External Messages

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Tony Daly

10 Jan, 2011 10:23 AM


I've set up a bunch of external services which post messages to our Campfire room. These messages show up with a green background in Propane.

However, these messages don't actually show up in Propane's live feed. If I quit Propane and reopen it then the messages show up. The messages also show up fine in the Campfire web interface.

Any help appreciated,

Tony Daly

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by trevor on 11 Jan, 2011 05:28 PM

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    Hi Tony,

    when Propane asks the server for new messages to display in the live fee, the server omits any messages that were sent by the currently-logged-in user. On the other hand, when Propane requests the full transcript the server returns all messages, regardless of who sent them.

    That sounds like the source of your problem: your external services are using your API key to post the messages so you won't see them (everyone else will though).

    For this reason, I create a fake user account and use those credentials for external services to post messages. It also has the added benefit that the messages are shown coming from the service-user rather than from me.

    Let me know if you continue to have problems.

    Regards, Trev

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