I wanted to see for myself how a full complement of the forums would look all layed out. Also, it’s been suggested that we ‘sub-forumize’ other forums here (like the Living in Taiwan Forum) – can you imagine if things get longer?
I like to see that several forums here have lots of topics. It might be nice to flash older topics from time to time - but that’s another thing entirely.
The shoutbox is yet another attempt to see if there is any value in a “Chat” type of feature. Personally, I’m still unconvinced. The point that the auto-refreshing will drive up conuaries is almost enough to remove it straight away.
The original layout of the shoutbox is actually tucked at the bottom, and not to the right. I just didn’t see how valuable it would be to bit it down all the way down there.
I’ve come across a bunch of minor mods to make to these forums, but I don’t want to put them in if I need to uninstall the Shoutbox (it was tricky). I’ll bring this up at the Admin meeting we’re having this weekend and maybe speed things up.
If you really like the Shoutbox, please say so here (or on it) and let us know why it should stay.