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  • Dear user,

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. As we are based in Gibraltar which is part of the EU and we have customers all over the world we are obligated to follow the new regulation as of May 25, 2018.

    Accordingly, although we must request full contact information from each of you so our systems and webpage may continue to function we will restrict processing and data transfers as much as possible. When logged into we will display only your chosen handle and no other specific information unless requested by you. In order to request your specific information be revealed please go into your account settings and check the radio boxes next to the information. By default all information is private.

    To cover all aspects of GDPR we have published a new / updated agreement (which includes our terms and privacy policy) that will become effective on May 25, 2018. It may be found at:

    Onward and upwards;



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Sep 15, 2009
Okinawa, Japan
I like the concept of chatrooms to organize topics, but, I also like the idea of a shoutbox as it gives a better real-time conversing experience.

One add-on I'm looking to implement across my forums is this:

I believe being a widget will set more focus on it and it may be utilized more often over a chat room that's harder to access (plus, for some reason, permissions are denied to even join on my end).

For $10, it might be worth considering for a trial run to see if there's more engagement.
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Registered User
May 9, 2006
We use several addons from Siropu, including the current chat. He does great work and is very responsive.