Hi, thanks for your killer templates... I'm just getting into populating my wp site with my content and I'm using a plugin called "Custom Field Template" to store bits of html in ( because wordpress strips out lots of scripts and html if you switch from "html" mode to "visual" editing mode ) ... to display the content of the custom field into a post the plugin uses a shortcode "[cft]" ... is there any lreason why this plug-in would be interfering with your shoutbox shortcodes ? more info here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-field-template/faq/
Update: ... I have reverted to need default WordPress theme and I am still have problems with the plug-in so please disregard this post!