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I have read some post about how to delete chat room. Now I have some questions about this.

  1. If I have created a room and there are more than two users are logged in and posted couple of messages. Then how this room get deleted if it was inactive from more than 1 week?
  2. Can I send request to moderator to delete that room?
  3. If more than two users from same region are talking in their language related to Application Programming. Then how can moderator know that it is On-topic chat.

marked as duplicate by Bart, SudoRahul, hims056, Martijn Pieters, Danubian Sailor Mar 14 '14 at 8:15

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  • Can down voter give reason? – Shell Mar 14 '14 at 7:24
  • @Nimesh, can you un-accept my answer ? This question is duplicate, so we should delete answer & question. – Lucifer Mar 14 '14 at 8:08
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    There is no need to do that. – Bart Mar 14 '14 at 8:10
  • @Bart, but what is the meaning of keeping a duplicate ques/answer with lots of downvotes. – Lucifer Mar 14 '14 at 8:11
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    It might make you happier to see it gone. But there is no explicit need for deletion. – Bart Mar 14 '14 at 8:13
  • How can you say Can I send request to moderator to delete that room? this question is duplicate of marked question? – Shell Mar 14 '14 at 8:17
  • @Nimesh, You may keep accepting my answer, As Bart said, There is no need to delete this post. – Lucifer Mar 14 '14 at 8:24
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    @Nimesh Are you telling me you don't know how to contact a moderator? Because the answers to 1 and 2 are simply "contact a moderator" and "yes". And question 3 is on a completely different topic, which should most likely not be part of the same question, unless you have a specific purpose for it in this context. So all in all the dupe is fine. – Bart Mar 14 '14 at 8:39
  • @Bart My first two questions are just related to answer of dupe question. In my first question I have mentioned that there are more than two users are logged in and posted couple of messages. According to answer in dupe question. 'if fewer than 2 users then room will be deleted automatically'. My second question is related to Jeff Atwood Answer only moderator can delete room. And the 3rd question is totally different. – Shell Mar 14 '14 at 8:50
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    You shouldn't be asking multiple questions in a single question. The third one seems entirely unrelated, so there is no point in having it. The other ones are simply answered by "contact a moderator" and I'm pretty certain you know how to do that. – Bart Mar 14 '14 at 9:01
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    Ok, that means I should delete this question because, I got my answer that I can contact a moderator. – Shell Mar 14 '14 at 9:06
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    Once again, there is absolutely no need to delete this question at all. – Bart Mar 14 '14 at 9:09

Here are the answers,

  1. Moderators can delete the room, if the room is getting lots of chat flags or if they found that chat room is not helpful.
  2. Yes, you can send request to moderator. Flag any of the chat message with flag for moderator option.

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  3. Users are allow to talk in their local language. If another user from same region found them doing off-topic chat then he/she may flag the message and report to moderator.

  • Whats the reason for downvote ? – Lucifer Mar 14 '14 at 7:16
  • same here. Who down voted can explain? – Shell Mar 14 '14 at 7:17
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    @LowerClassOverflowian, closing & deleting a chat room both are different thing. Closing happens automatically after a certain period of inactivity in a chat room. While if you want to delete a chat room, then you should contact a moderator. – Lucifer Mar 14 '14 at 8:05
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    @Kedarnath Closing and deleting are definitely different, yes. But generally speaking, we're not going to delete a chatroom just because the creator happens to want it deleted. We'd really only do so for some major issue. – Andrew Barber Mar 14 '14 at 17:02

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