Help and Support ☠

The Tech 2019-11-03 15:15

Thanks to all who posted already bugs and concerns, please keep doing so!

All points here should be answered. If I overlooked you, please post it again. Starting a new topic to keep the overview.

Help and Support II

The Tech 2019-11-03 14:34

@G-JAY5451 @Cuauhtemoc @BigRedBoxingGloves
The bug with the stories page only shows the title is fixed now.

Cyber Villain 2019-11-03 04:10

Hey, the metric Setting doesn't seem to stick. If I unselect it, it'll show me non-metric stats for a while, but as soon as I change Characters, it goes back to metric (even though when I go back to Settings, Metric is unchecked).

The Tech 2019-11-03 10:20

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Thanks, that is fixed now, metric/non-metric stats are now saved correctly; globally for all your characters.

G-JAY5451 2019-11-02 23:48

Hi, when you select stories they don't actually show the content, only the title. Is this a known problem?

Cuauhtemoc 2019-11-03 03:16

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I noticed the same problem, not sure why that is, but hope it’s fixed soon

The Tech 2019-11-03 10:31

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I'm not aware of this, you mean on the main stories page?
What is if you click on one of the stories?
Can you please provide a link to one story weere it does not work?

G-JAY5451 2019-11-03 10:35

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All yahoo stories. For example this one:

The Tech 2019-11-03 11:01

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That is the full post.
Some of the yahoo archives are not full stories and only short statements:

The original link:
And our version:
As you see, it is identical.

It is not 'all' yahoo stories, look at this one, and a thousand others...
The import worked fine here.

[If you click o a story called Seems Yahoo has delayed their threats, you should not expect a real story...
Kirk the Kid & Tim Jenkins Meet Again or Jockboyxxxxx Comes After Kirk the Kid Once Again sounds more like a story right? ;) ]
The yahoo stories are a full import of the old yahoo groups, including all discussions and other comments and posts.

If someone wants to volunteer, he could clean up all the 40.000 posts that I imported from yahoo and remove non-storie related posts. Or better add to all real stories the right keyword? Volunteers? Anyone? ^^

G-JAY5451 2019-11-03 12:34

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Hi Tech, the links you included of successful imports do not work as they only the title for me, but not the story. Apologies, I expected the yahoo post to include a brief content as opposed to just title. So far I have not been able to access any Yahoo stories imported including your examples.

Thanks again for your help :)

BigRedBoxingGloves 2019-11-03 11:25

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I can attest to something strange happening with some Stories. For example, I was able to view the full text for this story around 18 hours ago: . However, when I refreshed that page 8 hours later, I was only able to see the title with no content.

The links in the above post that should lead to legitimate stories are showing me the same thing, just a title.

The Tech 2019-11-03 12:01

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I could reproduce the error now. Thanks!
I will let you know when it is fixed.

Blaze Beraht 2019-11-02 21:52

Thank you again for all your hard work.

I noticed that some accounts have a trigger warning banner now. Is there a way to manually add that to new characters? I’m planning to add a gladiator type character, and those seem to need the banner note by default.

The Tech 2019-11-02 22:29

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The banners appear automatically based on character settings.

Cyber Villain 2019-11-02 22:40

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I'm curious if there's a way to "globally" accept these? We agreed to the terms when joining the site. I've noticed the trigger warning on a lot of new profiles, but they're pretty innocent when I read the profile.

The Tech 2019-11-02 22:41

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Yes, tomorrow / soon it can be checked and saved over the settings.

ErikAtlas 2019-11-01 20:30

@Admin Thank you for your hard work. Is there a chance profiles could feature men interested in bearhugs/bodyscissors - there's a puncher/punchee role, could there be a squeezer/squeezetoy role?

The Tech 2019-11-01 20:56

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Done ErikAtlas!

The Tech 2019-10-31 22:12

New feature: The stories page got new search and filter options.
Coming soon (tomorrow fingers crossed) : filter and search options for the characters page.

Elan Geitor 2019-11-01 15:35

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The filter and sort is off to a great start, though when I try to advance to the next page of characters after setting my criteria, all my filters reset. Thought you might like to know is all. Keep up the great work!

The Tech 2019-11-01 17:11

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Thanks for letting me know, fixed!

Cyber Villain 2019-11-01 18:44

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Great job on all this, thanks!!!
My stories (the ones that are public) show up on my profile, but do NOT show up in the Story list. In fact nothing from the past 5 days shows up. Can you help?

The Tech 2019-11-01 19:28

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They do show up if you filter for them:
I did import today almost 13.000 stories for: The Grille (Book)
They pushed your stories down...

