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#1 DigitalFamilyMember

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:48

I think this forum should have a shoutbox.
I assume that this forum is invisionpower software from its style right? Most forums have it so I think neowin should too

Liked the site so far though!

:)

PS unsure where to post this... I think there should also be a suggestions sub-forum

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#2 Nick H.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:27

While I'm not shooting down the idea, we have a status update section on the right of the main forum index which you can use by updating your status under your member profile. Also, we have an IRC chatroom for people who want speedier conversation. You can find out how to join the IRC server here.

Finally, I don't know if the devs have any plans to put too much work in to our forums at the moment. Not because they're lazy, but because they're working behind the scenes on something...special. At least, that's the word on the block.

However, maybe if it is easy to implement the devs will hear you out and go for the shoutbox idea.

Oh, and you're using the right forum for making suggestions. ;)

#3 Dan~

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:28

People are dying out there and you want a shout box :p

Just use the status thing if you feel you have to shout about something

#4 OP DigitalFamilyMember

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 19:28

People are dying out there and you want a shout box :p

Just use the status thing if you feel you have to shout about something

I was just making a friendly suggestion :)
Some forums have both...it's not the same, but never mind, since I do understand that the staff try their best for the community and they're quite busy ;)

#5 xendrome

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 19:34

With the load and visitors online count the site constantly has, I'd think the IRC Server is a much better solution, since the Shoutbox would consume a massive amount of resources with CPU time and Database query look up time

#6 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 19:38

While i understand why some people would want a shout box, there are plenty of alternatives that are already featured in our forum. However, the IRC server i think is the best solution as it is a live chat that is not constantly seen and requires a person to go there at will.

#7 OP DigitalFamilyMember

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 19:41

With the load and visitors online count the site constantly has, I'd think the IRC Server is a much better solution, since the Shoutbox would consume a massive amount of resources with CPU time and Database query look up time

How do you access the IRC server?

Also I don't understand how the shoutbox is related to a database...?

While i understand why some people would want a shout box, there are plenty of alternatives that are already featured in our forum. However, the IRC server i think is the best solution as it is a live chat that is not constantly seen and requires a person to go there at will.

I don't understand what you mean. Please clarify.

#8 Growled

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 23:23

Don't we have enough shouting at each other around here already? :p

#9 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 23:35

How do you access the IRC server?


See here: http://www.neowin.net/irc/ :)

#10 OP DigitalFamilyMember

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 00:52

Don't we have enough shouting at each other around here already? :p

Nah just banter :p
Well I don't know do I... Haven't ben around long enough...

#11 Nothing Here

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:05

A shoutbox sucks up bandwidth like crazy. Plus it's just a chat system that is outdated and crummy looking.

#12 OP DigitalFamilyMember

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:42

While i understand why some people would want a shout box, there are plenty of alternatives that are already featured in our forum. However, the IRC server i think is the best solution as it is a live chat that is not constantly seen and requires a person to go there at will.

I skim-read that so nvm :laughs:

Just didn't realise there's IRC...k, my bad!

#13 Growled

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:48

A shoutbox sucks up bandwidth like crazy. Plus it's just a chat system that is outdated and crummy looking.


True. Also, as much trouble as we've had with our servers of late I'd be afraid to risk it.

#14 remixedcat

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:50

The Hampsters have a tough enough time... we don't wanna overwhelm them anymore!

#15 Nothing Here

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:09

The Hampsters have a tough enough time... we don't wanna overwhelm them anymore!


I agree. In order to make something like that work we would have to throw a cat in the mix. ;)



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