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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2012, 07:39:57 PM »
I thought this might get more attention here.
I'm not sure who to address this too but has anyone thought of implementing a chat room on this site?  I think it would be a great idea to be able to have a real-time conversation with other members.  We could also set times for discussion chats or round-tables.  So if anyone else thinks this would be good, please respond here and hopefully who ever needs to see this can develop a chat room for this site.
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2012, 04:52:53 AM »
Thanks Count...I just seen this thread and was going to post the Chat Room suggestion, but ya beat me too it, lol.  Hopefully this will help get the ball rolling.
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2012, 08:49:04 AM »
The chat room suggestion is a good one. I will look into it today.


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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2012, 02:33:25 PM »
The chat room suggestion is a good one. I will look into it today.


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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2012, 03:40:26 PM »
Isn't the Shout Box supposed to be a Chat Room though?

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2012, 07:36:45 AM »
Isn't the Shout Box supposed to be a Chat Room though?

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Indeed it is, and that is where the new and bigger chat room will be derived from. Testing is currently underway by the admins. Should have something released here in the next few days.
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2012, 10:17:41 PM »
I suggest, for the suggestion box, that several people suggest a great suggestion for the name of the new chat room, then post those suggestions on a poll for everyone to vote to choose a cool name.....whew *catches breath*. I hope this post wasn't too suggestive.
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2012, 11:05:52 PM »
Re: Name Of New Chat Room....    Here's one-

                - Inner Sanctum-

     Maybe we can brainstorm and come up with a bunch of cool names for the poll, then have all the members vote. That way we all are part of the process (good for troop morale).
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2012, 12:14:50 AM »
I like Inner Sanctum....that's a winner for me
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2012, 07:50:12 AM »
We now have a new board dedicated strictly to chitchat (aka- chat room). This new chat room is an expansion of our previously used chat feature known as a shout box. I looked into several chat room options, but none allowed for integration with our registered members and would have required members to sign in with new a user id, etc. Not having the integration would have created confusion and a cloak of anonymity to the user experience, so I decided to stick with what works. 

The shout box has always been found on the main forum index page towards the top left. Having it there was convenient for members to view the current shouts at any time. Having a larger chat room at a dedicated chat board inside our forum prevents us from having the same visibility of the previous shout box. And it doesn't make sense to continue on with both chat features - at least I don't think so.  You may also notice there's a new option enabled that allows members to see who's viewing a certain board at any given time. This was enabled so members can see who's inside the chat room and therefore might be willing to participate in the chat. You may find that option towards the bottom of the chat room message box. At the other boards that same option is found towards the top of the board.

A couple other things about chatting at UMA:

* guests may view a chat, but can't participate unless they register as an official member.

* chatting at UMA is subject to the same terms of service as any of our other boards. Flaming and spamming is NOT allowed.  You will be banned for said violations! The chat room is moderated.   

Finally, this chat feature is still in beta mode and is being refined for a better user experience. We are open to suggestions for improvements, so please feel free to comment with your input.

Link to chat room - http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?board=46.0
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2012, 09:30:11 AM »
I'm still exploring and developing a more refined chat room experience. Our current Shout Box chat feature isn't a true chat room in that it doesn't allow for instant refresh of incoming messages. The only way the Shout Box is refreshed is when you leave a certain page and then come back to it (or go to another). This is known as a "manual refresh." A true chat room shouldn't be dependent on performing manual refreshes of one's browser. True chat rooms should refresh with each incoming post.

Please feel free to explore an all new chat room that I'm currently developing for the UMA. It's still in beta mode, so please be patient as things change by the day.

Here's the link - http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/phpfreechat-1.4/login/login.php
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2012, 01:01:44 AM »
Since we have monster movie categories, how about monster TV?
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2012, 07:00:03 AM »
It would be advantageous to have more than five entries in the RSS feed. With only five entries, you're bound to miss out on some items if you don't check the feed often enough.

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2013, 12:39:23 PM »
Hi!  :)
Love this site.  I just want to give a shout out to UMA and thank them for such a great site!! I 've had several UMA memebers  visit my site and suggest I link to your website for other future fans.  I am an avid Mattel Thingmaker Collector and Topper Motorized Monster Collector. I also refurbish Vintage Sets and offer supplies for them.  I would like permission to add a link from my site www.creeplepeeple.com to the UMA site home page.  I would also love to become an UMA Allie of your site if you would have me.  Please let me know,  Thanks John

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX - Have A Suggestion? Post It Here!
« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2013, 04:29:10 PM »
I hereby suggest the BIG red "Welcome Monster Lover" on the header page be changed to "Velcome Monster Lover"!!!