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Everything posted by Daniel

  1. Exclusive. Hmm. How about elusive? Two people in the entire history of xat have had the cyan pawn, but somehow there is that much of a demand for such cosmetic effects that we now have a second category of celebrity on xat! If xat really were bombarded with cyan pawn requests that just weren't good enough, then why don't they lower their standards for the pawn and use it as intended (a verification system) like other social media websites? It just seems fishy to me that a new pawn has been added for z-list celebrities and that also includes volunteers, developers, etc...? Also, haven't xat users been asking for a new pawn for literally like forever? Instead of creating things that users actually want, we get this.
  2. Wait haven't volunteers and other people with official titles on xat been against special indications on the chat for the past 10+ years? Just out of curiosity, have any influencers who have "notable space on other social network communities" approached xat recently? Who is this pawn really for? Lmao
  3. Pretty nifty. My one comment would be that you cannot go back to the main quickbar menu after clicking on an option (for example, ignored users) without clicking the minimize and maximize buttons again.
  4. Just to note, this would legally (EU ePR and GDPR) have to be an OPT IN feature, xat can’t just start sending emails without express consent to all its users.
  5. You should post things like this in the bug tracker section of the forum: https://forum.xat.com/bug-tracker/chat/
  6. This has been suggested in the past, however I don’t think this will ever be practical as what’s the point? People will be able to discern which powers you have from which you are using and also unless power verification was moved fully to the sever side of things this wouldn’t truly work and would be waste of sever time.
  7. When pasting a large amount of text into the chat (like... hundreds of thousands of characters), the chat will freeze until the text is fully rendered into the text box. Copy and paste this to reproduce (this is 172k characters): https://pastebin.com/UvbDNKTT
  8. To be fair, in the earlier HTML5 versions the full pawn (hat, pawn, relationship) was visible in the main chat and I liked it, although it got a bit busy sometimes. There could always be an option to turn it off/on.
  9. I think showing the translator beside someones name is important as it lets users and staff know they are using the translator. For example, if the user has the translator app open and they send a message into the chat and the translator doesn't work (sometimes it is buggy) the staff know that it was probably a bug and they don't need to warn the user.
  10. Please read this post before suggesting: You should include things like example smilies, smiley names, kisses/hugs etc.
  11. To be fair, this could very easily be implemented via <sup> and <sub> HTML tags (and optionally some CSS). The power could allow you to add subscripts and superscripts to your name. For example:
  12. Daniel


    Or, perhaps controversially, we add several self-assignable ranks that allow users to identify themselves? This means that any user can assign themselves as a "graphics designer" and therefore there is no discrimination or no playing favourites involved. This could have potential to bringing more people or communities to the forum as we could have things like "graphics designer", "trader" or "radio DJ" (there's probably more/better options, those just came to mind). If this was added (alongside any other ranks) they would probably just be the same colour as normal members. There can also be small limits added to such ranks - I'm not sure how flexible this this, but - for example 5 reputation in the appropriate section or 5 posts, etc. I don't see this being abused, people aren't going to just assign themselves for no reason and if this is abused people can be given warnings, etc.
  13. Similar bug is happening to me after I open the 8ball dialog (haven't tested others). Observations: Only changes if the user is online (changes after <z response from websocket) Using the English version of xat (contrary to Sloom's post) Reproduction steps: Click 8ball and close window Click a user and their name will be replaced
  14. Interesting that as of the last update, if this URL is blocked the chat doesn't load anymore...




    1. Page


      can I repost?

    2. Karl


      If this is a deliberate thing, then it's unlawful. As stated ICO, you can not reject someone onto a website if consent for tracking is not given. We as users have a right to block consent to the use of third parties collecting personal data, which this clearly prevents from being done. xat has allegedly made the choice this; you either allow us to collect your data or you cannot access the website. Brilliant.


      Edit; their privacy policy for Google Analytics is also far from clear, you're not agreeing it on signup and I'm also curious at any other point when you're on the website do you get a prompt about the privacy policy. There is one reference to it in the privacy policy, Google clearly states it has to be "clear and obvious" and saying it once is probably vaguely clear at best. 

  15. I too experienced issues with uBlock with the new update. With this being a very widely used extension, instead of recommending to disable it, a fix should be sought out.
  16. To expand on this, it is in place due to xats target audience (14+).
  17. No one asked for volunteers to remove anyone from anything...? 3. Kaul and Sevda decide they want a a 3rd monthly main owner
  18. There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding of how this would work from volunteers every time this conversation is had. How can phishers access information only available to users when logged in? You would not be able to access this information unless you already had access to the account. There is no way this information can be used to fulfil lost access/locked out requests if they do not have access to the account. Questions in departments focused on recovering accounts can still use this information. Questions for departments where the user already has access to the account are irrelevant, because if someone had already gained access to the account, there’s absolutely no need to update the location or change the email of the account. They can freely transfer xats or powers after the 7/14 day hold from locked out or lost access. Could a volunteer please tell me why someone would care about knowing trade/transfer information when they have already successfully phished an account and sold the xats?
  19. The solution is simple, European citizens bombard xat with subject access requests under GDPR that they are required by law to respond to (must respond within 30 days of receipt) until they’re forced to make this information freely available to all users. xat does not have the right to withhold this information from you, and any other information (even aggregate data) regarding you from you. xat should provide an option to download all the data stored about your account (trade/transfer logs, purchase history (xats and power store), reports linked to your ID, promotions, bids, etc, etc) or be faced with the challenge of providing these reports manually. Being from a GDPR country, I shall submit a request and get back to you all in 30 days! Update: ticket is in xadmin (I shall class this as receipt of the request. 30 days and counting.)
  20. The chat is currently saying I have allpowers[2] when I only have 19 powers. Full power list:
  21. No it won’t. It is extremely trivial to get around.
  22. There is a lot of overhead that goes into creating whole themes for the forum that makes this very time consuming. The need for dark mode is worth it, but having modes for every colour isn’t worth it.
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