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Chip
02-23-2003, 03:17 AM
NOTE: If you are having problems with the chat applet (not appearing, not functioning properly, etc.), please try downloading the latest version of the Java Virtual Machine first at http://www.java.com (http://www.java.com/). This solves most problems, and will work with Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera. Only post if it hasn't solved these problems.

About this thread:

This is just a place for you to post any and all chat problems. Please be as detailed as possible when reporting the problem.

Chat can be found by clicking on "Chat" on the navigation up top.

GreatBear
03-10-2003, 11:21 PM
I installed that new Java soft-ware in my computer, and I still cant get chat to work for me. Also note ontop of the web page when opened their is some type of error.

Steven
03-11-2003, 08:55 PM
I need to know your operating system and what browser you are using.

BeakerzBoy
03-11-2003, 09:21 PM
I am running windows XP, with the latest version of the Java Client installed, yet the chat refuses to load for me. It's just a blank screen with the welcome tab, but no chat whatsoever.

Cuddy
03-11-2003, 10:16 PM
I downloaded the Java console and discovered that I cannot even have it minimized if I want to do CoasterChat. It must be open on the desktop.

Steven
03-12-2003, 12:27 AM
For Windows XP/IE users... You might need to go to Start Menu > All Programs > Set Program Access and Defaults, and for "Choose a different Virtual Machine for Java" under Custom, select the proper virtual machine. It may involve a reboot. You should also have "Enable access to this program" selected. You should also have administrator privilages while you do this as well. Otherwise, go to the Java support site because if you can't see the applet, other java applets will likely not for you either. If you are using Netscape or Opera, I can't quite help you yet as don't have those browsers on my computer yet (I just got a new one back at the end of January and still don't have all my normal programs yet).

GreatBear
03-19-2003, 01:55 PM
Yea im running Windows Xp office version.

Steven
03-19-2003, 03:30 PM
Windows XP Office Version? There's only Windows XP in Home, Professional, and Media Center (and in some cases, Tablet PC) editions (no Office version). There's an Office XP, but the only thing it shares with Windows XP is the "XP" in its name.

Kyle L
04-12-2004, 02:17 PM
Here are a few tips if the applet doesn't launch: Obviously you need to click "YES" when it you click on the CoasterChat link. It's for JPilot (Spelling?)

If the box does not come up, first, check Internet Explorer for plug in options. Click on Tools, go to Internet Options, then click on Advanced.

Check for these options:
1. Install on Demand (Internet Explorer): Check box
2. Install on Demand (Other): Check Box
I think the applet TN uses is IE related, Steven?

3. Java Script: Scroll down a bit and look for Microsoft VM, then click the box for JIT. (That's what I have, works).

If that fails, you can try re-downloading the Java Applet. www.java.com (http://www.java.com/)

If THAT fails, you can always contact an administrator for permission to use mIRC, provided that all options are exhausted.

bk2004
11-09-2004, 08:58 PM
Ok, chat used to work for me all the time, but lately it's been acting up. When it loads it always signs me in a "guest," even when I am logged into TN.

And then sometimes it comes up as a dark grey background instead of a white one like it normall does. When it's grey, it's really hard to read the text since the text color isn't far off from the background color. It sort of blends in.

EDIT: See, now it works fine that it's been another day. But I bet if I try to get in it again all of the same stuff will happen.

medieval
12-18-2004, 10:43 PM
NOTE: If you are having problems with the chat applet (not appearing,Ok I started downloading that link you gave. Then I get kicked off aol becuase I said to much in a instant message. So whenever I try to redownload it a error message appears.
Its says: Internal Error 2755. 1624,
http://java.sun.com/webapps/download/GetFile/1.4.2
_06-b03/windows-i586/ Java 2 Runtime Environment,
SE v1.4.2_06.msi

So I have no idea what I can do. If anyone can help me I would be grateful.

Dan G
12-18-2004, 11:12 PM
Chat used to work for me as well and I can no longer run it on AOL or IE...It just gives me a blank screen with done on it. When this happened, it was usually resolved when I restarted, but that doesn't even help anymore. And I know I have java applet because the chat has worked before. I don't know what's wrong with it.

Steven
12-20-2004, 01:57 PM
Try downloading Sun's version of Java then making it the default virtual machine. It sounds like that the one that comes with IE is corrupted.

Also, the link at top has been fixed.

medieval
12-20-2004, 03:28 PM
Thanks Steven. That new link helped. It works now.

rlrcstrfreak
12-20-2004, 05:44 PM
OK well, in my chat whenever the add at the top restarts and turns into a different add, sometimes it loggs me off of chat or makes it so I cannot type in chat for 30 seconds. why is this?

