I propose that a chatroom owner should be able to change the chatroom's associated SE site. I recently created a chatroom to promote the Korean Language proposal at


Somehow it got associated with TeX.SE and it turns out that I cannot do anything about it once the room is created

Since this chatroom was for promotion of an Area51 proposal I think it would be better suited being associated with Travel.SE or Linguistics.SE, possibly even Chinese.SE and Japanese.SE

Other features that would be nice to have:

  • Associate a chatroom with more than one SE to give it more visibility
  • a more intuitive user interface in the chatroom creation page
  • You can do anything about it: Flag for a moderator and have them change the association. I don't know how often this needs to be done and as creating chatrooms is not rate limited it is easy enough to create a new, correctly associated room. Not sure if dev capacity needs to be spend on this in the next 6 to 8 weeks...
    – rene
    Oct 28, 2015 at 11:14
  • it's possible to flag a chatroom for moderator attention?
    – user13267
    Oct 28, 2015 at 11:16
  • Yes, you can flag a message in the said room for moderator attention
    – rene
    Oct 28, 2015 at 11:18
  • ok thanks I'll try that as well
    – user13267
    Oct 28, 2015 at 11:20

1 Answer 1


As a moderator I have actually kicked rooms off my site a couple times -- people were having a conversation that wasn't in accord with our site's values and I did not want that room popping up for anybody who clicked "chat" from the main site. Rather than outright deleting the room I sent them somewhere else, but if they could keep coming back I'd have to delete.

I can see this proposed feature being used to troll sites -- make a room somewhere and then migrate it to a site where it won't be welcome. Given the other types of trolling we sometimes see in chat, I don't think this concern is unfounded.

Maybe it should be possible for a room owner to make a chat room unparented (not associated with any site). That solves the "in the wrong place" part of the problem. But if you want to move a room onto another site, I think you should need approval from the custodians of that site.

Meanwhile, you can always ask a moderator (via ping or flag) to reparent a room. If the reason is clearly explained and unobjectionable, that should solve your problem.


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