Yes happened to me too. I can't get into chat because it says i have to be logged in and I was already logged into the site, so im not sure what to do to fix it. this will be my first post so I hope it goes through.
Happens to me too...also I was in chat and everything that I type comes out looking like its censored. For example, this is supposed to read "What was that all about" only it looks like this: wha*** was ***ha*** all ab***u***? when I was talking to halva for a few minutes. I sent an email to Chad and he said that he was going to look into it for us.
Regarding the chat each of the following letters: d o t are represented as 3 * each. So the word "dot" will look like ********* and the word "God" will look like G******. It's not too hard to figure out what others are saying once you know this. Hope this helps until the issue is resolved.
Oh and also, I can use the shoutbox now, thanks Chad.
EDIT: use c| or |) for "d", 0 for "o" and + for "t"