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Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Evo.lve, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Evo.lve
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    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    I'm confused... is the shoutbox just the IRC?

    Cause every time I click on Shoutbox in Site Features, it just takes me to the portal.

    I'm using Lite skin, if that matters.
     


  2. tj_cool

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  3. Evo.lve
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    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Nope. Not there.
     
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    Go to: My Controls > Portal Options > Scroll down until you see "Shoutbox" and make sure it's on by selecting "Yes, I do" > Save changes.

    Do you see it now? If no, then use V3 skin and see if it shows up.
     
  5. Evo.lve
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    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Oh, thanks.

    EDIT: Already set to "Yes, I do", tried V3 and still no go. [​IMG]
     
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  7. shlong

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    You need to do what tj_cool said, log out, then back in. It happened to me when I first got access to it :3
     
  8. WiiUBricker

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    Shoutbox sucks anyways. Why do we have to refresh 10 or more times in a minute to have a conversation?
     
  9. Rydian

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    What's the minimum post count to be able to use the shoutbox?
     
  10. The Pi

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    @higher ups: I don't mean to sound cheeky but are the shoutbox errors ever going to be fixed? (BBcode in pop-out and special characters in the portal one)

    Also auto-refresh is a must
     
  11. tj_cool

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    Well, then people shouldn't have complained when Costello enabled that.
     
  12. The Pi

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    I guess I wasn't here at the time (or used the shoutbox then)

    How about an option in "My Controls"?
     
  13. _Chaz_

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    I'm gonna go ahead and vote this up +1.

    If that's possible, I don't see why the errors can't simply be fixed.
     
  14. ProtoKun7

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    That was a refresh based on time; is it not possible to have an optional refresh after an actual shout rather than a set period of time?
     
  15. dice

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    It's okay to whine if no action has been taken/requests been responded to.
     
  16. Costello

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    it works the same way. how do you think your browser knows when there is a new shout?
    answer: it just asks the server periodically.
     
  17. shlong

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    Something that I find irritating in the shoutbox is why you can't put: <
    It's kinda annoying >.<
    EDIT: Actually, you can, you just need to have a gap after it...
     
  18. Overlord Nadrian

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    It's because the shoutbox interprets that as the start of HTML for some reason, but because normal members can't use HTML, it just 'skips' the
     
  19. shlong

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  20. ProtoKun7

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    True, though 30 seconds was a bit too frequent, I think. For it to be the way I'm thinking of it would've been something along the lines of IM or IRC.
    Overall, though I'd like to see something like that, I manage pressing refresh, though the bugs are the primary concern at the moment.