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Shout box
« on: January 19, 2018, 05:01:08 PM »
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Re: Shout box
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »
Thanks, hope to see it get used when the weather lets up!
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Re: Shout box
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 11:45:54 AM »
How does it work?  If I enter something is there an additional box with my message, and the last few messages show below that?  Or is always just the mot recent one?

I see the history button, which I presume will allow me to look at more of the SHOUTs.
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Re: Shout box
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 12:46:52 PM »
How does it work?  If I enter something is there an additional box with my message, and the last few messages show below that?  Or is always just the mot recent one?

I see the history button, which I presume will allow me to look at more of the SHOUTs.
I added a post (or shout?) to see what happens. Feel free to play with it. But I would like comments and suggestions to be posted here.
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Re: Shout box
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 03:28:45 PM »
I added a post (or shout?) to see what happens. Feel free to play with it. But I would like comments and suggestions to be posted here.

I don't see how its real useful. A new thread seems more organized and easier to follow than the shout box. Plus people can respond and ask for additional details in a thread or make arrangements to meet mid route if needed.
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Re: Shout box
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 06:35:48 PM »
Well, the advantage is that the thread stays on top and in view where ever you are on the forum but I agree there are some disadvantages, a major one is the cramped space in addition to what Landon pointed out.


I am always looking for ways to enhance the forum and this was an unused feature of a package that was already installed. If it does not get used it will eventually go away.
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Re: Shout box
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 03:12:27 PM »
OK so I added another message and can see all the messages are there, but older ones push down and are less visible.

I'm willing to try and use it when we start posting rides locally (using a Yahoo group which suits is). It will be easier than creating a new thread. But agree the ability to discuss things, or even be able to see the info may not work well, especially if people are not using it.

When I clicked the history button it replaced the thread posts I was reading with an area showing the shoutbox entries in a similar style (by date/time, who posted, and content broken up by post).
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Re: Shout box
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 10:57:39 PM »
The shout box was intended more for live conversations, a chat room of sorts. Just a place to shoot the bull in real-time.
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