I created a room, and now it's frozen due to inactivity.

How can I unfreeze it?

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Room owners can't unfreeze a room; you need a moderator to do it.

You could mod flag something and ask that way, or drop a request into the The Assembly room.

Said moderator would then do so from the "access" tab of the room's overview page (accessed via the "info" link).

  • I see that there is not much activity in The Assemly these days, it was even frozen for inactivity. Is is still a good place to go with request to unfreeze a room? Would Tavern on the Meta be a reasonable alternative? It seems to be rather active these days. Are there other suitable rooms?
    – Martin
    Jun 10, 2015 at 7:08
  • Clarification: the mods in question are per-site mods, right? So apple.se mods can unfreeze apple.se chat rooms?
    – Sparr
    Jun 10, 2015 at 15:55
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    @Sparr Any moderator can unfreeze any room, the only time site matters is dealing with private rooms (unless you're talking about Stack Overflow chat; naturally only Stack Overflow mods can help you there) Jun 10, 2015 at 15:57
  • FWIW Tavern was also recommended here by Shadow Wizzard.
    – Martin
    Jun 11, 2015 at 9:55
  • @Martin I wasn't aware of The Assembly until now, looks like it's better since it's hosting more moderators. Jul 14, 2015 at 13:26
  • @ShadowWizard I am not sure whether The Assemly is better. At the moment, there seem to be rather low activity in that room, in fact, it was frozen for inactivity several times.
    – Martin
    Jul 15, 2015 at 8:08
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    @Martin oh, so.. guess both rooms are a win-win. (together :)) Jul 15, 2015 at 8:10

If you message user @Floern on the SEBotics chatroom about the @GenericBot and ask about the chatroom antifreeze feature, your chatroom will live eternally.

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    Did you ask Floern for permission to speak on their behalf like that? I'm not sure they'll be happy with lots of random people now asking them to put the bot in their chat rooms. Feb 16, 2021 at 9:02
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    They said so in the Stack App link. Since it's a public post I assume I have such a permission to spread the word? I'm not sure though
    – Ooker
    Feb 16, 2021 at 12:48
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    1) This was years ago, 2) The one who wants their room to live forever still have to host the bot as far as I can tell, and only then ping Floern asking to add the special command. (better mention it in the answer, unless I'm wrong - you can verify with Floern first.) Feb 16, 2021 at 13:15
  • Sloshy the Thawman is a dedicated bot for keeping rooms unfrozen. You should generally have the room owner's approval, and even more ideally mod approval if it's a niche room for a very specific use case.
    – tripleee
    Oct 25, 2022 at 12:24

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