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I tried adding Sandeep by granting him write access to my public chat room, by clicking add a user ion the "Explicit write access" line, entering:

  • Sandeep id (839946)
  • Sandeep profile address on SO or on chat.SO
  • Sandeep name (and carefully selecting the right gravatar, since they are so many of Sandeep out there ;) )

Nothing worked: the list of user with "Explicit write access" remains desperately empty (operations done with a FireFox 5 on a Windows Xp).
Even when Sandeep gained more than 20 rep, I still couldn't grant him any right, and he still reported seeing the room as read-only (after log out/log in in the room, with more than 20 rep, he is now able to participate in it).

Is there anything I missed (some sort of "validation" button)?
Or does Sandeep have to log out from SO and log back in?

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Note: yes, I know, the "get a room feature" kicked in and Sandeep is able to chat in that special room for one particular question. But this bug report is more general and is about the absence of any GUI response when trying to grant a user write access. Even if this is not possible, any kind if user feedback (message, popup, ...) stating so would be nicer than just an empty list. –  VonC Jul 12 '11 at 6:51

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The explicit read/write access doesn't work for public rooms. That feature is used for gallery rooms.

If a user reached 20 reputation on the main site then it'll take a few minutes to sync that change in reputation to the chat system.

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That could be it, but why the read/write access include in their description: "Regardless of the room's general access setting"? I thought that meant public or gallery room. –  VonC Jul 12 '11 at 7:19
    
Re "a few minutes" - sync is hourly, or at login, or on-request by a moderator –  Marc Gravell Sep 10 '11 at 9:34
    
@VonC: These settings never remove any rights; they just add them (it says "Regardless of ... they will be able to read", not "they will only be able to read"). I'll clarify the wording a bit. –  balpha Oct 11 '11 at 10:23
    
@balpha: thank you for the clarification :) –  VonC Oct 11 '11 at 10:27

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