snodrog742

Shoutbox No More!

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Yea, you read right... we are upgrading.  No new registration needed but much more streamlined and easier to access.

 

You will notice this: post-1876-0-18107800-1355607011_thumb.pn at the bottom of your screen now.  This functions much like Facebook's chat.  You have individuals you can message first, represented by Chat (#)... next to that is a little group icon where the main room is.  I will be adding rooms to this for technical support and such as that has been highly requested.

 

This is a quick change but I loved it from the beginning.  There is a mobile option that I'll be checking out now.  Keep watching here (and chat) for updates!

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If having ANY issues... please be sure to clear COOKIES specifically.  I will gladly connect through TeamViewer if still having issues.  This software works and it will be staying.  Thank you all.

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Your never cease to amaze me, thanks for all your hard work Adam!  I love watching this site grow and having myself grow with it.

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i hate it. now i know i'm a nobody and all, but, i really hate it. i'm sure it has something to do with the social media site look alike, but i hate it. the shoutbox was cool. you could take it as a passive thing and replied as you felt, but this thing. this thing makes me feel like i need to be committed to the idea. 

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I like how it doesnt have the 10 second wait between shouts now :) I also like how theres chatrooms :P The only thing I miss is being able to read the archives since id miss some interesting conversations.

Edited by X-dude

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I miss my shout box...

It's like the piece of furniture you never really notice until it's gone, then you miss it like mad.

Idk why, I too have the dislike of social media, so I definitely get that. Maybe I'm just a scrooge too. Lol

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Id love to keep the old shoutbox if that dang 10 second wait was disabled. :P It would *as Peter Griffin says* Grind my gears!

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i hate it. now i know i'm a nobody and all, but, i really hate it. i'm sure it has something to do with the social media site look alike, but i hate it. the shoutbox was cool. you could take it as a passive thing and replied as you felt, but this thing. this thing makes me feel like i need to be committed to the idea. 

You're not a nobody.  I value everybody as you all should know.  However, the shoutbox won't be back and here's why:  every time I made a slight change or disabled it to check a bug, I couldn't just simply "reenable" it because something broke and it needed reinstalled.  Support for it has been handed around like a drunk girl at a party it is not even funny.  Every time I had to reinstall it I thenn had to go set up each group permission to access it (Members, Android Specialist, Blog Writer, etc) 

 

I'm truly sorry that you hate it.  I hope that opinion changes.  You never are forced to participate and sounds can easily be turned off as well as you can easily mark yourself as "Unavailable to chat".  Again, sorry but it is here now.

 

I miss my shout box... It's like the piece of furniture you never really notice until it's gone, then you miss it like mad. Idk why, I too have the dislike of social media, so I definitely get that. Maybe I'm just a scrooge too. Lol Sent from my SCH-R530U using Tapatalk 2

I miss it too but not the headache....

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Yea, you read right... we are upgrading.  No new registration needed but much more streamlined and easier to access.

 

You will notice this: attachicon.gifScreen Shot 2012-12-15 at 3.27.54 PM.png at the bottom of your screen now.  This functions much like Facebook's chat.  You have individuals you can message first, represented by Chat (#)... next to that is a little group icon where the main room is.  I will be adding rooms to this for technical support and such as that has been highly requested.

 

This is a quick change but I loved it from the beginning.  There is a mobile option that I'll be checking out now.  Keep watching here (and chat) for updates!

 

Im not seeing the box on mobile using desktop view.  Haven't chk'd my comp yet.

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Was the shoutbox always a pain in the a 55 Adam or was it just on the recent update of this forum? Just wondering because if it isn't always a pain, then there could be a chance for it to return. The shoutbox was an excellent on the fly casual means to chat but it is very understandable to get rid of it when it becomes more of a headache than it is worth. I remember when I first came upon my first phpBB forum site that had such, I really didn't like the shoutbox idea at all as I was used to simply posting in a thread but it did eventually become something I got used to. And so the new chat platform will merely be something to get used to.

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I LOVED it to be honest.  Many questioned me when installing it saying it took up room, annoying, etc.  However, support and installation became HORRIBLE!  No, horrible doesn't even describe it.  Within 3 years the support for it has been passed to 3, maybe 4 developers because they just don't want to put the work into it.  I actually BOUGHT the paid version as I know developers need support and encouragement.  2 weeks later the developer quit and left the shoutbox up i the air... that's when I started looking elsewhere.  2 weeks later another developer did pick it up but it's still a pain.  Every time I needed to disable it to check a bug or something it broke - meaning I had to uninstall completely, reinstall, and reset permissions for each group individually.  Pain in the butt and time consuming.  I might look later again at readding it but the newer chat room is just as nice and adds private chats as well which was highly requested.  It's different I know but just try it and I think you all will enjoy it.

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Yes it will take some time to get used to. As far as that sample pic you posted in this thread. I am not seeing that at the bottom of the page but I do use add ons in FF that might be blocking it. Is it just as simple as clicking on the Chat button at the top to use the new chat function? And how do we use the private chat? You might have already explained this and I missed the bus. If so, just point me where I need to go.

Sent from my SCH-R760

Edited by mrjenkins

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Yea.  Check if add ons or javascript is blocked.  Next to chat are 3 little people images and if you click that you will see the chatroom.

 

You can also visit http://teamuscellular.com/Forum/arrowchat/public/general.html

 

The chat button at the top goes to a different program.  I'll be changing that tonight or tomorrow. :)

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Not sure what you mean?  There is a share button that you can share certain pages to Twitter or Facebook but you do not need a social media account to use our chat.  You cannot chat with your Facebook contacts from our site either.  Hope that answers some questions. :)

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You understood my question right Adam. I was just wondering if the chat was somehow tethered to a social media site. I just thought that maybe that is why i cannot access the new chat feature but I will have to do some delving . Thanx

Sent from my SCH-R760

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Will the chat room be up and running soon?  I haven't been able to use it for a couple days. 

 

Edit: thanks for fixing it!  Now we just need to get people signed back in. 

Edited by HikingMoose

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Will the chat room be up and running soon?  I haven't been able to use it for a couple days. 

 

Edit: thanks for fixing it!  Now we just need to get people signed back in. 

I see no chatbox... :(

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