Recent Chat Activity (Main Lobby)
Join Chat

Loading Chat Log...

Prefer not to see ads? Become a Community Supporter.
Results 1 to 14 of 14

  Click here to go to the first special guest post in this thread.   Thread: Chat Room Bugs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bellevue
    Posts
    2,900
    Blog Entries
    28
    Downloads
    43
    Uploads
    3

    Exclamation Chat Room Bugs

    Prefer not to see ads?
    Become a Community Supporter.
    Over the weekend, we upgraded our chat software from a rather old version to the newest version available. There were a lot of good reasons to do this, not the least of which was that the older version was more insecure. Unfortunately, it looks like the new version introduced some problems of it's own. Right now, it seems the majority of problems being reported are with Google's Chrome, which is characterized by the chat log rapidly disappearing.

    If you're having problems with the chat room, please post here with:

    • Description of the problem
    • Browser / Version

    If you're using Chrome and having problems, I'd recommend trying another browser until we get this figured out.

    Thank you.
    Robert A. Howard
    Pen & Paper Games
    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Age
    40
    Posts
    12
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I'm using Firefox 3.6 and I have experienced a problem with logging in, then being unable to see what's going on in chat, except for a flash of the text here and there. I eventually get dumped out.
    JediSoth
    ENnie Awards Submissions Coordinator & Publisher Relations
    Writer, Editor, Graphic Designer, Foodie
    Follow me on Twitter! (@JediSoth)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Vilas
    Posts
    202
    Blog Entries
    57
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Internet Explorer 8 I think. No problems until today. Lots of the text just went away.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    394
    Blog Entries
    9
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    After a few minutes, I would be unable to send any messages. I have firefox 3.6 installed.

    EDIT: If I don't type anything within a few minutes it'll log me out and give me an error message saying I should log in. Another bug is that if chat doesn't log me out, it will turn off the background I use and nothing will appear on the screen. It's like I'm not logged in.
    Last edited by Richard Littles; 03-22-2010 at 08:02 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    32
    Blog Entries
    4
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I use Firefox v3.0.18, and I have a glitch where the entire chat history will randomly be wiped and I can't tell what people just said.

    Also, in Internet Explorer 8, I randomly get "please don't spam our chat", even if what I said was half-way intelligent and I hadn't said anything before it for some time.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Acme
    Age
    48
    Posts
    2,810
    Blog Entries
    56
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Unhappy Can't get onto Chat

    My problem is that when I try to log onto the Chat, It acts like it is going to load, but just gives me a blank screen. I believe that my AOL internet access uses Internet Explorer for a browser. Guess I will have to wait until the problem is figured out.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bellevue
    Posts
    2,900
    Blog Entries
    28
    Downloads
    43
    Uploads
    3
    I did a little test, and it looks like we can get the previous version of the chat software to work with this version of vBulletin. That isn't ideal, since we really need to be using an updated version, but to get things running smoothly again in the chat room -- or at least as smoothly as they were -- it will have to do for now. What we'll probably need to do next is find a good and stable replacement. I'll keep working on it, and until then, I'll get the old version back in as soon as possible.
    Robert A. Howard
    Pen & Paper Games
    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bellevue
    Posts
    2,791
    Blog Entries
    32
    Downloads
    15
    Uploads
    0
    These are more implementation issues, but this seemed like the best-fit thread to report them in.

    Problem 1: Censorship filter produces unwarranted results
    Problem 2: Agressive anti-spam pop-ups
    Browser: Mozilla Firefox version 3.6.2

    Problem 1
    When I type "classes" in chat, it appears on the screen as "cl arses." I hope this issue can be resolved.

    Problem 2
    Whenever I post the same phrase, no matter how long it was since I last used it in the chat session and how much I've written since then, I receive an anti-spam warning pop-up. My main question is whether the warning is just perfunctory or if this is something that will get me banned all of a sudden.

    There are numerous phrases a person would be expected to say more than once as part of an ongoing conversation if they spend a significant time in Chat. I understand the desire to reduce spamming, and it's inconvenient but endurable to deal with the pop-up by itself, but I would hope that I don't get punished for normal discourse. Here are some examples of easy-to-repeat phrases:

    • Hello.
    • I see.
    • Yes, I agree.
    • Goodnight.
    • I'm fine thanks, and you?
    • How are your games coming along?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Acme
    Age
    48
    Posts
    2,810
    Blog Entries
    56
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Farcaster View Post
    I did a little test, and it looks like we can get the previous version of the chat software to work with this version of vBulletin. That isn't ideal, since we really need to be using an updated version, but to get things running smoothly again in the chat room -- or at least as smoothly as they were -- it will have to do for now. What we'll probably need to do next is find a good and stable replacement. I'll keep working on it, and until then, I'll get the old version back in as soon as possible.


    Alright Farcaster, sounds like a plan for now. I was wondering if vBulletin was aware of the Flashchat problems and is possibly working on fixing them? I will just keep watching to see when I can get into the chat as before and will let you know that it is working for me.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bellevue
    Posts
    2,900
    Blog Entries
    28
    Downloads
    43
    Uploads
    3
    vBulletin is actually a completely different product. They didn't develop FlashChat -- it just happens to be able to play nice with it.
    Robert A. Howard
    Pen & Paper Games
    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Acme
    Age
    48
    Posts
    2,810
    Blog Entries
    56
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Farcaster View Post
    vBulletin is actually a completely different product. They didn't develop FlashChat -- it just happens to be able to play nice with it.

    And as we know as parents, it's always good when the kids play nice together.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    32
    Blog Entries
    4
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Another bug: Chat filter won't let us say "classes" or "circumstance", instead changing these into different words, nonsense, or actually filtering them into profanity.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Trowbridge
    Posts
    9
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I'm using chrome but I tried in Firefox and IE cant send or receive chat pm's.The window doesn't even pop up.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bellevue
    Posts
    2,900
    Blog Entries
    28
    Downloads
    43
    Uploads
    3
    I've taken the chat room back to the previous version. It is working with only one minor problem, which is that you now have to login manually when you go into the chat room. The password is the same as your forum password though.
    Robert A. Howard
    Pen & Paper Games
    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Similar Threads

  1. Chat Room
    By Farcaster in forum News & Announcements
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-21-2010, 01:11 AM
  2. Chat room times
    By bigtony in forum General RPG / Industry Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-10-2009, 01:05 AM
  3. Chat Room?
    By Farcaster in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-26-2009, 01:49 AM
  4. Hey! I'm that new guy in the chat room!
    By Ruki in forum Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-23-2009, 05:40 PM
  5. I'm in the chat room
    By PhishStyx in forum General RPG / Industry Discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-03-2007, 03:43 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •