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”.
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Paltalk — Yahoo Refugees of Religion1 Debate

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.

Sensationalist Bullshit Headlines Imply Big Business is Funding Pedophiles. Yahoo Chatters become Real Victims.

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.
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