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I only recently found out about the 'Stack' bot that lurks in the chat rooms. The bot doesn't seem to be as well advertised as the other features of Stack Exchange, presumably it's still in development?

All I know about are the two commands whois and summon. There also doesn't appear to be anything in the FAQ about the bot.

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Those features only work in the moderator chat room, they're not relevant to any other users. –  Mad Scientist Dec 6 '11 at 17:54
    
@Fabian: Ah. That explains why I haven't seen it until now. –  Ambo100 Dec 6 '11 at 18:00

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It's not really a bot, it's actually just a perversion of a onebox. And it's only active in the moderator chat room. It was the best way to create an unobtrusive method for contacting the moderators of a given site (the mod room is usually pretty crowded, and you just can't know all moderators). The only public instance of such a "reply onebox" is the dice bot in the RPG chatroom.

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While we are on the subject, can we have a "reverse mod lookup" of sorts? Like instead of showing who are the mods for a given site, show which sites a given user has mod privileges? –  NullUserException อ_อ Dec 6 '11 at 18:04
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I would object to such a feature. It is totally unnecessary, and if interested, who ever wants to know can always refer to Mark Trapp's list of mods. The other sites a person has mod privileges is displayed in a superscript next to their name. –  Lorem Ipsum Dec 6 '11 at 18:14
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@NullUserExceptionอ_อ: What about that mod's account page? It shows a diamond on each site the person is a moderator. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Dec 6 '11 at 18:26
    
@PaŭloEbermann Sure, but you can look at the /about page to find out who are the moderators of a given site. Yet we still have the other feature. –  NullUserException อ_อ Dec 6 '11 at 18:32
    
@NullUserExceptionอ_อ The other feature actually contacts those mods –  Michael Mrozek Dec 6 '11 at 18:33
    
@MichaelMrozek Not the whois. –  NullUserException อ_อ Dec 6 '11 at 18:37
    
@NullUserExceptionอ_อ Yes, but that's obviously something he just threw in because it used the same data as the real feature. You're asking for a whole new feature –  Michael Mrozek Dec 6 '11 at 18:39
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Are you saying it's running on Onebox software? –  Ambo100 Dec 6 '11 at 22:23

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