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Post  Legion on Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:44 pm

Ok, chatbox (is it one or two words, dammit) at the top or bottom of the page, people? I'm thinking bottom, but I'm not sure...

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Post  Rip on Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:29 am

I'd vote for the bottom. That way it's a bit less convenient, but not in the way for people who are just looking for the boards. Any chance of getting a "float" option on the chat?

In regard to the name of it, I was trying to think of something BSG related... The Com... or even The CIC? Just a couple thoughts.

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Post  Rip on Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:33 am

In case you didn't go to the ChatBox and read my testing ramblings:

The "frame" of the chat seems to overlay the actual chat borders/options a bit for me; I'm using IE 8. Trying to read what I (and itcp) previously posted was dang-near impossible, so I changed the font color to see if that helped. It did, and seemed to "keep" those settings when I left the chat and returned. However, it might be good to have a darker default color.

One other thing I noticed was that there's a limitation on the amount of each reply, but there's no notification that you've exceeded that; your reply just shows up truncated.

Just more thoughts/observations.

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Post  inthecanpictures on Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:04 am

I have to say Guy, I like it on the bottom too, right where it is. Sometimes your first thought was the best. It is out of the way for those that come to read the postings.-C
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Post  Rip on Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:11 am

And... forget what I said about having a floating chat... I just found out how that works w/ the "join the chat" link.

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Post  Rip on Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:16 am

After finding the floating chat option, I would suggest that you consider removing the "chat" from the main screen altogether, and just let those that are interested "join the chat".

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Post  inthecanpictures on Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:17 am

When it was launched today, I spent a few moments figuring that out myself. I looks like you can't get to the bottom of the screen at first as well.-C
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