So, in screwing around with the settings for chat (as a result of the activity in the mod chat room today), I changed my parent user, a diamond moderator on Academia.SE, to my SO profile, which does not have a diamond. As a result, I was booted from the mod chat room. However, changing the profile back didn't re-allow entry. Is this by design? I'm kinda confused about the whole "parent user" bit to begin with.


Changing your parent user didn't automatically refresh your chat profile, so you weren't considered a chat mod. It automatically syncs every hour or so, so it would've figured it out eventually, but I forced it to refresh now so you should be able to join again. I don't know if this is by design or not

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    Definitely by-design. Keeps Aarthi guessing longer this way. – Shog9 Apr 9 '12 at 19:02
  • Kinda by design, but not really. Also part of this bigger story. @Shog's answer will do until that's done. – balpha Apr 9 '12 at 19:09

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