Cyber Villain 2019-11-01 20:08

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Okay thanks, I assumed they were in date order.

The Tech 2019-10-31 22:06

If I miss any problems, please let me know and post them again.
Until we have a proper support page in place.

The Tech 2019-10-31 22:05

Hi All,

Thanks for the feedback!
All the problems (picture upload not working and getting logged out while posting comments) had the same root cause and are fixed now. This also should fix a bunch of other strange behavior.

Please test and let me know if you still have problems.

[The problem was related if you visited instead of now everything is correctly forwarded to]

Best Regards

Cyber Villain 2019-11-02 22:40

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Works beautifully now! Thanks so much!

cyberbattle 2019-10-31 22:08

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Awesome, thanks man! Will let you know if it happens again!

Diannej 2019-10-31 14:49

Is anyone else having trouble with the preferences button. It locks me up anytime I try to click on it. Thanks

Steven storm 2019-10-26 19:38

Anyway of seeing is people are online?

The Tech 2019-10-26 19:56

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Currently only if you join the chat.

Later this will be added.
Most likely together with the character search.
A chat preview without the need of joining the chat at first is also planed.

Steven storm 2019-10-26 20:14

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Thank you!

DeathFight (deleted member) 2019-10-25 20:04

How do I view my "Favorites"?

The Tech 2019-11-03 14:48

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Favorites are now visible over the character search:

The Tech 2019-10-26 11:40

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So far, you only see favorites in the chat (marked with a star icon)
Soon you can filter and find favorites also on the main site.

Xander Clearwater 2019-10-22 02:09

Hey guys! I'm struggling to add more photos for this character, I currently have 4. When I select a photo it uploads, but never appears.. my other character has 6 photos so I don't think it's a limit issue.. but speaking of, is there a limit to how many photos we can upload for a character? Thanks!

Ash Waters 2019-10-22 05:47

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I figured away around this, if I upload through "manage my photos" it works fine, but not from when I go through edit profile.

Ash Waters 2019-10-22 05:49

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I accidentally replied from my other character, this is Zach Rawlings 😂

The Tech 2019-10-22 13:40

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Great, it worked in the end.
The interface will be improved to make it easier to manage photos and your characters.

cyberbattle 2019-10-24 04:07

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I'm having the same problem, can't upload new pictures.

Xander Clearwater 2019-10-24 08:38

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Does it work the other way? Click on your picture in the top right and go "Manage your photos", it worked for me there. In the album under your character's name, the first photo is used as the main one

cyberbattle 2019-10-24 15:35

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Your workaround didn't work at first, but a couple of refreshes and it seemed to work. But still on and off. I'm sure they're still working on bugs. Thanks bro!

cyberbattle 2019-10-24 18:11

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Stopped working again

The Tech 2019-10-24 20:54

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Where does the error happen?
When you upload the picture or when you click on save?
Is the picture uploaded but not shown as your new character pic?
I could not reproduce it, could you let me know exactly what you click please?
Thanks a lot for your help.

AlecOh 2019-10-31 17:17

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Yeah, I can't get any photo's to upload either. I usually work from Chrome, on a Acer. And when I go to upload, it never goes past 0% and then just vanishes, like it did finish. gives me the cropping part, and I hit upload and everything, But it doesnt. Then I switched to Microsoft Edge, and tried there. It shows it uploads to 100% but nothing shows in any folders afterwards.

I've tried all the work arounds that have been put in this thread, and nothing is working for me.

cyberbattle 2019-10-31 21:46

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Same problem

hairy frat bro 2019-10-24 22:26

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When I go to my profile picture and select Manage images. WHen I try to upload anything into any folder there, it shows me the image (for cropping) then when I hit save it doesn't show the progress bar, and no image is there. Sometimes when I log out and back in it might start working again.

The Tech 2019-10-24 23:17

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Thank you for this. I tested it and it always worked for me...
What browser and operating system are you guys using?

What happens when you upload over "Edit your character" does this work?

cyberbattle 2019-10-31 11:35

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Thanks! I'm using a Mac, Chrome browser in private mode.
The same thing happens regardless of what link I try to use to upload all works up to the point where it shows the upgrade progress bar at 0%,then that window disappears and nothing uploads.

cyberbattle 2019-10-31 11:37

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I can add, that it ONLY works for me in this situation:
- when I post here asking for support, after I "Save" my post, the post gets saved but then I'm logged out automatically. I get the "Are you over 18" banners, I click accept, go to Login, I sign-in, then when I try to upload pictures after this series of events, it works.

Only mentioned this in case it helps. Maybe it has something to do with Ingonito mode in Chrome?

