The (new) Chatbox is back, baby!


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Found a shoutbox near identical to what we used to have on TCG. It can ONLY be found on the homepage and What's New page, not gonna fuck with anything else. It can be collapsed by default (top right of the box), so you can ignore it if you ever want to.

This is no frills...no image upload box, etc. The box WILL accept auto embedding of media, just like the site does. AND does respect BB Codes (IMG) for example.

Any questions, holler. Enjoy.

Update: Should you want to disable the Shoutbox completely, just go to your user preferences (click your avatar top right of site) -

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But the other chat was removable, this is just minimized.
 
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Ya, minimized basically puts it out of sight until you choose to bring it back.

No other way to remove it, unless I find someone to code a users permission feature for it.
 
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It doesn't get in the way of anything.

Also, the gif game for the site has been on point lately.
 

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It doesn't get in the way of anything.

Also, the gif game for the site has been on point lately.
Eh it’s like half the page is gone now when I hit new posts even with it minimized.
 
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Eh it’s like half the page is gone now when I hit new posts even with it minimized.
It's not like we have a constant flow of new content. PLUS, you can scroll down just a tad for more content.

I'M TRYING MY BEST
 
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It should stay closed. The only time it wont is if you jump to various browsers, as that is cookie based. Close it on all the ways you visit the site, and it'll stay closed. If its not, you've got an issue with yo cookies.

Its closed on my phone, my laptop and my desktop :dunno:
 
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Keep in mind, Joel, if you open it and then close out for whatever reason, it'll stay open. But keep it closed on wherever you view the site, and it'll stay closed.

Matt, am I explaining that correctly?
 

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Yeah.

Also remember it is browser & device based. So if you use desktop and mobile, Firefox and chrome, you have to close it 4 times total to keep it that way across devices. Also if you reset cookies or use incognito mode it forgets your settings.

It is NOT a universal setting across all browsers and devices after doing it once like the "ignore thread" feature.
 
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I COULD message my Xen dev that and ask him to make me a custom user based permission to completely disable the shoutbox. Cant be that difficult.
 

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I think it's better that way. I keep it closed usually on mobile and open on desktop
 

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