I was in my Wise Chat room and someone named Anonymous3 joined but didn’t speak, and I got a notice that I had left the chat, though I was clearly there. I typed, “Hi, Anonymous3, how is your Monday going?” and saw that my words were after his/her name, as if s/he had typed them. Odd. My spidey sense told me that something was wrong so I wanted to kick Anonymous3 out of the chat but I didn’t have my admin privileges anymore. Within a minute s/he also left the chat and I was sitting there gobsmacked.
The first thing I did was take down the chat (by deleting the Wise Chat short code off the page completely), then I searched forums and the website for Wise Chat to learn about what happened, but I couldn’t find anyone else reporting such a thing…
So the chat window is still gone. I have learned that I can either allow anyone – even anonymous users – to join my chats, OR I can limit them to only people who are logged into their WP accounts. Since most of my family and friends – who I am ever-hopeful will someday use my chat with me (that’s why it’s so important to me, because THEY are so important to me) – don’t have a WordPress account, that isn’t an option.
I don’t know what will happen here, but I WILL have a chat box up here. I hope it’s this one since I’m familiar with it now, it looks good, and I paid for it, and I hope it can be secure, and I hope it will be soon.