Recently, there was a user in the Tavern who was... um, either highly delusional or a bot. In any case, since unfortunately no employees were around at the time, it took us almost a full hour to get enough people to spam/offensive/abusive flag one of his messages in order to get a measly 30-minute chat ban.
All of us in Teachers' Lounge felt so helpless in that we could barely do anything in order to... well, be moderators. Even our custom "other" flags went unhandled since no employees were around at the time.
Therefore, I hereby propose that we assimilate chat.MSE into chat.SE!
This post is related, but it was from a long time ago, and things have changed.
chat.meta.SO is no more. The reasoning provided for having a separate meta chat was:
And MSO? hmm... well... er... hmmm... MSO is a curious beast; in part it discusses stackoverflow.com and in part it discusses the Stack Exchange Network.
That no longer applies after the MSO/MSE split.
chat.SO is active enough to have a separate thing, but chat.MSE is much less so. (This is obviously true given the fact that it took over an hour for a single blue person to appear.)
- The above point is especially exemplary considering that most users with chat moderation privileges on Chat.SE don't have those privileges on Chat.MSE.
- In order to participate in Chat.MSE, users without the association bonus need to have explicit participation on this site. This is unlike Chat.SE, where any user whose combined rep across all sites is 20+ can chat in any chat room on any site (except Stack Overflow).
- Meta isn't even as special as it used to be (yes yes I know, we're very special unicorns, but just listen to me), since it's now basically a "normal" site (in the technical sense. The users are... well, we're something different.). Since it's actually much less active than other *.SE.coms, I don't see why it's treated so differently.