Sorry folks, it looks like we had an unexpected power outage today that took down Chatro for a little bit. All servers came back up but two, the secondary chat server and the database server. It just happened to occur when I got to the grocery store based on the email time stamps of people reporting issues. Thank you for reporting those issues and I'm sorry for the delay in restarting everything. I had to run to the data center and restart the two servers manually but no major issues, hardware or software, otherwise. My apologies again for the service interruption folks! Enjoy the night!
Have a read of this article which is very pertinent to a great many chatters at my site.
Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th
For those that are affected, I hope you have a plan B.
Not that this is really news, but as I'm sure most all of you reading this know, there is a rogue spam bot on the loose. It enters, post some asinine message with a URL or link to click on, then leaves. It rinses and repeats in several rooms all throughout the day and night. I am aware of it. I am working on taking care of this permenantly. In the mean time, beware of that link or any website where anyone is trying to direct you to another site in any Chatropolis room. If you really feel the need to open a URL or click on a link to some random, spam bot generated, not approved by Chatropolis, website from a spam bot with some sketchy, ridiculously simplistic, and non-clever name then you really should get your priorities and your computer checked because eventually you're going to need it for both. Again, I'm working toward a more permanent solution so you would be wise to avoid and enjoy the rest of Chatropolis. Thank you for reading!
I bet a lot of you have gotten this particular error. This is a simple error with a simple fix. Your chatting in any room is started by a chat session that is created and a session cookie is created for this chat session. However, some times when disconnected abruptly, or upon leaving and reentering too quickly (before the chat session has a chance to end), or just a chat session that gets hung up. The easiest fix for this is merely deleting your cookies. Deleting that chat session cookie will force the server to request the browser to create and store another cookie for that new session. I get this at the Help Desk quite a bit and you all really do need to know what's up with that so you can quickly get back to chatting again.
Did you know as a member you can reserve URLs the same way you can your screen name? Yes you can. You can reserve up to 5 URLs at any one time. Why would I add this feature? Well we all know of impers that snag your favorite avatar URL and make them their own as they impersonate you. Well that comes to an end. You reserve your favorite URLs and that can't happen. I figure 5 URLs for starters "should" be enough as the life cycle of avatars tend to be short before "on to the next one" but I'll consider upping that limit to accommodate if necessary.