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How to create a group-based chat room that won't auto-delete?

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I'm struggling to get the correct configuration to achieve the following:

I have a specific group (VIP members) for which I'd like to create a chat room that non-VIP's are unable to see or access. I want this restricted access room to be permanent.

If I use any low-level permissions, or include a room owner, the room is deleted in the normal way with Private chat rooms. This is not helpful for a number of reasons not least because I am unable to create a direct menu link to it.

I do not want to disable private room deletion.

If I just use 'Permissions' and select only the group in question, I get the strangest issue (as a member of the VIP group) on the Lobby page, XML Parsing error, see image.

XML Parsing Error

What the heck am I doing wrong?

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Continued ...

I appears that once I cause this error, members are not removed from the Public chat room in an orderly fashion.

My test member (non-vip) joined the Public room yesterday using Chrome and although I closed Chrome yesterday, that member is still shown as both in the room and it's profile reports that they have been logged in since yesterday.

How strange is that?

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Is it okay for you now? I fixed a couple of issues.


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I was just about to return here and say I was wrong. Man you are quick!

Yes, both the XML error and the not logged out member are resolved.

Was it something I did?

Thank you Chris.

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There was an issue with the site-wide IM feature breaking the chat lobby. Looks like it was a bug for a while, I'm surprised nobody noticed.

Then there was a specific error breaking site-wide IM for HTML that was not valid XHTML, which is the case on your site. There were unclosed meta tags in your <head>.

Both issues are now fixed.


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