Alright, didn't know if they cancelled your tribble account due to inactivity or anything. Your settings in pidgin are the same as mine. On the second page of account options all I have checked is "custom smilies" which should be all default settings.
The reason I haven't done so previously is because I thought that the issue was on their end, I thought it would be resolved on it's own, but others are able to use this feature and I am not, so I must be having my own issue.
So I waited until my fleet's personal chatroom got busy, logged out of pidgin and logged into IMOV. It all works now, so apparently you can't be connected to both if you want to see what is being said.
I don't use pidgin or any of the other XMPP enabled chat clients, I use the ingame chat client on the TTS channel, and I miss the vast majority of posted chats. They simply DO NOT SHOW UP in my ingame chat tab I have set to receive TTS chat.
I usually see one or two people, responding to four or five others (at minimum) who's chat text I never see at all. Did a client force verify. Nothing wrong there. But the in game chat channel for TTS simply does not broadcast to me, the majority of conversations on the channel.
Tells me something is broken. And not on my end.
*edit* and before someone asks, no, I don't have anybody on my Ignore list.