On UX.SE, someone was given the advice to move a discussion to chat, and when he tried, he said this:

@charles if this site allowed the question "worst web interface" my answer would be the SE chat! Confusing interface, terminology, purpose... I create a room specify it is for the UX site, and after submission gets assigned to serverfault.

I went out to try this and created the following chat room: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/961/test-ux-room

When I created it, I switched the Related Site to "User Experience" but it still got created as a SO chat room. It looks like it is not honoring what is selected on that screen for the related site.

Update - It looks like the chat rooms might just be using the site associated with the chat account being used to create the chat room.

Additionally - There are two "Stack Exchange Network" sites listed, currently.

Duplicate Stack Exchange Sites to Associate With

  • I am not sure if this is the reason of the issue, but the parent user associated with your chat account is the one you have on Stack Overflow; I created a room associated with Drupal Answers, and my parent account is the one on Drupal Answers.
    – apaderno
    Aug 1 '11 at 16:43
  • @kiamlaluno - I was thinking that that might be the cause as well. I just checked the user that posted that comment, and his chat account is associated with ServerFault as well. Aug 1 '11 at 16:46
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    I can confirm; I created a room, and tried to associate it with Stack Overflow, but it has been associated with Drupal Answers, even though I was able to select Stack Overflow. Still, I would consider it a bug, if I can select an SE site for which I cannot associate any room. If the rooms I create are only associated with the SE site for which I selected my parent user, then I should not be able to select a different SE site.
    – apaderno
    Aug 1 '11 at 16:51
  • Maybe moderators can create a room and associate it with every SE site; if that is the case, it would be easy to first verify if the user is a moderator in any SE site.
    – apaderno
    Aug 1 '11 at 16:53
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    Some time ago I tried to create a room for the "Facebook's 'Awesome' Announcements" event, and associated it with Web Apps, but after the fact it was bound to Ask Different. I'm glad to see that I wasn't just crazy :).
    – VxJasonxV
    Aug 1 '11 at 17:17
  • As an update, I'm about to push the fix for creation - it related to the "looks like something similar already exists" bounce in the middle. If you didn't get the bounce, it worked. With the bounce: not so much.
    – Marc Gravell StaffMod
    Aug 2 '11 at 21:52

If the site association has been done incorrectly, that sounds like a bug. We'll fix that. Likewise the duplicated SE.

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