The Shoutbox: Tips and Tricks!

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  1. HOST_Duchess

    HOST_Duchess HOST and Forums Meowderator Staff Member Forums Moderator MyVMK Staff

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    Hello MyVMK Forums Members!

    We have been so excited to release the new and improved Shoutbox to the forums! Here is a quick-start guide with all you need to know to get talking. Remember, the Forum and Game Rules still apply!


    What are you waiting for?
    Let's Get Started!
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    • In order to get shouting, you must log in with your In-game Account. Enter your login username and password, click "Log In With MyVMK", remember to follow the rules, and click "Got It"!
    • Take a look at your controls:
    1. Mute/Unmute the Chat
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    2. Shoutbox Settings [​IMG]
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    3. Expand to See Users Online [​IMG]
    • Personalize it and Get Chatting!
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    1. Click the circle to bring up the color-picker. You can either drag it around until you find the exact shade you like, use the RGB/HSV numbers, or the hex code (#000000)​
    **Please be courteous when choosing a color. Don't choose something insanely bright!​
    2. The rest is straightforward. Type a message and click send!​


    The Not-So-Fun Stuff - Reporting a User
    • If a user is breaking the rules- report it! Simply click the username by the message that is bothering you, and click "Report User"
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    • Up will pop a box reminding you who you are reporting, for what message, and will ask you for more details (what is wrong with it? Is there anything else we should know?). Click "Report" and a moderator will review it soon!
    Back to the Fun Stuff
    You've got the basics, so here are some quick shortcuts you can use on the shoutbox!

    • Typographical Emphases
    Code:
    *bold*
    = bold
    Code:
    _italics_
    = italics
    Code:
    ~strikethrough~
    = strikethrough
    Code:
    $#full width#$
    = F U L L W I D T H
    Code:
    ```preformatted```
    = preformatted
    • Commands
      • /Space [TEXT] - Give the text a cool space effect.
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    • /Shrug [TEXT] - Appends ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to the end of your message.
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    • Emojis​
      • Right now, there is no menu to pick from. However, most of the emoji codes work. You can find a cheat-sheet here!​
      • For example:
        Code:
        :heart:
        = [​IMG] and
        Code:
        :smile:
        = [​IMG]
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: I'm logged in on forums, and it's asking me to log in again. Why?

    A: You must log in with your MyVMK game account. This is the same username and password you would use to log in to play MyVMK (not your character name!)
    Q: Can I post links?
    A: Only links from MyVMK.com will be posted. This includes the forums!
    Q: I was talking, but I got muted. I wasn't saying anything bad. Why?
    A: Similar to talking in the game, if you send too many messages in a certain amount of time, you need to wait a little before you can type again. "Slow down, tiger!"
    That's all for now! If you have any questions, comment below! Happy shouting!
     
  2. mijaro

    mijaro Science enthusiast!

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    I’m trying to use shoutbox on my iphone and I don’t know clue how to log in when it doesn’t show the box to log in
     
  3. HOST_Duchess

    HOST_Duchess HOST and Forums Meowderator Staff Member Forums Moderator MyVMK Staff

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    For some reason, you can’t log in on an iPhone or iPad, but Macs work. Sorry for the inconvenience!
     
  4. Jason

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    Hi, I'm on Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.2... Using Waterfox browser (port of Firefox in 64 bit).

    It definitely doesn't work for me. When I click "Login" it brings up a box to input my credentials, but it won't let me type in the fields or login. Here's a screenshot, I'm not sure if its meant to look like this..or..?

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    Edit:
    So I disabled some of my plugins (uBlock Origin, Ghostery, Referrer Control, & Disable WebRTC). I was able to login. I tried logging out and back in, and it's gone back to not allowing me to type in the username or password again (even with plugins still disabled after refreshing). Peculiar. Here's a screenshot of what it looked like once I was in. Is "account_circle" meant to be there? loool

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  5. VMK_Simba

    VMK_Simba Forums Administrator Staff Member Forums Administrator Game Administrator myVMKPal Creator MyVMK Staff

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    Hi there! Unfortunately, you're using a more obscure browser/browser variation, so we can’t guarantee compatibility with the modern web standards required for the shoutbox to operate. We recommend using a browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome instead of a derivative such as Waterfox. In addition, you seem to be using the NoScript extension which may be blocking some sources needed for the shoutbox to function properly or display the right icons. Consider disabling it.


    Let us know if you need any more help.
     
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  6. Jason

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    Hi, Waterfox definitely wasn't the problem. It's a modern 64 bit browser, updated regularly, using almost entirely the same code as Firefox. I took your advice and disabled ALL plugins, and was able to access the shoutbox normally and login. Believe it or not, it wasn't NoScript or any of the other plugins I mentioned. The culprit the "HTTPS Everywhere" plugin! o_o When I disable ONLY it, it works normally. I wonder why? Weird. Anyways, glad we got to the bottom of that :P

    Here's a screenshot of it working on Waterfox with all of my plugins enabled except HTTPS Everywhere...

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  7. VMK_Simba

    VMK_Simba Forums Administrator Staff Member Forums Administrator Game Administrator myVMKPal Creator MyVMK Staff

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    Glad you found a solution!
     
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  8. NOLAgirl504

    NOLAgirl504 New Orleans girl with Disney dreams

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    I have a Mac and I found using Google Chrome works while Safari does not. ^^^^
     
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  9. Jason

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    Safari is working for me, with all extensions disabled. What version is your Mac/Safari? Do you have any extensions enabled?