As previously announced in our entries about forthcoming features, by now I'm sure you will have spotted our new live chat Shoutbox running at the top of the board index (you need to be logged into the board to see and use it). The Shoutbox is visible in all forums and topics, so you can shout a message at any time, even whilst you are posting in the forums. Someone described it as following you around the board, which was a fun description! However, we have removed it from the other components of TIWWA like your blogs, gallery and downloads manager.
Its great to see the Shoutbox being used and seemingly working well, I think it will prove to be a popular feature. Its only visible to and usable by registered board members who have logged into the board, so it will be spam free and more easy to follow.
If you have any questions about it, we've just added a new dedicated Shoutbox support forum, so please feel to create a new topic in there and we'll do our best to help you out with any questions you may have. If we don't know, we'll find out for you. Also in there, you will find a handy guide to the Shoutbox features, like how to catch up with the conversation archive. You can add smilies and images to your messages so have fun.
Besides the small Shoutbox at the top of the board index page and its forums and topics, we have a dedicated full Shoutbox page available from the main navigation menu. Think of it like a full chat room page that you can resize. It shows you who's 'in the Shoutbox room' and all of the conversation so far.