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Chat Poblems [master thread: Apr 2012 - Nov 2014 version]

Chat Poblems [master thread: Apr 2012 - Nov 2014 version]

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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
The software that powers FlyerTalk Chat is no longer. While we implement a new chat platform with exciting new features, chat will be offline for several weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience.

-The FT Team
Originally Posted by Ripper3785 View Post
As per previous outages, I've setup the alternate chat at http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23flyert...irc.mibbit.net

See you all there!
This thread documents and discusses issues with the Chat that no longer is in use as of October 2014.

When the new Chat is implemented, we'll start a new thread to deal with specific issues pertinent to the new product.

If you have comments, questions, suggestions, etc. pertaining to the "Chat to be", please add those to the "sticky" thread announcing temporary Chat closure: NOTICE: Chat is offline temporarily
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Old Apr 22, 13, 2:44 pm
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Chat Poblems [master thread: Apr 2012 - Nov 2014 version]

Please post issues with the new FT chat in this thread.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 4:44 am
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Using Mac/Safari, all I see is

Please activate the chat windows in the bottom right corner of the screen below:
Rest of page is blank.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
Using Cr4ap/Safari, all I see is
Have you tried clearing your browser history and cache?.. Installing a different browser? The domain: evolve.com has to be unblocked from any cookie/script blockers. Chat works fine on Firefox 20.0 Raring i386:

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Old Apr 23, 13, 12:20 pm
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Not playing around with my system, friend. If FT can't make it work across the spectrum of major IT systems, I'm not interested.

ba.com has similar issues
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Old Apr 23, 13, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
Using Mac/Safari, all I see is



Rest of page is blank.
You probably still have it set to "Off". The "On" button is on the bottom right corner.

Please let us know if you don't see it.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 12:28 pm
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Old Apr 23, 13, 12:31 pm
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I now have some buttons in the bottom right corner. And functional … thank you.

Not that i'm likely to bother a lot, but glad it works.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 9:39 pm
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I entered the new chat easily enough, but it sure doesn't get along with my bluetooth keyboard. I'm using an ipad2 with safari and an apparently fine internet wireless connection. The bluetooth keyboard seems perfectly happy for me to post on FT with no problems, but weird things happen when I type of live chat: bbbluuuuuetotttthh issss veeeerryyy uunnnnnnnnnhapppppppppppyyyy.
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Old Apr 26, 13, 9:45 am
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Is chat supposed to show prior conversations? I just logged on to it & it shows what appears to be a conversation from yesterday evening.

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Old Apr 26, 13, 10:03 am
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Yes, general chat will preserve the previous conversations.
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Old Apr 29, 13, 5:57 pm
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unless a mod wipes.
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Old May 8, 13, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Yes, general chat will preserve the previous conversations.
.....although at last on an ipad, it's hard to control the scroll up or down to read much when you weren't reading the chat comtemporaneously.

I've also noticed that the list of who is in the chat doesn't always include everyone present and active. Moreover, I cannot see myself to check, for example, that my country flag is correct. (I think this is based on my computer's current location, so it should disclose where I am when I travel. Is there a way to mask or disable this?)
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Old May 8, 13, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
.....although at last on an ipad, it's hard to control the scroll up or down to read much when you weren't reading the chat comtemporaneously.

I've also noticed that the list of who is in the chat doesn't always include everyone present and active. Moreover, I cannot see myself to check, for example, that my country flag is correct. (I think this is based on my computer's current location, so it should disclose where I am when I travel. Is there a way to mask or disable this?)
Nonce that I am aware of, and I've looked at all the functionality. We have relatively limited ability to modify the chat, as it is a 3rd-party product. Fortunately it is the one that most closely matches our needs.
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Old May 8, 13, 7:06 pm
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When is the option to just have chat appear on any FT page (like MilePoint and Facebook) rather than having to remember to open a completely separate, useless window to join?
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Old May 8, 13, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by jackal View Post
When is the option to just have chat appear on any FT page (like MilePoint and Facebook) rather than having to remember to open a completely separate, useless window to join?
It's either on all pages or this one page. If there's a consensus to put it everywhere, we could do that.
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