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On chat profiles, there's a metric in the user stats box that tells you how many invites you've sent:

Chat stats

There's no tooltip explaining how to send invites or how this number is calculated, the only thing I can gather is that this information is private (though I don't mind people knowing that I've sent at least 13).

I've invited many users to chat through comments and such, but I have no clue what this particular statistic is tied to. What counts as a chat invite?

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    "I don't mind people knowing that I've sent at least 13" - lol, actually only mods see these numbers :)
    – nicael
    Oct 22, 2015 at 17:54
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    This is some moderator tool, this is what we mortals see. Oct 22, 2015 at 17:54
  • @ShadowWizard is is the same for your own chat profile? Because I can only see the information for user who have Graphic Design set at their parent site
    – JohnB
    Oct 22, 2015 at 17:55
  • I don't see this in my own profile, and makes sense you can see only for those with Graphic Design as parent site, as you're moderator only there. If I have to take a guess, it's the amount of chat invitations the user sent, since it's causing the target user who was invited to get inbox item and is not limited afaik, it can lead to trolling - seeing number like 1000 there might help finding such a troll and stop him/her. Oct 22, 2015 at 17:58

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A chat invite is what happens when you 'invite' someone to a room they're not in right now. You do this from their profile:

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I just tried using that button, and it incremented the counter in my profile.

Another case of inviting is when you create a room for yourself and someone else (using the next button to the one circled on the screenshot or directly in some room by clicking someone's avatar), or click "move discussion to chat" on some question of yours.

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    I don't recall ever clicking that button let alone 13 times :S! Perhaps there is something else contributing?
    – JohnB
    Oct 22, 2015 at 17:59
  • @JohnB Superpings could count, not sure.
    – Undo
    Oct 22, 2015 at 17:59
  • Maybe a super ping? Since it's also causing an inbox item with invitaton, it's very likely. /cc John Oct 22, 2015 at 17:59
  • that sounds plausible, would you mind if I tested it on you @ShadowWizard?
    – JohnB
    Oct 22, 2015 at 18:00
  • @JohnB sure, go ahead! :) Oct 22, 2015 at 18:00
  • Just tried it, looks like super pings don't count, at least in my (rather limited) test.
    – Undo
    Oct 22, 2015 at 18:00
  • @Sha Creating a room for yourself and some user invites another user also.
    – nicael
    Oct 22, 2015 at 18:01
  • Cool, @nicael, makes sense. :) Oct 22, 2015 at 18:02
  • The room for another user and myself button incremented it straight away, that's a button I know I've clicked. Thanks everyone!
    – JohnB
    Oct 22, 2015 at 18:06
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    I'm guessing when you move 140 chat messages from one room to another, and that pings everyone involved with "[room-owner] has invited you to [new-room]. check your invites" - that it also increments that counter. Oct 22, 2015 at 18:24

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