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Old 02-20-2009, 09:45 PM
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ON Shout Box?

I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before.

On my old car forum (rdtiburon.com) they have a "shout box which is basically just a messenger box, where people can communicate through. It`s great for people to get to know each other, ask questions, and just have fun in general.

Any thoughts or ideas on this
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:08 PM
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i am in the same boat as you... i want to know what the deal is and why we dont have one
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I think it`s an awesome idea, and it may also cut down on repeat threads, like engine flooding, and gunk on your dipstick, if people can just come in, type something in the shoutbox, and maybe hopefully get an answer.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:48 AM
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I think a shoutbox would be awesome.
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I think it would be a great help for locating things on the forum. it would be nice for the quick reference questions or if you cant remember the name of a thread your looking for.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:33 AM
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i am in the same boat as you... i want to know what the deal is and why we dont have one
its not a feature of vBulletin
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:53 PM
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hmm. i dont know how the whole forum thing works, but could we simply switch to one that had one with similar features as this one? or am i just sounding like a total noob
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There are plugins for vbulletin:

Try this maybe:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=93097

Or this... which is a real time chat box:
http://webscripts.softpedia.com/scri...le--29436.html
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hmm. i dont know how the whole forum thing works, but could we simply switch to one that had one with similar features as this one? or am i just sounding like a total noob
no this forum is owned by the people who own vBulletin

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There are plugins for vbulletin:

Try this maybe:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=93097

Or this... which is a real time chat box:
http://webscripts.softpedia.com/scri...le--29436.html

They wont use a plug in. IF they want to include a shout box itll have to be built in and come with an upgrade at some point in the future.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:23 PM
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lets march on washington... or wherever these people live that own our forum :P
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Zoom44, is there anyway we could ask them? or suggest it to them or anything? I don't know anything about the people who own our forums, so maybe I'm way out in left field here.
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no this forum is owned by the people who own vBulletin
The licensed is leased from vBulletin?

I coulda sworn that even with a leased license the plugin system still worked.. huh..
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Originally Posted by sw-ontarioguy View Post
I think it`s an awesome idea, and it may also cut down on repeat threads, like engine flooding, and gunk on your dipstick, if people can just come in, type something in the shoutbox, and maybe hopefully get an answer.
Huh? I'm sure they'd get an answer. It'll go something like this:

Response 1: n00b!
Response 2: Your engine is about to Blow!
Resposne 3: Get your Ark ready Noah, she's flooding!
Response 4: Use the search button, stupid n00b.
Response 5: Vtec, Yo!

All withing the span of about 3 seconds.

Shout-boxes aren't bad on small sites but are horrible on big sites. The worst of every forum uses them the most. And there's no way to move bad shout subjects into the Lounge.
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Huh? I'm sure they'd get an answer. It'll go something like this:

Response 1: n00b!
Response 2: Your engine is about to Blow!
Resposne 3: Get your Ark ready Noah, she's flooding!
Response 4: Use the search button, stupid n00b.
Response 5: Vtec, Yo!

All withing the span of about 3 seconds.

Shout-boxes aren't bad on small sites but are horrible on big sites. The worst of every forum uses them the most. And there's no way to move bad shout subjects into the Lounge.
Well, this is exactly what you guys are wanting, I'm assuming...

http://gabbly.com/www.rx8club.com


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Resposne 3: Get your Ark ready Noah, she's flooding!
that made me LOL
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that never really loads for me
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gabbly fails
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What in the name of Zeus's butthole is Gabbly?!
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Originally Posted by DarkLord7854 View Post
The licensed is leased from vBulletin?

I coulda sworn that even with a leased license the plugin system still worked.. huh..

no IB owns this forum and IB OWNS vBulletin. so there is no reason for them to use some outside plug in- if they want a feature they will just program it into vBulletin as an upgrade at some point.
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Originally Posted by zoom44 View Post
no IB owns this forum and IB OWNS vBulletin. so there is no reason for them to use some outside plug in- if they want a feature they will just program it into vBulletin as an upgrade at some point.

Oooh nice
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no IB owns this forum and IB OWNS vBulletin. so there is no reason for them to use some outside plug in- if they want a feature they will just program it into vBulletin as an upgrade at some point.
so that means there is ZERO excuses for us not always having the LATEST and GRESTEST vBulletin software. niiiiiice!!!
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What in the name of Zeus's butthole is Gabbly?!
It adds a chat window to whatever website your on. So, say, you are anywhere on www.rx8club.com you will have that chat window up there.

It's slow and buggy, but it's the only alternative you have ATM that I can think of.
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Huh? I'm sure they'd get an answer. It'll go something like this:

Response 1: n00b!
Response 2: Your engine is about to Blow!
Resposne 3: Get your Ark ready Noah, she's flooding!
Response 4: Use the search button, stupid n00b.
Response 5: Vtec, Yo!

All withing the span of about 3 seconds.

Shout-boxes aren't bad on small sites but are horrible on big sites. The worst of every forum uses them the most. And there's no way to move bad shout subjects into the Lounge.
Totally agree 100%.
We may be the only 2 w/ similar experiences, but I'm on several forums.
The forums that have a chat window at the top, have never had any helpful info that I can remember.

One site I'm on even has a link to the IRC chat room.
Their forum is very useful and people are always willing to help, but the IRC chat is useless when you need info.
Too many people chatting about nonsense, and telling others to search when you interrupt with a real question.
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a link to an IRC would be nice
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use to have one- no one used it. so it went away
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