Well Instead of spamming the shoutbox I was thinking a irc channel would be better where people can chat "live" and the easiest way to sort this is by having a irc chat, there is alot of good features we all could enjoy if there was one.
Example 1 If I need help with something there would be a direct way to chat with both adminīs and users
Example 2 If I need something like a font, image etc, using irc we could share those much easier if someone in the channel has that file that you might need someday.
Example 3 "chatting" and making friends also can make alot of good stuff in other wayīs like maybe doing a collab on a cover for instance, or if you just are bored we can all maybe have a announce bot that announceīs new uploads to the gallery and we can see and leave wonderful comments and feedbacks direct (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/8824.gif
There is a chat module now yes, but that thing was kind of hard to understand compared to other cool web chatīs that I know of. There is a jawa client for instance that could fit the site perfect wich is pretty much a standard irc client that we all recognize (that is for those who have used irc chatīs & clients before, like MiRC for instance)
I like forums as much as everyone else, but I prefer to be more live and direct and a chat which has both admins and users always is something that feels more complete than a forum where you post and wait for replyīs.
I understand that alot of the users here on hires maybe always been forum addicts, but on the other hand I know that alot of them also uses irc on daily basis. (atleast 3 of them (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/tongue2.gif
If this is something that might intrest staff maybe I can help in some way if help is needed.
here is a link to the client that I mentioned earlierhttp://www.pjirc.com/main.php
we use it on my site and itīs both reliable and easy to both use and config.
And for the irc server part I think that there is alot of free alternatives where you can host a channel, like freequest for example, but as I mentioned, if you need help just ask and I can see what I can do (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/8824.gif