Shoutbox Odds and Ends

Just a quick note to keep you all informed without clogging up the shoutbox. Speaking of the shoutbox, a suggestion was added recently about it, and it prompted me to add a couple new features, and finally fix some glitches that had been around for a while.

First, the fixes:

  • Links wouldn't work properly if they were directly followed by punctuation (e.g. or if they had more than one instance of http:// within them (e.g. These should no longer be an issue.
  • Multiple presses of the shout button frequently resulted in duplicate shouts. Some new behind the scenes code should now remedy this.

Now, the new items:

  • If you're reading on the shout archive page, you can now shout directly from there instead of having to click back to the home page. You'll see the shout text input at the top of the page.
  • If you want to catch up on the conversation that has occurred since your last shout, on the shout archive page, you can click View shouts written since your last shout. That will bring your last shout to the top of the page, and all shouts that have been added since that time by other members will be below your shout in chronological order.

It's not much, but hopefully it will help the shoutbox run a little more smoothly.

--Susan on March 30, 2017 11:40pm 12 Comments

These are delightful updates, thanks so very much, Susan! In particular, I'm incredibly excited about the "view shouts written since your last shout" feature. Super neat.

-- OffYourBird on March 30, 2017 11:54pm

Thank Susan! This is awesome!

-- Sunalso on March 31, 2017 12:13am

These updates are great! Love that you all are always making EF better. The view shouts since your last shout option will be great. bravo

-- Aislenn on March 31, 2017 12:41am

You are a treasure Susan! Thank you.


-- pfeifferpack on March 31, 2017 12:58am

Thank you Susan! heart

-- Rabbit_moon1 on March 31, 2017 05:10am

 This is amazing! You just made this site even more great! Thanks Susan!

-- DeamonQueen on March 31, 2017 07:19am

Thanks, makes it even more user friendly and easier to keep in touch! Wonderful upgrades.

-- Cryptwarmer on March 31, 2017 07:55am


My life has just been made easier! Thank you, Susan! biggrin

-- Wonder and Ashes on March 31, 2017 12:32pm

Thanks, all hearts . I'm glad you find this stuff useful. 

-- Susan on March 31, 2017 01:38pm

Awesome work Susan. You're a superstar. 

-- angelic_amy on March 31, 2017 05:20pm

*gives awe and thanks to the Susanness*

-- Sigyn on April 01, 2017 03:07pm

 These sound like great additions! I'm constantly scrolling down to find my name and then reading everything that came after it. You admins are too good to us!  blow_kiss

-- acekoomboom on May 18, 2017 12:47am