For example the rooms created from a post are ownerless.

How does one become the owner of such a room, or any other room that has no owner?

Related but not the same: Give chat-rooms imported from comments an owner (or two)

  • Then who is the owner? Who can move anything anywhere? Or change the title of the chat room?
    – qwertynl
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:22
  • 3
    Nobody, nobody, and nobody, respectively.
    – Servy
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:23
  • 2
    What was the 2nd one again?
    – qwertynl
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:23
  • Moderators can do anything, can't they? Even if the option isn't there, I think the system will allow the AJAX call to add a new owner from a moderator. Obviously I can't find out for you.
    – DJSpud
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:43
  • Related as well (linked as related to other related post): meta.stackexchange.com/questions/98926/…
    – DJSpud
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:44

1 Answer 1


Method A

  1. Talk a lot in said room.
  2. Wait.
  3. Automatically get added as an owner, since no more owners are active.

Method B

  1. Find a user who has a diamond beside their name. If you're in chat, look for a blue nametag.
  2. Ask them to add you.
  3. If you are not a room owner and you are not banned for annoying the mods and you want to take the risk of being banned for annoying another mod, go to step 1.

Method C

  1. Become elected to community moderator OR get hired at Stack Exchange.
  2. Add yourself.
  • But certain rooms have no owners whatsoever. It is not a case of an owner being non-active.
    – qwertynl
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:47
  • But of course if no owners are, then no owners are active. It has nothing to do with inactive owners. Dec 11, 2013 at 21:49
  • I think you should add a max number of retries to method B.
    – Servy
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:49
  • @Servy I added an additional break condition that should be satisfactory. Dec 11, 2013 at 21:53
  • @KendallFrey Looks good.
    – Servy
    Dec 11, 2013 at 21:57

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