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POLL: Who thinks the Shoutbox is an essential feature?

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Should the new site have a Shoutbox

Poll ended at Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:59 pm

No
7
39%
I don't care
6
33%
Yes
5
28%
 
Total votes : 18

POLL: Who thinks the Shoutbox is an essential feature?

Postby Spack » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:59 pm

I'm in the process of finalising features for the shiny new AoS site (yes, you heard right, a new AoS site is imminent!), and I'm going through the applications that are on here right now that I haven't got running on the test site. One of those is the Shoutbox ("what Shoutbox" I hear you cry! See the left side on the non-forum pages, it's the scrolly chat thing :P). I could implement it, but it's yet another thing to clutter the pages and so I want to check that it's worth doing first. So, please vote.
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Postby Herne » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:25 pm

I like the shoutbox feature - but wonder if it would get used more if it was on the forum pages - afterall thats where most of us spend our time rather than on the front 'news' page afterall....
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Postby mattjgilbert » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:34 pm

I voted no. I agree it makes more sense for it to be in a place with virtual footfall (the forums) but I don't think the site really needs it to be honest.
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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:58 pm

i like the shout box, so voted "yes". :)

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Postby conscriptboris » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:03 pm

i do like it and have used it many times, however i dont catch it much, is there a way you can have a scrolling shoutbox at the top of the forums page, only 1 line/comment deep and stretched so it doesnt take much room and blends in?

hope you understand :P

either way im happy dan , u do a great job!

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Postby Angelwing » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:31 pm

Not really fussed to be honest. I've used it once I think. It would be far better placed in the forums section rather than the front page. I barely look at the news page!
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Postby Spack » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:34 pm

If it does get retained for the new site then it'll be in the sidebar on every page on the site.
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Postby Ben » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:52 am

Could it scroll on the bottom like a news ticker?
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Postby darkgod » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:18 am

i think its useful to shout out new images in your gallery instead of cluttering up the forum sometimes.

and since its on the main page everyone looks at it
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Postby ruffian4 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:10 am

I think it's pretty handy, but agree that it would be better on the forums page, especially if it's unobtrusive.
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Postby mattjgilbert » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:45 pm

ruffian4 wrote:I think it's pretty handy, but agree that it would be better on the forums page, especially if it's unobtrusive.
I arrive directly to the forums from favourites, so often miss it.
I too always come direct to the forums
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Postby Spack » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:20 pm

I've closed the poll. I found a shoutbox that uses AJAX so it's almost realtime (it'll update without the page refreshing), and it was a simple install, so I've included it on the new site.
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Postby conscriptboris » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:57 pm

sounds good!, so when is this new site gonna b rdy?

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Postby AdrianG » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:20 pm

good to see democracy in action :P LOL
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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:33 pm

AdrianG wrote:good to see democracy in action :P LOL

well only a minority of voters wanted the Shoutbox removed... :P

besides, the new one looks great. ;)

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