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Also, I'm pinning this for the time being.

 

A lot of this is being copied straight from the #welcome, #rules, and #formatting channels in the new box, so if you're familiar with Discord, you can skip a lot of this and read up there. Without further ado...

 

Here shortly, I will be rolling out our BRAND NEW HOLLABOX!!! Things are going to be a bit under construction for a while, so please pardon our dust. If you need help with something specific, you can @ one of us (it's the same mod team as the rest of the site), or you can get a hold of us through standard means. Make sure you check out the rules further down this thread or in the #rules channel on the hollabox. The new rules that are being rolled out with the rest of the site...today...also apply here, so please read them and acknowledge that they exist.

 

The new hollabox is powered by Discord using a third-party embed bit of code that allows us to use it on the website. This bit of code is still in active development (and open-source in case something goes wrong and I have to host it / support it myself), so some features may come and go, and things may break from time to time, but I'll try to keep you all up to date. At some point, we'll be able to login to the hollabox with our Discord accounts from within Hondo's, but right now you'll be asked for your username the first time you try to post (it'll ask you per device). I do ask that you use your Hondo's username (or something close), as anyone attempting to pretend to be someone else will be given a bunch of warning points (probably 5, immediately), and then we'll all have that conversation again. Also, we can see your IP, so seriously, please don't do it. I'll know it's you.

 

Also, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO JOIN DISCORD TO ENJOY THIS. Nor do you have to click the big JOIN button in the top right corner. That's only if you wish to access the hollabox from Discord (in-game, or what have you). If you have a different Discord screenname from that of your Hondo's name, @ one of us and we can assign you permissions and change your nickname and all kinds of cool things.

 

Some cool new things:

  • Everything is in Chronological Order!
  • Everything actually sticks around FOREVER. You may not be able to access the full history from the hollabox itself, but you can if you join the Discord server proper.
  • If you join the Discord server proper, you can access the hollabox from anywhere! You can actively talk to those of us on Hondo's anywhere you can access Discord (in-game, etc.).
  • We can post links / pictures / gifs / youtube videos / etc. now! All links posted to the Hollabox are automatically turned into hyperlinks, picture links (like imgur and whatnot) turn into a little preview of that image, and so on. Lots of cool stuff here, so fart around with it and see what you can figure out.
  • Custom emojis! I'm still working on these, but I've added most of our custom reactions. For instance, the "Really" reaction can be posted in the Hollabox by typing :really:  -  In fact once you type in : it'll bring up a list of emojis you can post (kinda like it does here...never noticed that)

 

Some basic rules while I have you here:

  • Don't be a jerk. All of the new "regulations" apply here, and we actually have mod powers over the Hollabox other than BAN (which is all we could do with the old one).
  • No porn / spam / bigotry / etc. We're all adults here, and we all usually act like it, so I'm not really worried.
  • Please keep it generally safe for work. If you guys really want it, we can open up an NSFW channel, but that would never be the default channel.
  • The big one: When you assign yourself your screenname, don't try to imitate another user. That's an automatic 5-point "24-hour cool down period" kinda thing. I can see your IP address, I know it's you. 

 

If there are any questions about anything, please ask and I'll try to make sure everything transitions smoothly. There are formatting tips in the #formatting channel (a list of channels can be found in the left side of the box). The entire mod team has tried it out, so we're mostly familiar with how everything works.

 

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy it. I've been toying around with this for a while now, and I think I finally got it all up and running the way it should.

 

Love you guys,

-Stilly

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Also, I'm pinning this for the time being.   A lot of this is being copied straight from the #welcome, #rules, and #formatting channels in the new box, so if you're familiar with Discord, you

@Jumbie @The NZA - We're BACK - Sorry about the delay. Turns out the official servers died a few days ago, but someone else stepped up to host. When I can, I will host on my own. Hopefully, I'll be ab

I saw there was an update, and scrolled through the posts saw a post from Stilly from April and liked it, then realised it was April 2019. Ah well, same thing.

4 minutes ago, Stilly said:

I'll try to fix this tonight. Classic case of "it's working on my end" 

 

Thank you!! Maybe it’s an iphone thing (using Safari). I’ll sign up from a desktop later but I appreciate you looking into it. I use Hondos mobile a ton!

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Of course! I just hope it's not one of those things where it's just kinda broken (I'm afraid of that because it looks like everything else is scaled properly). I'll see what I can do, thanks for letting me know what browser you're using, that helps a ton. 

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Doesn't work for me on Chrome for Android. Will it ever and is it expected to? 

Can it be found through Discord and how would you do so? All I'm seeing right now is a grey rectangle. 

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Currently working for me in Chrome on Android. Should be working for you... Try another refresh of the page / clear your cache. Hopefully that's a temporary problem, as I've been running it on two different android devices in Chrome. 

 

I'll post an invite link this evening when I'm home. 

 

Sorry for the inconveniences everyone

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16 minutes ago, Stilly said:

@Donatella @Jont it's probably going to be tomorrow before I can look at these issues - we're sitting in the ER at the moment. My wife is sick, but hopefully it's a mostly in and out thing. 

 

No rush at all!! Hope your wife is on the mend real soon!! 

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Just realized the Hollabox doesn't show up on my Edge browser on my laptop. At all. There's no old or new hollabox! I cleared my cache. Can I try anything else? I think I'm just not meant to holla at anyone!

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10 minutes ago, Bindusara said:

Just download the discord app and have an always connected hollabox. 

 

On my laptop? I already have to use the app on my phone and I'd rather not have one more thing to check here too. It's a minor inconvenience, but if there's a simple fix to get it to show up here, I'd prefer that.

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I’ve had zero problems with Edge, honestly. I have other browsers on my computer and whenever they give me issues online, I open the site in Edge and it’s fine. It’s just my work computer so I really don’t give that much of a shit, honestly. 

 

But Hondos is my escape on breaks! 

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@Donatella, I was able to recreate your error and I'm trying to figure it out. Interestingly enough, it looks like it might be related to Jont's error. I was able to get the box to load, but then....nothing. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the script not wanting to run, or what. There are no errors popping up, so that's....unhelpful. I'll be able to really look at it tomorrow evening.

 

Again, I'm so sorry NOTHING is working

 

Edit: Found an error on their end. UGHHHHHH. I'll try a different method of embedding it tomorrow evening. I'm so freaking sorry about this.

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I'm bashing my head on the keyboard over here, but making no progress. I've got another support ticket in. I've tried just about everything I can think of at this point without trying to reverse engineer it to try to fix it (which, I can't do without hosting the whole thing myself, which isn't really possible at the moment). So......I'm working on it. Sorry about the continuing delay.

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@Donatella, Heeeeey! Guess what?

 

We've officially identified a bug in the software, and it's going to be fixed in the next release. Hopefully.

 

Apparently, not enough people use Edge, and nobody has noticed that bug. So, you're literally the only person in the world with that error. That's kinda cool, and I think they should name it after you, lol.

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