A couple of updates to report today.

Update #1

We recently made changes in chat forums one and two to make it more difficult for individuals to flood and disrupt the chat forum.

Long messages will still get posted to the chat forum (we know one or two of you like to get pretty deep), but they will now appear in their own scrollable window to avoid filling up the entire chat area.

Before:

chat room flooding before

After:

chat room flooding after

Note: To read longer messages that get truncated, simply drag on the vertical scroll bar that appears alongside the message. Our statistics show that over 95% of legitimate messages will not be affected by this change.

Update #2

Chat forum three now lives on a secure page of Just Chat, where it belongs. Previously, we had to host chat forum three on a temporary page as the code for that forum wasn't served over a secure connection.

This has now been fixed, so you can access chat forum three over a secure connection, as with all other pages on Just Chat.

No need to change anything if you are used to going to the temporary page - you'll be automatically redirected to the new, secure page.

Thank you for using Just Chat.

that's all folks!

6 thoughts on “Combating spammers, scrollers (and bringing forum three back)

  • Profile photo of chowa
    26 November, 2016 at 5:00 am
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    These are excellent! Especially with wordy people like me. :)

    Buttt…… and I know you devote a lot of time, effort, and energy into this site, which is nice… but
    It would be good to be able to keep people from logging in as different names (namehiding) and trolling people. Or those that lurk to copy the goings on in the room to troll people with later? I notice that kind of behavior causes people to leave that are newbies.

    • Profile photo of ChatHostUK
      1 December, 2016 at 6:16 am
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      Unfortunately, I suspect that there would still be a small minority of people willing to put in the time and effort to create new usernames, even if we introduced compulsory registration.

      Furthermore, our members have said time and again that they do not want us to change our policy of chat rooms without registration.

  • Profile photo of sceptical guy
    9 November, 2016 at 9:51 am
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    How do you stop the type of personal abuse which borders on and sometiems goes over the legal line?
    *serious question

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