November 23th, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving, Chatlands!
Although I know other countries celebrate this on different days, to those celebrating it today,
I hope you are having a chance to re-connect with your friends and relatives and that it's a
In other news....
We are about to see NET NEUTRALITY get taken away from us! Many people feel that this will be
quite bad for small sites like Chatlands™, because it will mean that bandwidth will suddenly
become a "commodity". Small sites like ours don't have to pay extra to get the same benefits as
larger ones do now. But, that will be changing soon. Help us fight this!
Visit this site for more information, scroll down, and watch John Oliver discuss the impact of
“I personally, the position of my administration, as well as a lot of the companies here, is
that you don’t want to start getting a differentiation in how accessible the Internet is to
different users. You want to leave it open so the next Google and the next Facebook can succeed.”
I finally finished installing the no-flash version of Chatlands on the site
(a couple of days ago). After a bit more time to find bugs, I'll be making it the default behavior
for all users, but until then, you can switch to the no flash version
by checking the
option in your user profile.
July 23rd, 2017
We are changing the Chatlands™ registration
Some people have been using disposable email in order to "ban hop"
on Chatlands™. There's also "Hotmail" and other Microsoft email servers
what they consider spam, rather than putting it into a
"spam" or "junk" folder. This means that the user has no
that they received that email. This makes it impossible to
validate your Chatlands™ account. For these and other reasons, we have
decided to require that when registering for a new account
the following email domains will be accepted.
aol.com, gmail.com, icloud.com, me.com and yahoo.com (including yahoo's
We will update and expand this list from time to time. If you don't already
have an account with one of these email services, you will need to create
one first (it's free) before you create your Chatlands™ account.
Note: This only applies to new accounts.
If you registered with some
other email address, you can keep using that one. We apologize for this
inconvenience, but we feel that this will help us to provide a more pleasant
experience for all users on Chatlands™. Thank you for your understanding.
If you want to help Chatlands™ grow, please
tell your friends!
- Thanks! -