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    chat box

    what happened to the chat box? I kind of enjoyed having it there.
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        const bool change = true;
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    I didn't see much point to it at first, but I'm surprised it's gone so quickly. I think it was starting to grow on me...

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    You weren't the only one that did not find the purpose of it.
    Some people were up to post their code on the chat and ask for help. That's a bad idea.

    I tried to come to the site, but I got a message "Database error" again and again. Maybe the chat caused this.
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    I'm glad it's gone, when something is that bloaty and unimportant it shouldn't be in every page.
    If I were webmaster and saw people wanted it, I would make it an optional feature, that way people like me wouldn't be bugged by it but people like you could still enjoy it.
    If the forum software doesn't provide the per-user configuration option, it should be easy enough to add.
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    I was under the impression both the chat box and the spam link to join some forum were added by the cretins that "hacked" this forum's front-page.
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    I clearly remember the Webmaster "saying hello" from the chat.
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    [...everyone sitting 'round a fire...]
    "Folks, this is the story of the Cboard Chat Box. Legend has it..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    I clearly remember the Webmaster "saying hello" from the chat.
    Theoretically, if the crackers could reconfigure the forms, perhaps the could impersonate webmaster as well.
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