The forum is the main event and should stay that way. That being said it will not likely be used at all now unless folks plan ahead to chat there at a given time. Out of sight makes spontaneous conversation very unlikely.

Would it be too much to have the shoutbox appear at the bottom or top of the view new content page? That way when you check new content you would see if somebody has posted anything in the shoutbox. If not, it may still be a useful tool and should remain available in it's current dedicated page.
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#44 JoneZ

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:47 PM

Maybe we could find someone to code a Kitelife/Revkites standalone chat application. ;)
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#45 Kitelife

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

They already exist, and it's been tried... Some of you may remember kitechat.org under the Kitelife flag.

Problem was, it got very little activity after the first couple of weeks and the bandwidth usage wasn't worthwhile.

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#46 JoneZ

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:17 PM

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But only so an hour.
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So Eden sank to grief,
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Nothing gold can stay.

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