PKIDelirium
12-26-2004, 03:55 PM
is chat down? I cannot connect to the server. (Connection Refused)

coaster_kid89
12-26-2004, 05:24 PM
Mine is the same, it closes when it trys to open.

Steven
12-26-2004, 05:31 PM
Chat is up now.

coaster_kid89, If you are talking about the window itself... you need to adjust your popup blocker to allow the window or use whatever override there is.

NC Coasterman
01-29-2005, 12:52 AM
No luck with cahat, I've downloaded the new java version, running on IE. All I see in chat is a blank window with a small square in the corner with three symbols in it.

Any ideas?

Psyco Parrot
04-02-2005, 02:23 PM
Got the chat working , (i think) I get a chat room I can type into the room (dont know if any one is receiving it, but i havnt had a responce from anyone else, I have now,
however I dont get any room when i click on change room
not sure if there are any other rooms

pearlsea
04-02-2005, 08:15 PM
just wondering why does it say thrillbot wants to have my baby? it freaked me out the first time lol

Kyle Rehm
04-08-2005, 05:56 PM
Parrot, there is only one room, so nothing wrong with that.

And Pearlsea, that is the name of the room, you can ask Steven about that one ;)

Wes
05-15-2005, 09:58 PM
Not trying to sound like a stick in the mud, but I've noticed lately that the policy on cussing seems to not apply to chat for some reason.

If we are supposed to follow the rules, I think they should have to follow them in chat as well.

I was just joking around and this guy was cussing at me using the F word. Seriously some people need to learn how to get a sense of humor.

Steven
05-15-2005, 10:52 PM
That is when you note who is swearing excessively, and we can investigate.

PKIDelirium
07-18-2005, 08:11 PM
BAndMBoy is being a severe pain in the hindquarters, repeatedly flooding the channel and being kicked by Thrillbot.

PKIDelirium
08-05-2005, 07:01 PM
bandmboy is at it again..... flooding with cuss words now and getting booted for excess flood.

Steven
08-06-2005, 10:55 AM
His chat privileges have been revoked.

PKIDelirium
08-07-2005, 11:40 AM
He just came into chat.

Steven
08-07-2005, 12:57 PM
He had a different host... I modified the ban accordingly.

MachChunk
08-08-2005, 12:51 PM
I can't get into chat and I'm logged in on the main page.

I keep getting this paper thingy with colored shapes on it when I try to get in.

Steven
08-08-2005, 07:11 PM
Means you don't have Java installed... get Java (link is above).

Alan J
08-08-2005, 08:02 PM
Im trying to log into chat with firefox but i have to download java but when i do, it dosent work. Can you help me?

Wes
11-11-2005, 12:00 AM
Is there a status on when Chat will be fixed?

willski2002
11-22-2005, 10:03 PM
Ug-mug. Me want chat.


Seriously though, do you have any estimates as to when chat is going to be back?

James
11-24-2005, 02:08 AM
I dont think coasterchat is going to come back....

There is a 'different' coasterchat that a few people know of and use just as much if not more then the old coasterchat.

Wes
02-07-2006, 12:47 PM
so is chat ever going to come back?

If not, why not just remove it from the main page?

Steven
02-07-2006, 01:18 PM
We intend on bringing it back, but I have said all along not to expect it to be up for a while (without adhering to a date), and I say this for many reasons.

First, because of what happened back in August, we are not returning to the same chat as we once knew it.

Second, It took almost 2 months to procure the new server for TN, build it, and get TN onto the new server as a result of what happened.

Third, other things take precedence over getting chat back up, and I am the only one on this site with the technical knowledge and understanding with how a chat server works. Because we have to re-do chat from the ground up, it becomes a new project. I started the process of moving to Tennessee back in October, finally moving in December, and it took a month for me to settle in. However, there were other projects that were either in process, or next in line to get finished (which I am presently working on). That means that chat, being a "new" project, goes into the back of the queue.

The definition of a project on here means that it begins when you start researching and exploring the concept, and it ends when you complete it and have it running. With that, I am hoping to begin sometime in March, maybe later. In my almost 10 years of being a webmaster and IRC Operator, you learn very quickly that you just do not throw something up and call it good. Serious things have happened, and even with what I was handed when Roman was still running the server, it bit us in the ass last August.

So, with all of that, we are not taking anything down until we can say for sure that we will no longer have a chat for whatever reason it may be. As it stands, we intend on getting it back up, so that's where it stays.