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[ANSWERED!] Shoutbox on bottom of forum?

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Is this possible?

Greetings,

I was just wondering, is it possible to place a shoutbox on the bottom of the forum? I feel like the side panels are not a good place for them, being such limited room and all there, and was trying to figure out if there is away to put a block at the bottom of the forum for say a shoutbox, with the forum not in wide mode.

I have tried playing around in the ocf_forum template, using the following code…

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{+START,BOX,side_shoutbox}
{+END}
But all it does is makes a box at the bottom called side_shoutbox (if tried in all caps, name is in all caps) but no actual shoutbox there.

This is more of a curiosity and an experiment if anything…

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Hi,

I'm not sure, if it isn't possible to put the Block just in the Zone/ a Comcode Page…

But i can tell you, how you Input Blocks in a Template - for your Case:

{$BLOCK,block=side_shoutbox}
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Greetings,

That works, to an extent.

1.) It does make the shoutbox appear where-ever you put it in the template.

2.) However it isn't fully functional because it doesn't scroll or provide the last line in the shout box with a field to chat in.

3.) I suppose, due to being designed as a side panel box, it just doesn't seem to look right in the bottom…

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2.) I've tested this now, and at me its fully functional. What you mean with "it doesn't scroll?" The Standard Shoutbox never had Scrollbars only a limited amount of Messages was displayed at once (standard 5 i think). Scrollbars you can add by editing the Shoutbox template, the number of messages displayed you can easily modify by parameters.

3.) I don't see any Differences using it at the Bottom instead at the Sides.  
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Yeah I'll have to grab you a screenshot soon to show you what I mean lol, it is likely some configuration on my part. But as it stands right now I am growing used to the shout box in the side lol.

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Hmm, at my old Site i had the Shoutbox at the bottom too, because if there's a longer conversation its a bit bad on the Side with the limited width. At ocPortal now, there Chatrooms which are way better for longer conversations then a Shoutbox at the Side or Bottom. So i have put the Shoutbox on the Side.

If that's also the main reason you wanted the Shoutbox at the Bottom, you may want to think about adding some well named link to the Shoutbox Block which leads to a Chatroom and keep the Shoutbox at the Side.

Ah yeah, and if you havn't done yet, you can find out if its a issue of your theme by adding &keep_theme=default to the url and "shiftrefresh" the Page.
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Thanks for you comments.

I like the sound of the chatroom link within the shoutbox. I may have to try that. I had temporarily disabled the chatroom links earlier after the upgrade to 5 rc1 when I was having chatroom bugs (that had since been resolved). I hadn't gotten around to putting links back to it yet, but thought a shout box may be more useful for quick chats and such… especially since I, and many others on my site, forget about the chat room lol.

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