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Can I delete other owners' rooms on stackoverflow chat?

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What room are we talking about? Or the simple answer: Don't go into that room. –  Time Traveling Bobby Jun 6 '12 at 9:19
    
Wait - you want to delete the ROOM or remove a user from that room? –  Lix Jun 6 '12 at 9:19
    
You could have asked the same Qn in an appropriate way and prevented the pouring in downvotes. –  Pavan Manjunath Jun 6 '12 at 9:27
    
@PavanManjunath: Given that it is a feature-request (and the nature of the matter), downvotes are inevitable. –  Time Traveling Bobby Jun 6 '12 at 9:31
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If you dislike chat so much, stop going there. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 6 '12 at 10:18
    
Whaaaaaaaaaa??! –  CoffeeRain Jun 6 '12 at 12:51
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I think stackoverflow is for programming purpose not for fun . Here some people just chat for fun .

As far as Stack Overflow itself is concerned, you're right. We hate fun there.

As far as the chat is concerned, you're wrong. The whole point of it is to be a bit more relaxed than the main site.

Can i delete other owners room on stackoverflow?

No, you very much can't. If there's a room that's absolutely inappropriate, feel free to be specific, and we'll look at it. But if your only issue with a room is that people are having fun in it, then I guess it's a good thing that we don't allow arbitrary users to go on a chat room deletion rampage.

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I smell a Reversal badge. (+1) –  Mr.Wizard Jun 6 '12 at 11:22
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You can't kick users out of a room that you do not own. You can however simply ignore messages from specific users.

If you click on the user in chat - you should see a link saying -

ignore this user (everywhere)

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Click it and you won't have any more fun with that user in chat :P

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But i am not owner of that room.... –  Chirag Raval Jun 6 '12 at 9:16
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Hah, I know who that guy is. –  Yannis Jun 6 '12 at 9:22
    
@ChiragRaval: You can ignore users everywhere, regardless of ownership –  Manishearth Jun 6 '12 at 9:22
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@YannisRizos even, i too know him but i have never seen him in chat room, strange –  Lucifer Jun 6 '12 at 9:23
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@Lucifer my guess is that guy goes to chat almost exclusively to complain to moderators about something that can't be handled with flags :) –  gnat Jun 6 '12 at 11:56
    
@gnat that is good to hear, i would like to talk with him too as i know him since last 6-7 months –  Lucifer Jun 6 '12 at 14:51
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Can i delete other owners room on stackoverflow?

No, not unless you are a moderator.

I think stackoverflow is for programming purpose not for fun . Here some people just chat for fun .

You can't tell others what to do this way. Let them have their fun! IIRC, chat was created to move the "fun" and long discussions out of the main site.

Chat has these advantages:

  • Extended discussions go out of the public view
  • A lot of this "fun" in chat leads to community-building and bonding between members.
  • Can hold all sorts of off topic stuff that would otherwise plague the main sites

In fact, chat keeps these "fun" guys out of your way. It's their own time that they're "wasting". Let them do so.

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"bonding between members" - Care to elaborate? What really goes on in the TL? huh? –  Lix Jun 6 '12 at 9:36
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@Lix: ALERT ALERT we have been compromised calling all mods ban Lix ASAP and wipe clean all TL related comments –  Manishearth Jun 6 '12 at 9:43
    
@Lix We mainly discuss the bonding between members of the immunoglobulin and integrin supergene families. –  Yannis Jun 6 '12 at 10:15
    
@TimManishEarth Don't worry about it, he'd never get past the twelve headed thingamadongdong guarding the entrance to the room. –  Tim Post Jun 6 '12 at 10:42
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If you are wanting to get rid of the room all together, you simply can not do that. The only thing you will be able to do is to flag one of the posts in that chat room and explain to a moderator why you believe this room should not be open.

I should warn you that just because some users are having some fun it doesn't mean that the room should be destroyed. It's much better for them to be letting off steam in a chat room rather than on some post in the site.

You can't get angry because you disagree with someone else's behavior on the internet.

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You can't get angry because you disagree with someone else's behavior on the internet. Since when, did I miss a memo or something? –  Yannis Jun 6 '12 at 9:25
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@yan - Yes - I was angry at you so I didn't forward it :P –  Lix Jun 6 '12 at 9:30
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