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Hi,
I think there is still something wrong with the chatroom.
Look at attached screenshot.
Kind regards

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I remember that you've reported this before, and it looks like the earlier fix worked, but has shown another problem - the 'tab image' is not long enough. For the next release I'll include a new version of the image, 3 times as long :).


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Maybe i am misunderstanding something here. I was alone in the chatroom when i made that screenshot. Why do i see all these names there?


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Oh, I see. I thought you were just referring to how it looked a bit of a mess ;).

This isn't a chatroom per se, it's the chat room lobby which also serves as a hub for instant messaging. Perhaps those people started IMs with you? If so you should have had an e-mail notification of that. Otherwise perhaps you had/have the 'Start IM by clicking on a username' option turned on.


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I'm sorry, i am not beaing clear.

Here is the deal: i clicked on one member name and it sends me to this screen. I understand that since i have that option enabled.
But what i am getting is a chatroom with lots of names, some named don't exist, some names are from people i clicked 3 days ago, and some names i see two or three times.

For the record, there is no one else on the site but me. No one else knows it exists (beta subdomain)


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The Instant Messaging system keeps conversations open until they're closed, even if you leave the chat lobby. I realise this is a bit weird, but it's because of how the web works - there's no permanent 'connection' to an ocPortal website, so it tracks active conversations by permanently recording them (until closed), rather than by a connection.

When you click on a member, you're starting a new conversation; you're also able to hold multiple conversations with a person at once, if you want to - hence the duplication.

That explains everything, except these phantom names - but I'm fairly certain they do exist because ocPortal isn't creative enough to think up new usernames ;). If they don't, I'll of course look into it, I'd just be very surprised by that.


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