2

Most of the chat rooms I join appear to me as text only without any styling. Is this because of my company firewall?

8
  • 1
    Your browser console can tell you (F12 if you're on windows)
    – rene
    Jul 13 at 18:17
  • 1
    There are errors in the browser console - "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 403 (Forbidden)" -- firewall issue? Jul 13 at 18:24
  • 2
    I'm pretty sure the CSS stylesheet for Chat doesn't return a 403. So it is likely something in the network path between your browser and SE servers that returns that 403 instead of regular content.
    – rene
    Jul 13 at 18:46
  • What's interesting is that it only does it for some of the rooms - and not consistently. Weird. Jul 13 at 18:47
  • 2
    in rare cases it might be that a small amount of users hit one of the nine webservers that is having a bad day, causing intermittent problems. I'm not sure if chat css files are delivered over fastly but then you can have the same intermittent issue when fastly is having problem. Those ae often very localized and shor-lived. And then there is ISPs, Corporate IT peeps, over-eager virus scanners that can throw things off the cliff.
    – rene
    Jul 13 at 19:02
  • 1
    Makes sense. The firewall I work behind is a Frankenstein configuration and allows/blocks sites and site parts at random. I'll just go ahead and blame my network. :) Jul 13 at 19:10
  • 3
    Does this answer your question? Eek! Chat FAQ formatting gone meta.stackexchange.com/a/224867/282094 or more likely: meta.stackexchange.com/a/85454/282094
    – Rob
    Jul 13 at 19:59
  • 1
    Reopening, close voters missed the last part in the (non) dupe: This only happens on the https version of the page. That's not relevant anymore. The reason here is clearly something on the OP side. Jul 14 at 5:31

0

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .