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chat box location and size

Discussion in 'The Study' started by imasissytoo, Sep 2, 2017.


Why is the chat box in the worst place for viewing and reading?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2017.
  1. Yea,let's do it

  2. Right on

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  1. How about letting us be able to move the chat box to any place on the screen. Also let us be able to enlarge the box so the letters get larger and easier to read. Would also make it easier for us to correct our spelling when we reply
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  2. You are absolutely right, the box is in the worst possible place.
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  3. I'm guessing with other routine maintenance and other minor things needing to be addressed and not done, updating the chat is not going to happen any time soon,

    Sorry. But I'd be surprised if it happens.
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  4. If they claim to be a " user friendly " site they should correct their mistake Not like it will take months to fix
  5. SubVerity

    SubVerity The Mansion's own Fairy Godmother!
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    Hi @imasissytoo@imasissytoo - I hope you're enjoying CM! Apart from the minichat obs. :)

    As you're a new member it's probably worth pointing out that our chief Admin is away on what seems to be an extended sabbatical.
    We have a moderator team to help steer and solve minor problems for people, but we're very much caretakers as we don't have powers to make the kind of changes you describe. Wish that we could though, I'd change the chat box in a heartbeat!
  6. What mistakes are you referring to?

    I feel overall the site is decent. Sure we could nitpick it apart. But that's just wrong. I'd rather offer suggestions to help improve things I see as problems or serious enough to need attention.

    As I've stated my biggest concern is a lack of a backup admin. It's an easy fix and something I hope the site owner addresses when he gets back.

    I'm not aware of a process here for offering suggested changes and/or updates. Maybe the moderators should look into that. In all the years I've been here, I don't recall a formal process. So I'm guessing the result would be it's not needed.

    If so, I propose something simple and informal such as submitting an idea, having the moderators and admin discuss, then getting a reply if it'll be done, be done in the future, combined with another idea or rejected.
  7. Tomf Having the chat box in a absurd location--lower right of screen, having it so it is hard to read is a "mistake" It should be moveable and expandable so people can read what is written. I am not nit picking. I am pointing out the obvious. Hope this clears it up.
  8. mine shows up almost full screen and centered.the problem is probably with the settings in your computer.
    are you clicking on the "chat" at the top of the page or that little thing on the bottom right.?
    click on the top of the page.
  9. There are two unrelated and incompatible chat systems on this site. The one that everyone seems to find and try to use in the bottom corner and only does 1:1 chats, is nigh unusable even on a desktop, on A phone it's 100% broken. I never use this one and have myself hidden so no one tries to chat me in it.

    The "Main" chat room is bearable, but very laggy and occasionally broken. Also has very bad memory leaks (i.e. The code that runs it is very badly written) which can crash your browser if you stay in it too long without reloading.

    The thing is, none of this is unique to CM. CM didn't write any of this software, they're using common forum software with chat plugins. I've seen exactly the same kinds of problems on other sites I visit that use this same software.
  10. well whats wrong with the chat mini box thingy being down there where it is. please i don't understand. i know that some time it is slow and dont work proper but that's cos sometimes everthing go slow here. if folks don't like the little chat box then they shud go into the big chat room i think.
  11. I don't understand the "Who's Online" in the "Chat Now" box which contradicts the "Who's Online Now" list on the home page. I believe the home page list is accurate.
  12. I would be happy with just an option to open the 1:1 chat box to full screen. I’ve missed parts of conversations just due to the small size of the box alone. :(
  13. The Chat now Box used to be "Pop outable" which was great.
    It had it's own window as large or as small a you liked which enabled you to easily get on with a myriad of other occupations in other windows.
    However since the site is now new and improved by admin this seems to have gone.
    Dissapeared, just like himself.

    He wont receive any of this feedback by the way.

    And the moderators have no power to make any changes.
  14. Bummer.
  15. Well in so many words, yes.
    He has lost interest completely and really needs to hand the site on to someone else who does have an interest in it.
  16. Well, for what it’s worth, He has created a good thing in this Mansion, and there are many of us who are here to nteract with like-minded kinks such as ourselves. It would be nice, if He is not interested in growing or improving this meeting place, that He would pass it on to those who ARE willing to do so, for the sake of all us kinksters!!! I mean all this in the most respectful of ways. :D

  17. The current Administrator/owner had nothing to do whatsoever with the creation of this site. It was running for many years before he bought it.
    otherwise you are correct in what you say.
    It is a very valuable resource for some, a social meeting place and for others, not to mention a lifeline and I really think its disrespectful to be the owner of such a forum and completely ignore that fact.
  18. The real issue is the lack of a back up admin. I hope that can get sorted soon. Someone trusted who can make small adjustments, not major ones. Someone who can keep the owner in the loop about small changes that are needed. A site like this needs constant work to keep it working well.
  19. The real issue is that the site has been abandoned.
  20. Mistress Lucy

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    It hasn't been abandoned, he's still paying the bills. Single handed as well.
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  21. Mistress B

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    Indeed he is but the occasional visit would be wonderful.
  22. Yes there's nothing like the presence of an over bearing zealot to lift ones spirits.
    I think its being patronized that miss most of all.