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My name is Julia, though you're welcome to call me Iris OOC if you'd like. When I'm not roleplaying I like to read, make jewelry, and eat chocolate.

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Esjitu
 Posted: May 2 2014, 11:36 PM
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CBOX DIRECT/MOBILE LINK

(note: most mobile browsers do not play the notification sound, but FIREFOX MOBILE is confirmed for bloops, even if the browser is idle!!)

We currently have a premium subscription to cbox, which we renew so long as the board remains active. Rules of conduct in the cbox are largely the same as the board in general so please keep things clean and civil - though do be aware that the cbox is a lot more lax and likely to become chaotic due to its very nature.

The cbox can be used for both IC and OOC discussion and may switch between the two without warning.

Why have cbox and an IRC channel?

I believe the two serve similar, yet reasonably different purposes. The cbox provides a simple chat right on the board - you can chat while you post, and post while you chat. The ability to use icons and emoticons enhances this experience, as well as the persistent chat history, so you can catch up with what's going on if you join in the middle of a discussion - unlike IRC. And naturally, the cbox essential for guests and potential new members to pose any questions they may have, and generally get a feel for what the community is like, before registering.

On the other hand, Our IRC channel - while public - tends to feel more like a private, tight-knit community chat. While cbox chats tend to be spontaneous, we often go in IRC with a specific purpose in mind. It's also less public than the cbox, so users are able to unwind and worry less about keeping up appearances, or sharing sensitive information (such as personal issues they may want to vent about). Additionally, the fact that our IRC channel is not directly connected to the forum (and is self-hosted by staff member Tim) exempts it from the Jcink terms of service - which means NSFW roleplaying can (and occasionally will) take place there.

Yes, they're both services we use for community chat, and yes, both of them are as likely to contain in- and out-of-character discussions as the other. But we do tend to gravitate more towards one than the other for specific purposes and I believe many of us would agree that the premium cbox has a lot of desirable features that are nice to have around.
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 Posted: Dec 12 2014, 02:43 PM
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ICONS

The cbox allows the use of a 50x50 image next to the user's name, for which we typically use our character sprites. Here you may find those sprites already cropped to size for your convenience.

If you don't have an icon of your own yet, you can go 'naked' (no icon at all) or use an image of your own instead. For best results, use an image with square dimensions - IE, the width and height are the same; as long as the dimensions match the cbox will automatically scale it to 50x50 for you. If you're unsure how to crop an external image into an icon, use a site like cutmypic. New icons will be added to this list as they are created.

Find your icon below and copy the URL, then paste it into the 'email/URL' field of the cbox. You should know who you are - please don't use someone else's icon!!

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MAIN ICONS

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NPCs

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IGNO QUEST

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RAINBOW RANGERS
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NAKED

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 Posted: Dec 12 2014, 02:47 PM
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After using a free replacement (because free cbox is awful) for a few months after our premium had expired, the cbox is back!! Many thanks to the always wonderful Tim for renewing our subscription for the next two years - here's to more hilarious cbox memories in the future to come!!
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 Posted: Feb 11 2015, 05:28 PM
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Made some changes to the cbox.
  • Icons are now circular - this may be temporary, as I'm not yet sure how I feel about it. I'm considering this a testing period. If I end up liking it I may re-crop the icons and give them a background color because they look a bit odd transparently.
  • With the magic of word filters, everyone now has their own unique username color just as they do on the forum. This will work whether they choose to register their cbox profile or continue to use it as a guest. It also filters the name when another person says it in chat, making it useful for grabbing someone's attention.
  • Also with the magic of word filters, I've enabled the use of the popular "/me" feature. Simply use it the same as you would in IRC, and your entire line will be displayed in a different color.
  • Finally, in addition to the default "/me" tag, I've given every member their own unique version of "/me" that will instead color their line in their member color. In order to get this to work every member was assigned their own unique 2-3 letter code, which you will find listed below. Use it in the exact same manner as "/me" - ex. if I wanted my line to be orange I would type /sg instead.
Personal 'me' Codes & Macros

SG2: /sg
Karma: /kr
Lemmy: /lm
Reese: /rs
Bones: /bn
Bradios: /br
LG: /lgt
xL: /xl7
Hamel: /hm
PWR: /pw
Tim: /tm
MTS: /mt
Atlas: /at
Iris: /ir
Azaran: /az
Bracken: /bk
Tru: /tr
Ten: /te
XEN: /xn
Zo: /zoi
FormalHellhound: /fh

An example use would be, if I wanted to show I was doing something,

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/sg goes for a walk

Which would then look like

SG2: goes for a walk

Should I maybe italicize them as well?

There are also a few assorted commands/emotes/macros/whatever you want to call them:
  • /ooc: useful for out-of-character notes in the middle of in-character conversation.
  • /desc: describe a scene from an outside narration perspective.
  • /spoil: blocks out sensitive text unless highlighted. Plan to make it reveal on mouse hover or a click/tap in the future, if that's possible.
  • /quote: >implying I was quoting someone
And some nonsense ones, mostly because Atlas wanted them...
  • /pft: cast the Protection from Trees spell on someone. Usage: /pft [name of user]
  • /sbg: use the Spirit Begone item on someone under possession. Usage: /sbg [name of user]
With more being added semi-regularly. I'll try to keep the post updated.


I went ahead and added similar filters to the forum itself - for more info on that, see this thread.
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