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The Shoutbox is Out of Hand!
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myguitarnow
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Anyone think that the Shoutbox feature here is way too out of hand? To me it seems some peeps would love to just chitter chatter instead of practicing a musical instrument. I tried to jump in a few times but it is not worth it to me.

I like to play music and want to learn here (which I have) but damn get rid of the shoutbox! Let's learn from each other and get rid of the shoutbox feature...Please! jimi-hendrix

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Fiddlerman
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October 12, 2011 - 10:55 pm
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Would it help if I turned off the sound?

I think that many people here like the shout box.

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Fiddlerman
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October 12, 2011 - 11:14 pm
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I turned the alert sound off as a test now. Anyone should be able to ignore the shoutbox if they please. The shoutbox could come in handy if someone wants an answer on the fly or a dicussion about learning or getting to know each other. etc.

Let me know if this works better for you. violin

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I should probably clear up what I meant on the shoutbox... I see this site getting busier and I can't see FM being able to respond to all the shout outs all the time and I think FM will need some help to monitor what is said and all that jazz.

Anyone here ever use his "Donate Button" to help keep his site alive and kicking? I have and hope some of you have too. There's only so much a person can chat in a day and we're all fortunate to have FM willing to spend so much time doing so.

I just don't want to see this site getting taken over by people looking for constant freebies cause I think FM is one of the best Violinists that I have ever heard.

? Feedback to me? jimi-hendrix

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Just my opinion FM. The peeps are lovin' the shoutbox. This is only my opinion, I don't want your site taken over by peeps that are not really studying the violin.

If you can keep chatin' then go for it. Down the road though...You may not want to chat all day long 😉

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Fiddlerman
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October 13, 2011 - 6:04 am
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I value your opinions and it is a good one. The thing for me is that I only write when I feel that I have the time. I am often online but quiet or doing something else and don't even look at it. What concerns me is if it is bothersome for anyone. This is why I turned off the sound. My thought was that if you don't hear the pooping sound you won't be prone to see what was written. Did that help at all?

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Fiddlerman said:

I value your opinions and it is a good one. The thing for me is that I only write when I feel that I have the time. I am often online but quiet or doing something else and don't even look at it. What concerns me is if it is bothersome for anyone. This is why I turned off the sound. My thought was that if you don't hear the pooping sound you won't be prone to see what was written. Did that help at all?

Because I'm feeling very immature today, I'll just say this: I don't mind the pooping sound.

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Fiddlerman said:

I value your opinions and it is a good one. The thing for me is that I only write when I feel that I have the time. I am often online but quiet or doing something else and don't even look at it. What concerns me is if it is bothersome for anyone. This is why I turned off the sound. My thought was that if you don't hear the pooping sound you won't be prone to see what was written. Did that help at all?

Ditto Sara, and I often don't look up to see if someone's messaged me personally while I'm looking elsewhere, so I would feel rude for not answering.  I do, however, have a volume control on my computer and can mute it if required.  I must say though, that I preferred the tweeting birds to the pooping sound.

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I log in here often when I practice and need the sound up on my computer for the videos and what not and that bleep sound on the shoutbox bugs me. If you all like it then I will have to deal with it. Yah FM I like it without the bleep sound.jimi-hendrix

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SaraO, HAHHAHAHA

fiddlerman, can you turn the sound back on?  i like to know when a message gets sent so i dont not respond to people.  we also have the ability to turn the sound off too.

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Fiddlerman
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October 14, 2011 - 12:12 am
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SaraO said:

Because I'm feeling very immature today, I'll just say this: I don't mind the pooping sound.

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On the original shoutbox we had the opportunity to turn it on and off ourselves and that would obviously be the best. As MGN said, he likes to use the computer to listen to videos. I can understand that. I'm hoping that I can switch chat boxes to the original one that was better in so many ways except that it created database errors.

I'll wait to hear from a few others.

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As a new member I must say reading the interaction between folks on the shout out was a definite draw. 

 And saying hi or by when you come on or go away seems to make for a friendly atmoshere among people who share the love of mutual activity. 

 But if there is a way to either turn it on or turn it off, seems like that would be the fix. 

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Fiddlerman
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October 19, 2011 - 8:45 pm
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Thanks for your input LateBloomer.

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 I am not really sure I qualify to give an opinion on this subject since I am brand new to this site but it's nice to be able to ask a question and have it possibly  answered quickly. I asked some site related questions to the members/ guests. (Ty again to IggyZuk and FiddlerMan for helping me out!!!)

 

I didn't have the option for sound on the box, but if I had the option for sound vs. no sound I would have it turned off like it is now. Having a shout box pooping (lol) while I was doing something would be distracting.

I noticed while you're reading a long thread the shout box stays up at the top. If it moved down the blank alley on the right while you scrolled down the threads it might help people to help other people? (Or annoy people!) I don't know if that's possible though. Just kicked out the idea.

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Welcome to the forum RP,

Some shout boxes do exactly that. I haven't found one that does everything I want them to do yet. I had a real good one earlier and it had the capability for the user to turn on and off the sound as well. The problem with that one is that it clashed with Simple:Press which is what I use for this forum. I tested at least 10 and may do that again in the future. If you know of any chatbox/shoutbox WordPress plugins that are better please let me know. I'm always looking for ways to improve the site.

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I like the birdy chirp, too. When the sound is turned off, I found myself looking at the chat box less. i like to have option to turn it on or off.

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Fiddlerman
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As soon as I get a better one it's coming up. I wish this plug-in had that option.

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