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The Man
01-18-2006, 03:26 AM
It would probably be too chaotic to imagine at a site this large, but what the hell, I'll suggest it anyway. There's a really good hack on vBulletin.org for vB3.5 that manages to update instantaneously without having to refresh, which should kill the bandwidth concerns somewhat.

Del Murder
01-18-2006, 03:27 AM
What the hell are you talking about?

Leeza
01-18-2006, 03:30 AM
I think it's that box at the top of some forum pages that sort of scrolls through what some of the post are, but I more than likely am totally wrong. If that's what it is though, I don't like them. They're way too busy looking.

Behold the Void
01-18-2006, 03:34 AM
A saybox is, in my experience, generally at the bottom of the site. It's like a universal thread/faux chat. People can put in their names and post replies and such. With as much traffic as we get, it'd get really chaotic really fast.

The Man
01-18-2006, 03:34 AM
It's kind of like a chatroom. It has nothing to do with what's in the posts; there's one on FG if you want to go look. xD

edit: bah, Void beat me to it.

Del Murder
01-18-2006, 03:35 AM
there's one on FG if you want to go look. xD

No thanks. :D

Leeza
01-18-2006, 03:36 AM
Something like that would still require moderating and I could see that as being like trying to moderate usernotes. More visible, but way busier with everyone posting in one place. Not something I'd like to do.

The Man
01-18-2006, 03:37 AM
No thanks. :D
...:mad2:

rubah
01-18-2006, 03:37 AM
It would be filled up with spam just like all the other tagboards are.

The Man
01-18-2006, 03:38 AM
While it would unquestionably be spammy at a site this large, a possible side effect of its creation would be to reduce unnecessary spam on the actual forums. Which would probably please some or a great number of forum users.

XxSephirothxX
01-18-2006, 03:39 AM
I'm all for the idea, but not on this site. It would be way too busy and most of the posts would probably end up being requests for help in some Final Fantasy game, or something equally annoying.

Del Murder
01-18-2006, 03:41 AM
It has it's novelty, but not something we need. I think it would clutter up the forums index. If people want to chat they can go to the chat room.

Leeza
01-18-2006, 03:42 AM
Excess spam is reduced by the usernotes so this would be reduntant.

Del Murder
01-18-2006, 03:43 AM
It is?

Ace Protorney
01-18-2006, 03:44 AM
Why is my usernote still at 98? :(

Behold the Void
01-18-2006, 03:45 AM
In theory.

But Leeza brings up the point of having to moderate it. I don't know about you guys but I would NOT want to have to sift through hundreds of posts every half an hour to make sure everybody was playing nice.

Leeza
01-18-2006, 03:45 AM
I'm hardly a spammer, but even my count is up to 952.

I definitly agree with Void. Moderating this thing would be a nightmare.

Shlup
01-18-2006, 03:46 AM
Aaron is stupid.

The Man
01-18-2006, 03:54 AM
If it really becomes a problem to moderate it, you could always do what I do when problems like this crop up and add new staff members. xD

My usernote count is only at like 56 :mad2:

Shlup
01-18-2006, 04:01 AM
Moderating it isn't the problem. The problem is that it's stupid.

Del Murder
01-18-2006, 04:04 AM
Boy, I wonder why The Man only comes around here once every four months.

The Man
01-18-2006, 04:06 AM
I blame Shlup. :mad2:

Kawaii Ryűkishi
01-18-2006, 04:10 AM
I actually happened to be on Fool's Gold today and saw the thing. I found it to be very suitable for that environment, which is to say it would be completely inappropriate for any venue even approaching common decency.

rubah
01-18-2006, 04:13 AM
By spam, I mean
Eyesonff.net has been tagged!
On: Tuesday 17 January - 2006 - 10:13:55 pm

Name: beauty
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"us-ascii\"
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Subject: mpror iv ooshya, an he was anxious f
bcc: charleses3299@aol.com

f4def14f454f5ae3b195318bcd4d692c

edczxcvbnm
01-18-2006, 04:13 AM
I like this idea. You really wouldn't have to moderate it. On FG after so many replies they get chopped off and are not viewable...at least from what I remember of the old shout box. I like the crazyness of it.

Shlup
01-18-2006, 04:15 AM
Just further proof that it's stupid.

*gives Aaron a cookie made of pie*

The Man
01-18-2006, 04:15 AM
I like this idea. You really wouldn't have to moderate it. On FG after so many replies they get chopped off and are not viewable...at least from what I remember of the old shout box. I like the crazyness of it.There's a shoutbox archive, but really, no one ever looks in it. You could probably disable it pretty easily, too.

edit:
*gives Aaron a cookie made of pie*:monster:

eestlinc
01-18-2006, 04:16 AM
yea, if you want a bad "shout" to disappear you just submit a bunch more so it scrolls off into oblivion.

edczxcvbnm
01-18-2006, 04:30 AM
Plus you could always apply the swear filter to it also...which it is probably done by default anyways.

The Man
01-18-2006, 04:46 AM
The swear filter is on a global replacement, at least for fuck and <img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif">. So the shoutbox would automatically filter itself.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
01-18-2006, 04:47 AM
The problem with jerks isn't that they swear so much as it is that they post at all.

edczxcvbnm
01-18-2006, 04:47 AM
One time at FG I raped everyone with a 56K modem by posting ALL the smilies on one line in the shout box :D

The Man
01-18-2006, 04:49 AM
ed would probably be banned from the shoutbox pretty quickly here.

eestlinc
01-18-2006, 04:49 AM
did you get blood on your clown suit?

edczxcvbnm
01-18-2006, 04:58 AM
Of course I did. I only rape vigins...I MEAN! <img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif">! *runs*

*closes thread before it gets more out of hand*

eestlinc
01-18-2006, 05:01 AM
yea, I take the blame for this.