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  1. 16 minutes ago, Crow said:

    It won't be as exclusive as Cyan pawn if 20-odd users have it, but as admin says the final decision hasn't been taken yet.

    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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 9 hours ago, Sergio said:

    A member of the group suggested that xat could send promotional emails to users to announce events and updates relating to the website. This would be another way for xat to communicate with users alongside the forum and social media platforms, for example. There would be an option for users to unsubscribe from these emails if they wanted.

    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. 

  4. 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. 

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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:


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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

  9. 11 hours ago, Stif said:



    6. xat.com Paid for Premium Services


    ..."xat.com Credits cannot be used for any kind of wagering, betting or gambling either within or outside of our Site." ...

    To expand on this, it is in place due to xats target audience (14+). 

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  10. 5 hours ago, Solange said:



    We normally remove main owners on official chats if there's a sufficient reason to do so. Implementing your suggestion means that the current main owners (Sevda and Kaul) would need to be removed from their positions, which will not happen until they do something wrong.


    I only see two scenarios where your suggestion can be implemented:


    1. If Sevda and Kaul decide to step down from their positions.


    2. If the current main owners are forcefully removed from their positions.


    Otherwise, I don't think your suggestion can be implemented on Sohbet. Anyway, I personally appreciate the fact you care about the chat.

    No one asked for volunteers to remove anyone from anything...?


    3. Kaul and Sevda decide they want a a 3rd monthly main owner

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  11. 3 hours ago, Steven said:

    When I was a volunteer I never supported making this information available so I understand the other side of it -- with the current system, I have genuinely no idea how they would handle lost access tickets if the info was available. Sometimes trade history or similar information was really all we had to go by. 


    1 hour ago, Sydno said:

    This prevent scammers to use this type of data to recover your account. The 7 days limit also allows volunteers to ask for trades processed prior to the 7 days threshold.


    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?

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  12. 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.)

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  13. On 11/10/2020 at 1:37 AM, Crow said:

    The suggestion to limit bids to the same IP address, preventing the use of alternate accounts at auction, is certainly an interesting one. It could enable more users to win auctions. 

    No it won’t. It is extremely trivial to get around.

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  14. 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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  15. Do you mean the forum or on the chats?


    If you mean the forum, you can click the “add files” button and upload it directly, or you can upload it to a website such as imgur.com and paste the direct link into your post and hit enter for it to display. 

    If you mean the chat, there is no way to directly embed an image in the chat and you would need to post the direct link for others to click to view. 

  16. First of all, nice work and I hope to see more updates like this in the future. 


    My one gripe is that the icons at the left side of the chat do not have any text under them or no text shown when hovered describing what they are, and honestly I didn't even know what they were at first (excluding trade and xavi ofc).



    Also, I'm not sure if its just me, but the apps chosen to be on the sidebar seem a bit random, though I appreciate that the purpose of this is to advertise the new apps. Maybe further iteration is needed? Could this be customisable?

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