Unlike searching for R questions on Stack Overflow itself, chatrooms cannot be filtered by [R]. If you try to filter on "R" you get 26 pages of every room whose name happens to contain the letter 'r', not the word.

It turns out there is in fact a chatroom for R, but I gave up on finding it with Stack Overflow, it can only be found with Google(!): https://chat.stackoverflow.com/rooms/106/r

As per "Assign tags to chat rooms", this is one more solid reason, especially for our brethren who name their languages with single-letters. But I'd call this an outright bug, not an enhancement, since R-language rooms simply cannot be located with the filter.

PS: I guess I should make this into a question. Are there other cases where filter-by-tags is sorely needed?

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    Just change the name of the language to have more letters in it!!! May 2, 2012 at 11:00
  • How come noone said that to Kernighan & Ritchie back in the day? And as for Stroustrup being Google-proof.
    – smci
    May 2, 2012 at 11:26
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    @DonalFellows I suspect that's about as likely as changing C's name :-) May 2, 2012 at 16:18


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