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Can't see text in chat window #206822 26/11/08 03:41 AM
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When I go into a room, I can see in the left pane that I and others are in it. And when I type something, and hit 'enter', my text shows up in the main window. But I see no one else in the chat room texting. Surely if there are 14 others in a chat room, I'm going to see some one's text.

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: Lovebeer] #206824 26/11/08 04:11 AM
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A few possibilities.
1) You have put everyone on ignore.
1a) type /!ignore -r
2) You have a deaf mode on your account.
2a) type //mode -d $me
3) You have a script that is catching all of the text said in the channel (an ON TEXT event) that has a halt or haltdef line with that event.
3a) Type /!remote off
3b) See if that resolves the issue
3c) If it does, you'll have to go through your scripts, one at a time, to find the one that is causing the problem.

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: RusselB] #206826 26/11/08 04:19 AM
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Thanks, Russell. I'll try these and see what happens.

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: Lovebeer] #206852 27/11/08 01:13 AM
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Still doesn't work. I have two chat clients and neither work right. I can see people coming and going in a room, but can see no text. When I type, I can see it but don't know if they can. Everything seems to be fine until I try and communicate in a chat room. mIRC worked when I had dial-up. How would that make a difference?

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: Lovebeer] #206853 27/11/08 02:14 AM
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Not only shouldn't it make a difference, I can't think of any possibility that would make a difference between dial-up and whatever it is you're using now.

If none of the suggestions I made helped, can you tell me if this is on all networks, or just one network?
If you don't know, try a different network and see if you have the same problem.

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: RusselB] #206854 27/11/08 02:31 AM
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I bought this mIRC client a while back, but haven't been using it until this past week. It's been on my PC unused. I upgraded to the latest version yesterday. When you say networks, do you mean like IRCnet, Quakenet, etc. If so, .. yes. Once, I saw someone type! Surely, if you go into a chat room with 30 people on it and wait, your bound to see someone chatting, right. It's no big deal! I just thought I'd see whats going on. Evidently, I don't know what I'm doing!

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: Lovebeer] #206857 27/11/08 04:26 AM
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Some networks have channel modes (subset to the network services) that only allow registered users to speak in the channel, let alone join, but my bet maybe the channels are muted by default or some funky channel/user mode prevents people from sending text for some reason. If there aren't issues with other networks, I'd have to conclude to that being the only possible problem after Russ's suggestions didn't help.

New provider, new host. Not identified with nickserv? Not registered to speak in certain channels with that host? I've seen it before.. all these new funky irc modes developers are inventing.

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: _Memo] #206878 27/11/08 05:01 PM
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I'm beginning to believe that it's in my Norton 360 firewall settings!

Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: Lovebeer] #206880 27/11/08 07:18 PM
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I deleted Mirc! Don't need it if it don't work! You can delete my account also since I won't be needing it.

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Re: Can't see text in chat window [Re: Lovebeer] #206912 28/11/08 06:21 PM
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/me wonders if the channel was full of idlers/bots and there actually was no one at their computer. ... just a thought


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