I have found that when a chat room becomes "frozen" or "deleted", then if I have starred it I am forced to enter the actual room in order to unstar it as the unstarring option is removed from the SE chat room lists as you can see here:

No unstar option in SE chat room list

I assume that this is to prevent people from starring frozen or deleted chat rooms? But the unstar option should not be removed - only the star option if the room is not already starred.

As it becomes rather annoying to have to click at least 3 buttons to unstar a room (and the room may take a while to load depending on how much content it has, so this whole process could take a while) it would be nice just to have the nice and easy option like with the other chat rooms. Especially if you have more than 1 or 2 rooms you would like to unstar.

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    As a workaround, you can run this from your browser's console while in a page under the chat domain: $.post("/rooms/favorite", {roomId: [room number here], fkey: $("#fkey").val()}); e.g. $.post("/rooms/favorite", {roomId: 89, fkey: $("#fkey").val()}); to favorite/unfavorite the Tavern here in MSE chat. This works both for active and frozen rooms. Jun 21, 2016 at 20:02
  • This seems like more of a feature request than a bug. Further, this is a corner case of corner cases... how many times have you ever dealt with unstarring a room? How many times have you done that with a frozen room? (For me, the answer to both is zero)
    – hichris123
    Jun 21, 2016 at 23:41
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    @hichris123 Disagree: I have five chat rooms (surely to increase) that were deleted due to inactivity, that had all been favourited, and that are now stuck in my favourites. This is not edgy.
    – Reinderien
    Jan 22, 2022 at 15:46

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@ShadowWizardHatesOmicron's workaround succeeds, with an asterisk: when writing something like

$.post("/rooms/favorite", {roomId: [
    127945, 111055, 98513, 107159, 98897
], fkey: $("#fkey").val()});

only the first ID will be respected; so it seems it's only ever useful to pass a list of one ID.


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