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djkrex
February 3rd, 2004, 05:43 PM
I'm new to chatting. I noticed one user in the chat room talking to himself. I clicked on the chat icon to see what all the noise was about and it said my time in the chat room had expired. I thought a chat room would be more fun than that. :? What did I do wrong?

Erik
February 3rd, 2004, 07:08 PM
That's an odd one.

Had you been in chat before?

Were you sitting there long?

When you get that message you should be kicked back to a screen that gives you the option of either returning to the forums or re-entering the chat. Did you see that screen?

Erik

djkrex
February 4th, 2004, 04:42 AM
This was the first time I tried using the chat room. It timed me out as soon as I entered. I saw the screen that gave me the choice to re-enter or go back to the forum. I tried to re-enter 2 or 3 times with the same result before I finally gave up. I also tried a few minutes later with the same result.

vic user
February 4th, 2004, 04:55 AM
Where is the chat feature?

Should it appear along the row with 'Profile, Private Messages' etc.?

I don't see anything with 'chat'

Chris

Erik
February 4th, 2004, 05:44 AM
The only think I can think of off the top of my head is that the cookies controlling the chat feature are corrupt. Either that or they are required and you are refusing cookies. . .

If you can, rename the djkrex@chat cookie and try again.



Where is the chat feature?

Should it appear along the row with 'Profile, Private Messages' etc.?

I don't see anything with 'chat'

Under the row with Profile, Messages, etc. there is a line that reads: x Users Currently Chatting. That is a link to the chat area.

Enjoy!

Erik

vic user
February 4th, 2004, 06:02 AM
hi Erik;

is the chat thing displayed all the time?

the only thing i have right below the profile etc. is this:

Moderators: None
Users browsing this forum: None

and then the forum topics under that

chris

Erik
February 4th, 2004, 06:27 AM
Yes it is on all the time. You should see it above what you mentioned in the center of the screen.

You might try refreshing the page (shift-refresh) to see if you're just using a cached version of the header. That's an unlikely answer, but it's all I can think of right now. . .

You can also try clicking here: http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/chatlink.php

Erik

vic user
February 4th, 2004, 06:47 AM
Thanks for the link!
I will use it if i need to go there.

i deleted all my temp files, cookies, etc.. and re logged in, and still no chat feature, so i will just use the link you gave me.

chris

barryp
February 4th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Where is the chat feature?

Should it appear along the row with 'Profile, Private Messages' etc.?

I don't see anything with 'chat'

Chris

At the very top of the screen I see:

The Vintage Computer
For discussions related to the vintage computer hobby
FAQ Search Memberlist Usergroups
Profile You have no new messages Log out [ barryp ]
0 Users Currently Chatting

CP/M User
February 5th, 2004, 12:02 AM
"barryp" wrote:

> At the very top of the screen I see:

> The Vintage Computer
> For discussions related to the vintage computer hobby
> FAQ Search Memberlist Usergroups
> Profile You have no new messages Log out [ barryp ]
> 0 Users Currently Chatting

Ditto! :-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Terry Yager
February 5th, 2004, 03:53 AM
Just double-click on the line that says "x users currently chatting" and it will take you to the chatroom.

--T

vic user
February 5th, 2004, 04:11 AM
It seems no matter what I do, I do not get the chat thing displayed.

I am glad Erik posted the chat link, so i can just pop in to see if anyonw is there and pop out

chris

mbbrutman
February 5th, 2004, 03:46 PM
Djkrex,

That was me in the chat room talking to myself ..

I wasn't actually talking, I promise. My usual trick is to enter the chat room if I'm online and hang out. I figure that nobody else will go in the chat room if they see it is empty.

BTW, it seemed to work fine for me. I saw you enter, then leave - very anti-social behavior. Now I know why. :-)

ahm
April 12th, 2004, 07:08 PM
Does anyone know of any IRC channels for vintage computer folks?

Perhaps we should start one.
How about #vintage on kildall.acgnj.org

Andy

carlsson
May 22nd, 2004, 12:07 PM
I just realized that from work, I have the chat link in my browser, but not from home! Maybe I should try to empty cookies and reload the site in case it pops up?

Edit: Njet, removing cookies, files and off-line content didn't make any difference. Much strange behavior, but that means we're two who have noticed it.

Erik
May 22nd, 2004, 01:41 PM
I just realized that from work, I have the chat link in my browser, but not from home! Maybe I should try to empty cookies and reload the site in case it pops up?

Edit: Njet, removing cookies, files and off-line content didn't make any difference. Much strange behavior, but that means we're two who have noticed it.

I'm guessing that what you just noticed is that I've updated the software and the chat feature has been disabled, perhaps permanently.

Sorry about that.

Erik

carlsson
May 23rd, 2004, 01:28 PM
Aha! I knew something fishy was going on.