Pulling out of the MV chat system

Sadly I am pulling the mv chat system down. There were several problems with the mv system, and we got several of them fixed and some great progress in making the future chat systems better. Our coding partners on this system have really dropped the ball with the updates that we requested so long ago. I’m not sure exactly what happened with these guys, but the last stack of updates we pushed out were mostly good, and then it all seemed to fall silent.

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Unfortunately the extra servers needed to keep the mv system running are just out of reach of the current budget as well.

mv chat update 6-9-17

We finally got some new code put into the mv chat system! I believe this update will fix the biggest problem that our core groups of users were having with the user created rooms aka side rooms. There was a weird bug before where the option to kick people out of a user created side room was not working – this update fixes that!

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The Old Chat Not Coming Back

Lots of people loved the OC, and I was certainly one them. More about that in the post mortem post to follow.

Details here are to the best of my knowledge, but some things are guesses without confirmation from people that are actually there, however if you read the associated news stories, I think you may agree that this all makes sense.

what happened?