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Offline Caeli

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #150 on: July 30, 2009, 04:13:55 AM »
Actually, it's like that for me. I might be multitasking, but unless the shoutbox is in the same window (e.g., I'm working on a post and the shoutbox is at the top of my window where I can keep an eye on it), I usually can't keep up enough with the conversation to really stay "in" the conversation. Even though I have #Elliquiy open in a separate window whenever I log into Trillian, I don't switch to it half the time unless I'm actively not doing something.

Either way... I don't really care what happens to the shoutbox. I could live as well without it; if anything, it just means there'd be less wrist-slapping for people who implode all over the rules when they're using it. Which, thankfully, hasn't been many people recently. I think having one shoutbox is less potential for problems though; I think we're really doing fine as it is.

If there's a way to integrate a powerful IRC-like shoutbox into Elliquiy without overwhelming our servers, I'd be all for it. Until that happens, I'm happy with the options available now. :-)

Offline Dakota

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #151 on: July 30, 2009, 04:21:13 AM »
Haibane You have no idea what you are talking about, a second tab wouldn't be needed to split the shoutbox,

 and to the person that asked about adding an irc server, irc server software can be found for free all over google, the problem is irc daemons are a bitch on server resources, Veks would probably have to purchase another server to accomodate it which really isn't a viable option.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2009, 04:23:06 AM by Boian »

Offline Kip

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #152 on: July 30, 2009, 04:59:23 AM »
Not wanting to sound rude at all but I have never understood this argument and I've heard it many times before when I was a mod on another forum. If you have lots of windows and tabs open and you're multitasking like an espresso-fuelled octopus in the first place, one more tab is not going to make any difference, in my view.

What I understand you are saying is that a second SB of any sort which must involve a further window, tab or panel being open is going to be rejected by you anyway?

It's not an argument as such - it's a statement of how I use the site.   As Bliss has already said - I can multitask into another window and still chat away but follow the conversation enough to chat well... maybe not.   All I'm saying is that the setup as it is at the moment works well for me - it allows me to easily keep up with SB conversation as I move around the site without needing to monitor another window or tab expressly for the purpose of socialising... 

The fact that I am multitasking doesn't mean that I'd prefer to add one more thing to follow... it also doesn't mean I'd outright reject it either as you suggest.  I'm allowed to have a preference based on what would suit me personally.  What would suit the site better may be something different because other factors need to be considered.

Offline Bliss

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #153 on: July 30, 2009, 05:43:31 AM »
Haibane You have no idea what you are talking about, a second tab wouldn't be needed to split the shoutbox,

 and to the person that asked about adding an irc server, irc server software can be found for free all over google, the problem is irc daemons are a bitch on server resources, Veks would probably have to purchase another server to accomodate it which really isn't a viable option.

Boian, she was talking about additional tabs because other people has pointed out that some options would, for them to even try to keep up with the SB, have to have it open in its own window.

And yes, that would probably be the biggest argument for not setting up an IRC server exclusive to E - it would probably require its own server, and Vek is still working on breaking even just with the one that he has for E.

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Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #154 on: July 30, 2009, 11:41:17 PM »
I haven't read all of the posts all the way along the thread, but wouldn't making the shoutbox into several 'boxes' just be equivalent to a mini-irc?

Offline DarkAngel

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #155 on: July 31, 2009, 03:21:54 AM »
Smiley Faces for the SB what are they ???


Offline Paradox

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #156 on: July 31, 2009, 07:48:03 AM »
Smiley Faces for the SB what are they ???
 

They're the same set for the posts; hit Reply and look at the bar above where you type. You'll see them all. Press each one, and it will come out down in the text box in the form you need to type up in the SB.

Offline Haibane

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #157 on: July 31, 2009, 10:33:45 AM »
Haibane You have no idea what you are talking about.
Clearly I don't, I just use the internet all the time. I'll let you decide how you want any new SB to be configured Boian since I won't be using it anyway.

Offline Scott

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #158 on: July 31, 2009, 11:31:32 AM »
*Grabs Boian and Haibane and locks them in straight jackets so they are forced to hug each other*

Your getting in a huff over something that hasn't, and may not even happen... Blame Veks!!! he started this post... :)

Offline DarkAngel

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #159 on: July 31, 2009, 04:26:32 PM »
 

They're the same set for the posts; hit Reply and look at the bar above where you type. You'll see them all. Press each one, and it will come out down in the text box in the form you need to type up in the SB.

Thanks Paradox

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #160 on: August 01, 2009, 05:35:01 PM »
I'd enjoy a shoutbox for accepted only because it grates on me to see people who have no idea what they have to do be accepted and walk in going "where all the rp at?" or "yo dawg i like rpan so can u put sum acceptin in my profile so i can r while i p?"

Offline Karma

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #161 on: August 01, 2009, 05:41:41 PM »
Hahaha... Xzibit.

Offline Desan

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #162 on: August 01, 2009, 06:05:18 PM »
"yo dawg i like rpan so can u put sum acceptin in my profile so i can r while i p?"

* Desan LAUGHS!!!!!!!!  XD XD XD

Offline Karma

Re: Fracturing the Shoutbox
« Reply #163 on: August 01, 2009, 06:07:26 PM »