My previously posted bug is: No chat rooms showing for Area51 (Change URL to add "discuss")

Which is still a problem: You'll never find a single room (even frozen or deleted) though the link of chat from top bar through area51.SE or area51.meta.SE because that links to host=area51.stackexchange.com whereas the existing rooms and newly-created rooms are linked to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com (which is now area51.meta.stackexchange.com).

My workaround in that mentioned bug was to manually change the URL to host=discuss.area51.stackexchange.com but as we know that https://discuss.area51.stackexchange.com is now moved to https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com, now

  • Rooms that can be found out:

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  • and/or created:

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will have their host=area51.meta.stackexchange.com.

Currently there are only two chat rooms hosted through area51.meta (one is frozen and second is I've just created to verify the host). All other rooms still have their host=discuss.area51.stackexchange.com.

So, as discuss.area51 is now obsolete, I suggest to move all the rooms having host=discuss.area51.stackexchange.com to the newer host=area51.meta.stackexchange.com

And Read my previously mentioned bug as: No chat rooms showing for Area51 (Change URL to add “discuss” "meta").

Btw, What is this room not listed from any host (area51 or area51.meta or discuss.area51)!? It seems created today and I can see some messages from feed bot.

  • looking at chat.stackexchange.com/users/19608/jaydles, the parent user is pointing to the wrong place. discuss.area51 has an expired certificate.
    – Meta Ellen
    Nov 2, 2017 at 16:32
  • I think new rooms parented to Area 51 Discussions are associated with area51.meta.stackexchange.com... But older ones are still associated with discuss.area51.stackexchange.com, and simply trying to reparent them directly to "Area 51" again doesn't seem to fix it (it still uses the discuss link). I assume that reparenting them to another site and then back to Area 51 might fix it... (If it's even possible.)
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Sep 23 at 16:07
  • Note: The same seems to be true of older chat rooms parented to programmers.stackexchange.com after the site's domain changed to softwareengineering.stackexchange.com. (Rooms on the old domain vs. rooms on the new domain. There aren't any active rooms parented to their old domain anymore – though the mod room was until recently, which had been causing access issues.)
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Sep 23 at 18:18
  • ...so this may be occurring for all older chat rooms parented to sites that have changed their primary domain.
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Sep 23 at 18:20

1 Answer 1


I re-parented the two remaining active Area 51 chatrooms that were still linked to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com. My best guess for the "ghost" room is that it was automatically created when the site's domain changed, which is expected when the system thinks we have a new site. I moved it over to the correct parent domain as well.

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