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I created a test room on chat, but can't see how to delete it.

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that's because you can't :) we're not sure yet under what circumstances a non-moderator should be allowed to delete a room –  balpha Jul 14 '10 at 17:58
    
@balpha even as a moderator, I can't seem to find a mechanism for deleting a room –  Kyle Cronin Jul 14 '10 at 18:12
    
@balpha: Talking about deleted rooms, what a certain room deleted recently? –  perbert Jul 14 '10 at 18:13
    
@kyle I've posted about that in the moderator room –  balpha Jul 14 '10 at 18:39
    
yes , chats should be deleted for the same reason as a comment is deleted. By the same person who wrote the chat. SE should state the reason why a chat is not allowed to be delete –  Blue Clouds Sep 12 at 19:40

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Only moderators can delete rooms at the moment.

We're still working out the details on room-level actions.

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Provided that the room had less than 15 messages or fewer than 2 users that posted, it will get deleted automatically if it is inactive for 7 days. You thus don't have to do anything (other than not post) to get it deleted.

If you need to ensure deletion of a room you own, you could set the chat room permissions to Gallery, to make sure that others don't post and keep it alive.

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How long does that take? –  Dan the Man May 24 '13 at 23:00
    
Not 14 days? Or does it get frozen, then deleted or? –  ɥʇǝS Mar 29 at 0:21
    
What if the room has been frozen for at least a year and still hasn't been deleted? Is there a way I can request deletion of a room? –  ell Sep 16 at 9:20

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