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#1 aaamusements

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 03:53 PM

This feature has been re-instated.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 09:43 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 08:12 AM

the edit function hasnt been done yet though



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:07 PM

I don't see the point of this function. At all.



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 01:32 PM

I personally think everyone should be visible, unless they've got summut to hide. But I don't make the rules and regs.
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#6 aaamusements

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:41 PM

Some people wanted it back, for whatever reason.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 08:47 PM

The return of chatbox?



#8 stanmarsh14

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:45 PM

The return of chatbox?

 

Never!

It's been abused too many times in times past to be risked putting it back on.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:17 PM

I personally think everyone should be visible, unless they've got summut to hide. But I don't make the rules and regs.

 

Not really true.

 

This has been in place for years....in those years you'd be surprised as-to who visits time-to-time.

 

There are reason's that some wish to remain anonymous other than what you (I presume) are insinuating ?

 

For that reason, I support the ability to remain unseen.

 

I've had the privilege to see these folk for Ten years now, not 'till today have I had reason to justify it's a good thing.  



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:08 PM

Fair enough Ady - I just can't fathom why someone would want to remain anonymous on a forum about fruit machines. It beggars belief!!  :err:



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:40 PM

 

Not really true.

 

This has been in place for years....in those years you'd be surprised as-to who visits time-to-time.

 

There are reason's that some wish to remain anonymous other than what you (I presume) are insinuating ?

 

For that reason, I support the ability to remain unseen.

 

I've had the privilege to see these folk for Ten years now, not 'till today have I had reason to justify it's a good thing.  

You can see them so how does the ability for them to remain anonymous affect you? As you said you've had the pleasure of seeing them for years yet we haven't. Put yourself in our shoes (or try to) & see it from our POV.

 

In any case if they don't want to be seen it's clear they're not going to post, so why can't they log out if they don't want to be seen reading the board?

 

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And to quote Alex

Some people wanted it back, for whatever reason.

 

Some people wan't the chatbox back, it's not happened. Some people want the option to edit back, it's not happened. So much for a more open & transparent way of running things.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:04 PM

You can see them so how does the ability for them to remain anonymous affect you? As you said you've had the pleasure of seeing them for years yet we haven't. Put yourself in our shoes (or try to) & see it from our POV.

 

In any case if they don't want to be seen it's clear they're not going to post, so why can't they log out if they don't want to be seen reading the board?

 

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And to quote Alex

 

Some people wan't the chatbox back, it's not happened. Some people want the option to edit back, it's not happened. So much for a more open & transparent way of running things.

 

Matty, plain and simple on this one..... chat box is NOT going to come back, due to abuse..... this will NOT change, end of..... this deal as you seam to say in your own words, has NEVER been on the table.



#13 aaamusements

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:40 PM

"Open and transparent way of running things" does not translate into people demanding stuff and me implementing it.

#14 Matty.N

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 09:05 PM

 

Matty, plain and simple on this one..... chat box is NOT going to come back, due to abuse..... this will NOT change, end of..... this deal as you seam to say in your own words, has NEVER been on the table.

 

I'm merely pointing out that people wan't it. If it's badly managed that's down to the site. It may have been abused in the past but surely it would be possible to log things so if anything is said it's not insantly lost. That would be one hell of a deterrent to stop people being abusive in there if they knew what was said was logged. If an outdated concept like IRC can do it then surely a sophisticated piece of forum software should be able to.

 

"Open and transparent way of running things" does not translate into people demanding stuff and me implementing it.

 

As above, I'm pointing out what people want, no where in my post did i ask you to implement it. Personally i couldn't care less about it but like you said about being anonymous, people asked so it's worth a shot eh?



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:19 PM

 

I'm merely pointing out that people wan't it.

 

People also abused it, hence why it was removed in the first place..... if people want nice things, then they need to stop abusing them..... that simple enough to understand?



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

 

People also abused it, hence why it was removed in the first place..... if people want nice things, then they need to stop abusing them..... that simple enough to understand?

 

How was it abused? People using it to abuse people? Like i said above this can be avoided by logging all chats & having someone flick through it every day or so, Given the amount of traffic here nowadays that will hardly be a time consuming task. That way people know abuse wont go unseen & cut it out. If not they get warned & then given the boot & the site doesn't have to deal with it anymore.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:08 PM

 

How was it abused? People using it to abuse people? Like i said above this can be avoided by logging all chats & having someone flick through it every day or so, Given the amount of traffic here nowadays that will hardly be a time consuming task. That way people know abuse wont go unseen & cut it out. If not they get warned & then given the boot & the site doesn't have to deal with it anymore.

 

Decision has been made.... the chatbox feature will NOT be returning any time soon if ever..... people want live chat, we already have a chat room enabled for just this thing via the chat tab, or failing that, the old #mpu34 IRC room (Operated for DAD's FME, although anyone is welcome) is still open, with links available via http://www.west-park.tk



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:17 PM

Just as a note regarding edit posts button whilst I think about it..... Alex is looking at reintroducing it eventually, however it is still causing some stability issues when it's been used on threads (Some sort of conflict with the sites database), so until this has been sorted, it will not be enabled, until Alex can be sure it will not create issues with the forum stability.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:17 PM

Any chance of linking that on the hotbar at the top? Or even the option of using a web/java based IRC client to join on? I assume that will please the masses if the existing shoutbox isn't coming back.

 

 

 

 

So how about the post editing, Where do we stand on that?



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:23 PM

Any chance of linking that on the hotbar at the top? Or even the option of using a web/java based IRC client to join on? I assume that will please the masses if the existing shoutbox isn't coming back.

 

 

 

 

So how about the post editing, Where do we stand on that?

 

At the moment as the forum server software is still a bit unstable (See my last post), will have to suffice for using the tab marked CHAT on every page of this site for the time being for this sites main chat room.

The IRC room @ DAD's, check the following page, which shows you all the connection info if you want to use a stand alone IRC client, or use one of the two provided web clients..... the best web client, is the "alternative link", although I do have my Java one on standby too.....

Please note, the MPU Mecca room is no longer available (I need to edit this when I get time).....

http://homepage.ntlw...Chat_Links.html






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