For two days, I have not seen anyone in chat. No one responds to me nor anyone talking. Not sure if something up with my chat in local and zone or what. I checked my settings and I am set to see text, but nothing coming in.
Joined STO 20091001. Started playing STO 20120303. Yup, waited 2.5 years for them to go free-to-play. ; Christian, Borg, Time Lord, ninja! I am that hero!
You probably have hit a Privacy Setting bug. The server thinks your Privacy Settings are on. And the game client will show they are off. The one that is affecting your chat is the "Allow only friends an fleet to chat". You are basically Ignoring everyone not in your fleet or friends list.
To fix, go to privacy settings (Hit O -> Privacy button on bottom). Turn on all of the settings. Hit done. Then go back in and put the settings to how you want them to be.