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Where does the shoutbox pull it's chats from?

My site is awomenswonderland.com. I have the shoutbox in the right panel and I thought that this was it's own little chat window, but then after chatting with a friend in the newbie chat, I noticed our conversation came up in the shoutbox. Do all chats come up here or just newbie chats? Is there a way to filter the shoutbox? Or is it's purpose to display all the newbie chats?? Can anyone help me?? please???



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Yup.

Briefly, the Shoutbox mirrors the FIRST (or default) Chatroom created. Any Chatrooms created subsequently are not replicated in the Shoutbox.

I guess that gives you a clue?

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Fletch is correct, but the behaviour he describes is only if the shoutbox hasn't been purposely tied to a specific chat room. If you prefer, you can create a new chat room for the shoutbox, go to it, find the ID number that is in the URL (let's pretend that turns out to be '3') and then edit the panel where the shoutbox is (by clicking the 'edit page' link underneath it) so that the shoutbox uses '3'. For instance change:

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[block]side_shoutbox[/block]
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[block=3]side_shoutbox[/block]


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