Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:50 pm

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For roughly two months since the change was implemented, I've decided to keep quiet about the change until now just to see if I can make the adjustment. I am not saying that the chatbox is a bad chatroom per se, but as an avid user of both the shout and chat box, I (and most people) find the chat box a little frustrating.

What I mean by frustrating is being logged out whenever you don't type something, the chatbox not refreshing at times, the absence of an alert sound when someone messages and the mobile for this is... really bad compared to the shoutbox. For these reasons, I find that constant users of the shoutbox never come on anymore due to the inconveniences that the chatbox gives. 

I've also talked to many people on the chatbox and through private messaging that they do not like the chatbox for the reasons listed above. Overall, it is just the matter of convenience that I miss that the shoutbox had that the chatbox does not.

Even though the chatbox was meant for new members to log on without the use of an admin, I still find the same people still log on. For the past two months, I would say less than a dozen new members have shown their faces.

I know that mc~ has stated his reasons for implementing the change, which I totally respect, but is there a possibility for a switchback?



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:11 am

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I agree with thischineseguy. The ChatBox works in a way that only generates frustration, and kills conversation. It kicks you off constantly, and trying to acces it from your phone is hell.

The number of new users that enters the CB with some constance is really small. 

I consider that the CB its not a very good chat room, because its not easy to use, and generates an experience completely different than the SB. We created a Line group to chat with some members, but it is still worst than the SB, and I'm not using it.

I don't feel any emotional attachment to the SB, I just love the way it works. I would like the CB if it gets to work in a similar way, though it would be a different virtual place. 

I'm not trying to destroy the CB, but It would be great if the SB can stay, please.





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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:24 am

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I think that most, if not all of us SB users, can agree that the ShoutBox is better than the ChatBox.
In addition to all those problems mentioned by thatchineseguy and Mati, one huge problem with the ChatBox is spamming.

In the SB, any and all links posted are put into this convenient little [Link] thing instead of showing the whole long link, and there is a limit of 6 emoticons per message posted.
Neither of these features are present in the ChatBox.
One can put as many emoticons in a message as one desires, which can cause the thing to slow down, and, the main problem that I want to point out, the ability to directly insert images and even YouTube videos.
People will sometimes begin to spam images and gifs, which can really make the whole thing an awful lot slower especially for those using the awful mobile version.

Granted, I don't want to get rid of the CB altogether. I still think the SB is much better. We know the SB might not be here for much longer, given that the subscription is running out. I would really love to see the SB stay with us. And also to see these and all problems associated with the CB fixed.



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:32 pm

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Well I guess it's my turn for the record. Since I'm using my mobile most of the time when I'm posting on any threads, or even Chat or Shout Box, I still love using Shout Box due to it's conviniences it brings. And yes, given those things mentioned by my co-chatrooms guardians Hehee it's ideal to limit gifs, images and any other links to avoid spamming, and since new members can't go to Shout Box, they tend to use Chat Box to trashtalk people there (I'm not saying it always happen, but spamming is one of it). And like the one mentioned above, and since I'm a mobile user, I find Shout Box more user friendly than Chat Box, which is supposed to happen also in Chat Box to earn more users there, as we can see, there's not more than a dozen ever log there at the same time, but there's so much post there especially the gifs and images that made the Chat Box messy... It should be less if there'sca control in sending one. 


Oh I think I recycled ideas, but then I hope this will lead us in a positive conclusion Happy




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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:42 am

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Thank you guys for your feedback. I'm guessing you guys are not the only one with these thoughts. The chatbox is something I wanted to try out to remove the extra steps of pm-admins-before-using. Now looks like the results of that trial are the concerns and problems now being raised by everyone here. I have never actively used the chatbox so I don't know, but I too loved the SB back when I was still active. I accept your feedback so therefore I'm returning the ShoutBox. To avoid having more that one chat place, I'll be removing again the chatbox.

The ShoutBox can be found on the same place where it was before. The link under the news panel is the shoutbox link.





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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:59 am

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Thank you so much MC for this Happy I saw the reactions of other sb users and they were all glad it came back...




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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:59 am

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Awww thanks mc, I missed the old SB as well  Happy



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:48 pm

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Joshua10red

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Thank you MC!!! I'm glad that SB is back



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:25 am

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Yup, its nice that the SB is back tho there could have been some sort of message like what you would close the CB so that the user of the CB that dont have access to the SB dont come and be like, welp, i cant log on to chat anymore cuz they need to wait for an admin to give em access. If there was some message like 1 week before removing the CB, they would have had time to ask an admin to have access to it and like when you would have come back to remove the CB you could have answered those people. Now if no admin is connected when they come back (and since admins arent a lot active here) some of those people that have been regular user of the CB wont be able to join SB and I find it a little not nice for them.

Welp, hope there'll be admins present in the next few days for those people...

Not that im not happy with SB being back, just think that it could have been done in a better way ^^ We could have lived on CB for one more week, its not that bad. Yes it wasnt user friendly for mobile users and for some people there was refresh problem but for all the others it was acceptable. Never had problem with the too much emote even tho i know for those who have a bad connexion it can be a problem. Also, the reason why never more than 12 person was mostly that some of the SB user were avoiding coming to CB and still using SB instead which lowered the amount of people on CB. Also, if there wasnt that many person that joined the chat, i think theres more that got to join because it was CB instead of SB during that time. Much easier to find and no need to contact admin to join. Yes there isnt that many new active user that joined on CB but i think most of em wouldnt have joined ever if it was still SB during that time.

