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Title: Chat is down?
Post by: US 89 on August 19, 2019, 07:36:48 PM
The chat window appears to still load, but doesn't populate with any messages or users.

(https://i.imgur.com/nK8PdZS.png)
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: NE2 on August 19, 2019, 08:23:50 PM
I miss the corcern.
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Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 19, 2019, 08:30:32 PM
I forgot there was even a chat room here to begin with.
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Post by: vdeane on August 19, 2019, 08:33:11 PM
The main page had errors too for a couple hours.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: tolbs17 on August 19, 2019, 08:41:59 PM
I have the same problem.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alex on August 19, 2019, 09:09:54 PM
Have had issues with the main site this evening and switched to PHP 7.2 to see if that addressed any of them. I reverted it to 7.1 just now, and the chat should work again.

The chat script will need to be updated for PHP 7.2 by year's end.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on September 19, 2019, 06:44:09 PM
Oh look, chat is acting funky again. Log in and you're immediately greeted with an "invalid IP address" error.
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Post by: Rothman on September 19, 2019, 06:50:36 PM
People log into the chat?
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Post by: ozarkman417 on September 19, 2019, 07:19:24 PM
When I tried to log in to the chat a minute ago it redirected me to the home page of this forum.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on September 19, 2019, 08:44:39 PM
Chat regulars with no lives right about now:

Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: MNHighwayMan on September 19, 2019, 08:47:01 PM
I think the chat has become sentient, and is now kicking everyone while starting its search for someone called "the intern."
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Post by: corco on September 19, 2019, 08:49:46 PM
I miss the intern
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Post by: Alps on September 19, 2019, 09:39:18 PM
I miss the intern
I miss a text-based social life.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on September 19, 2019, 09:43:48 PM
Is there another chat software we could have set up as a backup for AJAX? We seem to be running into a lot of problems lately...
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: MNHighwayMan on September 19, 2019, 10:01:04 PM
Could always go back to IRC. Maybe start a channel on Freenode or something.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: ozarkman417 on September 19, 2019, 10:05:16 PM
How about starting an AARoads Discord server? That way there can be multiple voice and text channels focused on specific subjects.
 
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on September 19, 2019, 10:06:35 PM
Nah, we're too old-school for discord. We want our mods to be able to mod, too.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: US 89 on September 19, 2019, 10:13:05 PM
I miss the intern

I miss the ņintern
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: corco on September 19, 2019, 10:16:48 PM
Please stand by as I activate an emergency replacement
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on September 19, 2019, 10:19:14 PM
Please stand by as I activate an emergency replacement

Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: US 89 on September 19, 2019, 10:38:11 PM
Alright, who posted the traffic light emojis this time?
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: JohnnyHousty on September 23, 2019, 02:34:27 PM
I have just tried to enter the chat, and it's not working for me. Has this problem not yet been resolved? Is there, perhaps, a problem with my account?
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Post by: NE2 on September 23, 2019, 02:46:44 PM
🚦🚥🚦🚥🚦🚥🚦🚥🐑🐑🐑
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: 1 on September 23, 2019, 03:19:49 PM
I have just tried to enter the chat, and it's not working for me. Has this problem not yet been resolved? Is there, perhaps, a problem with my account?

Welcome from very close by! PM me if you want to know which city/town I live in.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on September 23, 2019, 04:46:24 PM
The chat is dead. Long live the chat.
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Post by: Alps on September 23, 2019, 09:13:13 PM
I have just tried to enter the chat, and it's not working for me. Has this problem not yet been resolved? Is there, perhaps, a problem with my account?

Welcome from very close by! PM me if you want to know which city/town I live in.
apparently it's Lowell
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: signalman on September 24, 2019, 06:34:43 AM
The chat is dead. Long live the chat.
Figures.  Just when I was gonna come back from my hiatus. 😠
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on September 24, 2019, 10:25:21 PM
The chat is dead. Long live the chat.
Figures.  Just when I was gonna come back from my hiatus. 😠
Not worth it. corco is a dictator in the alt-chat.
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Post by: corco on September 24, 2019, 11:05:02 PM
The chat is dead. Long live the chat.
Figures.  Just when I was gonna come back from my hiatus.
Not worth it. corco is a dictator in the alt-chat.

You can just call me Kim Il-Corco
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on September 24, 2019, 11:05:58 PM
Not worth it. corco is a dictator in the alt-chat.

You can just call me Kim il-Corco

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: US 89 on September 24, 2019, 11:06:46 PM
Not worth it. corco is a dictator in the alt-chat.

You can just call me Kim il-Corco

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

I for one welcome our new dictatorial overlords.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on September 25, 2019, 05:41:08 PM
Not worth it. corco is a dictator in the alt-chat.

You can just call me Kim il-Corco

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

I for one welcome our new dictatorial overlords.
If only he were as welcoming to others. My vote is for IRC where all may enter.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: corco on September 25, 2019, 07:00:03 PM
I'm hoping to launch chat publicly by Saturday and all will be welcome, if only as a backup (fingers crossed the official chat returns because that is preferred). The reason I haven't really posted the link now is because there's no registration system and I have no way of knowing who is who without checking IPs, which makes any moderation impossible- especially if somebody logs in pretending to be somebody else. That should be ready to go here soon and it'll be welcome to all.

Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on September 25, 2019, 11:50:30 PM
I'm hoping to launch chat publicly by Saturday and all will be welcome, if only as a backup (fingers crossed the official chat returns because that is preferred). The reason I haven't really posted the link now is because there's no registration system and I have no way of knowing who is who without checking IPs, which makes any moderation impossible- especially if somebody logs in pretending to be somebody else. That should be ready to go here soon and it'll be welcome to all.


Unless you log in as (corco), in which case the host becomes easily confused and must repeatedly ban you.
Title: CHAT IS BACK
Post by: Alps on September 27, 2019, 06:45:09 PM
I am in chat. We found the problem apparently. Come on in.
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Post by: MNHighwayMan on September 27, 2019, 06:54:16 PM
I am in chat. We found the problem apparently. Come on in.

Is it now. It's still kicking me out.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on September 27, 2019, 07:41:12 PM
I am in chat. We found the problem apparently. Come on in.

Is it now. It's still kicking me out.
Yeah, that's weird. I myself am definitely in there.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on September 27, 2019, 08:18:16 PM
I am in chat. We found the problem apparently. Come on in.

Is it now. It's still kicking me out.
Yeah, that's weird. I myself am definitely in there.
I've watched several people try to come in so far, and get booted again. They're able to leave one line of text at most. Recommend waiting...
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on September 27, 2019, 11:15:43 PM
So far, we have 4 people in chat, and one who was getting booted is now in there with us. I think it's resolving.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on September 28, 2019, 11:25:27 AM
If you're still unable to get into chat (most people seem to be able to, now), try a DNS flush. It may work to manually set DNS to 8.8.8.8 for the time being (I'm told this is a Google DNS that will work).
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: rickmastfan67 on September 28, 2019, 11:30:38 AM
If you're still unable to get into chat (most people seem to be able to, now), try a DNS flush. It may work to manually set DNS to 8.8.8.8 for the time being (I'm told this is a Google DNS that will work).
& set your 'alt' DNS to 8.8.4.4, which is also a Google DNS.

These are the ones I'm using, and having no issues getting into the chat.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: MNHighwayMan on September 28, 2019, 01:14:42 PM
If you're still unable to get into chat (most people seem to be able to, now), try a DNS flush. It may work to manually set DNS to 8.8.8.8 for the time being (I'm told this is a Google DNS that will work).
& set your 'alt' DNS to 8.8.4.4, which is also a Google DNS.

These are the ones I'm using, and having no issues getting into the chat.

And if you object to having both set to Google servers, 1.1.1.1 is another, non-Google alternative.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: NE2 on December 26, 2019, 11:22:52 AM
Bump
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Post by: Duke87 on December 26, 2019, 06:24:31 PM
Bump

I was just able to get in no problem.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on December 27, 2019, 12:51:16 AM
Bump

I was just able to get in no problem.
It was fixed earlier, but beware of trouble coming when we're forced to update to SMF 7.2.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: US 89 on December 27, 2019, 01:10:04 AM
Bump

I was just able to get in no problem.
It was fixed earlier, but beware of trouble coming when we're forced to update to SMF 7.2.

I thought that had been done already? I guess not.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: rickmastfan67 on December 27, 2019, 03:37:19 AM
Bump

I was just able to get in no problem.
It was fixed earlier, but beware of trouble coming when we're forced to update to SMF 7.2.

PHP 7.2***
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on December 27, 2019, 11:24:01 PM
Bump

I was just able to get in no problem.
It was fixed earlier, but beware of trouble coming when we're forced to update to SMF 7.2.

PHP 7.2***
(random acronym, numbers)
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on December 28, 2019, 01:41:45 PM
Guess what? Chat is crapping out again!
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: NE2 on December 28, 2019, 02:09:28 PM
I'm a chat mod now?
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Post by: Alps on December 28, 2019, 05:34:48 PM
I'm a chat mod now?
Well earned. D:
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: cl94 on February 19, 2020, 10:38:03 AM
Time to play American Pie in observance of the Chat's last day. Trivia in 10 hours for a final sendoff, maybe we should have a toast at the end?
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 07, 2020, 10:33:21 PM
Time to play American Pie in observance of the Chat's last day. Trivia in 10 hours for a final sendoff, maybe we should have a toast at the end?
Um the chat's still up. Personally I haven't really been on there since 2017.
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Post by: Alex on April 10, 2020, 08:30:58 AM
Time to play American Pie in observance of the Chat's last day. Trivia in 10 hours for a final sendoff, maybe we should have a toast at the end?
Um the chat's still up. Personally I haven't really been on there since 2017.

Happy to post that it looked like the forum software update resolved issues with it. May run into the same issue at the end of 2020 when the PHP will have to updated again on the server.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: webny99 on June 08, 2020, 11:30:50 PM
This seems the most recent discussion about chat, so I'll ask here:

Do you have to contribute to the chat in order to stay? I jumped in just to see what it was all about, but got bumped back to the forum home page before long.
Title: Re: Chat is down?
Post by: Alps on June 09, 2020, 12:32:33 AM
This seems the most recent discussion about chat, so I'll ask here:

Do you have to contribute to the chat in order to stay? I jumped in just to see what it was all about, but got bumped back to the forum home page before long.
Yes, you shouldn't sit there.