HD3D Yes, I was just looking through the logs you sent me. From what I can see, websocket works without issues, so it's not that causing the problem. Byobu doesn't work with websocket in the sense that the discussions won't load properly if you have both of these extensions installed.
I dropped byobu on my own forums because of the same issue. In all honesty, you should perhaps look at Whisper as a replacement. The only issue I see here is that you may list access to existing private discussions unless you turn them into posts beforehand.