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Today I tried to superping some users to spread some positive feelings (summer of love!):,, and, lorem ipsum [...]

User IDs anonymised. Chat tells me:

[username of 0001] does not have a profile on

The user exists, and the username found is correct. Things I tried, following suggestions of surprised people in TL:

  • Replace superping with superping to chat.SE ID -- same error for the next user.
  • Drop the commas -- no change
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Maybe they're a ....g-g-g-ghost!! – Ben Brocka Jul 30 '12 at 19:57
Well, I guess I know what I'm looking at tomorrow am... – Marc Gravell Jul 30 '12 at 20:15
What's a super ping? – vascowhite Jul 30 '12 at 23:14
@vascogotlost: It's a moderator feature that allows you to @-notify people in chat, no matter what. The normal ping has its limitations. – Raphael Jul 30 '12 at 23:48
@Raphael Thanks, this is the first time I heard of it. – vascowhite Jul 31 '12 at 5:07
up vote 5 down vote accepted

This issue seems to relate to users who haven't been using chat recently, and therefore whose chat account didn't know about their participation on a particular site. Chat now brutally and relentlessly forces a refresh to their chat data when a moderator uses the @@ trick.

Aka, try again, it should now work.

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Chat should probably just ask nicely, rather than being brutal and relentless. This is the Summer of Love, after all =) – jadarnel27 Aug 1 '12 at 12:52
@jadarnel27 ok, in the next build it shall relentlessly love them. – Marc Gravell Aug 1 '12 at 13:03
@MarcGravell That's rape, right? O.O Anyway, going to try later. – Raphael Aug 1 '12 at 13:07

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