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July 22, 2004, 08:20 AM

I see many people having discussions in the shoutbox. Personally, I don't read the shoutbox. That's just me though. It's like trying to read chatroom discussions. Headaches abound.

My question is this:

Does the shout box take away from discussion that would otherwise be useful here on the sight?


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July 22, 2004, 08:30 AM

I've never seen anything that would be useful about motorcycling in the shoutbox. I'd have to say that it doesn't take away from what little motorcycle related discussion we have.
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I see many people having discussions in the shoutbox. Personally, I don't read the shoutbox. That's just me though. It's like trying to read chatroom discussions. Headaches abound.

My question is this:

Does the shout box take away from discussion that would otherwise be useful here on the sight?
I have always thought that it "hurts" so to say on a few levels. Good sportbike related convo's are always going on in there as well as that is where most of the drama takes place. HOWEVER on the other hand it does come in handy when I need "yell" to get someones attention.


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July 22, 2004, 09:09 AM

It's good to have for a quick "Hey" but I see many discussions that would be better without the intermixing of "sup y'alls".


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I see many people having discussions in the shoutbox. Personally, I don't read the shoutbox. That's just me though. It's like trying to read chatroom discussions. Headaches abound.

My question is this:

Does the shout box take away from discussion that would otherwise be useful here on the sight?
I have always thought that it "hurts" so to say on a few levels. Good sportbike related convo's are always going on in there as well as that is where most of the drama takes place. HOWEVER on the other hand it does come in handy when I need "yell" to get someones attention.
this is probably one of those things where the pros and cons balance out.

I can see your points however I know of a few times where I was in the SB and the conversation I had became a topic which was well received. I know I've been on both ends of this, the guy with the question and the guy telling the other person to post up about it.....So thats a big PLUS. There are also times where there's been a newb question answered w/o a post. another plus as Im sure it saves on the backend DB (nerd server internal stuff).

The drama....well thats never going to go away, there will always be egos disagreeing, someone playing devil's advocate, someone not minding their own business and someone talking out his/her ass. this happens in posts as well as the SB. People who want to be in drama, are in it; just as those smart/savvy enough to stay out of it, do.

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July 22, 2004, 09:16 AM

sup ya'll!

What is everyone talking about in here?
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sup ya'll!

What is everyone talking about in here?
hi Derek! Going to Turd Week Thursday tonight? It's at leroy's chicken and waffles.


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July 22, 2004, 11:49 AM

Like Kevers said. It has its pros and cons. But I dont think it takes anything away from the board at all. I thinik its pretty cool just to jump on and say HI to all and get something back right away. And if there is a good conversation or point to be brought up in the shoutbox, it usually gets posted up...


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Like Kevers said. It has its pros and cons. But I dont think it takes anything away from the board at all. I thinik its pretty cool just to jump on and say HI to all and get something back right away. And if there is a good conversation or point to be brought up in the shoutbox, it usually gets posted up...

Stop looking at avatars... start reading members names


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What's a "shout box"?


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What's a "shout box"?
something twiggy calls his girlfriend


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July 23, 2004, 08:11 AM

It's a good way to interact with other members "live" which is cool. And I agree with Boom that most of the drama occurs there - but that's just a part of any internet forum.

The one thing that is bad about it is that banned members can still participate on the site through the shoutbox. So anything that they would want to write in a thread can be posted in the shoutbox thereby defeating the purpose of having them banned in the first place.
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The one thing that is bad about it is that banned members can still participate on the site through the shoutbox. So anything that they would want to write in a thread can be posted in the shoutbox thereby defeating the purpose of having them banned in the first place.

Thats being worked on mandy.


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