Ajax shoutbox, a new life?

A lot people know regarding my AJAX shoutbox MOD. Beside’s that it was very popular within the community there were also several problems with it.
The main problem, for me at least, was the user. Why? They didnt read the topics. They didnt read the support topics, while in a lot cases the answer was there. Because of that the support topics where getting huge, and people started to get angry. At a moment I decided to stop with it.

Currently iam thinking of starting with this MOD again. Ofcourse I still have the source code (Even if I said to several people that I didnt have it anymore!). Iam only not sure how to set up the support for the MOD itself. Doing it at a single topic at phpBB.com will instantly means a large failure, so that will not work. So iam thinking of setting up a seperate board for it so I can use that.
Hopefully more on this soon 😉

But now the question. What features does the MOD need to have? It already had some really nice features, but I still think it need some more. Good stuff to think about ;).

13 thoughts on “Ajax shoutbox, a new life?

  1. I love your shoutbox. I don’t know if it’s possible but a great feature would be a daily, weekly or monthly chat transcript archive, where people can read what has been discussed in the past if the box is pruned and limited to 100 messages.

  2. Hello Paul,

    I’ve also used your shoutbox on my site for quite some time and it has worked though all the updates.

    This is by far the best shoutbox that I have seen out on the web for phpbb without a doubt.

    I read your post above and understand your frustrations with the post at phpbb initially. In fact when I first installed the shoutbox weeding through the posts and redundant questions there took some time.

    Perhaps your idea of a separate forum is a good idea for supporting this mod.

    I would personally like to see the code updated and the interface a bit better for both FF and IE.

    I hope that you bring this back at some point, I am always looking to see if there is an update.

    The best to you and yours this holiday season.

  3. Hallo Paul,
    vielen Dank für den Mod paul999-ajax-shout-14.
    Ohne diesen Mod auf unserem Board wäre es sehr ruhig.
    Es wäre sehr schade wenn dieser Mod nach einem Update von phpBB irgendwann nicht mehr laufen würde.
    Schön wäre es wenn dieser Mod weiter gepflegt werden würde.
    Ich freue mich schon jetzt auf ein Update für diesen Mod.
    Freundliche Grüße vom archivar.

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