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Post  Focker on Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:48 pm

Yes...No? shrug

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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Dave P on Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:40 am

Focker wrote:Yes...No? shrug

Here's a thought. Change "Latest Topics" to a scrolling chat box and create a non-scrolling "Latest Topics" column.

Chat boxes kinda suck, IMHO, though. I'm still not sure of any significant, useful purpose they serve, but that's just me. A live chat room, though???? Hmmmm.
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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Focker on Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:04 am

I like the idea of the chat box moved to the side panel but I have to find the right html code. I don't care for it at the top of the page and can move it to the bottom. I only stuck it up top so that it would be seen. The chat room thing might be to gay of an idea though. I found it today in the forum options and thought what the heck. Feedback is welcome...My thought is that I'll probably get ride of it.

As for the non scrolling topic box...It's growing on me. BRP smile

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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Hodakaguy on Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:54 am

Not a huge fan of the Chat box. I could see topics getting discussed/resolved in the chat box instead of in the threads, thats cool but everyone else doesn't benefit from the results like they would if it was posted in the threads.

Just my 2 cents

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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Focker on Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:02 pm

Hodakaguy wrote:I could see topics getting discussed/resolved in the chat box instead of in the threads, thats cool but everyone else doesn't benefit from the results like they would if it was posted in the threads.Hodakaguy
My thoughts exactly...Doug and I had a little chat yesterday and I could see where good information could be lost and not posted.

I'll deactivate the Chat.

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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Guest on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:49 pm

I thought you were asking about Chatterbox helmet radios. I was going to vote "yes" til I realized what you were talking about. BRP smile

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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Kiwi650 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:19 pm

"Video killed the radio star" "Many a chat-box killed a forum" - Usually result in trivial chat and any good knowledge not archived for future use.
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nailed it

Post  Bump on Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:49 am

Kiwi nailed it here. If I'm understanding you correctly on what a chat box is. I think Jo Mamma wrecks Advrider. It brings out the worst in people. And in the last year I heard they had some serious discussions about deleting it.

IMHO, it's just a time waster and becomes competition for people's limited time that many are using now to post interesting and useful information.

Kiwi650 wrote:"Video killed the radio star" "Many a chat-box killed a forum" - Usually result in trivial chat and any good knowledge not archived for future use.
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Post  Dave P on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:10 am

Bump:

I believe a shout box, or chat box, is a text area (like this) inserted on the home page (although it could placed anywhere).

Site members can type in comments for all other members to read and reply to. They are generally lame, and go something like this:

"Hey dudes. I just woke up. What's going on?"
"Right on bro. I'm cooking some eggs. Ain't it a nice day?"
"I'm going riding in a few. Wanna come along?
"Anyone ever take organic chemistry? I heard it's brutal."
"Eggs? Alright. I love them with some hot sauce."
"Dude, you are up early."
"Hey, Tiger's up to 14 HOs."
"What kind of tires are the best?"
"I think I'm going to take the day off."

Jo Momma is just an off topic forum, like our "Soap Box" forum. Well, JM MIGHT BE just a tad more f'in brutal! Very Happy
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do you guys have an example...

Post  Bump on Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:02 pm

of a chat box?
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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Dave P on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:31 am

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Thanks!

Post  Bump on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:54 pm

Looks pretty useful to me!
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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Clipity on Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:53 pm

My vote is NO! if you want to chat with someone do it via IM or the like.
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Re: Chat Box?

Post  Focker on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:03 pm

This is a year old topic...Rest assured there will be no chat feature. trust

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