THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK
Go Back   THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK > Miscellanea > Technical Information > Error Reports and Problems
Home Forums Content Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Contagion Members Media Diversion Info Register
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes Translate
Old 10-04-2008   #1
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FlashChat Upgrade Woes

As some of you know, I have made several attempts at upgrading and integrating the latest version of FlashChat for some time now. Unfortunately, this has been the source of much frustration. However, I have managed the upgrade with some success. There are still problems with the upgrade, but for now I have decided to continue working to resolve these issues in lieu of reverting back to the previous version.

Known issues:
  1. The main portal page no longer displays the Who is in Chat box.
    The forum page may periodically display this box. For now, if you wish to launch Flashchat you should do so via the menu option Contagion-->FlashChat.
  2. Some usernames may be distorted in within FlashChat. Mine appears as "Dr. b**h am".
    I suspect this may be due to the use of non-alphabetical characters within the username.
  3. Custom theme designs are not yet integrated.
    This is a lower priority and will not be worked on until the main integration issues have been resolved.

It would be helpful for members to test out FlashChat and report of any issues encountered. As I will likely be working on this periodically, there may be periods when the entire construct is non-functional.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
2 Thanks From:
Cyril Tourneur (10-04-2008), Ligeia (10-04-2008)
Old 10-04-2008   #2
candy's Avatar
candy
Chymist
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 292
Quotes: 0
Points: 19,283, Level: 95 Points: 19,283, Level: 95 Points: 19,283, Level: 95
Level up: 96% Level up: 96% Level up: 96%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

I just tried out Flash chat and it seems to be working fine. I was in there by myself. I will try it again when I have someone to talk to. lol

"What did you bring for Candy?"
candy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2008   #3
Jezetha's Avatar
Jezetha
Chymist
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 358
Quotes: 0
Points: 11,922, Level: 75 Points: 11,922, Level: 75 Points: 11,922, Level: 75
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

I feel for you, Dr B. But I am glad you have made some progress. I think the real test will come tomorrow afternoon/evening...

Thanks for going to all that trouble!
Jezetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2008   #4
Ligeia's Avatar
Ligeia
Grimscribe
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 531
Quotes: 0
Points: 34,749, Level: 100 Points: 34,749, Level: 100 Points: 34,749, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

We will try it all tomorrow and see how it works! Thanks boss

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream..
Ligeia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2008   #5
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

It appears that the new version of FlashChat held together over the weekend. I managed to fix the text distortion issue, though Who is in FlashChat is still not functional on the portal page. There is also an issue with viewing a profile from within FlashChat, and I experienced a strange anomaly while clicking on a link embedded within chat text. For now, I have decided to work through these issues. Please report any other FlashChat problems which might be encountered.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
2 Thanks From:
Jezetha (10-06-2008), Ligeia (10-17-2008)
Old 10-16-2008   #6
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

FlashChat is behaving badly. Enter at your own risk of befuddlement. I should be able to set things straight over the weekend, providing that I can stay sober. No promises.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
4 Thanks From:
G. S. Carnivals (10-17-2008), Jezetha (10-18-2008), Ligeia (10-17-2008), Waterdweller (10-17-2008)
Old 10-17-2008   #7
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bantham View Post
FlashChat is behaving badly. Enter at your own risk of befuddlement. I should be able to set things straight over the weekend, providing that I can stay sober. No promises.
I think I have addressed the issue. Permission to dismiss sobriety?

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
2 Thanks From:
G. S. Carnivals (10-17-2008), Jezetha (10-18-2008)
Old 10-19-2008   #8
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

It appears that FlashChat may be rejecting entry for some members. I believe this to be the result of browser cache references to files from previous versions. If you can not enter FlashChat directly, try clearing your browser cache and having another go. It is important to fully clear your cache, though you can exempt passwords, saved forms and browsing/search history. They key elements to clear would be cache, cookies and authenticated sessions.

How to Clear Your Browser's Cache - wikiHow

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks From:
Jezetha (10-19-2008)
Old 10-19-2008   #9
G. S. Carnivals's Avatar
G. S. Carnivals
Our Temporary Supervisor
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 26,613
Quotes: 397
Points: 272,439, Level: 100 Points: 272,439, Level: 100 Points: 272,439, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

Today's FlashChat session was hampered by log in prompts (due to expiration) by several participants. When one would reenter FlashChat, another participant or two were bumped off. They, too, received the log in prompt for FlashChat. and .

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

Tibet: Carnivals?
Ligotti: Ceremonies for initiating children into the cult of the sinister.
Tibet: Gas stations?
Ligotti: Nothing to say about gas stations as such, although I've always responded to the smell of gasoline as if it were a kind of perfume.

Last edited by G. S. Carnivals; 10-20-2008 at 07:35 PM.. Reason: Corrected a spelling error
G. S. Carnivals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2008   #10
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: FlashChat Upgrade Woes

In an effort to get FlashChat back in working order, I attempted to revert it back to the previous version which had proven to be more reliable. Unfortunately, this strategy has not yet worked, as GSC has reported problems getting into chat. I need direct feedback with any seemingly relevant details if FlashChat is working for members. Even if you are not wanting to chat directly, please do make a quick attempt to start FlashChat and type a test message. If you have problems, try clearing the cache per the instructions below and have another go. It is important that I get testing reports soon, otherwise tomorrow's Sunday chat will likely be a frustrating or even non-existent affair for participants.

Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bantham View Post
If you can not enter FlashChat directly, try clearing your browser cache and having another go. It is important to fully clear your cache, though you can exempt passwords, saved forms and browsing/search history. They key elements to clear would be cache, cookies and authenticated sessions.

How to Clear Your Browser's Cache - wikiHow
If many members are having the same problem, I may go back to the new version and work on it. Patience is appreciated, as I have none of my own right now.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
flashchat, upgrade, woes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TLO Upgrade Completed Dr. Bantham Site Features 0 08-07-2011 02:51 PM
Site Upgrade Completed Dr. Bantham Site Features 0 06-20-2009 01:14 PM
TLO Site Upgrade to vBulletin 3.8 Dr. Bantham Site Features 1 01-18-2009 01:12 AM
FlashChat Integrated into Online Now Block Dr. Bantham Site Features 4 06-19-2006 03:43 AM
FlashChat Integrated Directly into Membership Database Dr. Bantham Site Features 1 07-31-2005 04:05 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:03 PM.



Style Based on SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER as Published by Silver Scarab Press
Design and Artwork by Harry Morris
Emulated in Hell by Dr. Bantham
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS