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while connected to the chat on my laptop the other day (macbook pro, snow leopard, firefox), the format of the chat room suddenly changed from the "usual" format, with forward/back pointers and a list of miscellaneous stuff on the right, to a very "depleted" format with only bands the full width of the screen containing just the participant id, the text, and occasional timestamps. although i can read what's going on, i'm unable to participate, and there's nothing on the screen that gives a hint of how to change the format or even to log out. (there are buttons that allow me to go to a different chat room, but that's not what i'm looking for.)

this question appeared in the "maybe your answer is here" list when i launched my present question: Why I can't log in to chat room from mobile while I can in to main site?Why I can't log in to chat room from mobile while I can in to main site?

thinking that this seems potentially similar, i've taken a look, and tried to follow the suggestion to log out and back in again. after quite a few random attempts, trying to click on every available button, i did manage to log out; the only reason i'm fairly sure i succeeded is that i finally got a "log in" button that i was able to click on, and was reconnected. however, the format hasn't changed, and the view is still "unthreaded read only".

obviously i have done something stupid. it doesn't matter greatly at the moment, because i'm only 15 minutes from my office, where this problem hasn't arisen. but in several weeks, i'll be a thousand miles away with only my laptop, and i really don't want to be locked out of the chat.

can someone provide step-by-step instructions for getting out of this straitjacket?

while connected to the chat on my laptop the other day (macbook pro, snow leopard, firefox), the format of the chat room suddenly changed from the "usual" format, with forward/back pointers and a list of miscellaneous stuff on the right, to a very "depleted" format with only bands the full width of the screen containing just the participant id, the text, and occasional timestamps. although i can read what's going on, i'm unable to participate, and there's nothing on the screen that gives a hint of how to change the format or even to log out. (there are buttons that allow me to go to a different chat room, but that's not what i'm looking for.)

this question appeared in the "maybe your answer is here" list when i launched my present question: Why I can't log in to chat room from mobile while I can in to main site?

thinking that this seems potentially similar, i've taken a look, and tried to follow the suggestion to log out and back in again. after quite a few random attempts, trying to click on every available button, i did manage to log out; the only reason i'm fairly sure i succeeded is that i finally got a "log in" button that i was able to click on, and was reconnected. however, the format hasn't changed, and the view is still "unthreaded read only".

obviously i have done something stupid. it doesn't matter greatly at the moment, because i'm only 15 minutes from my office, where this problem hasn't arisen. but in several weeks, i'll be a thousand miles away with only my laptop, and i really don't want to be locked out of the chat.

can someone provide step-by-step instructions for getting out of this straitjacket?

while connected to the chat on my laptop the other day (macbook pro, snow leopard, firefox), the format of the chat room suddenly changed from the "usual" format, with forward/back pointers and a list of miscellaneous stuff on the right, to a very "depleted" format with only bands the full width of the screen containing just the participant id, the text, and occasional timestamps. although i can read what's going on, i'm unable to participate, and there's nothing on the screen that gives a hint of how to change the format or even to log out. (there are buttons that allow me to go to a different chat room, but that's not what i'm looking for.)

this question appeared in the "maybe your answer is here" list when i launched my present question: Why I can't log in to chat room from mobile while I can in to main site?

thinking that this seems potentially similar, i've taken a look, and tried to follow the suggestion to log out and back in again. after quite a few random attempts, trying to click on every available button, i did manage to log out; the only reason i'm fairly sure i succeeded is that i finally got a "log in" button that i was able to click on, and was reconnected. however, the format hasn't changed, and the view is still "unthreaded read only".

obviously i have done something stupid. it doesn't matter greatly at the moment, because i'm only 15 minutes from my office, where this problem hasn't arisen. but in several weeks, i'll be a thousand miles away with only my laptop, and i really don't want to be locked out of the chat.

can someone provide step-by-step instructions for getting out of this straitjacket?

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while connected to the chat on my laptop the other day (macbook pro, snow leopard, firefox), the format of the chat room suddenly changed from the "usual" format, with forward/back pointers and a list of miscellaneous stuff on the right, to a very "depleted" format with only bands the full width of the screen containing just the participant id, the text, and occasional timestamps. although i can read what's going on, i'm unable to participate, and there's nothing on the screen that gives a hint of how to change the format or even to log out. (there are buttons that allow me to go to a different chat room, but that's not what i'm looking for.)

this question appeared in the "maybe your answer is here" list when i launched my present question: Why I can't log in to chat room from mobile while I can in to main site?

thinking that this seems potentially similar, i've taken a look, and tried to follow the suggestion to log out and back in again. after quite a few random attempts, trying to click on every available button, i did manage to log out; the only reason i'm fairly sure i succeeded is that i finally got a "log in" button that i was able to click on, and was reconnected. however, the format hasn't changed, and the view is still "unthreaded read only".

obviously i have done something stupid. it doesn't matter greatly at the moment, because i'm only 15 minutes from my office, where this problem hasn't arisen. but in several weeks, i'll be a thousand miles away with only my laptop, and i really don't want to be locked out of the chat.

can someone provide step-by-step instructions for getting out of this straitjacket?