In two different ways, the resolution of "chat" to the site specific chat is broken.

First, if you leave a comment with [chat] in it on a site, it will resolve to the name of the site but link to generic chat.stackexchange.

See here: enter image description here

Notice that the name autoresolved in this case but the link did not.

Additionally, when selecting the "Chat" link from the dropdown, it defaults to the same generic chat.stackexchange:

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When clicking this, I am not directed to the site chatrooms for UX, but rather Workplace:

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Also note that if I manually navigate to "Favorites" then the next time I do this, I instead of seeing that I see the Favorites view:

enter image description here Both these should resolve differently than they currently do.

  • Testing Meta Stack Exchange Chat. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 20:40
  • The referrer header is used to detect where the user is coming from and based on this, show only relevant rooms. When you click the link, what rooms you see? This is what matters, not how the link looks like. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 20:41
  • @ShadowWizard when I tested on ux.SE, I only see the four rooms I am currently in. If I go to the "Site" tab on chat, selecting chat from the menu presents me with all the site chat rooms for The Workplace - not UX. – enderland Jun 3 '15 at 20:43
  • Not sure I got it. If you click "chat" in top bar of ux.SE site, you see rooms of Workplace? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 20:50
  • @ShadowWizard I see whatever my last viewed tab was (from chat.stackexchange). In my case, the last site chat I viewed appears to be The Workplace chat. – enderland Jun 3 '15 at 20:54
  • Sorry, can't figure what the bug is, but hope a dev can - sounds like something is off with the referrer check, somehow. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 20:58
  • hmm... do you have security software that might be messing with the headers sent by your browser to the server? This might explain those weird issues. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 21:17
  • @ShadowWizard maybe, I can check when I get home on my Mac. – enderland Jun 3 '15 at 21:19

We examine the referrer to see what Q&A site you came from and use that to show you site-specific rooms:

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I just tested this with several combinations of tabs/referring sites and we always show the "site" tab, regardless of what tab was shown before.

Please elaborate on what you mean by "generic chat.stackexchange" and include the steps you're taking to reproduce this (ideally along with screenshots).

  • I'll update my post with some screenshots, one sec – enderland Jun 3 '15 at 21:13
  • 20 seconds passed already, @enderland ;) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 21:14
  • @ShadowWizard oh fine it was something like 60 seconds (Anna I updated) – enderland Jun 3 '15 at 21:15
  • Just a wild guess @Anna, but what happens when referrer is blank/blocked? Do you show the last active site perhaps? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 21:18
  • @ShadowWizard No referrer, no smart guessing. That would put this in the "status-bydesign" category. – Adam Lear Jun 3 '15 at 21:20
  • Weird, not sure why my work machine is doing that.. – enderland Jun 3 '15 at 22:24

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