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I created a test room on chat, but I can't see how to delete it.

  • that's because you can't :) we're not sure yet under what circumstances a non-moderator should be allowed to delete a room – balpha Jul 14 '10 at 17:58
  • @balpha even as a moderator, I can't seem to find a mechanism for deleting a room – Kyle Cronin Jul 14 '10 at 18:12
  • @balpha: Talking about deleted rooms, what a certain room deleted recently? – perbert Jul 14 '10 at 18:13
  • @kyle I've posted about that in the moderator room – balpha Jul 14 '10 at 18:39
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    yes , chats should be deleted for the same reason as a comment is deleted. By the same person who wrote the chat. SE should state the reason why a chat is not allowed to be delete – Blue Clouds Sep 12 '14 at 19:40
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    @balpha They created the room... Shouldn't they be allowed to delete it? – RubyJunk Nov 21 '15 at 13:26
  • @balpha can I ask you as a moderator to delete this chat room? I wanted to create it in area51 but it was accidentally created in stack overflow – Sepideh Abadppour Apr 11 '16 at 18:48
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    @sepideh Done, but you needn't worry about these in general. Unused rooms are auto-deleted. – balpha Apr 11 '16 at 18:51
  • If only moderators can delete a chat room then there should be a system for chat room delete request. – Always Confused Aug 30 '16 at 10:32
  • comments aren't deleted after a period of time why should chat rooms – William Oct 10 '16 at 20:46
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Only moderators can delete rooms at the moment.

We're still working out the details on room-level actions.

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    How can I inform the moderators to delete a certain chat room? – Sepideh Abadppour Sep 27 '15 at 22:07
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    Still no reply to this comment. Hello, can anyone hear me...? – Sнаđошƒаӽ Mar 22 '16 at 14:13
  • So I had a chat room here but then it was automatically closed after 7 days and I can't even access the history. Is there anyway for me to access the history of it? Or as a general question does this mean that whatever that goes to a chat, is likely to be deleted very soon and I'd better save whatever I want to save from it? – Honey Aug 25 '16 at 14:55
  • Still? We should at least be able to request deletion of a room we made, that is, set a flag to call a mod's attention to it – Rubellite Fae May 1 '18 at 16:32
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Provided that the room had less than 15 messages or fewer than 2 users that posted, it will get deleted automatically if it is inactive for 7 days. You thus don't have to do anything (other than not post) to get it deleted.

If you need to ensure deletion of a room you own, and you have at least 1,000 reputation, you could set the chat room permissions to Gallery, to make sure that others don't post and keep it alive.

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    How long does that take? – Daniel Pendergast May 24 '13 at 23:00
  • Not 14 days? Or does it get frozen, then deleted or? – ɥʇǝS Mar 29 '14 at 0:21
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    What if the room has been frozen for at least a year and still hasn't been deleted? Is there a way I can request deletion of a room? – ell Sep 16 '14 at 9:20

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