I have a series of questions about "deleted" chat rooms. Likely answers might include: a) Anyone, whether logged in or not. b) Anyone logged in as an Aviation (ASE) member. c) The creator of the room plus any other past participants d) Anyone with enough rep (10,000) to see deleted questions and answers that are not their own, plus anyone else who can see all deleted answers and questions (e.g. moderators and staff). e) Other criteria (please explain)
Answers might include combinations of above options (e.g. c + d)
Who can see the names of deleted chat rooms, if they go to the chat room index (https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=aviation.stackexchange.com) and click on the "show frozen/deleted rooms" tab?
Who can actually see the chat content of those rooms, navigating via the above method?
Who can see the chat content of those rooms, if provided with the correct URL for the room itself (e.g. https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/44936/2016/9/5)
Basically I'm trying to fully understand what is the difference between a "frozen" and a "deleted" room.
This is not a proposed change in policy to be voted on, but it might possibly lead to one.
Two more questions—
Do any of the chat rooms that are automatically created when a user accepts the "let us continue this conversation in chat" option (or whatever the exact wording is) ever get "deleted"?
With those chat rooms (described in 4), do the comments that are automatically copied over into the room when it is created, count as chat posts toward the criteria that are used to determine when the room will be "deleted" (if that ever happens)? (The criteria for not "deleting" appear to be "A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users."—from https://chat.stackexchange.com/faq#retention.)
Assume access is from a computer, not a phone, if it matters. Assume "mobile" option is not selected—if you see the chat room index as a single vertical list of entries of three lines each, rather than an array of square boxes, then you are in the "mobile" mode and you need to hit the "sandwich" box in the upper left corner and select "full site" from the menu that drops down. Questions may be answerable from "mobile" mode too, but I'm not certain that all the answers would be the same.)
(Please note that when entering a "deleted" room it often opens to a basically blank page in which case you have to click the tab to go back to previous messages; don't mistake that for not being able to see any of the chat posts.)
Any ASE member with rep less than 10,000 (and who therefore does not have general privileges to see deleted questions and answers), might be able to answer most of of these questions. For example, when you go to the chat room index page (https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&sort=created&nohide=true&host=aviation.stackexchange.com) and click on the "show frozen/deleted rooms" tab, do you see a room (on the first page, if sorted by "active") titled "A room to discuss "Late..."? That is a deleted room. If you can see it, that narrows the answer to 1) down to options a or b. If you can't see it, or if the button on the lower right corner says only "show (or hide) frozen rooms" rather than "show (or hide) frozen/deleted rooms", then options a and b are eliminated. Similarly for questions 2 and 3.