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Unread postAuthor: Hydra » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:53 am

I have seen alot of forums that have Shoutboxes. They are like these messenger thingies where you type something and you "Shout" it at the whole forum, and anyone that is online can see it. It gets really useful and it might stop some people who cant searchmaking a whole new topic for an easy question.
Who thinks SF should have one?
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:42 am

Shoutboxes are also a great source for SPAM and they give trolls something to do. Depending on the type of script used they can put quite a strain on the server also. Some of the newer AJAX shoutboxes are nice but they take longer to load if the user is on dialup or have an older computer.

So no would be my answer.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:38 am

I think it's a great Idea if olny users of this forum can use it. You know that question when you register it asks you if you are human and it is a yes or no question that is to keep trolls and bots off the forum and more of a security system can take place. If someone spams the shout box then there could be a data base of all the people who made a entry on the shout box and PC guy could say ''hey this looks like spam'' and he can give a warning to the user if he or she does it again the IP adress is banned from this forum.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:02 am

I log on through dial up sometimes and something like that would kill me.... its bad enough as it is...
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:11 am

Death to Jared haehnel!!!

just kidding
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:17 am

:shock: .....Hmmm..... :idea:

Perhaps if we just had a forum for noobs. Just so they could ask questions there...thee is a chat room that no one really uses...
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:47 am

It was a joke I'm not afraid of death ether it seems you took me a little too seriously.
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Unread postAuthor: SPG » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:52 am

I'm afraid of both death and shoutboxes, although I acknowledge death is probably worse.

So that's a no from me.
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Unread postAuthor: Rokmonkey » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:55 am

There is a chat room....
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:11 am

spudchucker:
A forum troll is a member of the forum who uses his/her minimal intellect to bait others into responding to his/her minimal intellect. He/she is already a member, they already passed the question on the registration.
Moderating spam on a shoutbox is pointless. Many shoutbox spammers create accounts just to spam. They know they will get banned. Not usually by IP because they use proxies. IP banning is ineffective, you run the chance of banning honest members on the same IP and a banned member can return by using a proxy and throwaway email addresses. So now PCGUY and the mods have to clean up the shoutbox.
One option is to have privileges to use the shoutbox. This sort of works. The problem is by the time you get the privilege you have already passed the point of a ultra noob and probably understand about searching the site.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:06 pm

Jared Haehnel wrote:Perhaps if we just had a forum for noobs. Just so they could ask questions there...thee is a chat room that no one really uses...

We tried to get something like that going, not sure what happened to it. But it was going to be a forum section where you can ask anything about spudguns and not get yelled at.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:12 pm

Noobs only ask questions because they're too ignorant to search for the answer themselves.

I know we were all noobs once upon a time, but atleast most of us searched for the answers first.
A noob forum would just fill up with two or three questions being repeated a thousand times.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:33 pm

Maxus your probably right... perhaps before every member became a member the had to agree to read through the list of the most frequently posted questions....have them see the answers before they have the question.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:33 pm

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:I know we were all noobs once upon a time, but atleast most of us searched for the answers first.
A noob forum would just fill up with two or three questions being repeated a thousand times.

Exactly, and we choose whether to help them or not. Mind you would have a warning saying 'post in this section at your own risk, to get some real help, search first and then post in the normal section'.

Or something similar.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:53 pm

We're getting terms mixed again.
As I've said before, n00b is a different thing to newb. We were all newbs once.
Newbs know nothing, but want to learn.
n00bs know nothing, but think they know everything - and typically won't admit to being wrong.

If we're going to make up new words and add them to the English language, we should at least be consistent with their meanings, and using n00b to mean newb is not consistent.
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