• Shawn
    11.8k
    I was wondering if we could bring back the Shoutbox to the main page as only for the Lounge area?

    One of the best features of a forum is a lively shoutbox, and I do miss the activity we can find in the shoutbox.

    Alternatively, if the shoutbox is to remain in the Lounge area, then can we maybe have a philosophical chatroom or thread where we can have ideas presented and provide some constructive criticism about?
    This is partly inspired by my draft thread and the recent changes introduced about moving all lounge topics to a designated area.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    I was wondering if we could bring back the Shoutbox to the main page as only for the Lounge area?

    One of the best features of a forum is a lively shoutbox, and I do miss the activity we can find in the shoutbox.
    Posty McPostface

    I agree 1000%. Thank you for asking @Posty McPostface
  • Shawn
    11.8k
    Thank you for asking Posty McPostfaceArguingWAristotleTiff

    Yeah, no problem. :grimace:
  • Shawn
    11.8k
    Seems like nobody cares or wouldn't mind.

    So, Shoutbox on the front page, yes, no, maybe?
  • Baden
    12.1k
    One of the best features of a forum is a lively shoutbox, and I do miss the activity we can find in the shoutbox.Posty McPostface

    Let's all post there more then. Then problem solved, no?
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    Let's all post there more then. Then problem solved, no?Baden

    Haven't we given it a fair shake?
  • Baden
    12.1k


    What I mean is, we all know where it is (especially the regulars), so the direct problem is not the location as such. It's that we couldn't be bothered posting there. Which is interesting in itself. It's sort of like a negative feedback bandwagon loop thingie rather than anything rational stopping us.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    What I mean is, we all know where it is (especially the regulars), so the direct problem is not the location as such. It's that we couldn't be bothered posting there. Which is interesting in itself. It's sort of like a negative feedback bandwagon loop thingie rather than anything rational stopping us.Baden
    I respectfully disagree. I think location makes the difference, new members do not know about it unless they are called onto one of the Lounge threads. I can tell you it makes a difference in trying to get to know other members on a friendly basis and that is the community feel that is so very important in weaving together a community.
    Try to be mindful of the conclusions you are drawing because I don't believe that people are "bothered" with posting in the Shoutbox but rather it was a place of common gathering.
  • Michael
    9.9k
    My counter proposal is to remove the shoutbox entirely.
  • Baden
    12.1k
    . I think location makes the difference, new members do not know about it unless they are called onto one of the Lounge threads.ArguingWAristotleTiff

    Everyone gets a notification now when they start.

    Try to be mindful of the conclusions you are drawing because I don't believe that people are "bothered" with posting in the Shoutbox but rather it was a place of common gathering.ArguingWAristotleTiff

    I think you misunderstand the phrase. Anyway, I'm trying to do my bit to drum up morale. :eyes:
  • Baden
    12.1k
    I'm for more posting in the Shoutbox, but I'm not convinced as yet there is a mass movement to reverse the earlier decision. It seems hard to get a balance between too dominant and too quiet. We've gone from a page or two a day to a post or two a day. But again, there is no reason for that apart from out of sight out of mind.
  • Baden
    12.1k


    My counter counter proposal is to confine you to posting in the Shoutbox.
  • Metaphysician Undercover
    9.1k
    My opinion, for what it's worth, is that the shoutbox is generally full of posts with low quality philosophical content, and if left on the front page will attract new members with a taste for such.
  • Sir2u
    2.7k
    It's a SHOUTBOX, if it had ANY philosophical content in it it was probably placed there by mistake. :lol:
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    I miss the community feel and the freedom to talk casually to others. Call me silly but I appreciate that human connection.
  • Shawn
    11.8k
    I miss the community feel and the freedom to talk casually to others. Call me silly but I appreciate that human connection.ArguingWAristotleTiff

    Yes, and people missed my birthday party in the shoutbox. How rude. More seriously, I think it's tilting at windmills at this point, so I digress.
  • Baden
    12.1k
    I miss the community feel and the freedom to talk casually to others. Call me silly but I appreciate that human connection.ArguingWAristotleTiff

    You still have that, Tiff. No-one is stopping you using the Shoutbox.
  • Hanover
    7k
    I'd prefer that instead of it showing the most recent posts on the opening screen, that it open to the catagories page with the most recent thread topics listed under each catagory.

    That reminds me of something.
  • Baden
    12.1k


    I'd prefer wings, so I could fly like a bird.
  • frank
    8.8k
    I'd prefer wings, so I could fly like a bird.Baden

    Sign me up for a subscription!
  • Michael
    9.9k
    I'd prefer wings, so I could fly like a bird.Baden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roPQ_M3yJTA
  • Baden
    12.1k


    Exactly! :sparkle:
  • frank
    8.8k
    I wrote in the shoutbox. Yay!
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    That reminds me of something.Hanover

    What?
  • Hanover
    7k
    I'd prefer wings, so I could fly like a bird.Baden

    I'm sensing the need for a druthers thread.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    I'm sensing the need for a druthers thread.Hanover
    Hanover, never listen to anyone who tries to tell you that you are anything less than sensitive. :flower:
  • The Opposite
    935
    About The Shoutbox. is the new The Shoutbox
  • Baden
    12.1k


    @Posty McPostface's evil plan has been laid bare. I'm impressed. I bet Tiff put him up to it.
  • Shawn
    11.8k


    The cat is out of the bag. I've been uncovered.

    *hides*
  • S
    11.8k
    That reminds me of something.Hanover

    A dead horse being beaten?
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