Those guy made it look like CB totally didnt work while it isnt true and i would say the fact that people were split in SB, CB and Line didnt help to have a lot of people on CB. Even if SB is better in general on many aspect, I could totally have lived with CB.

Anyway, thanks for taking back the SB, just hope it wont affect too many users of the CB by not being able to join there.

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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:29 am

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Shanipika wrote:Yup, its nice that the SB is back tho there could have been some sort of message like what you would close the CB so that the user of the CB that dont have access to the SB dont come and be like, welp, i cant log on to chat anymore cuz they need to wait for an admin to give em access. If there was some message like 1 week before removing the CB, they would have had time to ask an admin to have access to it and like when you would have come back to remove the CB you could have answered those people. Now if no admin is connected when they come back (and since admins arent a lot active here) some of those people that have been regular user of the CB wont be able to join SB and I find it a little not nice for them.

Welp, hope there'll be admins present in the next few days for those people...

Not that im not happy with SB being back, just think that it could have been done in a better way ^^ We could have lived on CB for one more week, its not that bad. Yes it wasnt user friendly for mobile users and for some people there was refresh problem but for all the others it was acceptable. Never had problem with the too much emote even tho i know for those who have a bad connexion it can be a problem. Also, the reason why never more than 12 person was mostly that some of the SB user were avoiding coming to CB and still using SB instead which lowered the amount of people on CB. Also, if there wasnt that many person that joined the chat, i think theres more that got to join because it was CB instead of SB during that time. Much easier to find and no need to contact admin to join. Yes there isnt that many new active user that joined on CB but i think most of em wouldnt have joined ever if it was still SB during that time.

Those guy made it look like CB totally didnt work while it isnt true and i would say the fact that people were split in SB, CB and Line didnt help to have a lot of people on CB. Even if SB is better in general on many aspect, I could totally have lived with CB.

Anyway, thanks for taking back the SB, just hope it wont affect too many users of the CB by not being able to join there.

Thank you for the feedback, we received a lot more negative feedback with the chatbox than good, I include myself on the negative part because I did not enjoy the chatbox at all. I am sorry if the change was sudden and might affect someone's ability to chat with their friends but dont fear! Send a private message to the members you chat with and tell them to send me a PM so I can create an account for them in the shoutbox! 
Once again I apologize for the inconvinience.



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:07 am

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Since this post will probably get more traffic, I'll also mention that Noodles and I will be accepting new applications to the SB. Happy

More info can be found in this thread:
https://www.scandal-heaven.com/t233-shoutbox-membership#4152

I'm happy to hear the renewed support for the Shoutbox. It's time for an SB Golden Age!




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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:35 am

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With that said, to anyone who wants to join SB, I myself will still be accepting applicants along with Lexian and Noodles.  :D



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:18 am

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I would like to join the SB, but I also don't trust telling anyone my password. So yeah . . . Straight Face

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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:57 am

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iamcrazymike wrote:I would like to join the SB, but I also don't trust telling anyone my password. So yeah . . . Straight Face

Whichever staff member you would choose to send your password to would be the only other person to know it. It doesn't have to be a password you've used for other places; just making up a simple SB-only password would be fine!





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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Wed May 13, 2015 4:09 pm

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hi i'm lost and confused... why is the chat gone?can't find it anymore , where can i find u back guys ?.?



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Wed May 13, 2015 6:16 pm

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ScandalousAngels wrote:hi i'm lost and confused... why is the chat gone?can't find it anymore , where can i find u back guys ?.?

Simply put, the chatbox is gone because the lack of features, idle time outs, and other inconveniences made it widely unpopular.

I just made a picture-guide of where to find the shoutbox and get details for registering:




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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Thu May 21, 2015 4:05 pm

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Mmmm guys if you really want to use ShoutBox instead of ChatBox you prolly shouldnt let it expired for too long Tongue It seem it just died some mins ago now xD (and it scared me at first i was typing and suddenly boom dead D:)

But yeah just saying this xD



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Thu May 21, 2015 4:07 pm

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What happened?! Uwah!

The shoutbox expired OMG



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Thu May 21, 2015 5:42 pm

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We Might Have Broke It Or Maybe The Mods Saw Our Conversation About Them And It Got NERFED ! Lol 

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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Thu May 21, 2015 8:14 pm

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JJ-Kun

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im kinda new here. and confused that the shoutbox expired what happen howw : Delinquent



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Fri May 22, 2015 1:38 am

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Hi everyone! Sorry for the inconvenience~ SCANDAL-HEAVEN SB is now up and running!



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Fri May 22, 2015 9:58 am

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Yay...thanks Dude   CANTA Clap



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Fri May 22, 2015 11:41 am

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arigatougozaimasu :3



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:18 am

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HOw do I register for the chatbox?



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Re: Revival of the ShoutBox
Posted on Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:22 am

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eehbes wrote:HOw do I register for the chatbox?

Shoutbox Membership



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