I am trying to upload a picture in chat, but the upload button is grayed out. After chatting once, it works correctly. I suppose this is an anti-spam measure, am I correct in that assumption?

  • Can we see a picture? – Cody Guldner May 14 '13 at 17:54
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    And make sure the pic has red freehand circles. – Servy May 14 '13 at 17:55
  • @Servy How about an animated gif (the rage, these days) with red, freehand circles, that oscillate? – J. Steen May 14 '13 at 18:00
  • @J.Steen That sounds a lot like work. – Servy May 14 '13 at 18:00
  • @Servy Someone should write a userscript. – J. Steen May 14 '13 at 18:01
  • @J.Steen Using jQuery... – Bart May 14 '13 at 18:04
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    @Bart jQuery does do all things. – J. Steen May 14 '13 at 18:05
  • I don't think this is anti-spam at all, I just don't think the upload control can also send text at the same time. Like in iOS, when you send a text message with a picture attached, it actually gets sent as two independent messages. – Aaron Bertrand May 14 '13 at 18:49

According to my experience, the Upload button grays out when you write at least one character in the text field. You cannot upload while writing. Compare these two pics (MSO chat):

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I've also found out that in the Beta sites the button does not gray out (visually), but it won't work anyways.

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