This actually doesn't have to do with the old shout/chatbox on the forum page, dragonfire20. This is about the chat available with streams. Of course, that did utilize the same shout/chatbox technology in the past.
To add to this, the old chat boxes used their own individual channels per page, now they all use the room "#gameanyone".
No two people can stream at the same time on the site like before when they could...
GENIUS IDEA!!! I'LL TAKE FIFTY!!!!