A recurring hassle in chat is to get a hold of a room owner when something needs their attention.
As a crude workaround, some rooms have separate guidelines for users with an explanation of how to maybe find a room owner who is active in chat and pingable; but even in the best of worlds, this is tedious, and sometimes simply not possible.
In some more detail, you have to visit the room's info page, and from there prioritize which of the room owners might be receptive to a ping. Sometimes they have not been online in chat for a long time, sometimes they are active in chat but in the middle of something else, and sometimes they are busy just now but able to respond to your ping after you have needlessly hassled several other room owners when they were not able to get back to you immediately.
My proposal, then, is simple: Please provide a mechanism by which we can reach all room owners, simultaneously, or in a way which otherwise allows them to coordinate their response. Perhaps something like
@:RO to use a vaguely intuitive syntax which however will not currently ping any actual users.
- Notify room owners when a user is kicked status-completed mechanism for reaching room owners with a banner when a user is kicked;
- Add pingable groups to chat feature-request a much broader proposal for allowing room owners to create pingable groups in general;
- Should a notification be sent to chat room owners when someone requests access? feature-request tangentially requests another type of room owner notification
The banner in the answer to the first question might actually be a good implementation which uses existing UI and conventions. Then the banner could disappear once the ping is handled by one of the room owners, too, I imagine. But let's not dictate what exactly the solution should look like.
I realize that chat is not getting a lot of love these days, but that could change. I'm hoping when that happens, this could be considered.