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Getting Marc's chat notifications

This has been a problem I've noticed over the past few weeks since a user named "Matt" started participating in the JavaScript chat room on StackOverflow.

Since then, I've received countless pings via partial matching. Today, I signed on to find 12 new pings, none of which directed at me, all taking place in chat room(s) I was not inside of. This is quite bothersome and needs to be remedied.

Partial matching is nice for certain occasions, but should only be applicable when user X is actually inside of the chat room.

Even then, I'd still get pinged if a user named "Matt" was in the room at the same time. I'm not sure how one would solve that problem, save for a ping feature with precise intent.

  • Apologies if this is a duplicate. I couldn't find anything via the search about it.
    – null
    Nov 24, 2011 at 16:55
  • Were you recently in the rooms? Pings work for a couple days or something after you've been in a room.
    – user154510
    Nov 24, 2011 at 16:57
  • @MatthewRead It appears one of the rooms was created with messages migrated from the JavaScript room, so they would all have originated from the JavaScript room.
    – null
    Nov 24, 2011 at 17:08
  • Long story short: This will stop two days after you've been in the room last.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Nov 24, 2011 at 17:12


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