2012-12-03: Update:

The problem below seems to be Mac related, and not connectivity related. On my PC the chat appears ok. So what do I need to reset on the Mac to get this corrected?

Anyone else having problems with the TeX.SE chat? Yesterday it started slowing down and since then I don't seem to see the graphics. Not sure what I need to do to resolve this. I tried restarting Firefox and that did not change anything. There are no problems accessing the main site, or any other sites -- problem is just with chat..

Here is what it look like for me.

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    I can’t help. Here (in Germany) it works fine, now. But you should know that StackExchange has serious problems due to Hurrican Sandy, cf. the answer to my question What happened to stack2rss.stackexchange.com? (and follow the links in it).
    – Speravir
    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:48
  • @Speravir: Yeah they are based in New York, so perhaps the chat servers are there. But it seems that others are not seeing this problem. I have been seeing this all day -- just checked and same behavior. I don't think the amount of traffic on chat would be high enough to warrant having multiple servers, so not sure why I am the only one experiencing this problem. Nov 3, 2012 at 2:51
  • They seem to have moved chat.stackexchange.com to Oregon in time or it was originally there (because on Monday, when all other sites were in read-only-mode, chatting was possible, at least no message appeared). But the line from your location may be bad now, and it does not need to be related to the Hurrican issue.
    – Speravir
    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:01
  • I know this sounds stupid, but have you tried Ctrl+F5 ?
    – yo'
    Nov 5, 2012 at 21:51
  • @tohecz: That just enabled voice over. Still can't access chat on Mac!! Nov 5, 2012 at 22:16
  • On Mac? Try to find "clear cache" (I don't know the keyboard shortcut).
    – yo'
    Nov 5, 2012 at 22:42
  • @tohecz: Thank You. That did it. Nov 5, 2012 at 22:51

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Try to find "clear cache" (I don't know the keyboard shortcut).

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