I guess I'm not quite as tech-savvy as I should be. Does that mean I need to uninstall CHIT, or that there's a way to just disable it without doing so?This would be a change in 26000 that CHIT needs to be updated to handle. In the mean time, you'll need to disable your charpane script to view effects.
If running the version on Github thensvn delete mafiachit
Then checkout the current release on Githubsvn delete ChIT
To get the updated version that fixes the issue.
If you want to temporarily disable ChIT (without uninstalling), then use the following command
zlib chit.disable = true
If svn update worked reliably