Colloquy: Known Issue

I’ve been using Colloquy as an IRC client — for the most part it’s just beautiful and very Mac like. There is however one annoying recurring bug…

“Blank Chat Room Bug”

[#576] Blank chat room bug

Sometimes, in random intervals, some auto-joined chat rooms appear as blank / empty / not active / plain white (or whatever background color your style uses), although activity can be observed through the unread messages counter or Growl notifications.

Workaround: As a workaround you can type /reload style in the affected chat rooms.

What this means is that sometimes, randomly all the text in the room disappears — this has lead to some funny “helloo…” moments on ##uportal. Hopefully posting this tip here saves someone some grief.