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Offline Miestră Schivă, UrN

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Discord shoutbox
« on: October 24, 2020, 05:40:30 PM »
So I no longer see the Discord "Shoutbox" at the bottom of the Witt home screen; I get the attached screenshot.

I've pointed this out to STUFF before, Eddie says he can't see anything wrong on his end, but I kept force-reloading and I can't seem to get it to change. Anyone else getting this?

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Re: Discord shoutbox
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 12:41:09 AM »
After you mentioned this to me last week, I "shouted" a test message and got a reply from Tafial.  And then tonight, the shoutbox has a convo in it with Luc, Josh and Adam talking about music stuff. 

I just had a quick check and loaded up Witt on Microsoft Edge and it doesn't work on that.  It seems to work on Chrome fine though.  I'm nearly sure that you use Firefox, Miestra?  So, it's possibly a browser related issue.

Thing is, the discord embed is highly temperamental.  I have seen it go down and bug out from time to time. 

Although, with Witt being Chancery controlled I don't actually have access to the right dashboards to investigate the probs. 

(If it were up to me, I would just remove the Discord embed from Witt and install a regular shoutbox plugin specific to SMF.  SMFPacks Shoutbox or similar appears to be what would work for us there.  The Discord thing is a really nice idea, but it has never really integrated with Witt properly for everybody.  I wouldn't bin the Discord completely though; I would have the Discord embedded on a regular webpage on Talossa.com instead, just not on the forums - easier to fix and maintain).
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Re: Discord shoutbox
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 03:06:30 AM »
It's broken for me on a fork of Chrome mobile also, though it works fine on the most recent build of Chrome desktop.

I'm also guessing it's an issue with the embed though the Discord API itself is quite temperamental and has an irritating tendency to just stop working, so it could possibly be on thier end.

Personally I've never used the shoutbox as a basically have Discord running 24/7, so I'll see it whether it's working or not.
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Re: Discord shoutbox
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 05:58:12 AM »
It's broken for me on a fork of Chrome mobile also, though it works fine on the most recent build of Chrome desktop.

I'm also guessing it's an issue with the embed though the Discord API itself is quite temperamental and has an irritating tendency to just stop working, so it could possibly be on thier end.

Personally I've never used the shoutbox as a basically have Discord running 24/7, so I'll see it whether it's working or not.

If you know about how Discord and it's API works, could I leave this with you to look into further?  (or as far as we can without SMF dash access, at least)?
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Re: Discord shoutbox
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 01:05:12 PM »
I haven't done anything development wise with Discord, so I'm not that familiar with the API though I can take a look.

I'm an admin on a server or two though, and issues like voice channels occasionally not letting people join until the server gets moved to a different region is somewhere between a daily to weekly occurrence.
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Re: Discord shoutbox
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 02:14:37 PM »
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Re: Discord shoutbox
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 07:30:14 PM »
@Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, Esq., O.SPM, SMM

Tagging the SoS as Witt's admin.

The shout box has never really worked for me. I can look into a shout box.
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