Some sites use a chat bot to post all comments made on a given site into a chat room, in order to provide a permanent archive of all comments posted on that site. There are reasons for and against doing so, but that's outside the scope of this question (personally, I don't have any objections to the intention).

The problem is, when I search chat for specific keywords that are common in comments, I often find messages corresponding to those comments, which are often just noise in my results and hinder my searching efforts. This also occurs when I search for a given user's name to see, e.g. whenever themselves or their posts were mentioned, but if that user is also a heavy commentator on a site that uses such a bot, it creates a lot of noise in my search that I have to sift through.

Can there please be a feature to allow excluding results from specific rooms when searching chat messages, so I can exclude the rooms where the comments are being posted?

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    This would be nice to have! If only SE were still working on their chat software.
    – user215040
    Commented Nov 4, 2019 at 6:06


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