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Shoutboxes are rad. They're really nice on slow forums like this.
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10-03-2017, 07:40 AMtest Wrote: Shoutboxes are rad. They're really nice on slow forums like this.

I have thought about implementing one for Hack Rally, but I have seen those being abused greatly by users who don't follow the rules.

I would need to be convinced to install one for Hack Rally.
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10-03-2017, 08:10 AMSerpius Wrote:
10-03-2017, 07:40 AMtest Wrote: Shoutboxes are rad. They're really nice on slow forums like this.

I have thought about implementing one for Hack Rally, but I have seen those being abused greatly by users who don't follow the rules.

I would need to be convinced to install one for Hack Rally.

The biggest issue with them I've noticed is new users being dumb and breaking the rules in the shoutbox; easily fixed by requiring x# of posts to use it. If you're worried about malicious users you can always disable links. You can employ shoutbox specific mods. There's obviously going to need to be flood protection as well. All of those things are fairly easy to implement. If it becomes and issue you can always remove it and replace it with an offsite IRC channel or nothing at all. I personally don't see why you don't at least trial it and see how it goes; the users here haven't had a chance to fuck it up yet.

Shoutboxes are a really nice place for casual non-longform discussion or to ask  a quick question that's not worth of it's own topic.
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10-03-2017, 11:23 AMtest Wrote:
10-03-2017, 08:10 AMSerpius Wrote:
10-03-2017, 07:40 AMtest Wrote: Shoutboxes are rad. They're really nice on slow forums like this.

I have thought about implementing one for Hack Rally, but I have seen those being abused greatly by users who don't follow the rules.

I would need to be convinced to install one for Hack Rally.

The biggest issue with them I've noticed is new users being dumb and breaking the rules in the shoutbox; easily fixed by requiring x# of posts to use it. If you're worried about malicious users you can always disable links. You can employ shoutbox specific mods. There's obviously going to need to be flood protection as well. All of those things are fairly easy to implement. If it becomes and issue you can always remove it and replace it with an offsite IRC channel or nothing at all. I personally don't see why you don't at least trial it and see how it goes; the users here haven't had a chance to fuck it up yet.

Shoutboxes are a really nice place for casual non-longform discussion or to ask  a quick question that's not worth of it's own topic.

Give me a day or 2 to think about it.

The biggest worry is the flooding of useless posts.

I can't possibly monitor a chatbox 24/7. 

I'll look around for a reliable and safe chatbox plugin, but I won't make any guarantees that this will be implemented.
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I'm personally not a fan on the shoutbox on the main index page, but I wouldn't mind a separate page for the shoutbox.

But that's all up to Serpius.
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UPDATE:

The Shoutbox is forthcoming. In a day or two!

It will be put on a separate page, not on the main page.

This was a compromise that was acceptable to me.

Check back here for an update on the status of the Shoutbox.
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Ping @Serpius

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10-22-2017, 09:41 PM
  
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This the best website of all time!

A shout to @Serpius and @root !!!
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