Shoutboxes?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Jerlene, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jerlene

    Jerlene
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    176
    What do you think of shoutboxes on websites, mostly forums? Do you think they encourage activity? Increase activity? Or decrease activity?

    I personally don't like shoutboxes on my websites because it encourages chat within the shoutbox, not the forums, which makes the forums dead and contribute to the site's demise.
     
  2. AshleyWhiteBusin

    AshleyWhiteBusin
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    3
    Of course they do. But if you have forums, then you should focus your attention to forums.
     
  3. Jerlene

    Jerlene
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    176
    Of course they do what?
     
  4. merryscanlan

    merryscanlan
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    A shoutbox also called saybox or tagbox or chatterbox. According to the name it gives advantage to some websites for leaving quick messages on these websites without any type of registrations. Soutboxes are simply the lists of short messages about their authors. They are automatically refreshes after some time of periods so new messages are automatically visible. When number of messages increased the older messages decreased.
     
  5. Mark T

    Mark T
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,201
    Likes Received:
    230
    Well, the fact that shoutboxes are only created for instant messages and comments, unlike forum where a reply to a certain question or thread is really created. Shoutboxes can also be located anywhere and where people may leave comments about you.
     
  6. firstchoicecar

    firstchoicecar
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    29
    What are these Shoutboxes? Don't have any info about this, Do you have it?
     
  7. Jerlene

    Jerlene
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    176
    A shoutbox is just a little module that you can put on your site so people who visit your site can chat in real time.
     
  8. bleepingdesign

    bleepingdesign
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    32
    I don't think shout boxes will do any good to forums or blogs. Spamming would definitely increase.
     

Share This Page