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Shoutbox: Enable/Disable Option Added

Now the shoutbox can be enabled/disabled depending on preference, where should it appear as default?


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Ladies & Gents,

I've added some code to allow users to toggle the Shoutbox on/off depending on their preference for seeing it appear on the homepage. To change this setting, simply navigate to your Preferences (click me) and check the option box for the Shoutbox.

Furthermore, new registrations on signup will be asked whether they wish to enable or disable the shoutbox.
They'll be prompted too, with a warning of: "(Warning: Sometimes contains offensive content)."

See the attached image for a visual explanation of the feature.

I imagine this will solve the issue in it's entirety for most (if not all) members, but I've included a two way poll in this thread for default placement (top or bottom) - based on the changes I've just made for user selection.

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Opposing the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre!!!!
Switched it off. Good work TB :brill: Brillant in fact.
 

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Switch off didn't work unfortunately. I'll try on my computer later.
 

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Switch off didn't work unfortunately. I'll try on my computer later.

Meadow, I've just tried on a mobile device and it's worked. Once you check the box, be sure to hit save and then do a hard refresh of the homepage. If that still doesn't work, lemme know. :thumbs:
 

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I won't switch it off as I like to drop in now and again but great work in listening to everyone and coming up with a good solution.

If it can be hidden staying at the top should be fine.
 

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I won't switch it off as I like to drop in now and again but great work in listening to everyone and coming up with a good solution.

If it can be hidden staying at the top should be fine.

Cheers.

Worth mentioning that even if you switch it off, you can still access it by clicking "Shoutbox" which appears in the navigation menu at the top of the page. :thumbs:
 

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An excellent solution to this problem, cheers TB.
 

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Meadow, I've just tried on a mobile device and it's worked. Once you check the box, be sure to hit save and then do a hard refresh of the homepage. If that still doesn't work, lemme know. :thumbs:

:conf: I unchecked the box, saved, went back in, checked the box again, refreshed the front page and it's still there. Looks like I might have clear my history etc.

Thanks for your hard work though, much appreciated.
 
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Switch off worked well, thanks.
 
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Thanks for adding this option, chaps. Chuffed to be able to purge it from my homepage.
 

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:conf: I unchecked the box, saved, went back in, checked the box again, refreshed the front page and it's still there. Looks like I might have clear my history etc.

Thanks for your hard work though, much appreciated.

Doesn't work on my puter either. As it works for others, and I'm reasonably techie, it must be that I'm cursed.
 

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Doesn't work on my puter either. As it works for others, and I'm reasonably techie, it must be that I'm cursed.

Are you on the old skin by any chance? It doesn't work for me on that either but the new skin hides it just fine. Will look into it.
 

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Are you on the old skin by any chance? It doesn't work for me on that either but the new skin hides it just fine. Will look into it.

Aha!!!! There's your answer. I reverted to the old skin because I prefer it. Shoutbox doesn't appear if I use the new skin.
 

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Aha!!!! There's your answer. I reverted to the old skin because I prefer it.

There isn't any reason why it shouldn't work on both, so I'll tentatively say it will be fixed within a day or two. :thumbs:
 

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:2thumb: I'll live with the new skin for the moment.

You can revert back, it's fixed! Note to self; it would help if I apply code to both skins if we're going to allow users to toggle between the two. :hypo:
 

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You can revert back, it's fixed! Note to self; it would help if I apply code to both skins if we're going to allow users to toggle between the two. :hypo:

:brill:

Now you just need to make the quiz scores visible in the mobile version :devil:
 

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Can we have an option to turn the status updates off please? sick of reading all the self indulgent shite on there.
 

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Can we have an option to turn the status updates off please? sick of reading all the self indulgent shite on there.

Interesting. I've just updated my status for the first time in yonks but it doesn't appear on the feed.
 

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Gordon Bennett man, Happy Birthday ffs.
 

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Oh, it does show up. Thank you.
 

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:brill:

Now you just need to make the quiz scores visible in the mobile version :devil:

I've put that on the list. :cool1:

Can we have an option to turn the status updates off please? sick of reading all the self indulgent shite on there.

Yup, I'll code that tonight won't take long.

TB
 

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Keep up the good work TB, problem solved.
 

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