IP Bans now active

Just a small note –

Any bans you initiate from this point forward will be IP based vs cookie based. All bans expire after 24 hours on non-pro rooms.

The good news is that this should stop all “trolling” on rooms, as they will be unable to rejoin unless they manage to change their IP.

18 Comments

  1. Posted July 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! Thanks so much🙂 This is going to be a huge help. Loving the new IRC style commands as well. Can’t wait for more updates.

  2. Posted July 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Good stuff, the chat has improved so much recently it really is very good now thanks, the new commands are great, pm’s are handy,
    Really looking forward to the white lable stuff mentioned,

  3. Posted July 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I love this

  4. Posted July 9, 2009 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    ciao a tutti.
    servirebbe un pa nnello admin piu comleto,
    il primo che arriva in chat mi diventa moderatore
    e questo non va bene…
    altra cosa :noi siamo in italia ed usiamo le
    vocali con accento come…è ,à scc sul rullo appare
    sempre ? il punto interrogativo.
    ultima cosa
    gli utenti in room vanno a velocita’ differeni io stesso sono
    in ritardo di alcuni minuti e le risposte arrivano
    quando gli altri sono gia’ andati via.

    grazie e buon lavoro.

  5. Piss off shit
    Posted July 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Lol i feel sorry for the people with static IPs

  6. Aaron
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    I had a chat room last night that was religious in nature. But some goof-offs came in and started doing promiscuous and sexually explicit things on their webcams. I tried to ban them as the moderator/starter of the room, but TinyChat wouldn’t do anything. Neither clicking “ban” nor using the text command “/ban [username]” would work. It was simply unresponsive.

    It was a really bad first-experience with TinyChat.com, as you can tell.

  7. Twilightlover
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    I like the idea of IP bans, however some people actually “stole” our room. My friends and I have been using one room for a long time and someone bought a tinychat account and grabbed our room. When we tried to enter, we were banned. I propose that for the pro accounts you can only get rooms that have not been in use for a week.

  8. Rob
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I like the site. I sent you an email today; Could you please call or email me back. Just really want to get in touch with you guys.

  9. Posted July 14, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    il primo che entra in room diventa admin…

    non va bene per niente

    e se banna tutti ?

    puo’ bannare anche me

    come si puo’ amministrare una chat cosi’?

    help!!!!!

  10. Posted July 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    ANDATE A MODERARE VOI LA MIA CHAT?

    IO HO PAGATO IN DOLLARI E CHI ARRIVA

    FA CIO’ CHE VUOLE non riesco neppure a logarmi

    ALTRO CHE BAN……

  11. Posted July 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    As it stands now, the tinychat platform is NOT secure. If you need a private, secure environment to collaborate in, this is NOT the place right now. I was collaborating with some other educators last week and it quickly became infested with trolls and we were unable to ban them. Additionally, I have a “pro” account with I pay $15 a month for and supposedly allows me to create private, password protected rooms. Even this private, password protected room that I created under my pro account was infested.

    @Tinychat – growing pains are understandable, but how about being transparent and open and making regular posts about your challenges and progress? You should be blogging your processes, both good and bad, on a daily basis during this challenging time. You have educators, students, and a host of others who want to use this platform securely and safely to communicate and collaborate. PLEASE be open and transparent about the current challenges with the tinychat platform and environment.

  12. Posted July 15, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    lots of problems with trolls for me recently too, infact some one got the star and kicked me from my own pro account room today ,
    but to be fair to tiny chat when theres a problem they work hard to fix it fast, for it example the probs i had today have been sorted after a quick email to tiny.

    I agree with the post above though i would also like to be more in the picture and have a better idea of whats going on.

  13. Posted July 21, 2009 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    wtf!! i just got banned and didnt do shit?

  14. Posted July 23, 2009 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    I had a problem with my chatroom last night. one of my guest was banned and couldn’t get into my chatroom and there was no way for me to unban her. Aren’t there commands or features that I could use to reverse the ban?

    I need to resolve this issue before thurday evening as I have another chat then. Can someone please help.

    Thanks,
    Maureen

  15. m3rk
    Posted July 25, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Hey, been using the tiny chat rooms for a bit of time and have to say it’s pretty nifty. As long as you’re not running major applications, the rooms are virtually lag-less. The Web cam quality is fantastic compared to other webcam chats.

    Our host is currently using it on his site and it runs like a dream. The only criticisms I have are:

    A) The private messaging system is archaic. It’s considerably inconvenient to use and would be better replaced with a pop-up box for pm’s so its separate from the main chat. That way if someones afk, they can see the private message when they get back.

    B) Having the ability to close someone’s cam without there being a black box on the dock (dock is lingo for the lineup of cams) would be nice. Also, it would be nice if more then 12 people could be docked. So lets say there’s 15 people in the room on cam, I could click out of 3 and replace them on the dock with the others.

    C) It would be a lot more convenient if there could be more then one operator at a time. We don’t go public but when it happens we get a lot of fappers/trolls. It’d be nice if the main operator could mod people just in case they’re not there or to keep control of the room.

    D) I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this who has more then one cam, but when you broadcast Tinychat grabs ALL of your cams and turns them on. Even if you stop broadcasting the cams remain on and it’s excruciatingly creepy.

    If you guy’s can manage to incorporate these little thing’s, it would make tinychat a master piece.😉

    If you need any suggestions, comments, or help, tiny-folk shoot me an e-mail and I’ll help.

  16. dave
    Posted July 26, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    your servers suck ass. they’re always down.

  17. hahaha
    Posted July 27, 2009 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    even if they ban you theres ways to get back into the chat

  18. m3rk
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    hahaha, they kind of mentioned the vulnerabilities already. Anyone with half a brain can do it. It’s simple to do but what exactly do you accomplish getting continuously kicked and having to jump through hoops if you’re just going to look like a loser?


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