A user recently prompted me to join chat. When I inadvertently clicked his name in the chat window (I was aiming for the message arrow beside it) I suddenly realized that he had created a half dozen rooms for other users.


So upon joining the chat and asking if he had created a Q on [SO] he comes back with (what appears to be, according to google translate) a lot of Turkish. I'm still not sure I understood what he said. This is not really pertinent to the story except to say that he did not create a Q according to his most recent questions and the question he as asking in chat.

So, the point of this feature request is, he had already created a half dozen rooms, when the C# lounge would've been good enough (there's certainly people in there).

Can we rate limit low rep users on room creation on chat, or, alternately, if they create more than 3 in a 15 minute window flag a mod for investigation? One or the other.

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    Or perhaps limit the number of rooms that can be created to a certain number if their rep is "too low". There are lots of possible ways to do it, but it should be a rep-based limit of some kind.
    – cdeszaq
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:09
  • That sounds reasonable too. I see a problem, I'm not quite sure what the answer is.
    – jcolebrand
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:09
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    "Ughh." -- Yeah, that sums it up pretty well :\
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:12
  • As a followup to whoever is curious, he wanted something akin to a jQuery Dialog. I'm willing to bet he has 1000 other problems, as I was only asking about a potential solution, but whatever ;-)
    – jcolebrand
    Jan 5, 2012 at 5:31


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