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I mistakenly used "ignore this user (everywhere)" in a chat room. How can I undo this?

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I made a pretty big edit to your question. I assume this is what you were trying to ask? If not, just roll back my edit. – Bart Sep 11 '12 at 9:47
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There are several ways to do this.

Directly in the room

If the user is in a room with you (which is very likely if you just now ignored them), they'll not be totally hidden; their avatar in the user list in the top right has just shrunk:

Tiny Tim

If you click this small avatar, you can choose "don't ignore this user" in the resulting pop-up.

On your profile

When you go to your own chat user profile and click the "prefs" tab, this will take you to something like this:

ignored user in profile

(yours won't say "balpha", obviously). It shows a list of all users you're ignoring; just click the "X" on a user card to unignore.

On their profile

Go to the main chat page for your particular SO/SE site. For example

At the very top you will find a link to the users.

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Instead of "online" or "active", select the "all" tab. If you know the particular user's name, you can then filter users until you see the particular user you've ignored.

Do I think that's funny? Why yes I do

Clicking on this user's name will reveal a page specific to this user and a "don't ignore this user" button as illustrated below.

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Clicking this will remove the user from your list of ignored users.

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I have expanded your answer slightly :) While your answer is correct, it's actually the most complicated way. – balpha Sep 13 '12 at 8:25
@balpha I object to your entirely reasonable and constructive edit. Unnecessarily obscure solutions are the way forward! But well, I won't get into a rollback war with a mod I guess. ;) Thanks. – Bart Sep 13 '12 at 8:33

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