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Old 08-29-2008, 04:55 PM   #11
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Default Re: Shoutbox/Chatroom

One thing that worries me about having an on-site chat box is more spam.

But figure out ways to get rid of that, and then I think it would be good.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:30 PM   #12
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member who have been members for 1 month at least or got 100 posts?
not sure..iv seen them on other sites and its gone pretty well..only spam on rare occasions

we can have shoutbox mods..report spam...you know =]
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Go here if you want to have chat, it was popular here for a few days, but died off pretty quickly after that. Probably because people forgot about it.

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One thing that worries me about having an on-site chat box is more spam.

But figure out ways to get rid of that, and then I think it would be good.

Yeah, admins/mods can easily filter otu spam and delete/ban certain posts/users from it.
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I think the IRC is good because having a chat box looks really stupid. that's what the random chit-chat thread is for.
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Default Re: Shoutbox/Chatroom

agreed ^

this is a nice way to randomly chat without spamming the forums. i just dont think a shoutbox on site would be such a good idea.
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Nobody goes on to irc channels, they are too much of a hassle.

Well not really but I just hate going them. Something that integrates very easily into the site would be optimal.
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but david believes in minimal features/it being professional. it wouldnt happen.
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Yeah, the chatbox mod is very minimal and looks highly professional. Going to an external IRC place to chat with other users of this site is kind of out of the way.
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the random chit-chat thread is even more minimal.
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