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AF Community Chat - temporarily being removed


igor@af
09-30-2014, 12:06 PM
AF Community Chat has been temporarily removed as we revamp it.

Crvett69
10-01-2014, 10:41 AM
any eta on new room, curious to see what will be different

Crvett69
10-03-2014, 01:45 PM
hows the update coming?

igor@af
10-03-2014, 02:31 PM
The chat should be up by around October 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience.

igor@af
10-12-2014, 04:53 AM
The chat is back on, but please bear with us as we sort out the kinks. Please let me know here what issues you observe. Please be detailed as possible and with screenshots if possible. Thanks!

Crvett69
10-12-2014, 01:45 PM
one issue is most people are listed as guests

Crvett69
10-12-2014, 02:28 PM
ok, the names eventually show but then room seems to reset and everyone goes back to guest also when you type even if name shows on side of chat it shows when you type as guest. lot of the member pics aren't loading. no option for mods to clear room chat if some posted spam or offensive material. when you type in main room its not showing up on popup window

igor@af
10-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Thanks. These problems are all related to user sessions. The sessions are getting cut off when bouncing between webservers that are serving the content. Working on it.

alloro
10-14-2014, 05:42 PM
So how do we turn off the chat feature permanently? At least with the last version we could turn it off for 30 days. Now it's on every time I come back to the site.

alloro
10-17-2014, 05:34 PM
So how do we turn off the chat feature permanently?

Hello? Anybody?

igor@af
10-17-2014, 05:38 PM
How is it bothering you? is anything popping up? You can click the "Hide Chat" button on the bottom right which will hide the toolbar for the session.

alloro
10-17-2014, 05:44 PM
The whole bar pops up across the bottom of the screen. I know I can click to close it, but I have to do that every single time I come back to this site. Before this upgrade we could turn off the chat for 30 days before it would turn itself back on. That was at least workable.

What I'm looking for is a way to turn it off and have it stay off. I have zero desire to use this chat feature and would like to be able to turn it off and have it stay off.

igor@af
10-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Understood. I will create a style that doesn't have the chat feature built in. Will post here when done.

alloro
10-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Awesome, thanks.

Crvett69
10-18-2014, 09:37 PM
hopefully when you get the chat room done it will be like before and show who is actually in the chat room and restore the moderator controls

alloro
10-19-2014, 12:23 PM
Understood. I will create a style that doesn't have the chat feature built in. Will post here when done.

I just noticed the 'AF---No Chat' skin in the control panel and tried it but it didn't work. Is it still being worked on or am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

alloro
10-20-2014, 11:52 PM
Working now...sw-e-e-e-e-e-e-t! :thumbsup:

hightechredneck444
07-29-2015, 10:00 PM
I'm posting this here because I'm desperate. I haven't been on a forum site in years but I don't remember it being this complicated. Where do I go to post a new thread?:banghead:

Stealthee
07-29-2015, 10:56 PM
Go to the proper forum, click "New Thread" on the left side about 1/4 of the way down the page.

bowens
11-12-2016, 05:42 PM
will the chat be coming back, igor?

gmtech1
11-17-2016, 11:39 AM
So far, I'm guessing not.

igor@af
11-17-2016, 05:31 PM
The chat software was causing some serious issues with eating server resources. It seems to have some bugs the way it's coded. I will work on a solution. Sorry.

gmtech1
11-17-2016, 06:01 PM
Thanks for the info Igor!

bowens
01-16-2017, 08:47 PM
any chance the chat comes back, Igor?

igor@af
01-16-2017, 09:39 PM
Yes. Once the technical issues get sorted - the software we were using had pretty big inefficiencies leading to server slow downs, etc.

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