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Title: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on September 20, 2009, 02:33:33 AM
Hi every one please cast your vote/opinion about the new shoutbox option... please

Thanx!

Janzl


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: grgh on September 20, 2009, 10:57:38 AM
The what?


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: list on September 20, 2009, 11:50:02 AM
this is what we use at my forum

http://xat.com/web_gear/?cb

its easy to set up and you can have it hidden from view in a thread



Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: grgh on September 21, 2009, 04:59:46 PM
Oh, I only just saw the shoutbox because I always just check new posts since my last login rather than going to the main page.

Can you get the shoutbox added to the top of that screen as well please?


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on September 21, 2009, 06:20:42 PM
I only have the options to show it on the index page only or to show it on all pages. I think if it pops up on every page it might get a bit annoying.

Anyone else with an opinion on this? I could be wrong of course  ;:)


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Seob on September 21, 2009, 06:42:02 PM
Main page only please.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: grgh on September 21, 2009, 06:45:19 PM
Every page would be annoying!


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: ANDYRYALS on September 22, 2009, 09:52:27 AM
yeah I think stick to the main page.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on September 25, 2009, 08:23:47 AM
Only 9 votes... come on people, or should I add the "no opinion" option here ;)


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Ozyr on September 25, 2009, 10:01:23 AM
Only 9 votes... come on people, or should I add the "no opinion" option here ;)

Welcome to the world of polls... very few participate... from my own forum running experience.

And honestly, I'd love to change m vote, but it is too late now.

I have to admit, I don't really like it. It can have some use, but I would prefer posts as to shouts. JMHO.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Rene_G7400 on September 25, 2009, 10:20:31 AM
What I don't like about the shoutbox is that it can hold no more than 10 lines and that the texts are removed after 24 hours. So if you don't check it regularly you will miss some messages.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Ozyr on September 25, 2009, 10:22:03 AM
What I don't like about the shoutbox is that it can hold no more than 10 lines and that the texts are removed after 24 hours. So if you don't check it regularly you will miss some messages.

That too (I agree). It also helps with my argument, because posts don't normally disappear!


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: manopac on September 25, 2009, 10:28:20 AM
I think its just a different thing ... posts are here to last, shoutbox is basically for quick messages which have no relevance the next day or 10 messages later ... question is: on a board like this where we do not get 100 new posts a day, isn't it better to have people write things in posts even if its shortterm relevant things ? (still I voted for "I love it" btw.)


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Rene_G7400 on September 25, 2009, 11:45:59 AM
Shoutbox died?


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on September 25, 2009, 11:48:12 AM
Nope, I installed a new one.
This one keeps the last 100 messages, so anything shouted here will stay there for a while.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Rene_G7400 on September 25, 2009, 11:52:46 AM
But I don't see it anymore.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: grgh on September 25, 2009, 12:02:42 PM
Me neither.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on September 25, 2009, 12:06:48 PM
Apparantly I had to set the permissions for the shoutbox... can you see it now?


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: RickO2 on September 25, 2009, 08:45:35 PM
I can see it. But I can't post to it  ???


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: grgh on September 25, 2009, 09:18:38 PM
I can see it. But I can't post to it  ???

Excellent, working exactly as designed  >:D


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on September 26, 2009, 09:28:05 AM
I can see it. But I can't post to it  ???

Excellent, working exactly as designed  >:D

 :D

Poor Rick, now he knows where he stands on this forum  ;)

But I see he already managed to post! So I guess its working swell for you now.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: RickO2 on September 27, 2009, 01:01:56 AM
I can see it. But I can't post to it  ???

Excellent, working exactly as designed  >:D

Very funny wise guy!  :P


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: RickO2 on October 02, 2009, 04:45:15 PM
I can see the shoutbox but cannot see any posts insdie of it.  It was working on my computer at home but it isn't on my computer at work.  I wonder if there is a patch I need?


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: RickO2 on October 02, 2009, 04:47:53 PM
I can see the shoutbox but cannot see any posts insdie of it.  It was working on my computer at home but it isn't on my computer at work.  I wonder if there is a patch I need?
OK, I hit a box that showed up in the upper right hand corner (compatability view) and now I can see it.  The icon looked like a piece of paper torn in two.  Just a tip if others are having the same problem.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: roadrunner on October 02, 2009, 10:22:24 PM
I can see the shoutbox but cannot see any posts insdie of it.  It was working on my computer at home but it isn't on my computer at work.  I wonder if there is a patch I need?
OK, I hit a box that showed up in the upper right hand corner (compatability view) and now I can see it.  The icon looked like a piece of paper torn in two.  Just a tip if others are having the same problem.
I was also having the same problem. I couldn't see anything in the shoutbox.
I tried the compatability view  and now i can see it.  :)


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Seob on October 02, 2009, 10:32:05 PM
I just get an grey screen, and i can't type a message.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Rafael on November 01, 2009, 04:38:52 PM
Since my PC is havin some problems I?m actualling using more my daugther?s PC, but in my daugther?s PC I can?t see the shoutbox messages. Someone have some idea what it can be  ???


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on November 01, 2009, 05:57:58 PM
Do you know which browser she uses?


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Seob on November 01, 2009, 09:44:25 PM
I can say it's visible in firefox and safari on my mac.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Rafael on November 02, 2009, 03:33:01 PM
It?s IE, the latest version I guess. (Detail, I can see the shoutbox but it?s in blank)


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on November 02, 2009, 04:41:38 PM
hmm... very strange...

I anyone else having these problems?

Rafael, do you have javascripts disabled?


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: grgh on November 02, 2009, 05:09:52 PM
I'm on Firefox and I don't get any problems.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Seob on November 02, 2009, 07:41:05 PM
I got the same problem running ie 8.0.6001.18702 on windows xp. Just a blank shout box. When i click on the bottom left corner in ie, i get the following error:
Foutdetails webpagina

Gebruikersagent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Tijdstempel: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 18:38:48 UTC


Bericht: Onbekende runtime-fout
Regel: 256
Teken: 3
Code: 0
URI: http://videopac.nl/forum/Themes/default/script.js?fin11

Because of this error, the main forum page loads really, really slow. Just checked with safari and firefox on windows xp and there the shoutbox runs fine, and the main page loads without any delay.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on November 02, 2009, 08:14:38 PM
Seob, thank you very much for all the info.

I have been searching around and found out that the problem is in the javascript code (on line 256). Here we find an : "element.outerHTML = toValue;" which may cause some problems in some versions of IE.

I THINK this is the cause of the problems but I am not sure. Anyway, the only solution I have for this problem is removing the Shoutbox  :-\

I'll do some more nosing around, and if I find anything I will let you know.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: grgh on November 02, 2009, 08:19:57 PM
Actually I can think of another very good solution and it has the added benefit of further reducing Microsofts market share  ;D


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Seob on November 02, 2009, 09:23:58 PM
Safachrofox


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Rafael on November 03, 2009, 01:47:10 AM
All the scripts are active, I think I?ll try other browser.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Rafael on November 03, 2009, 02:14:29 AM
I installed Safari, now it?s works :D


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Janzl on November 03, 2009, 07:22:50 AM
 :D Great job Rafael!


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Sweersa on November 15, 2009, 10:54:24 PM
I am going to be honest, the only reason I use Firefox is because of the built in spell checker  :P


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Seob on November 15, 2009, 10:57:17 PM
Thats the reason i use safari to.


Title: Re: Shoutbox
Post by: Sweersa on November 16, 2009, 01:31:27 PM
Thats the reason i use safari to.

I can't tell you how many times it has saved from from writing emails, posts (here is an example lol) and such.