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Thread: Private Message Chatlogs getting split

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    Default Private Message Chatlogs getting split

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    [19:38] RUPATUPA: If that doesn't work and you're using Mafia, you can check its chat logs.
    [19:42] The Dictator: yes
    [19:42] The Dictator: though, for private conversations, it seems to only log your side, dunno what's up with that
    [19:44] bmaher: dictator, that sounds like a bug that i have never seen or heard about
    [19:44] RUPATUPA: Mine appears to log both sides. And it gets my name capitalization wrong.
    I never even realized it wasn't a privacy feature or something until now, and thus, I'm posting this so that someone knowledgable about this sort of thing can maybe figure out why this is happening.
    I did a little investigating after that, and it turns out I was wrong, it's not that it only logs one side of the conversation, it's that the conversations gets split between two different files: All my outgoing messages end up in [date]_the_dictator_<name>.html as expected. But all the incoming private messages that I get over the entire day all end up together in [date]_the_dictator_the_dictator.html, which is why I (originally) missed them.
    Lost suggested it might have to do with the space in my username, and/or my account being new enough that I have never used the older chat.

    Anyway, to illustrate:


    Yes, even when sending a private message to myself, sending and receiving end up in two separate files, differentiated by the handling of that space, lol:
    Last edited by the dictator; 01-17-2018 at 07:21 PM. Reason: Added some clarifications

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    The second screenshot shows that it's using the%20dictator, which is why I suspect it's due to a space in the name.

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    Lost is spot on. I've encountered the same issue with usernames containing spaces, but never bothered to fix.

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    Can confirm the same has been happening to me recently & I also have a space in my username.

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    (In particular, it looks like outgoing messages sometimes have spaces substituted with underscores, but incoming messages do not.)

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