If this problem persists for you for more than 8 hours, you might want to comment below and ask if your ISP, VPN, Proxy, or Country is on the banned list.
There are many possible causes for not being able to connect to the chat rooms.
There could be internet delays, trouble with one or more ISPs not being able to route the info to you from our data center, hardware or software that is blocking the two way java and flash connection from our web server to your network, router, or computer.
Likewise, if you are using firefox, or chrome, try to connect using Internet Explorer.
Sometimes a plugin for one of the browsers causes trouble that is not an issue when using a different browser on the same computer.
There are a few times a year when our chat server goes offline, and no one can connect.
Usually when this happens other people will post comments below here asking if it’s a global issue.
If you are able to connect with one and not the other, then the good news is that we now know there is some reason that one browser on your system is not allowing the necessary connections, and you will be able to connect using a different web browser!
We could go into reasons why one browser works and the other doesn’t – but I am trying to keep this short and simple to help the majority of users without overwhelming everyone with too much.
If you have the latest flash player plugin, no error message, and no chat room – click to jump below / down the page to try these steps first to fix the issue.