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jadedog  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ON IRC NOW TILL 12:30 EST -- join in

I'm a little embarrassed to ask, since the last time I asked a technical question, the answer was so obvious. But I really want to join the irc and can't figure out how.

I clicked the link at the bottom of the page that says irc. I unblocked Ublock and noscript. There's nothing on the page. Besides the top bar with my username and the labels, the page is blank.

I tried it in both Firefox and Chrome with the same result.

I found a link to the old chat, but it says that the chat had moved.

What am I missing?

Devac  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Try using Kiwi IRC directly <- this one has all the data required for login on proper server and channel, you just need to choose a nick and confirm.

jadedog  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks, Devac! That worked! :)

I was hoping you'd answer since you're the expert in these kinds of things. I appreciate it.

I bookmarked it for next time. Thank you!

Devac  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just missed you on channel :D. You were in the right place and I'm happy that it worked for you, although I don't know how I feel as an 'expert'. It was probably caused by your adblocker of choice to cut-out all iframes in the body of the site. There should be some option in filters to allow embedded content on Hubski. I can help you fix that. What are you using?

jadedog  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! At the moment, I'm only using UBlock Origin and noscript.

I toggled UBlock to disable it after I clicked on the irc on the bottom. I also unblocked all the noscript blocks so everything on the page was allowed.

Question: why would it work from the link that you gave but not from the link on the bottom of the screen?

Thanks again for the help!

Devac  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The link at the bottom redirects you to a Hubski website with an embedded iframe with same Kiwi IRC page. It was a different domain and these are checked and blocked because most of the ads use iframes for positioning on the website. iframe can be imagined as a separate 'tab' within opened website, just like YouTube videos are embedded on Hubski. It was working on direct link because it was not an iframe, it was a whole page on same domain.

In NoScript options you can do this:

1. Open NoScript options

2. Go to Whitelist tab

3. Add both "kiwiirc.com" and "hubski.com" as whitelisted domains

and it should work from Hubski!

jadedog  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  


OK, tried that. It doesn't work. Your explanation makes sense though.

I whitelisted both kiwiirc and hubski on noscript.

It's still a blank page. There are a couple more scripts that need to get allowed on that page, which I did, but still a blank page.

I'm willing to let it go since I can get to the irc from the link that I bookmarked. Hopefully, FuzzyWords can get to it from the link as well.

galen  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Looks fine for me on mobile.

FuzzyWords  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can confirm it doesn't work, I don't think you are doing something wrong.

jadedog  ·  1968 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whew. Thanks!