What happened to chat?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by rileyjr16, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I was MIA for a while just curious as to what happened to the chat feature?
  2. 07XCSB

    07XCSB Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Filthy little hackers broke it.
  3. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I'd like to shoot them....why do tards have to hack everything? Is that like a sexual thrill for some geek who cain't get laid or something?
  4. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy All hail the Mad King!! Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    It was taken down temporarily while Steve puts the old system back into place.
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I wonder if the chat plugin was actually the cause or if Steve is simply searching for something better while he goes through this exercise. I get the sense the cause is unknown but that Steve was never completely happy with that plugin... and that while he's at it he might as well find a replacement. Just a suspicion...
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I figured out what the hackers did and how they did it and we are putting steps into place to keep it from happening again.

    We should do a poll on here, what do people like, the current chat system or the old chat system?
  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    On the new chat system I liked the popout feature, the ability to colour text, the ability to start private chat rooms, and the ability to have individual chats (on the bar ... without starting a separate chat room). I think it hands-down trumped the old chat system except for one thing -- it has a session timeout of some sort that comes into place if you use the chat in pop-out mode and you do not refresh your browser for some time. When it times out you have to refresh a GMTC window to make chat work again ... and you lose the displayed chat history when you do it.

    I think the default chat room is now as empty as it is because the new system doesn't dump people into the default room, anymore.
  8. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    X2 on what surreal said that time out drives me up the ******* wall now if we can keep the knew one and all the cool featurs and get rid of the time out then it would be heaven
  9. AMac

    AMac Rockstar 3 Years GMTC Chick 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    3rd that!

    ---------- Post added at 10:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:33 PM ----------

    Haha...I think it is a sense of accomplishment for them. Almost like they solved the puzzle. I think they do it just to see if they can do it.
  10. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    Why does a person climb a mountain? Why do Chevy truck owners run through the puddle , rather than around it? . Does a tree make a sound when falling if there is no one there to hear it? Chicken crossing the road?:rofl:

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