So I found a few workarounds to common issues. Let me give some instructions:
The "Have I Lagged Out or Not?" Workaround
window.chatReloadTime = 30000;
That's really all there is to this one--it should show up after clearing cache or even just immediately after installation. What it does is it will make the chat box (the thing you see to your right on the Special:WikiActivity page) refresh after a certain period of time.
You can edit the amount of time by changing the interval, which uses milliseconds to keep track. So if you wish for it to refresh every twenty seconds, then change the interval to
The "Chat Hacks Not Turning On" Workaround
IMPORTANT NOTE: This only works for Firefox users. Sorry, but as of now I do not have information on a workaround for users of other browsers.
Download and install the latest version of Greasemonkey--once you have done that, there should be a small monkey head icon at the top-right of your toolbar. Click the arrow beside it, and then open "New User Script..."
The name can be anything. The namespace doesn't matter, nor does the description.
In the "Includes (One per line)" section, type the following:
Yes, the asterisk needs to be there. Now, once the page opens, paste this below the UserScript section:
Click "Save" and you're set. This should allow you to use chat hacks even in a new window and will prevent them from suddenly not working half the time. You can disable this script at any time by visiting the monkey head again and unchecking the script from the dropdown menu.