Shoutbox

Discussion in 'Corrections / Suggestions' started by ScOoTeR1992, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. ScOoTeR1992

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    hi all seeming my other one was rejected (this one will probably be aswell) what about a shoutbox i will have attached a picture from another forum of what one looks like so what about this one
     

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    I don't see a difference between that and an open chat session. It's the same thing with a different name. We had chat here about a year or so ago and no one used it.
     
  3. lesofprimus

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    I used it twice for a short period.... It was cool I have to admit....

    Is it worth the time and effort to put one on this site??? Lets see what the membership has to say...
     
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    Yea i think it would be fun
     
  5. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I dont see the purpose of it.

    People will post in there and not in the forums. I prefer the forums.

    If people want to chat they can use yahoo or msn chat or something.
     
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    I have experience with these. I've been on numerous hockey simulation leagues under Catch22 (using NHL 08 as a simming program) where you make a player and there are GMs who draft you etc. Those things are simply activity killers. Post counts dramatically dropped once they were put in place. I understand that they are very different types of forums, but I think the result wouuldn't be as large, but we'd still see a drop in posting. Like Adler said, whoever wants to chat can use an IM.
     
  7. Marcel

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    Nope, as it is only suitable for people in the same time-zone. The nice thing with this forum is the international nature of it.
     
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    No, wouldn't really work (I agree with Marcel) plus why change something that isn't broken ;)
     
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    Marcel hit it on the head. I like the international perspectives. And with the timezone changes, the ability to interact with some folks would be very limited. And Catch22's comment caught my eye.

    "Those things are simply activity killers. Post counts dramatically dropped once they were put in place."

    That pretty much says it all.
     
  10. Njaco

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    Looks like a bunch of "Anyone Here?" stuff. Not sure it would work.
     
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    I agree with Marcel and Adler. I think our normal posting would drop off.
    People would be "BS'ing" in the "chat room".

    However, I would like to see a "Soapbox" where someone with a bone to pick
    could vent his anger there. Not necessarily looking for a response, but just
    to get something off his chest. It would not be for "member bashing", but
    maybe something like a local news item that a member thinks was wrong or
    done wrong. Something that really doesn't belong in our "Off Topic" thread.

    Charles [stepping off soapbox]
     
  12. lesofprimus

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    I dont even use chat with my family members so.....
     
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    Bingo!

    I don't think it's needed here.

    If you want to IM with someone, drop them a private message and set that up externally. I know Charles talks with a couple guys offline.
     
  14. Njaco

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    Yep, and I don't even use the computer for that..........:)
     
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    I have seen some forums with shoutbox. but sometimes because of shoutbox there are no updates on forums.. only on shoutbox..
     

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