In January, I was invited into a 2 person chat to discuss deeper a question I'd posed on SE. Now that chat is showing up in google search (on the 1st page, no less) and I'd prefer it to not be publicly available.

How does on delete or make the chat private?

  • A moderator would have to delete the room afaik.
    – Bart
    May 22, 2013 at 14:48
  • @Bart, Any idea how to get a moderator's attention?
    – David C
    May 22, 2013 at 14:49
  • 1
    Just leave this here. One of them is bound to notice.
    – Bart
    May 22, 2013 at 14:51
  • 3
    You can also select any message in the chatroom, click it and chose "Flag for moderator" option.
    – hjpotter92
    May 22, 2013 at 14:54

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I deleted the chat room. Google should catch up eventually.

In general, you did the right thing by coming here. You can also flag a message in the room for moderator attention as mentioned in the comments, or email us via the "contact us" link at the bottom of any page.

  • Interestingly, I do not see Flag for Moderator anywhere. Thank you for deleting.
    – David C
    May 22, 2013 at 15:08
  • @DavidC Yeah, it's not very discoverable. You gotta click on the arrow that appears on the left when you hover over a message.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 22, 2013 at 15:09
  • Except for the starred messages, there were only 2 selectable items. Permalink and Feedback (I think). None of the few left sided arrows that appeared had the Flag for Moderator link. Is that because of the type of chat room the other participant created?
    – David C
    May 22, 2013 at 15:13
  • @DavidC Hmm. Might also be because the room got frozen for inactivity. I'm not really sure. Ah well, at least it's all settled now either way. :)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 22, 2013 at 15:14

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