In the chat system, stars and pins are retained when moved to another room. This is probably a bug. Here a picture:

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When a room owner pins a message, they can move it to another room, and they cannot unpin it. However when a starred message is moved to another room, the user can unstar it in the room it was moved to.

Conversation source: https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/2412448#2412448

*The zalgo posted by Shadow Wizard is irrelevant and does not have to do with this bug report.
Many thanks to InfiniteRecursion[chat user].

  • 7
    This bug is still very much real. Stars/pins shouldn't even be movable between rooms.
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Jun 23, 2016 at 6:04
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    This is really a problem, because anybody with room creation privileges (100 network-wide reputation) can pin a message in a room by creating a second room, pinning it there, and moving it to the first room. Users can easy abuse this to pin anything in any public room, totally bypassing the room owners.
    – user307833
    Feb 10, 2017 at 21:01
  • As of 2 hours ago this is apparently still an issue. Apr 27, 2020 at 17:00
  • @Rubiksmoose sure, chat is abandoned since SE moved internally to Slack. Apr 27, 2020 at 17:59
  • @ShadowKeepsSocialDistance: Indeed. I just felt like adding a bit of narrative to the comment instead of dropping the bare link. Apr 27, 2020 at 18:01
  • @Rubik sure, all good, being frustrated together helps a bit. ;) Apr 27, 2020 at 18:02


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