The Tech 2019-10-20 15:16

HowTo section started
First entry:
Create a story Use this to upload your cyber match, transcript or stand-alone blog post/story

The Tech 2019-10-20 11:02

Everyone can use and try out the system and give feedback!

Masked mikey 2019-10-20 15:51

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Not sure how sine guys got yellow block for interests..,,reviewed the set up and cannot find the proper sequence....looks like half the guys did and the other half did....

Admin 2019-10-20 16:32

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The 'Yellow blocks' are Keywords and can be selected in Step 3 under your character settings. They are optional.

To edit your character:

  1. Click on the avatar picture on the top right corner
  2. Select: "Edit your character"

ErikAtlas 2019-10-20 04:34

I love the work you did to bring the archives of Yahoo over to Chatfighters. I was wondering if we'd be able to continue that tradition of posting matches here on Chatfighters? I note that your forum has a 3000 character limit and that wont contain a cyber. Do we submit them as stories to be added in continuation to the CFG/PPWA story books? Please advise

The Tech 2019-10-20 11:02

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Hi Altlas,

I was wondering if we'd be able to continue that tradition of posting matches here on Chatfighters?
Oh, YES, please! That's what the site is made for!

We have no strict rules, but the idea was:
The matches should be posted as stories (Click new story)
They are no limits on how many characters a story can have. (Forum posts are currently limited to 3000, but we can change that too)
What on Yahoo was called a message, is here called a story.
The term story is not set in stone, and could be renamed.

Some explanation and help for the different terms:

== About Stories ==

  • If all fighters in the story happen to have a ChatFighters account, you can add the fighters to the story. This is optional. If you do that, then the story will also appear on the bottom of every profile page Erik Atlas
  • If the match happened in our chat, you can use the "Load transcript" button to get the content from our chat system.
  • If the match happened outside ChatFighters, you still can copy&past from everywhere. (--> Noone needs to use our chat to post stories)
  • Stories can be saved private or public; keeping them private is a way of quickly saving the transcript, but edit and publish the story later.
  • The owner of the story, can any time edit and change it
  • You should add 'keywords' to a story to make it easier to find

== About Books ==

  • You can create a new book (click new book)
  • How you guys handling this is up to you, you can create new books for the old PPWA and CFG groups or create books for some tournaments or other interesting matches, what belongs together.
  • A Book is nothing else than a collection of individual stories.
  • A story can be part of as many books as you wish, (like: "CFG book" and "2019 winter tournament")

== About CFG and PPWA Archive ==

  • Under the current time pressure, we pumped all content into two books. A dummy Character for each archive was created.
  • I can transfer these dummy characters to the old owners of the Yahoo Groups. Or to anyone else, if the old owner agrees.
  • The mass import of these stories did not include any keywords, and characters, if someone wants, he can add these to the stories manual, and assign the transcripts.
  • Because these stories and books are automatically created I would not recommend adding new matches to this archive, but instead, create a new book

== Just try it out: ==
Create a new story. Maybe import from your chat if you happened to had one.
I would also recommend creating a new book
And play around with it. Give me feedback. :)
See how everything connects.

If you let me know, I can reverse any changes you did over the database, don't be afraid of just testing it out!

I want to find a system that works for all.
I want to develop this site together with you and the cyber community of Yahoo.
If you don't like a certain aspect of this site, let me know. We can change and rename everything.
The website is not limited to cyber fight; they is a "muscle growth", "master/slave" and other big cyber community outside. A few of them have an overlapping interest. How we handle the different interest groups is not decided yet, but for now, the focus is clearly on saving the cyber fight community from yahho.

Best Regards,
The Tech

Admin 2019-10-18 17:27

Welcome to ChatFighters!

On this forum, you can ask your questions about the site and request help if you are having trouble using it.

Go ahead, I'm waiting!


Jobber Guy Dan (deleted member) 2019-11-02 17:12

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the keyword search feature seems to be broken... any ideas on that?

The Tech 2019-11-02 17:44

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Under which link you tested it? (characters or stories)
And what is not working?

Jobber Guy Dan (deleted member) 2019-11-02 22:00

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under characters, whenever you choose more than one keyword

The Tech 2019-11-02 22:31

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What is broken there?
I just tried it, it seems to filter it fine.
You can post the link to your filtered search.
That makes it easier for me to check.

Jobber Guy Dan (deleted member) 2019-11-02 22:34

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these two, for example.
they both show up as zero, even if I've seen profiles with both modifications

The Tech 2019-11-03 15:13

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All keywords work now, and your links above bring the expected result.