This is a bit off topic but, because of the popularity of the Shoutbox, it seems necessary. Due to a recent WordPress update, the SMF Bridge, software which synced up the forum and WP user databases, is no longer compatible, leading to multiple problems with the Shoutbox. I’ve spent the past few days working on the problem to no avail. Thus, it is time to say goodbye to the Shoutbox. Ever since the toolbar was added and its chat became popular, I’ve wondered if the Shoutbox was still necessary. It seems the universe, or at least the programmers, have answered that question.
Goodbye, Shoutbox! You were a good friend.