So, Religion:1 [where I waste the vast majority of my time] has been having some problems with spillover from Islam:2 lately.
Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem. Okay, well, it would. I should know — I was a part of the last spillover problem, and that shit still gets bitched about. But…this was a very special, weird e-domestic-dispute containing spillover.
And it turned into a strange revenge-botting. By which I mean ‘some idiot fills the room with similarly named sockpuppets to prevent others from getting into the room, in order to ‘shut it down”.
Yahoo’s being a bit shitty recently, so goddess_goldberry started a group on PalTalk, and a room.
I’m not exactly fond of Paltalk. It’s set up to get you to pay for a less annoying [but probably not less enough] level of service, and I’m betting the ‘you idiot, you clicked on a link! Don’t do that! It might be a scam or porn or something!’ doesn’t go away even if you do pay.
It works as a chatroom, though. And, really, that’s all that matters, isn’t it?
The group is here, if anyone would like to come over from Yahoo for a bit — at least until Yahoo gets back to working again.
Yahoo Chat is sucking more than usual these days….
Using Yahoo Chat right now is a real act of self-abuse. Free self-abuse, but still.
There’s the 114 errors, which you’re lucky enough to see if you’re using the right alternative client. When you see a 114 error, your text hasn’t actually been posted in the room.
In other words: the old ‘users can’t see eachother’ problems are back.