Attention Admins: Chat is Down?! (in General)

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] March 15 2013 2:31 AM EDT

So far I have been unable to make chat work. The best I have been able to do is to get PMs to show up but no one is in chat so I cannot PM anyone. This is neither a one time occurrence nor only with me. In Verifexe's thread multiple CBers have reported that Chat is down.

So a question, is this unknown or is there something in the works to replace chat or get it fixed?

Jadawin March 15 2013 5:02 AM EDT

Same problem here!
I have Win7 and Chrome.
PM seems to work, but if you look at the bottom line when Chrome starts you see - very shortly - "Error" and more text which I was not able to memorize.
I believe it has to do with us having Java 7.17 (or such) and CB having 6.43 which seems to be the most up-to-date Java Version 6 according to Oracle.
I will now deinstall 7.x and install 6.x to verify if this is the case.


Jadawin March 15 2013 5:47 AM EDT


it doesnt matter if its Java 6.43 or 7.17.

I'm getting the same Error: Creating Socket - this time I was able to see a bit more of the error.


Bounty Hunter March 15 2013 7:16 AM EDT

Same here with chrome and Firefox, load reload java etc... No success.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] March 15 2013 10:13 AM EDT

i havent been able to acces chat in 4 days or so

Jadawin March 15 2013 12:14 PM EDT


as part of an Windows-Update I installed IE-10 and tried again.
Bad news:
No Chat even with IE10

And if the Problem exists on several Computers it doesnt seem to be local anymore.

Time will tell

Unappreciated Misnomer March 15 2013 3:55 PM EDT

well maybe someone took a look to try and fix it only to make it worse? several of you already experience issues with the newest updates to your browsers only to revert.

time will tell

AdminNightStrike March 15 2013 6:42 PM EDT

Try now

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] March 15 2013 6:47 PM EDT

Working for me!


Thug [Sponge] March 15 2013 7:21 PM EDT

Thank You

Bounty Hunter March 15 2013 10:51 PM EDT

Thanks NS!

Windwalker March 16 2013 1:53 AM EDT

runnin' thanks

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] March 16 2013 2:01 AM EDT

iiiiiiiiiit's baaaaack! Yaaaaaay Chat!

Thanks NS!

Jadawin March 16 2013 11:19 AM EDT

Working here to. Thank you for fixing it!

Just for the protocol: May I ask as to what you did to put it up again?


AdminNightStrike March 16 2013 1:34 PM EDT

# killall java
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