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My self-censoring attempt ended up highlighting for the whole room.

Apparently, most combinations of three or more non-letters after the @ symbol will work, including the original @#$£ or less imaginative @###, @$$$, @£££. @@@@ also works.

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  • It is at moments like this when I wish I could make posts private to just the mod team.
    – badp
    Sep 4 '10 at 22:55
  • @badp We've not exactly kept it a secret in the tavern :) Sep 4 '10 at 22:56
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    @@@@ Good point.
    – badp
    Sep 4 '10 at 22:56
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    If you need to report something privately you could email them (team@stackoverflow.com).
    – Gelatin
    Sep 4 '10 at 23:06
  • @Simon, see Grace Note's excellent answer to my question about bug reports
    – Pops
    Sep 4 '10 at 23:31
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    @badp, there's a significant typo in your title; I believe you meant to write " About your @***ing chatroom. "
    – Pops
    Sep 4 '10 at 23:33
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    This even alerts people in other rooms too. I thought I was going crazy hearing the notification sound, but not seeing any new messages in any room I was in.
    – hobodave
    Sep 4 '10 at 23:34
  • @Popular: Any other way of reporting private bugs would have that problem.
    – Gelatin
    Sep 5 '10 at 0:15
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The first one to trigger this bug actually was our CEO, with his very eloquent utterance

@!#$%^&*()_(*&^%$#@!@#$%^&*()(*&^$%#@!#$%^&*()(*&^%$#@!

Fixed now, thanks :)

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