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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
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    @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 Abadpour 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 Abadpour 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 chat 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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