Is this type of chat acceptable on Stack Overflow chat?


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    I want to add one more link :-chat.stackoverflow.com/messages/5018320/history – Leena Aug 22 '12 at 10:41
  • @Leena that has been removed :/ – Bhuvan Rikka 웃 Aug 22 '12 at 10:42
  • Yes they can.... because they have a lots of Repo. Here all things are judge by user repo. @Leena - me too chat.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/5035258#5035258 – The Tiger Aug 22 '12 at 10:45
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    It all seems rather out of context to me. Difficult to judge if that's really inappropriate. If it's not heavily flagged it does not seem to be too bad. – Bart Aug 22 '12 at 10:46
  • @VakulSaini What do you mean? That people with high rep are allowed to say anything they want? If so, that's rather nonsensical. – Bart Aug 22 '12 at 10:47
  • Did you try flagging messages? I'm having a hard time understanding what it is about, though there is one message that looks pretty much like a thinly-veiled insult, which would not be acceptable. – Mad Scientist Aug 22 '12 at 10:47
  • @Bart - Sorry dont take me wrong its not about all.. I'm wonder about it... when he flags me i goes to be blocked... and when i flag him for his abusing comments/chats nothing happen... why it is ??? – The Tiger Aug 22 '12 at 10:48
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    Thanks for reporting Jeet :) – Lucifer Aug 22 '12 at 10:52
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    @VakulSaini Not more flags by you, more flags by multiple people. But have a look through the questions here on Meta SO to figure out the exact rules on chat flags. – Bart Aug 22 '12 at 10:53
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    meta.stackoverflow.com/faq#flagging. Treat others with the same respect you’d want them to treat you – programmer_1 Aug 22 '12 at 10:57
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    Isn't the general recommendation to just ignore a user who you don't like? And yes - I am the subject of this question. – Abizern Aug 22 '12 at 10:57
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    No need to mention sir, its pretty clear by seeing the posts that WHO IS SUBJECT ? – programmer_1 Aug 22 '12 at 10:58
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    Going back there now and will dig deeper into the transcripts, however there's no sign of profanity that I can see. I don't know if there's anything diamond actionable here, remember that you can ignore people. – Tim Post Aug 22 '12 at 11:13
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    Isn't the general recommendation to just ignore a user who you don't like? And yes - I am the subject of this question Question is how many times and to what level ???? Every time insult wont work where all are there and all are programmers, no illiterate person who dont have sense to talk – DivineDesert Aug 22 '12 at 11:29
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    I think we'll have this sorted out soon. – Tim Post Aug 22 '12 at 11:36

This is a case of one community splintering off from a larger community with a bit of animosity as the result, which is bound to happen from time to time. What you can walk away with is this:

  • If poked, jabbed or just outright insulted, do not respond, flag the offending post immediately and use the ignore feature.

  • It's generally wise not to go places where you know you won't be well received.

  • Moderators are not always signed into chat. It may take some time for your flag to be seen and processed. Don't let a bad situation escalate while waiting for us, go find something more constructive to do.

  • Remember the part of our venerable FAQ that says be nice? That applies everywhere, though the rules in chat are a little more relaxed. If we see a pattern of continued disruptions, we will ban people from chat or even shut down an entire room if the problem remains consistent. If you like having nice things, don't abuse them.

With that being said, I am now closing out this very localized discussion.

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    ..@TimPost- Thanks for giving your time ..."Be Nice" thats what we all want. Thanks Again :) – The Tiger Aug 22 '12 at 12:57

Not sure if this is acceptable or not, but if you think it's not then you can act upon it:

That's what the flagging system is for, and the moderators can then decide.

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    I'm wonder about it... when he flag me i goes to be blocked... and when i flag his abusing comments nothing happen... why it is ??? – The Tiger Aug 22 '12 at 10:49
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    @Vakul if you feel something is wrong, contact the team directly and ask. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Aug 22 '12 at 10:49
  • Okay i will ... thanks:) – The Tiger Aug 22 '12 at 10:51
  • by how many number of flags a user gets suspended? – jeet Aug 22 '12 at 10:56
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    @jeet - More than 5-6 people will have to flag for this. Not bye one. – The Tiger Aug 22 '12 at 10:57
  • ok, got it, thanks :) – jeet Aug 22 '12 at 10:57
  • Large tooltip font is large. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 22 '12 at 12:56
  • @Bolt - err.. what? – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Aug 22 '12 at 13:07
  • Your tooltip font is larger than the usual font size. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 22 '12 at 13:10
  • @Bolt hmm.. looks like a Chrome mystery.. fine by me though. :) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Aug 22 '12 at 13:56

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